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10 Nail Designs for May That Will Transition Seamlessly Into Summer

10 Nail Designs for May That Will Transition Seamlessly Into Summer
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May signals the unofficial start of summer, bringing warmth, blossoms, and outdoor fun. This upbeat mood inspires creativity, especially in our manicures. Embrace pastel hues or bold designs like vibrant florals. Need inspiration? Here are 20 nail ideas for May and beyond. may nails

1. Pink and Purple Ombre Chrome Nails with Matte Swirls


A manicure with both matte and metallic finishes is captivating. This one stands out with its combination of matte and shiny textures, creating an attention-grabbing look. Upon closer inspection, the swirls appear almost tactile.

2. Neon Tie-Dye Nails


Tie-dye, synonymous with spring and summer, shines in this vibrant neon manicure. It adds a cheerful and lively twist to the pattern. Incorporating a few French tips adds diversity to the overall look.

3. Hibiscus French Nails


For a vacation-ready manicure, opt for this stunning floral French nail design. It’s sure to turn heads. To achieve this beautiful look, use all the shades from the Cirque Colors Surfer’s Crush Collection.

4. Rainbow Yin-Yang Nails


We adore skittle manicures, especially this one with a two-tone yin-yang design on each nail. Its unique twist adds a playful and modern vibe. To recreate this look, use a nail art brush and the Mooncat Technicolor Dreams Set ($110).

5. Space Doodle Neon French Tips


This month, change up your French manicure by choosing neon polish instead. To add a playful touch, incorporate white space-themed nail art.

6. Coral Negative Space Nails


Coral and white complement each other wonderfully, resulting in a straightforward yet striking manicure. Recreating this look is simple; utilize a fine-lining nail art brush to execute your abstract nail design.

7. Memorial Day Nails


Seeking a Memorial Day nail design? Take a look at this Stars and Stripes manicure. It was achieved using Holo Taco Nail Polish ($12) in Hot Take, Cold Slate, Too Good to be Blue and Scorched Earth.

8. May Flowers Nails

Following the saying, spring showers lead to blooming flowers in May, making a floral manicure ideal for this season. We’re particularly fond of this design, which incorporates a wavy grid backdrop, adding a fashionable, modern touch to the manicure.

9. Neon Skittle Nails

If you’re short on time for nail art, opt for a straightforward neon manicure. Use OPI Nail Lacquer ($12) in Makeout-Side, Skate to the Party, Flex on the Beach, Stay Out All Bright, Summer Monday-Fridays, I’m Yacht Leaving, and Charge It to Their Room to achieve this look.


10. Cobalt and Coral Swirl Nails


Coral and cobalt are among the trendiest hues this season, making this swirled manicure an excellent choice for May. Achieve the look with Lights Lacquer Nail Polish ($11) in Porter, Hide the Rum, and Coralcabana.

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