These Rainbow Nail Designs Are Perfect For Pride

By Charlie Colville

1 month ago

Who needs that pot of gold when you've got treasure like this at your fingertips?


Looking for some Pride inspo? Whether you’re spending this summer’s celebrations in or out of London, make sure you wear your pride on your sleeve – or, in this case, on your nails. As is custom during the gayest part of the year, rainbows (in every shape and form) are a must. From multi-coloured French manis to chromatic cat eyes, these are the top rainbow nail designs on our mood board right now.

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10 Rainbow Nail Designs To Wear To Pride

1. Rainbow Tips

 

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First up: literal rainbows. Shake things up by swapping your classic French tips for beautifully bright rainbows and fluffy clouds.

2. Chromatic Cat Eye

 

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Your inner magpie will love these ultra-shiny cat eye nails, which seem to glimmer from all angles, no matter the lighting. Just be warned, once you see them, it’ll be hard to look away…

3. Jelly Pastel Rainbow

 

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Jelly nails have been fuelling our Y2K fantasies this summer – so it only makes sense we’ll see them get a rainbow makeover come the arrival of Pride.

4. Pride Stripes

 

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If you’re after something a little more direct, then why not mismatch your nails to incorporate your Pride stripes? We love how these mini-flags look flanked by a classic red nail.

5. Double Rainbow French Tips

What’s better than a rainbow? A double rainbow, of course. This design takes on the French outline trend with double-trouble rainbows, and can be customised for infinite colour combinations.

6. Flower Power

Feeling both fresh and nostalgic for decades past, this rainbow nail design is giving us some serious flower power vibes. A really fun way to show your pride this year.

7. Rainbow Chrome Nails

 

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Chrome nails are (still) trending – and this summer, they’ve been given a Pride-approved makeover. Mismatched nails will always be popular, and this design will no doubt have plenty of longevity well after June.

8. Baby Rainbows

Perhaps the cutest set of nails you’ll see this Pride, these mini rainbows are full of dainty character – and are easily customisable to your colour preferences.

9. 3D Rainbow Nails

 

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As they say, ‘go big or go home’ – and with 3D nail art like this, you certainly won’t be spending the day at home. Be as bold and loud as you like (just don’t forget the rainbows).

10. Rainbow Tips & Cuffs

 

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Another minimal take on the rainbow nail, this design takes its inspiration from the cuffs and tips trend – leaving the nail open in the middle for a sophisticated, semi-natural look.

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