30 Ideas de Uñas Coloridas para Iluminar tu Próxima Cita de Manicura

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With spring and summer right around the corner, it’s an ideal time to trade winter’s dark, vampy manicures for something bright and colorful. Whether you lean towards a bright single-shade manicure or a bold design that’s loaded with detail, the options for colorful nails are limitless. From neon French manicures that work well on short nails to retro pop-art-inspired sets full of color, there’s something for everyone. Ahead, we rounded up 30 of the most inspirational, colorful nail ideas we could find—more than enough to keep you set for months on end.

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Rainbow Bright Ombré

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For the best of both worlds—ombré polish and rainbow hues—marry the two trends. This set takes the idea of a rainbow gradient mani up a notch with its shimmery finish. The secret for a seamless color progression is applying two to three similar shades in sections, then using a brush to blend it.

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Micro Hearts

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For a sweet-looking manicure that’s a bit reminiscent of Shrinky Dinks, opt for a matte neutral base topped with tiny outlined hearts in a primary color scheme. To achieve this design, paint tiny hearts onto each nail before layering a smaller decal on top to create the outlined shape. Keep your nails on the short side to keep the focus on the intricate art.

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Neon Bright Geometric Mani

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Looking for a unique take on the bright nail trend that mixes solid color with a design? Try this look on for size. Pair solid, shiny royal blue polish on a few nails with an intricate geometric design in a bevy of neon hues—the combination is a standout way to incorporate bright colors into your manicure. Linear geometric shapes with pops of white make this manicure one that’s easy to repeat and subtly switch up.

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Hot Pink Done Right

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Every spring, neon pink nails come back into style as we collectively embrace a joyful refresh. If you want to try something unexpected, try a high-contrast, pop art-inspired nail design on a few nails. The look is a fun way to tap into your creative side.

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Tribal Check

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You’ll want to add this bright, colorful manicure to your Pinterest inspiration board stat. We’re here for the vivid mix of pink, purple, green, and orange, which complements the intricate nail art. Opt for a nail look like this for a vibe that’s perfect for a tropical vacation (even if you’re still trying to manifest one).

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Lavender Pop Art

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Lavender nails always make a statement, yet they become next-level when paired with an intricate pop-art design. While the line and dot designs here sit on a natural-looking base, the whole manicure works as a standout design. The juxtaposition of pastels and brights makes for a truly mesmerizing finish.

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Negative Space Swirls

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We love the precision and attention to detail on this negative space swirl manicure. Pairing complementary shades of neons in a swirl pattern on a sheer pink base creates a groovy aesthetic that feels right at home during spring and summer. Try wearing this mani with loads of chunky gold jewelry for a timeless modern statement.

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Neon Lightning Bolts

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Bright nails don’t get more fun than this. Start by outlining a lightning bolt shape on each nail, then fill it in with complementary shades of neon yellow, pink, and purple polish, which make for a more approachable version of rock n’ roll nails. While a steady hand is critical for recreating this look, if you freehand it, nail decals like the Simply Crystal Nails Lightning Bolt Stickers ($4) make achieving the design simple.

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Primary Color Squiggles

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With negative space nails, there’s room to include a handful of different designs, and this squiggle-inspired look is one of our favorites. High-shine jelly polish shades like watermelon and jalapeño green make this mani come to life. The polish placement along the sides lets the nail shape and length take center stage.

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Mismatched Color Block

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The mismatched nail trend shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, and because the idea is to pair various designs, there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Here, different color block shapes come together for a unique result. Elements of a French tip, nail cuffs, and a geometric pattern create an unexpected manicure that we love.

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Tweed Checkmate

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Typical checkerboard manicures feature larger, more defined boxes. Here, that design gets an elevated makeover with a tweed-like feel. A more diffused pattern with less delineation makes these colorful nails feel more like a high-end tweed fabric, which we appreciate. 

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’80s Roller Skating Rink Nails

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Airbrushed nails are reminiscent of the manicures of the ’80s, and this set is a stunning example of the trend. The dark gray ombré background sets the tone for a neon mismatched mix of graphic details, lines, and dots. You could achieve a similar effect with white or clear nails, but the juxtaposition between the bright colors and a neutral base leans into the maximalist energy.

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Candy-Colored Swirls

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Intricate swirl patterns are a nail art staple. If color is your thing, load up your mani with a handful of complementary shades to create an intricate swirl pattern that works well for short and long nails. The result is equal parts retro and Barbiecore for the ultimate bright mani.

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Bold Mismatched Pattern

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Here, a jewel-toned set of mismatched lines, dots, and swirls creates a playful take. The pairing of bold colors with a hint of white lends a sophisticated feel. Longer nails are ideal here, so if your natural nails need a little help in the length department, ask your manicurist for gel tips.

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French Tips and Half Moons

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Celebrity manicurist Betina Goldstein created this summer sorbet manicure using a mix of pastel and bright Chanel nail polishes. The contrast makes for a pretty, unexpected take on classic half-moon and French manicure designs.

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Ultra-Bright Marble

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This candy-colored style on a neutral base creates a playful take on marble nails. While the intricate design may have you doubting your abilities to recreate it at home, it’s totally possible: All you need are five or six bright nail polishes and a makeup sponge that you can cut up and use to dab the polish onto the nails. 

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Psychedelic Swirls

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Brightly colored, ’70s-inspired swirls instantly put us in a good mood. With a cloud-like pattern, this set is a breath of fresh air that switches things up from more geometric and structured patterns. The soft curves and bright colors have us saving this mani for our next nail appointment.

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Flower Power

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When you can’t settle on one color, embrace multiple brights in the form of a groovy floral design. This tropical-meets-retro manicure gives standard flower nail art a fresh feel by incorporating mix-and-match fluorescent colors. Double points for the supersized design, which feels unapologetically fun for spring.

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Colorful French Tips

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Trade classic white French manicure tips for an ultra-colorful nail design this spring. Here, a neon gradient ombré stretches across the tips of each nail, and the result is so mesmerizing. Pairing this bright French with a short, square nail shape creates a funkier look.

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Skittle Glitter Nails

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The Skittle nail trend doesn’t get better—or more literal—than this version. Vibrant colors coat the entire nail, making for an ideal warm-weather mani. Following a non-repetitive pattern, with no two colors showing up on the same fingers, makes this version of bright nails feel less contrived.

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Quirky Tips

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Colorful nails don’t have to be exactly what you’d expect, especially when a pop-art-inspired design accompanies them. To make this manicure feel wearable, create combos out of colors in the same family and on opposite sides of the color wheel. The carefree style works for any occasion. 

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Neon Skittle Nails

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Why settle for one shade of neon nail polish when you can sport a different color on every nail? This bright variation on Skittle nails is as eye-catching as it is pretty.

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Mismatched Celestial Design

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The idea of painting each nail with a unique design yet embracing a bright color palette throughout makes the mismatched look work. This mismatched colorful nail design features silver lines, aura designs, tiny rhinestones, and circular and nondescript details, and altogether, the look feels like a piece of modern art.

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Confetti Nails

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A sprinkling of color is another way to wear a bright manicure. Rather than coating the entire nail in a solid shade, the tips here feature a mix of tiny butterflies, small flowers, and dots for an innovative take on integrating color. It’s sweet, satisfying, and beyond gorgeous. 

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Lollipop Vibes

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Anytime we catch a glimpse of candy-inspired nails, we stop and stare, and the swirl-like pattern and pop of sweet color here is reminiscent of a lollipop. Apply a shiny top coat for an extra-glossy finish on a set like these.

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’70s-Inspired Abstract Swirls

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An abstract swirl design in a ’70s-inspired primary palette is ideal if you usually lean minimalistic but are looking to switch things up. The thin swirls, which reach up towards the tips, give a retro French mani feel. Each nail sports three colors for a more dynamic look. 

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Moody Contrast

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Pair a neutral nail base with different colors and nonlinear designs for a semi-geometric nail with ample attitude. Take this as a sign to venture outside typical brights and opt for muted shades that still stand out.

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Reverse French Manicure

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Flip the switch on the classic French manicure by focusing your attention on the bottom of the nail beds. This mani gets an instant upgrade with a thin line of color at the base plus a bright wash to the rest of the nail. We especially like this look on short, neat nails—it looks cool and approachable.

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Semi-Structured Lines

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Precision is key in creating nails with a structured design like this, and fine, thin lines allow this manicure to retain a sophisticated feel. But perhaps one of our favorite parts of this look is the creative color pairing, which mixes neons with darker tones.

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Sunset Vibes

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Wearing a two-toned bright mani, with one color as a half-moon and another on the rest of the nail, is an easy and quick way to get a layered finish without the intricate work of nail art. The palette here gives a sunset effect, ideal for your next vacation or a summer look.

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