Show your love for all things colorful with these fun rainbow nail art designs and ideas that truly take center stage.
June is also the month to celebrate pride so express it with all the colors of the rainbow in these unique ideas.
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These designs are great inspiration to bring to the salon or do it yourself at home.
Here are some of my favorite rainbow nail art products:
Of course, rainbow nails aren’t complete without a set of rainbow nail polish. This gel set is so affordable and comes with 23 summer rainbow lacquers that dry instantly under a UV lamp. You’re free to make a ton of designs with this high quality set and of course it even comes with glitter polishes! Total win!
If you haven’t gotten around to switching to gel nails, you’ve got to right now. Gel nails last longer and cut drying time down drastically because who really has the time to wait for manis to dry? Seriously, then accidentally ruining them because you were trying to do other things with your tacky nails. Been there, done that. Grab a UV gel nail lamp instead and get started with some of your favorite gel colors and fall in love with the process.
There’s a lot of cute rainbow nail decals out there from holographic to unicorn stickers. They’re perfect for when you want to up your manicure level without spending too much time or effort.
1. Rainbow Tie Dye
Instead of basic French tips, try this colorful tie dye rainbow on for size. Choose a low key nail polish as the background like nude or baby pink to allow the rainbow to take center stage. While this rainbow mani is relatively simple, it’s one that’ll definitely turn heads.
2. Over the Rainbow
While these are press-on nails, you can totally replicate the look at a salon or at home with some vibrant polishes and a matte finish. The choice of accent rainbow nails on the ring and middle fingers glam up the look without being too overpowering. The other base nails take it down a notch and can be customized with any color you like, in this case a lovely coral.
3. Rainbow Constellations
Gradient nails, rainbows, and constellations are what this mani is all about. Hand drawn constellations is always an option but a nail stamping plate will make the designs go much faster.
4. Polka Dot Rainbow
Here’s another stamping plate mani that reminds me of iridescent bubbles in the summertime. If you haven’t had a chance to try nail art with a stamping plate, get your hands on one because they make designing nails a breeze and so much fun.
5. Heart Rainbow Tips
These rainbow pride nails take the cake when it comes to being 100% adorable. They would look great in the spring and summertime or even brightening up the gloomier seasons of the year. Again, a nude or light pink backdrop looks best when pairing with rainbow tips.
6. Rainbow Skies
A little marble, a little abstract, a lot of rainbow skies. This is one pretty mani you’ll love showing off.
7. Abstract Botanical Rainbow Nails
This manicure starts with an ombre base on most nails, followed by some linear black and white strokes and botanicals to contrast the delicate colors. The use of negative space helps to bring out the elements of design and makes for a cohesive mani.
8. Rainbow Hearts
You’re going to want to wear these pride month nails every month. The colors are interchangeable and can be adjusted to fit fall, winter, and spring seasons easily. Not good at free hand designing? Grab a stamping plate instead!
9. Rainbow Confetti
Love rainbow nails but don’t want to go through the hassle of painting? Attach nail decals for an instant manicure.
10. Abstract Art Rainbow
Carefully blended ombre nails serve as a base for simple white dots and strokes of gold in this colorful rainbow mani.
11. Rainbow Flakes
These stunning rainbow nails are super simple to make. Use two similar colors on each nail and gently dab with a mini brush to add detailed strokes to the nail in an upwardly fashion. Continue on the other nails until you achieve the look you want.
12. Matte Rainbow
How cute are these rainbow nails? They’re hand painted and the details are stunning!
13. Unicorn Rainbow Nails
You can’t have rainbow nails without a few unicorns. These pretty nails would be perfect for any unicorn lover looking to brighten their day.
14. Rainbow Mermaid Nails
Mermaids are another great theme to use with a rainbow color scheme because they’re naturally iridescent. I mean, they are real right?
15. Fire Pastel Rainbow Nails
Fire nails are my favorite nail trend right now because they’re utterly HOT! The use of negative space really calls attention to the manicure but this one in particular utilizes a pastel color scheme that’s so stunning and contrasts the deep colors of real fire.
16. Vertical Rainbow Polka Dots
This is a simple rainbow mani that anyone can do with a dotting tool. No dotting tool? Look around your home for common items you can use to replicate the same effects. My personal favorite is a flat ended toothpick!
17. Rainbow Nail Stamping
Glitter negative space nails adorned with rainbow stamps are the mani you need for pride month and summertime.
18. Rainbow x Music
Combine your love for music and rainbows with this beautiful nail art design.
19. Paint Splatter Nails
20. Rainbow Striped Nails
21. Rainbow Marble Nails
22. Pastel Rainbow
23. Holographic Clouds
24. Rainbow Floral Daisy Nails
25. After Every Rain, Comes a Rainbow
26. Ombre Flower Nails
27. Iridescent Butterfly
28. Rainbow Tips
29. Rainbow Unicorn Nails
30. Love is Love
31. Speckled Rainbow Nails
32. Marble Rainbow
33. Rainbow Opals
34. Neon Rainbow
35. Pride Month
36. Negative Space Rainbow Nails
37. Murakami Flower
38. Designer LV Rainbow Pastel
39. Rainbow Unicorn Stamp
40. Rainbow French Mani
41. Dry Brush Rainbow Art
42. Rainbow Chrome
43. Rainbow Butterfly Nails
44. Rainbow Flag Nails
45. Rainbow Pokemon
46. Ombre Pastel Rainbow Nails
47. Rainbow Clouds
49. Rainbow Pride Hearts
50. Wildflower Rainbows