21 Cute Watermelon Nail Ideas

It is summertime and that means wearing bright colours and having fun.  It is also when the creative nails come out of hibernation.  And what could be more fun than fruit inspired nails?  Many people tend to experiment with their nail colour in the summer period.  This is fine by us, as we love it!  There is one type of nails we are super loving right now and that’s watermelon nails.  There is nothing that beats this cute nail design!

Yes, you did read it right, we mentioned the fruit watermelons.  It does sound crazy, we know, but watermelons are taking over the nail world.  Who wouldn’t like these kind of painted nails?  They are fun, lively, bright and reminds us to eat more fruit!

You might think that there can only be one kind of watermelon nail design, but think again.  There are so many and we have come up with 21 of the cutest watermelon nail ideas for you to try this summer. Happy painting!

1. Pastel Watermelon Nails

Pastel colours are necessary this season. Like every summer, colours are a must.  Make sure you have these pastel colours in your nail box.  All you need is a pastel pink and green nail colour and a black nail polish for the watermelon seeds.  You can achieve this look very easily.

Pastel Pink and Green Watermelon Nails

Source: @hemmyberlin

2. Watermelons + Glitter = Perfect Combo

Watermelon and glitter look amazing together. Glitter sets the summer mood. When having watermelon nails, you can always mix and match with other colours and effects.  You can see in this photo that the watermelon colours looks so good with pale pink/nude nail polish with a touch of glitter.

3. White Base + Pink Watermelons

It is all about the base with these nails. These are white based watermelon nails and we think they look divine.  They do stand out more than the pink-based version.  If you are good at art, you can maybe add the watermelons like the photo too!

White Watermelon Nail Idea

Source: @nailswithcolors

4. Watermelon Toe Nail Design

In summer, people tend to have a lovely manicure, but forget about their toes! It is of course the season when our toes are out on show, so why not follow suit and paint your toenails with a watermelon vibe!  These look so fun and we love how the big toe is all about the watermelon whilst the rest are a bright pink colour.

Watermelon Toe Nail Design

Source: @925tomochin

5. Cute Design for Short Nails

If you have short nails, have no fear, you can still have stunning watermelon nails. Take a look at these.  Look how fantastic they look and they make shorter nails look longer.  You may want to use nail tape on the cuticles so you get the best results.

6. Polka Dot & Watermelon Nails

Mini watermelons with polka dots! Mix it up by having a few watermelon nails and your others, polka dots.  You will need a steady hand to draw on the mini watermelons.  Stick to the white base for the watermelon nails and have a brighter colour base for the polka dot nails.

Polka Dot Watermelon Nail Design

Source: @phenomenail

7. Matte Watermelon Nails

If you are looking for special and a little different design, try these matte nails. In summer, people tend to keep to shiny nails but you could be different and choose to have matte nails.  The watermelon theme works so well in shiny and matte effect.

Matte Watermelon Nail Art Design

Source: @soofpolish

8. Watermelon Accent Nails

Accent nails are still trending. They have been around for a few years now and we totally understand why so many people like them.  It is all about experimenting and going with what you like.  Accent nails can be any nail you choose, it doesn’t have to be the ring finger, although many choose to do this.  You may think having the watermelon on all fingernails is a little too much for you.  This is a perfect style to suit your needs and still, you will have the latest trending nails.  Go for an accent watermelon nails and see how many compliments you receive!

Watermelon Accent Nail Art Design

Source: @cbnails_it

9. Watermelon Tips

Not feeling the full watermelon nails? Then try these. These are just watermelon tips and are easy to do.  You need a pink, green, yellow and a black nail polish and maybe some nail tape for the lines.

10. Yummy!

These look so yummy! Looking at these nails will make you hungry.  If you love watermelons, you will want to eat one right away!  These are so bright and lively.  The effects on the tips may look hard to do but you can achieve this by using a nail brush.  If you don’t have a nail brush, you could use a cotton wool bud.  With this design, nobody will mistake what the theme is!

11. Pink Watermelons

Make it simple and easy with these girly, pink watermelon nails. You can simplify the watermelon by having a pink base and just add the black seeds.  This is so easy to achieve and it still looks stunning.  It’s not quite the full on watermelon look but it is inspired by the fruit and you have included the seeds.

12. Half-Moon Watermelon Pedicure

These nails look fab! The watermelon is one of the most colourful fruits out there and to have them on your nails, is amazing.  This half-moon style looks so unique and vibrant, who wouldn’t like these on their nails, right? The base colour of the nail should be quite neutral to have the contrast between the two.

13. Amazing Ombre Design

We all know that ombre is trending for hair… However, did you know about ombre nails?  They are becoming increasing popular, especially in summer.  They look amazing and show off all the colours used.  This is a slightly different watermelon effect.  The watermelon is split up which adds something unique and colourful.  Make sure you rock your ombre (watermelon) nails this summer.

14. Perfect Summer Nails!

Summer and pink are a must. Pink is the perfect summer colour.  It is fun, bright and sexy.  It makes any nails look striking and stands out from the crowd.  By adding pink to the centre, and with lighter colours on the edges, it screams summer.  It looks beautiful.  Don’t forget to add the seeds!

Summer Watermelon Nail Design

Source: @bdettenails

15. Cute Watermelon Pedicure

Look at these gorgeous watermelon pedicured feet! This is what you call sandal-ready toes!  Sandal season is here and you are going to be wearing peep toes, sandals and maybe flip flops which will all show off your toes.  This is why you need to be ready.  You could paint your toenails now in time for any warm days on the beach.

16. Dark Green & Pink Design

Green and pink are the main colour of a watermelon… So if you want to have the traditional watermelon look, then go for these colours. From a far, you can tell what colour and the theme of these nails is without asking.  They are fun, vibrant and stunning to look at.

17. Fun Watermelon Design

These nails look so fun and creative. Bear in mind that you will receive a lot of comments and attention if you do have these nails, so be prepared.  You will feel like a local celebrity!  These are slightly different to the traditional watermelon colours, they still stand out but have your own style mixed with the watermelon theme.

18. Watermelons & Polka Dots

We are loving the polka dot base with the watermelon slices. You have to try this design!  So easy to do and all you need for the melon slices is a nail brush, unless you have a steady hand to paint them by free-hand.  Try it and see the outcome.

Polka Dot Watermelon Nail Design

Source: @phenomenail

19. Pink Watermelon Accent Nails

Accent nails will make your hands stand out from the crowd. If you like to paint your own nails, here’s one for you.  Don’t worry if you are no good at nail art, this is so easy and quick to achieve.  Once you have done this one, you will always do it.  Choose your accent nails, the most popular finger people choose is the ring finger, then paint the rest of your nails the same colours as the watermelon accent nails but solid colours.  For example, one nail will be pink, the other green and you can add some glitter too.  Move onto the accent nail.  Grab the white nail polish and use this as your base colour.  Paint the whole nail white and leave to fully dry.  Then grab the pink nail polish and cover 75% of the nail.  Wait for it to full dry.  Then take the green polish and add a stripe to one of your nail, like the photo.  Then  all you have to do is add the black seeds.  Done!

Pink Watermelon Accent Nails

Source: @gtdxo_nails

20. Purple Nails with Watermelons

If you love purple, add this to the colours. Have a purple base and add the watermelon to the cuticle area of your nails.  Purple is always a good colour for a base and with the watermelon colours added, it will stand out.

Purple Nail Design with Watermelons

Source: @just1nail

21. Red and Pink Watermelon Nails

Red and pink work well when creating watermelon nails. When painting your nails, sometimes it is best to just go with what you feel at that time.  These nails have no symmetry but the same colours are used on both hands.  To create this you will need a red, pink, green glitter, yellow or gold glitter and white nail polishes.

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