Neon Nail Art Design Ideas

From the looks of Instagram hashtags, we’re not alone. #Neonnails has over 600,000 posts and that’s not even the only tag related to the bright color palette—and trust us, we would know. As soon as we saw glowing nail colors blowing up, we immediately took to the ‘gram to suss out the prettiest, most post-worthy neon nail looks social media has to offer. Naturally, we wanted to show you what we found. So, what’re you waiting for? Keep scrolling for these beautiful ways to wear super-bright, neon nails.

Lime Edges

Neon Nail Art Design Ideas

Not ready to go full neon? This nude option focuses the bright color solely to one edge of each nail.

Neon Yellow Stars

Neon Nail Art Design Ideas

Neon Old English

Neon Nail Art Design Ideas

Modern French manicures are on the rise, and here’s an example that’s gaining traction near and far. The way the tips are painted creates a faux stiletto shape on a true coffin nail.

Neon Rainbow French

rainbow nail tips

Why rock plain whit tips when you can update a classic French manicure with a rainbow of color? We love this neon take that’s both simple and eye-catching.

Highlighter Yellow


These bright, highlighter-yellow nails made us double-take. We love the sharp lines and crisp grey accents. After all, grey nails are in.

Ultra-Thin French


This ultra-thin French manicure makes a major statement with slim swipes of highlighter yellow. To create the look, use French manicure stickers placed close to the edge of the tip of each nail.

Matte Neon

matte neon nails

Can’t choose a single neon shade to showcase on your fingers? With this idea, you can paint one hand one color and the other another. The matte finish really takes the whole look up a notch.

Neon Sign


These neon-sign nails feature intricate designs that require lots of patience to create but, once complete, are bound to earn you endless likes. Of course, creating them will likely require the help of a pro, so bookmark this page for inspo during your nail appointment.

Neon Leopard


Vivid Orange Tips


These tangerine orange and gold glitter nails are perfect for summer, but can be worn any time of year when you could use a brightening boost. We love the sliver of negative space between the two shades.

Neon Mismatch Nails


If you’d like to take a break from minimalist nail art, check out this busy neon manicure. With a different design on each nail, they’re sure to turn heads.

Neon Dots


This manicure proves that neon nails don’t have to be complicated. Simply paint a couple of neon dots on each nail et voila.

Eye-Catching Check


Who knew checker-print nails could look so fun?! We love how the turquoise and yellow checks are juxtaposed against a hot pink mani.

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