Trending Summer Nail Colors: What's Hot?

With summer in full swing, it's time to refresh your nail game and embrace the vibrant hues that capture the essence of the season. From bold and electrifying shades to soft and dreamy pastels, the nail colour trends in Canada are all about making a statement while enjoying the warm weather. In this blog post, we will explore the hottest nail colours that are taking in this summer.

Pink Nails

Bright pink nails are a must-have for summer, adding a pop of boldness to your manicure. This vibrant hue exudes energy and confidence, making a statement wherever you go. We have a sneaking suspicion that this is because of the new Barbie Movie - if you’re a fellow Barbie fan, this is the hottest trend for you. Whether you opt for a hot neon pink or a vivid fuchsia shade, bright pink nails instantly liven up your look and complement the sunny Canadian summers and of course the beautiful pink sunsets. If you are looking for the perfect bright pink nail polish to jump on the Barbie trend, then we recommend trying‘Sugar Crush’.

For those who prefer a more delicate and feminine look, baby pink nails are also trending this summer. This colour gives a sense of class and suits absolutely everyone! Whether you opt for a creamy pastel pink or a sheer blush shade, baby pink nails add a touch of sophistication and that desired pop of colour for a delicate yet bold effect.

a close up of nails after a manicure using light pink nude gel polish.

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Tiffany Nails

Similarly to the sophisticated trend of pastel pink, Tiffany nails are inspired by the iconic Tiffany & Co. blue. Tiffany nails offer a touch of elegance and sophistication, a pop of blue which perfectly compliments long summer days and chilled summer nights - the ideal day-to-evening nail look. This stunning shade of blue is both timeless and refreshing, never losing its popularity! Embrace the spirit of luxury and style with ‘Opal’, for all the Tiffany vibes.

Pastel Yellow Nails

Pastel yellow nails bring the warmth and joy of sunny days to your client’s nail sets. This soft and radiant shade adds a touch of brightness whilst not being too over-the-top. It’s a gorgeous choice for those who want a little bit of colour whilst keeping things subtle. Whether you choose a lemon yellow or a soft buttercup shade, pastel yellow nails bring a ray of sunshine to your summer nails.

yellow gel nail polish being brushed onto an otherwise unpainted thumb nail in a wave

French Gel Nails

The classic French manicure gets a summer makeover when it comes to gel nails. There are so many ways of doing French tips and one of our absolute favourites is coloured tips! It’s so versatile and looks good in EVERY colour. The possibilities are endless! Whether you do an abstract French or a glitter tip, we guarantee your clients will be making frequent requests this summer. A French manicure is also a great way of adding some nail art whilst keeping it simple. Try adding a little cherry or summery watermelon over the top of a French tip - so cute!

Blue Nail Polish

The bolder and brighter choice over Tiffany nails. For clients who love blue but are not looking for pastels this is the trend for them. Dip into the ocean of Blue nail polish, a versatile and refreshing choice for the summer - a very common vacation choice as it goes perfectly with clear water and blue skies! Whether you opt for a glossy or matte finish, you can never go wrong with blue nail polish.

Silver and Gold Nail Polish

For those seeking a touch of glamour this summer, silver and gold nail polish are the go-to choices. Metallics are in and they’re here to stay! They add an eye-catching element to your client’s nails and look shinier than ever in the sunshine. Metallic nail polish will elevate your clients’ manicures whether they want to go with a subtle abstract design or all out with a full gold manicure! This eye-catching trend will leave your client’s nails glistening in the sunshine this summer. 

a close up of a completed manicure using nude rubber base and thin wavy lines in silver


As summer heats up, it's time to embrace the vibrant and trending nail colours and stock up your gel nail kit to give your clients all their fave options. From bright pinks to soft pastels, bold blues to shimmering metallics, the variety of nail colours available ensures there is a perfect shade for everyone. So, go ahead and experiment with these trending summer nail colours, and let your fingertips become a canvas for expressing your style and embracing the beauty of the Canadian summer.