The rainbow manicure trend has cured our seasonal depression

Just a delight to see, really

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / July 27 2020

If there’s one thing we’ve been loving during quarantine, it’s seeing everybody get creative with their at-home manicures. And one delightful little trend we’ve been having heart eyes over lately just so happens to also be one of the easiest to recreate.

Introducing the rainbow manicure: the nail trend that allows you to celebrate all of your favourite polish colours with wild abandon. 

The trend has been popping off on Instagram, with Kourtney Kardashian even adopting the colourful style recently, opting for a rainbow French mani to match the neon monograms on her Louis Vuitton bag. Now that’s dedication to a look.


Pick a different colour for each nail on the days you’re feeling indecisive, a cohesive, muted palette for something more subdued, or perhaps a rainbow French tip-style for some classic (yet creative) minimalism.

No matter your predilection, this trend really does cater to everyone. Here’s some colourfully painted digits that we hope will whet your appetite for all things rainbow.

It seems manicurists have kept their eyes firmly on the horizon when it comes to trend forecasting this year. How else do you explain this dreamy cloud manicure trend?

Main image credit:@mariliadiccini

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).