The 5 Hottest Nail Trends for the Summer

by Nail Schools on June 12, 2012

At a red carpet event, Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted with one of the hottest nail trends of the season. Her nude nail polish looked incredibly lady-lake and only added to her stunning appearance. Nude nails are just one of many hot trends for the nails this upcoming summer. The nail experts like Ashlie Johnson have weighed in, and here are the top 5 nail trends that they have decided upon for this summer. Ms. Johnson is a celebrity manicurist for Chanel.

Nude Nails

As shown by Gwyneth Paltrow, nude nails are a winning choice this summer. Nude nails look beautiful whether one is wearing a coral bikini on the beach or a floral romper at a cocktail party. Dark beige is the color of choice that you should try out in embracing this summer trend.

Gold Shimmer

Metallics are also a top trend this summer for nails. Gold shimmer and rose-gold shades are of the moment right now. Stay away from silver shades, as these are a little outdated and reminiscent of the 90s. Try pairing metallic accessories, such as the Michael Kors rose gold watch, with this nail color. The metallic accessories and metallic nail polish compliment one another and will make any of your summer looks become red-carpet worthy.

Nail Polish Stickers

Those with no time for painting nails won’t have to miss out on the trends of summer. Nail polish stickers are the easiest way to add fun patterns to your nails. Some nail salons also specialize in the application of nail polish stickers that have intricate designs. People often use nail polish stickers in order to prevent damage to their nails. Nail polish stickers are less abrasive than having gels or acrylics applied to one’s nails. For those with naturally long nails, nail polish stickers can add the illusion of a french manicure.


Light blue is one of the top colors for nails this season. Other pastel colors that have a natural beauty on the nails are pink, lilac and light green. When wearing pastel colors on the nails, the key is to mix it up and have fun with this look. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors. If you are going to wear light blue on your nails, then try wearing orange or pink on your toes.

Neon Colors

Neon colors are another summer hit for nails. Neon colors tend to be popular during the summer months, but this year they are sizzling on the fashion scene. Lead designers like Michael Kors and Betsey Johnson have been using neon colors on models on the catwalk.

These are the hottest nail trends for the summer. Have some fun with your look, and don’t be afraid to take a risk!

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