This playful, berry-inspired nail colour is set to dominate summer 2024 – here are four chic ways to wear it

On the hunt for a summery, chic manicure? This blueberry shade could be exactly what you're after...

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Dreaming of blue skies? The "blueberry nails" trend is in full swing and we couldn’t think of anything more fitting than this ocean-blue hue for the summer...

It’s official: the aptly-named blueberry nails have gained their place alongside the abundance of 2024 nail trends as a playfully chic approach to a summer manicure. Though pink strawberry nails to butter nails proved popular earlier this year, it seems these minimalistic, barely-there trends are taking a step back and making way for more colourful shades this season.

To that end, from powder blue French tips to milky sheer manicures, we’ve rounded up the ways to tap into this blueberry-inspired trend this spring–summer.

Why we're loving subtle blueberry nails for summer

With so many variations of the primary colour to choose from – including aqua, royal blue and turquoise – blue nails for summer certainly isn't a revolutionary idea. With that being said, the blueberry nails trend captures the essence of its name, focusing on a particular soft hue that is reminiscent of clear blue skies as well as the berries themselves.

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Sitting somewhere between subtle enough for day-to-day wear and statement enough to be occasion-appropriate, this versatile trend captures a minimalist’s approach to colour – easily elevating any outfit.

So, for anyone looking to add a fruity pop to their manicure, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve rounded up a variety of ways to sport this trend, regardless of your nail length or shape – whether almond is your "usual" or you’re tapping into the recent revival of square nails.

Our blueberry nails staples

Before we dive into our line-up of blueberry nail inspiration, we’ve put together three essentials you need to recreate the mani at home…

4 stylish ways to wear blueberry nails

1. Square blueberry nails

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Combine classic square nails with this soft blueberry hue. The result? The perfect set of nails for the spring-to-summer transition. Complete the look by popping on a top coat – like this Sally Hansen Miracle Gel 2.0 Top Coat – to give your manicure that salon-finish shine and to help prevent any chipping or wear and tear.

2. Short micro French tips

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What’s a nail trend round-up without including a French tip? For a reliable and sophisticated nail art option, these micro French tips work for any shape and length – from short to long, squoval to almond.

3. Milky blueberry nails

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Milky blues proved popular last summer and seem to be sticking around for this year, too. Like the recent glass nails trend, this sheer, high-shine design is ideal for those wanting a subtle hint of colour. Start with a "milky" shade as the base before adding your chosen blue shade over the top (or feel free to mix them together) to create a dreamy mani.

4. Blueberry dot nails

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For all the minimalist nail lovers looking for a non-daunting way to add colour to your designs, we’d recommend this simple dot effect. Easily recreate it using a sleek dotting tool, such as Nail HQ's Nail Art Dotting Tool, before pairing the dainty nail art with your go-to neutral glossy mani.

Sennen Prickett
Digital Beauty Writer

Sennen is Digital Beauty Writer at woman&home, where she shares the latest beauty buys and trending products from makeup and hair to skincare and nails. Previously, Sennen worked as a Junior Digital Editor at FROW Magazine, where she wrote about the latest fashion and beauty news, trends and viral must-have products to shop, and reviewing a lineup of beauty products. She has since worked with numerous brands including Who What Wear UK, HuffPost UK and Harvey Nichols. When she’s not writing about all things beauty, Sennen spends her spare time watching the latest Netflix series, doing lots of online shopping and walking her dog.