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25 of the Best Blue Manis for Summer

Blue manis are having a major moment this season. With endless hues to choose from, it's no wonder #ManiMonday is blowing up with the classic shade. Scroll through and find your next favorite nail art design.

Sweet Florals

Sweet Florals

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A light blue base is complemented by a dark, bold flower. Use the flower on its own as an accent nail or make your nails pop with the design on each nail.

Photo: Instagram

Glitter Ombre

Glitter Ombre

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Ombre: Cool for your hair and even cooler for your nails. Make this ombre gradient even more special with the addition of a shimmery topcoat for a playful look that wows.

Photo: Instagram

Polka Dot Paradise

Polka Dot Paradise

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A bold, cute pattern like mini polka dots can make a more serious mani more fun. Make sure to choose an evergreen color, like this navy shade from Sally Hansen, and add an accent nail to play up the design.

Photo: Instagram

Marbled Mother Nature

Marbled Mother Nature

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Celebrate Earth Day all year long with this beautiful marbled look. If creating a marble nail design sounds difficult, check out this no-water marble nail art tutorial tutorial to see how it's done (don't worry, all you need is a plastic baggy).

Photo: Instagram

Geometric Beauties

Geometric Beauties

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If you have a steady hand, try these sleek geometric print nails. Start by creating blue and white stripes on two nails and your thumb, followed by patterning a geometric shape over a blue base for the other two.

Photo: Instagram

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

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Create this adorable ocean-inspired mani and be prepared to sing your favorite tune from The Little Mermaid.

Photo: Instagram

Modern Marble

Modern Marble

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Another marbled look we love, this bright blue makes a perfect base coat for this crackled nail art design.

Photo: Instagram

Zigzags and Rhinestones

Zigzags and Rhinestones

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For the glam girl, try this cute summer mani for a beach-ready look that wows. Small rhinestones and a fun zigzag pattern make for a great look even a nail newbie can do.

Photo: Instagram

A Touch of Art

A Touch of Art

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Boring manis be gone! With this unique blue nail art design your nails are guaranteed to stand out. Either freehand a design yourself, or get inspired by this abstract nail art you can adapt to suit your style.

Photo: Instagram

Sea Inspiration

Sea Inspiration

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Take inspiration from the gorgeous blue hues of the sea to create this summer mani. Stencil on some mini anchors to round out the design.

Photo: Instagram

Follow Your Arrow

Follow Your Arrow

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Take the arrow trend to the next level by adding a collection of them to your mani. Shades of blue and glitter make this look stand out from the rest.

Photo: Instagram

Electric Blue Chevron

Electric Blue Chevron

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Take a bright and bold shade of blue along with a shade of silver to create this beach-ready manicure.

Photo: Instagram

Abstract Gradients

Abstract Gradients

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Create a unique gradient using small pieces of tape, or you can freehand a geometric design over it for an urban, hip look.

Photo: Instagram

Coming Up Daisies

Coming Up Daisies

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Show your appreciation for your favorite summer flowers with a cornflower blue base and accent nails featuring cute white daisies.

Photo: Instagram

It's All in the Ombre

It's All in the Ombre

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Can't choose just one shade of blue? A glamorous, grown-up ombre design allows you to show off your favorite hues. And, yes, you can actually do these ombre nails at home.

Photo: All Nails Everything

Blank Space

Blank Space

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Get in on two trends at once by creating a blue negative space nail design. Pick a few shades of blue you're in love with and section off areas of your nails using tape to create the negative space.

Photo: Instagram

Intricate Blues

Intricate Blues

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If you find a pattern you love, stencil it over a blue base coat for a look you can wear all summer long.

Photo: Instagram

Divine + Delicate

Divine + Delicate

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Soft and delicate flowers keep this design looking fresh and chic.

Photo: Instagram

Putting Up Airs

Putting Up Airs

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Keep it simple by choosing a bright shade of blue and donning it on each of your nails.

Photo: Instagram

Aztec Stilettos

Aztec Stilettos

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Graphic and bold, these Aztec-inspired stiletto nails sure know how to make an entrance.

Photo: Get Buffed Nails

Glitter, Stripes and Everything Nice

Glitter, Stripes and Everything Nice

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Update a teen favorite with these sophisticated stripes you can wear everywhere from the office to a garden party.

Photo: Mary Monkett

Soft + Simple

Soft + Simple

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A sweet and chic nail design, you can create these cotton candy stripes using two colors and tape.

Photo: Silvia Lace Nails

Geometry Meets Simplicity

Geometry Meets Simplicity

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Create this statement nail art with a soft blue base coat and a white geometric design you can freehand on each of your nails.

Photo: Hannah Rox Nail Art

Mixing Patterns

Mixing Patterns

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A gradient followed by a tribal-inspired print creates a look perfect for every summer barbecue.

Photo: Nails By Cambria

Diagonal Water Marble Tips

Diagonal Water Marble Tips

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Create this cool variation of a marbled nail design using a shimmery base and creating a marbled tip using the same supplies you would use to create a French tip manicure.

Photo: Silvia Lace Nails

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