50 Fun Ways to Show Off Cool Rainbow Nails This Season

When you go to the nail salon, there are so many different colors and choices to choose from. It can be hard to make a decision. Nail addicts all over have found a way to choose all of the colors they love with the hottest trend in 2020- Rainbow Nails.

These colorful nail designs have been popping up all over Instagram in all different shades, textures, and styles. Take a look at 50 fun ways to show off the coolest rainbow nails this season.

1. Soft Pastel Rainbow Nails

Pastel Rainbow Nails
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This is a fantastic design that gives you 10 colors, and they look stunning. One hand has the softer pinks to red, and the other has blue, green, and purple.

This design uses softer tones of these colors, and the nail length is fabulous. You can have the same effect with a shorter cut as well. If you try this rainbow nail style, you will be right on top of this trend.

2. St. Patrick’s Day Nail Design

Irish Nails Design
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This design takes a shimmering emerald green on all but one nail on each hand. Then, you have white with a rainbow. It represents the luck of the Irish with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

This nail design is fun and trendy, and it will unleash your inner Irish side. You can also use a variation by painting the rainbow on one of the green nails.

3. Bright and Bold Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Nails
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This bold color combination is daring and painting the colors the opposite way on each hand makes a closed color rainbow.

You can stay with blue, green, yellow, orange, and red, and you will want to pair them with solid colored clothing to show off your nail style. These almond shaped nails are just right with this design.

4. Subtle Rainbow Style Nails

This is a subtle rainbow style for those who don’t want to draw too much attention. It is simple and attractive, and the subdued tones look amazing.

The shorter nail style works well with this color scheme. You can paint the thumb or ring finger in soft rainbow colors to tie the whole look together.

5. Brick Tones Almond Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Design Nails
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The almond shape is the perfect backdrop for this natural rainbow in rich brick tones. Royal blue, sage green, yellow, orange, and brick red make a lovely rainbow on each nail.

You can get in on the rainbow nail trend and have fun wearing rainbows in mature colors.

6. Fruity & Colorful Nail Designs

Fruity Nail Designs
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These rainbow nails are decorated in refreshing fruits. Strawberry, citrus, lime, blueberry, and grape will make your nails feel delicious.

This design works on short nails, but you can wear it on longer almond shaped or blunt shaped nails as well. This is a great way to get ready for the hot summer months ahead.

7. Natural and Rainbow Nails

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This is a fun style with natural nails and two fingers in a rainbow. This color combination creates a black tip, and the inner circle is red.

You can mix and match colors to fill the rainbow so that you are wearing the colors that work best for you. This nail design is just right for the rainbow trend.

8. Fun Cow Theme Rainbow Nails

Colorful Cow Nails
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This is a fun play on two styles, which brings the cow theme in rainbow colors onto the nails. Bright neon colors with black patches makes this design really fun, and your style will be unique and playful.

The short rounded style of these nails allows the focus to remain on the fun colors of the nails.

9. Geometric Rainbow Nails

Geometric Rainbow Nails
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The geometric pattern on these nails is current and adds interest to the colors. The shorter rounded style allows the colors to be the main attraction, and the color choices here are just right for this bold design.

You can dare to be different with this colorful style.

10. Holographic Rainbow Nails

Holographic Rainbow Nails
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These nails are a shimmering pink that bursts into all of the colors of the rainbow in this holographic polish design. This color can go longer to show off the holographic art, and the look will vary in different light.

This design will shimmer and shine, and you can wear it day or night without worrying that it will be too distracting.

11. Multitude of Color Rainbow Nails

Sweet Pastel Rainbow Nail Art
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This design features lavenders and pinks on one hand and blues and greens on the other. They make up a subtle rainbow palate, and they are right on target with the rainbow trend.

You can wear these softer colors day or night, and you should easily find clothes in your wardrobe to mix and match with them. The almond nail shape complements these colors perfectly.

12. Rainbows and Clouds Rainbow Nails

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You will feel like you are walking on air with this soft nail design. Soft lavender with fluffy clouds is surrounded by pale pink with a rainbow.

You will love this twist on the rainbow trend, and you can customize the look by changing the base colors.

13. Neon Square Rainbow Nails

Neon Acrylic Nails
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You can really be bold with this neon rainbow trend. The middle finder is a blend of the neon colors, and the others are clear with a rainbow edge.

This is nail art at its finest with an incredible design that takes you to the forefront of the rainbow trend. The neon really brightens up the rainbow colors and makes your nails bright and cheerful.

14. French Rainbow Nails

Rainbow French Tip Nails
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This is a fun variation on straight rainbow nails. You can paint your nails pale pink or a natural color and outline the tips in different colors of the rainbow. It allows you to jump in on the rainbow trend in a more subtle fashion, and it is gorgeous.

You can play with the rainbow tips and try different variations of this style.

15. Bright Shimmering Rainbow Nails

Shimering Rainbow Nail Art
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This design takes shimmering polish colors and moves from shining green to purple, red, blue, and pink.

You can wear these nails and feel bold and proud, and the short rounded style works well with so much color. This style looks very polished with the extra shine.

16. Pastel Tips Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Tipped Nails
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This is an incredible twist on the French manicure. In place of white or pink, use pastel colors on the tips. The soft colors are just enough to keep up with the trend without being too bold.

You can have rainbow nails without using the traditional colors of the rainbow, and these pastel tips show how soft and pretty they can be.

17. V-Cut Jeweled Rainbow Nails

Neon Rainbow Nail Tips
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The V-cut is another spin on the French manicure with the tips outlined in a V in different colors. This design uses neon bright colors on each finger and a gem at the base of each nail.

This is a great way to be bold without being overbearing. The color is bright without being overwhelming because it is only on the tips.

18. Shiny Rainbow and Black Rainbow Nails

Rainbow and Black Nail Art
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With this style, one hand has all black nails, and the other has horizontal stripes in shades of the rainbow. You can choose the colors that work best for you, but these colors are soft and pretty.

This is a great contrast between two hands, and you can pull this style off easily.

19. Sculpted Rainbow Nails

Stiletto Rainbow Nails
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These claw nails are daring in bold colors. Sparkling silver, shimmering marble, and shiny bold colors make up this rainbow design.

This is an amazing design and very colorful for spring. Your nails will become an art form and they will dazzle everyone whose path you cross.

20. Black Angular Rainbow Nails

Black Rainbow Nail Designs
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For this style you paint the base a matte black. Then use four colors, yellow, pink, lavender, and baby blue to create angular shapes on each nail.

This pattern is unique and stylish, and you will love how it makes you feel. The contrast between the black and the colors is fantastic.

21. Half and Half Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Colored Nails
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You can use a different color on each half of the nail to blend the fingers together. Purple fades to blue, and blue fades to green, and it continues on until it returns to purple again.

These nails are truly rainbow, and the length works well with this design by elongating the color.

22. Perfect Jeweled Rainbow Nails

Jeweled Rainbow Nails
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This is a great style with long nails in shiny polish. Each nail has a row of crystals near the base. These nails are elegant and the colors are delightful.

This is definitely a style to try this spring. You can mix up the colors if you have a different combination that you favor, but this blend is absolutely picture perfect.

23. Half a Rainbow Nails

Half Rainbow Nails
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If you are looking to be different, paint half of each nail in a color of the rainbow. This look creates interest and allows you to put your own spin on this trend.

Choose these colors or make your own. You can be bright or subtle, neon or pastel, and whatever you choose, it will be your own.

24. Summer Rainbow Nails

These nails fade from pink to orange to yellow, and they are warm and cheery enough to brighten up anyone’s day. The almond shape looks stunning with this design.

It is a nice alternative to the classic rainbow look. You can try this look with lavender, blue, and green, or any other colors that work best for you.

25. Shimmering Metallic Pastel Rainbow Nails

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This metallic shimmering pastel rainbow set of nails is absolutely fantastic, and you will love how it shines when the light bounces off of each nail.

Although it is modern and metallic, the colors are subtle enough that they will only draw positive vibes. The almond shape is delightful with this rainbow style.

26. Bright Pastels Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Design Nails
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This set of rainbow nails is sweet and colorful. Each nail is a different color with two sporting a rainbow that ties the colors together. The short style is good for such a bold design, but you can get away with longer nails too.

This is a bright and cheery combination that will put a smile on your face as you walk down the street.

27. Natural Tones Rainbow Nails

Natural Rainbow Sparkly Nails
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If you want to try a more natural slant on this trend, you can use pale yellow, sparkling gold, and white to make a rainbow design. This is a more subtle look, but it has the same effect as the bolder designs.

The shorter rounder style allows the colors to be magical and stand out, and you will have no trouble pairing this set of nails with anything in your wardrobe.

28. Glittering Rainbow Nails

Super Sparkling Rainbow Nails
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Everyone loves a little glitter, and these bright glittery rainbow nails shimmer and shine. They will bring joy to your life as they sparkle, creating your own little paradise.

This is a super fun twist on the rainbow theme for girls who love glitter and glam.

29. Clear Stars Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Stars Nails
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This is a unique twist on the rainbow style. Paint your nails clear and have rainbow colored stars throughout.

These subtle colors work well to create the rainbow effect without drawing too much attention to your nails. The gold stars add interest and glitter to this design.

30. Shades of Purple Rainbow Nails

Royal Rainbow Purple Nails
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The rainbow trend doesn’t limit you to multiple hues. You can use this unique set of different purples. Deep glittery purple, holographic purple, and shiny purple with jewels all come together to make this purple rainbow set of nails.

Purple is the color or royalty, so let your inner queen shine through with this nail design.

31. Striped Rainbow Nails

Pretty Pastel Rainbow Colored Nails
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This is a gorgeous design, with two shimmering silver nails and three diagonally striped rainbow nails. The nail is clear with shades of a pastel rainbow, including yellow, orange, pink, lavender, blue, and green.

It is soft and pretty, and the jewels at the base add interest. The longer nails allow for the striped nails to really show off the design.

32. V-Cut Color on Color Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Pastel Nail Tips
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This is a fabulous variation of the French manicure, with rainbow pastels and darker tips. The colors are soft and blend well together, and the tips are just dark enough to show. The shorter nails allow the contrast to be just right. The V-cut is a nice twist to add shape to the color contrast. You will love this soft and subtle style of rainbow nails.

33. Fairy Dust Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Gradient Nails
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This design is a gradient rainbow covered in fairy dust. You need a longer nail to use all seven colors featured in this design.

You can have an undercoat of white to make sure that the rainbow shows up exactly how you plan it. After you paint the rainbow, cover it with a topcoat that includes enough shimmer to look like fairy dust.

34. Unicorn and Rainbow Nails

Unicorn Rain Nail Art
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We adore magical unicorn nails! Nothing goes together as well as unicorns and rainbows, as both represent hope. You can paint your nails shimmering silver sparkle polish, and then leave one on each hand.

Paint the unicorn nail pale pink before you add the unicorn, and the opposite can be baby blue with a rainbow that fades into a cloud. This design is sweet and beautiful, and you will love wearing it on your nails.

35. Glittery Shimmering Rainbow Nails

Shimmering Nail Designs
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This nail design is magical with the holographic color combination of pinks, purples, and blues. There are so many colors in this design, and they will show up as the light strikes your nails. You can wear the longer nails with this polish to really show all of the color on each nail.

Your nails will look like the candy in the pot at the end of the rainbow. You can use this color on any style nails, so make sure to try it once this season.

36. Natural Rainbow Tip Rainbow Nails

Natural Nails With Rainbow Designs
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To get this style, you will paint your nails a soft natural color. Then paint one tip in the stripes of a rainbow. This is a more subtle rainbow pattern that won’t distract, and it is a great way to jump on this trend in a simple style.

You can mix it up by adding more rainbow tips, or you can leave it as is because the simplicity is stunning. You are sure to enjoy this nail design.

37. Black Sparkling Rainbow Nails

Black Rainbow Nails
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This color is fantastic as it shimmers and shines. It is black with sparkles in all of the colors of the rainbow. You can leave this style short or wear it long; either way, it will shimmer and change color in the light.

The flecks of color can be accented by your clothing. This is a versatile color that can go with anything you own.

38. Tie-Dye Floral Rainbow Nails

Hippie Rainbow Nails
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Here is a fun and wild nail design that is perfect for the upcoming season. You melt colors together to create the perfect tie-dye with a flower in the center. These bright colors are vibrant and fun, and the polish shines.

The design is unique and you will be the center of attention with these tie-dye floral nails. It’s a rainbow of color in the shape of a flower, and it is different from anything that anyone you know will have.

39. Metallic Rainbow Nails

Metallic Rainbow NailsYou don’t have to go neon or bright to have rainbow nails. These metallic tones will do the job just fine. Try gold, copper, silver, sapphire, purple, and rust, all with a little sparkle.

This is a futuristic version of the rainbow nails, and it is gorgeous. Glitter is a girl’s best friend, and these nails shine and sparkle.

40. White Rainbow Tip Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Stamped Nail Art
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You can wear these nails and put a smile on anyone’s face. They are painted white with horizontally striped rainbow tips. They use the traditional rainbow colors, and there is no sparkle in this design.

You can do this design with or without the grumpy cupcake, but it adds fun to the design. This design works well on medium length nails so that there is room for the rainbow tips.

41. Shimmering Pastel Glitter Rainbow Nails

Pastel Rainbow Nails
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This nail design is so sweet that you will want to taste it with pastel shimmering glitter on colors of the rainbow. They will dance and shimmer as the light hits them.

The longer nails work well with this design because the solid color is soft. The topcoat is fairy dust for a magical effect. When you wear these nails, your day will always be a little bit brighter.

42. Neon Tiger Striped Rainbow Nails

If you are looking for a bold look that will stand out in the crowd, then this is the nail design for you. Neon colors blend together with alternating black tiger stripes, and you will look ferociously delightful.

If you are looking for a rainbow look that has a wilder side, this is it. The length shown is absolutely perfect for this style, but you can go a little longer if you dare.

43. Soft Pastel Striped Rainbow Nails

Neutral Rainbow Nail Art
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These pastel striped rainbow nails are so subtle that you have to look twice to see the colors. This is a great style to wear if you need to dress conservatively for work, and you can still sport the rainbow trend.

These colors are stylish and mesh together well, and you will have a classy and sophisticated rainbow look.

44. Leopard Print Rainbow Nails

Colorful Leopard Print Nail Designs
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This is a great variation on the rainbow design, with rainbow leopard print nails on several fingers. You can create variations on this theme with different colors, and the end result is gorgeous.

This style is edgy and sweet with a twist of wild, and you can really express yourself through this design. If you are looking for a style to make your own, this will give you all of that and more.

45. Chrome Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Chrome Nail Colors
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What better way to show off the rainbow than with a cascade of chrome polish colors. You can take your choice from the colors here and create a rainbow that is uniquely your own.

There is no reason to stick with the traditional colors of the rainbow; this season is all about creating your own variation of the rainbow, so choose the colors that show the world who you are.

46. Flower Design Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Flower Nail Designs
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These nails are amazing, and you can wear this style and make it your own. The coffin nail style is just right with these clear nails with flowers of different colors. The glitter within makes each nail shimmer and shine.

The contrast between sweet, pretty, and bold will make a statement and allow your creative side to shine through. If you go any shorter than the design shown, you need to cut out one of the flowers.

47. Snake Art Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Snake Nails
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These matte nails with a rainbow snake gliding across are wonderful. The nails are plain and can be any natural color, and you paint the snake in the shape of a heart slithering across three nails.

This style is fun and gets in on the rainbow trend in a different manner. This might be the style for you if you are looking for art more than color.

48. Pretty Design Rainbow Nails

Lucky Charm Rain Nail Art
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This design is sweet and innocent and adds art to the colors of the rainbows. Pale pink is for hearts, and blue is for rain clouds, and each color has its own artistic rendering.

You can mix it up by choosing your own designs. The idea is to have the different colors with a theme for each. Just be sure to keep the bright pink with the rainbow to round out your theme.

49. Multicolored Leopard Print Rainbow Nails

Rainbow Leopard Print Nail Designs
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You can paint your nails a natural color and design each one with a different colored leopard print. This is a variation of the rainbow theme that will show your wild side.

It combines the sensations of sweet and wild, and the pointed tips are great for mimicking a leopard’s claw. These nails are sure to make heads turn and send a message out that you are ready for anything that life throws at you.

50. Shades of Black Rainbow Nails

Black Rainbow Nails
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Rainbows don’t need to be all color, and you can use shades of black. With rainbow glitter on a few nails and shades of black throughout, you will have a black version of rainbow nails that is delightful.

The rainbow trend is all about mixing and matching color and design, and this style achieves that goal perfectly. Mixing matte with shiny and glitter and chrome is the perfect way to create your own monochromatic black rainbow style.