‘Fruity Nails’ Are a Top Summer 2024 Nail Trend

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Whether you hang a still life in your bedroom or display fresh produce in your kitchen, it’s easy to take advantage of the beauty of fruit. Nail art is another option if you want something temporary and fun.

You’d have plenty of examples to draw from, as fruit designs seem to be having a moment. In its summer 2024 trend report, Pinterest shared that searches for “fruity nails” increased by 175 percent on the platform in April 2024 compared to April 2023. The report also noted increases in more specific searches, like “grapefruit nails,” “blueberry nail art” and “cute strawberry nails.”

Nailing Hollywood nail artist Hang Nguyen has noticed the increased interest in fruit nail art. “There [has been] an uptick in fruit nail art, especially with cherries, strawberries and lemons,” she says. Generally, fruit nail art gains popularity during the spring and summer months, when people tend to seek out more playful designs, she adds.

While the trend may not seem well-suited to nail art novices, it’s possible to achieve fruity nails even if your skills aren’t advanced. Nguyen points to her watermelon and pineapple pedicure tutorials as two relatively easy examples.

DIY or professional fruit nail designs can fit different aesthetics, depending on what you choose. Whether you’re considering berry nails, a citrusy design or a full-on fruit salad, here are 15 inspirational photos to spark your creativity.

Fruity nail inspiration

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Grapefruit Nails

3D details can make fruity nail art look more lifelike. A short, rounded nail is the perfect shape for a design that resembles a slice of grapefruit.

grapefruit nails
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Blueberries are a less expected route than, say, cherry or watermelon nails, but Pinterest’s trend report indicates they’re gaining interest. It’s no wonder when blueberry nail art can look this pretty.

blueberry nails
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Strawberry Nails

The recent strawberry girl trend is all about applying makeup for a sunkissed effect. If nail art is more your thing, cute strawberry nails are also right on trend.

strawberry nails
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Picnic-Inspired Designs

When fruit alone won’t cut it, you can opt for a picnic-inspired design. This example combined fresh fruit with soda, fish and a picnic blanket check pattern.

picnic nails
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When you want your cherry nail design to look especially juicy, opt for a 3D effect. Here, the cherries were layered on top of an ombré base.

cherry nails
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Hyperrealistic oranges

No matter which type of fruit design you go with, shading with a detail brush can lead to a realistic result. See: this design with orange fruits and blossoms. 

orange nails
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3D fruits

If you love vintage fruit prints and long lengths, this style of nail art will have your name on it.

3D fruit nails
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Watermelon nail art always screams “summer,” even if you go with a more subtle, mismatched nod to the fruit.

watermelon nails
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Whether your upcoming plans include sipping limoncello on the Amalfi coast or mixing fresh lemonade in your backyard, you can tailor your nail art to the occasion.

lemon nails
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Pineapple designs pair well with other symbols of summer, including flamingos.

pineapple nails
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Bright Oranges

When you want your nails to pop, you can’t beat a bright orange shade with accent nails featuring oranges. It’s an option that can work on mid-length nails, as shown here. 

bright orange nails
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Checkered Print

This Harry Styles-inspired set makes quite a statement, thanks to a contrasting checkered print.

Checkerboard fruit nails
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A natural nail shade can allow a miniature nail design, in this case, kiwis, to stand out.

kiwi nails
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Strawberries and Cherries

Strawberries and cherries pair well together in dessert crisps, and the same can be said of nail art.

strawberry cherry nails
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Fruits with French tips

Olives are technically a fruit, so you should feel free to incorporate them in your fruit nail art. This set combined the martini garnish with other types of fruits and off-white French tips.

french manicure fruit nails
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