22 rainbow nails to inspire your next DIY manicure


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Bored of the beige? Yup, us too. Perhaps it’s because we’re stuck inside everyday, but we’re more than ready for a little lot of colour in our lives. We want to see rainbows everywhere, from our neighbours windows to our fingernails…

Ready to get involved and try a multicoloured manicure? Let me introduce you to some of the dreamiest rainbow nail art on the internet…

Firstly, Betina R. Goldstein, the L.A. based nail artist specialises in seriously cool editorial looks – and also happens to be one of the most talented nail painters we’ve ever stumbled across. Her miniature masterpieces are guaranteed to brighten up your feed, whether it’s rainbow crystal cuticles or negative-space animal print.

If you’re still on the hunt for inspo, check out London nail salon, Shoreditch Nails. Their page is packed with cute-as-can-be designs, from multi-colour confetti tips to emoji-inspired manicures, prepare to want them all.

So, next time your nail polish is looking a little tired and it’s time for a new paint job, embrace some colour and try a rainbow manicure..

Crystal cuticles

Wow, just wow. Those multi-coloured crystal are hypnotising.

Cute colour-blocking

Everything about this manicure is making us happy. From the bold, bright tips to the ah-mazing jewellery assortment.

Ombre spectrum

Why not match your technicolour nails to your trainers?

Micro rainbows

It’s time to try a teeny-tiny (but oh-so satisfying) colour spectrum.

Jelly nails

Sheer jelly nails have never been cooler (especially when they’re rainbow tinted).

Rainbow stripes

One of our all-time favourite nail artists to stalk on Insta, Betina R. Goldstein has done it again with this pride-inspired masterpiece.

Colourful confetti

Add a scattering of neon rainbow dots to brighten up your everyday mani.

Sunshine gradient

A minimalist’s approach to rainbow nails? We’re here for it.

Spectrum shapes

This colourful graphic manicure is oh-so inspiring.

Emoji vibes

Brighten up your day by recreating this emoji-inspired manicure.

Colour fade

The chicest way to wear a rainbow manicure? Ombre tips of course.

Line it up

Rainbow laser beams? Ummm where do we sign up?

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Seeing spots

A neutral nail with a technicolour tip should be your next manicure move.

Pastel Night Skies

Twinkle twinkle little star, this manicure is the cutest by far.

Rainbow tie-dye

Everyone is obsessed with tie dye right now, so why not try the trend on your nails?

The new french

French tips are so 2012, we want our manicure to look like a rainbow.

Cuten up those cuticles

Nude nails your go-to? Go just an inch outside your comfort zone with this teeny tiny nail art look.

All about that outline

We are officially hooked on this colourfully cool tip design.

Seeing stripes

Candy stripes have been given a rainbow makeover, and we’re here for it.

Half a rainbow

Why paint your whole nail when you can opt for a edgy half rainbow instead? Love. It.


These colourful chevrons are giving us all the joy right now.

Shine bright

Colourful, cool… We’re obsessed with everything about this all-out nail art.

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