22 Rainbow Nail Designs To Celebrate Gay Marriage Ruling, Because You're Never Too Old for Multicolored Anything

Well, it finally happened! Same-sex marriage bans have been ruled unconstitutional, which means it's the perfect time to break out those rainbow nail designs in order to celebrate marriage equality. Personally, I can spend a solid hour trying to decide what color to put on my nails every time I want to change my polish. Literally. Lately I've realized: Why go through all that trouble when you can show your support for the LGBTQ community and rock an amazing manicure at the same time? As adults, we tend to steer clear of multicolored nails. Sure, they're not deemed to be as professional looking as a set of nice nude nails. Yes, they may even have you twinning with your 7-year-old niece. But that doesn't mean rainbow nails are strictly for popsicle licking, pink backpack toting, pigtail wearing little girls.

When a single shade of polish is just way too dull for you, take a break from the dark side and walk on over to a rainbow paradise where the grass is always greener and the sky is bluer. Whether you're more of a nail art in 30 seconds or less kind of girl or you're a mani pro, there's a rainbow nail design to suit every skill level. Get ready to grab an ice cream cone and Instagram your manicure because your nails are definitely going to be worthy of hundreds of likes! Look towards these 22 designs for some eye-catching, multicolored inspiration.

1. Gradient Water Marble

Mix the rainbow, an ombré, and a water marble design together and you've got a killer set of nails.

2. One Nail, Different Colors

There's no way your nails won't match every outfit you put on.

3. Multicolored French Tips

Rainbow tips will spice up your nails when you just absolutely cannot resist getting a French manicure.

4. Rainbow Water Marble

Jump on the water marble bandwagon, but do it with a colorful flair!

5. Tie-Dye Nails

What better way is there to let your inner child out for some air than with tie-dye nails?

6. Polkadots & Stripes

When you can't decide between polkadots and stripes, do both for an uber cute nail design!

7. Candy Cane Stripes

These candy cane rainbow stripes are the perfect way to show your pride just in time for the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage.

8. Rainbow Rhinestones

If bling is your thing, rainbow gems can be your go-to when you want a splash of color.

9. Multicolored Jewels

You may go a little insane trying to achieve this look, but you can't ignore how elegant those rainbow pearls look.

10. Sugar-Coated Nails

What's better than rainbow nails? Textured rainbow nails!

11. Jumbo Heart

Nothing screams love quite like a giant heart.

12. Colorful Skyline

Show some hometown love or represent the gay pride in your city with a rainbow skyline.

13. Rainbow Accent

If a full set of rainbow nails overwhelms you, try a single rainbow accent nail.

14. Multicolored Flowers

Talk about a triple threat! It's feminine. It's colorful. It's summery!

15. Cutout Nails

Just when you thought rainbow nails were kiddy, cutout nail designs add an edge.

16. Rainbow Houndstooth

If houndstooth doesn't scream sophistication and class then I don't know what does.

17. Ombré Animal Print

I never thought animal prints could get even wilder, but here we are.

18. Multicolor Glitter

Your head would probably be spinning after strategically placing all of that glitter, but you'll definitely turn some heads with these nails.

19. Paint Drips

Channel your inner artist with these ombré paint drips.

20. Rainbow Flakes

If it's all too much, tone down a rainbow look by going with black nails and a few sprinkles of rainbow flakes instead.

21. Rainbow Mix & Match

Stripes, polkadots, ombré — you love it all, so why not try a set of mixed match nails!

22. Taste the Rainbow

Your nails are your canvas, so paint a rainbow masterpiece on them!

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