Top 101 Stylish Red Nail Designs
Red nails are like red sports cars or convertibles – sleek, sexy, trendy, and always in style. Red nails always add a sort of “wow factor” to any outfit. Whether you use candy apple red, metallic red, or deep dark red, all shades of red will make your manicure pop!
We’ve scoured the Internet and put together a gallery of the top 101 red nail designs we could find for you to use as inspiration the next time you want to wear a set of sassy red nails to your next occasion or event. Grab your favorite bottle of red nail polish and be ready to unleash your inner vixen with these amazing red nail designs!
Let’s start with the simple and sweet basics
If you want red nails but don’t have a lot of time to spend on crazy and intricate patterns, these red nail designs are just for you! We’ve sorted them by shades of red so that you can choose the red nails that will match best with your outfit or occasion.
Candy apple red is the classic red. It exudes sexiness and trendiness.
Pump up the volume on classic candy apple red nails by sporting some long and pointy stiletto nails!
Red orange nails are fun and youthful. Their brightness and vibrancy add a playful touch to any outfit.
Deep dark red nails are sultry and mysterious. They’re for more formal or mature events.
Put a spin on the classic French tip or moon manicure with these red nails
Everyone loves the traditional French manicure. It’s classic and absolutely lovely. When you add a bit of red to the mix, you really amp up the volume and put a welcome and modern twist on this classic look.
Add a bit of playfulness to a French manicure with red orange tips and a fun rainbow colored flourish accent nail!
Add a touch of femininity to your French manicure with some simple white butterflies!
This cute spin on a French tip plays a double role – showing that you love someone! Do you see the heart shape?
Moon nails are when the base of the nail is painted instead of the tip, as in the French manicure. Usually, the same color scheme is used as in a French manicure, but we hope you agree that these red nail designs really add a touch of spunk to another classic kind of nail art!
Try out the ombre look with different shades of red!
The ombre look is definitely trending right now when it comes to manicures. It involves expertly mixing in different hues, shades, and colors to form a color gradient very pleasing to the eye. We think these red nail designs do just that, wouldn’t you agree?
That’s great! Top 100 Ombre Nail Designs
Light up any room with these red nail designs
Glitter is always fun to add to any manicure! These sparkly and shiny red nails will make you the center of attention at any party. If you want to unleash your inner diva, try out one of these ideas.
A little shimmer goes a long way! Be conservative with your glitter and rhinestones and place them here or there or use sparkle on a single accent nail for an understated glam effect.
If you need to really wow the crowd, use all the glitter and sparkle you can find. You’ll be blinding people with your manicure…and that’s sometimes a great thing!
Be bold with these easy geometric patterns
The following red nail designs showcase polka dots, stripes, zig zags, and geometric shapes to create clean, neat, and bold patterns for the most modern red nails manicure! They’re fun, vibrant, and a breeze to perfect. You’ll never have to spend lots of time on these bold designs.
Spice things up a bit with these more complicated red nail designs
If you have more time on your hands, try these flourishes and pretty patterns on your red nails! You’ll surely turn heads with a manicure as gorgeous as these.
Say “I love you” through your manicure!
Red is also often connected to hearts and loves. Just think about it – more than half of the Valentine’s Day cards you used to make as a child involved red hearts, didn’t they? These red nail designs are a beautiful testament to strongest emotion we can express: love!
Be patriotic with these red, white, and blue nails
If you love the United States of America, this section of our red nails gallery is for you! Show off your USA pride and sport some stars and stripes in red, white, and blue. These red nail designs are perfect for American national holidays, such as the Fourth of July or Memorial Day.
These red and green nails are perfect for the holiday season
Having a holiday-themed manicure can really get you in that festive, jolly holiday spirit! Here are some red and green nails for when the weather gets a bit chillier and as some people say: it’s the “most wonderful time of the year!”
You can never go wrong with floral designs!
Manicures inspired by flowers are always so lovely and sweet. Add red nails to the mix, and you’ll get some truly elegant, sophisticated, and cute designs.
You can either keep it simple, as in these red nail designs that feature a single floral accent nail or easy flower patterns…
…or you can let your inner artist shine with these more complicated red nails, all inspired by the beauty of flowers!
This red nails design is inspired by a Hawaiian print! Paint it on, and you might feel like you’ve got your own bit of tropical paradise in your manicure.