Forget about the fact that it’s Monday for a second, and focus on these insanely gorgeous manicure ideas.

This week, we dare you to go bright and bold with your nail art. If you feel like major graphic designs are too much to wear clothing-wise, why not try them on your fingernails?! We recommend going for sharp designs or vibrant colors… or both! We found awesome manicures on Instagram from some of our fave nail art gurus who take their inspiration from everything from fashion lines, to graffiti, nature and more.

While it’s still summertime, we say scrap boring nails and try something fun. Go with any one of the ideas below, and you are guaranteed to make people’s heads turn!

@missjenfabulous does it again with her graffiti-inspired manicure. We love that this one gives you room for your own interpretation! Check out the full tutorial here.

This nail art screams bold and graphic. If you want your friends to notice your manicure this week, here’s the tutorial from @chalkboardnails that you need to try.

Graphic art meets dainty, feminine nails with this Thakoon Resort Line inspired manicure from @missladyfinger. The tutorial is suprisingly simple and easy!

Paint most of your nails in one solid color, and then accent a few with this cool design from @blognailedit. The accent nails give off major warm weather vibes that are perfect for summer.

Take your nails to another level with this cute cherry nail art tutorial. @magnifiquenails gives step-by-step instructions, so achieving this manicure yourself is totally fool-proof!

@thesammersaurus AKA “The Nailasaurus” calls this manicure Waterfall Nail Art. We’re obsessed with the color combination in the stripes, and it has the perfect amount of glitter. Plus, the tutorial is super easy to follow.


Houndstooth never goes out of style, and it makes for the perfect touch of graphic art on your nails. Paint it over a plain white base, or amp it up like @nailartutorial4u with this fire-y ombré. It might look like a lot of work, but let’s just say we were shocked when we watched the video. See for yourself!

Which of these graphic manicure ideas is your favorite?

Sarah Olicker is a Vanderbilt University undergraduate student and self-proclaimed Netflix junkie. She loves British accents, Mexican Cuisine, and American Cinema. She has a dangerous online shopping addiction and could tell a platform heel from a stiletto long before she could recite her times tables. She's also a member of her school's A cappella group and appreciates a good #TBT.