En lugar de “Uñas de Donut Glaseado”, la gente ahora está pidiendo “Uñas de Sandía” para el verano.

Warm weather has finally arrived, and I’m on the lookout for summer nail trends to get some inspiration for my next manicure. Summer is the ideal time to experiment with bright nail colours and summer nail art, and with sandal season now here, I’m ready for 2024 pedicure trends too.

Whilst chrome “glazed donut” nails and the “strawberry girl” aesthetic dominated last summer, this year, there’s a new foodie-inspired nail trend that’s been trickling into our Instagram feeds and For You pages, and that’s watermelon nails.

Watermelon nails are the ideal summer nail design as they provide endless inspiration. You could go for tiny nail art watermelon slices all over a bare nail (so cute) or have a watermelon slice as a colourful French tip. Many of the designs I’ve seen combine watermelon pink and green colours into an ombré design (complete with watermelon seeds), and I’ve lost count of the number of watermelon jelly nail designs I’ve spotted. However, a simple coat of a pinky-red watermelon hue looks great as a block colour all over the nail if you prefer something more simple. They look great if you’re headed on holiday, to a festival or just want to give your summer manicure a juicy update.

Ready for some watermelon nail design inspiration? Scroll ahead for the best I’ve found.

Watermelon Nail Ideas

1. Watermelon Micro Nail Art

How cute is this tiny watermelon nail art?

2. Watermelon Ombré Chrome

A fun way to update a chrome manicure for summer 2024.

3. Watermelon Reverse French Manicure

The half moon at your nail bed is the perfect shape for a watermelon slice. So fun!

4. Watermelon Block Nails

I love a fruity watermelon hue as an all-over nail colour. It’s the perfect shade for summer.

5. Watermelon Tutti Frutti Nail Art

Can’t decide on just one fruit? Go tutti frutti with one on each nail.

6. Watermelon Ombré

This red-to-pink ombré is a subtler nod to the watermelon trend, but you could easily add watermelon seed nail art to this design too.

7. Watermelon Jelly Nails

I’m obsessed with this jelly watermelon manicure.

8. Watermelon Pedicure

Take the trend to your toes with a watermelon pedicure.

9. Watermelon Double-French Manicure

Experiment with the placement of the watermelon colours—this double French is so chic.

10. Watermelon Ombré Accent Nail Art

The ombré! The chrome! The watermelon nail art! I’m in love.

11. Watermelon Blush Nails

A subtle blush of watermelon pink makes for a stylish take on the trend.

12. Watermelon Pink on Short Nails

There’s something about a watermelon pink nail colour that looks particularly punchy on short nails.

13. Pink and Green Watermelon Accents

I love the contrast of these colours together.

14. Red and Pink Manicure

Another watermelon manicure that isn’t too on the nose, but still screams summertime.

15. Sheer Watermelon Nails

A sheer wash of bright pink gives a nod to a juicy slice of watermelon.

16. Pink and Red Watermelon Double-French Manicure

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I love the white detailing on this double-French design, and you could easily ask your nail tech to add a slither of green to get a watermelon manicure.

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