20 Red Nail Design Ideas

Spice up your look with these stunning red acrylic nail designs. The color red symbolizes love, passion, vigor, and more. If you want to represent any of those qualities, you’ll love showing off your new look.

Red nails are perfect because they look good on everyone. Not only that, but because the color stands out so much, you’re sure to get compliments on your manicure.

If you’re ready to be inspired, check out these awesome red acrylic nail art ideas.

Red and Pink Gradient Flames

girl power nails pink flames
Credit: _mejzi

These girl power nails feature gorgeous red and pink flames. I just love the subtle gradient of the colors and the white outlines on the flames.

Red Nails with Rhinestones

red nails with rhinestones
Credit: dorapasztor

Dress up your nails by adding rhinestones to them. You can add rhinestones to one or more of your nails for the ultimate jazzed up look.

Red Nails with Gold Foil

red nails with gold foil
Credit: haleyfnailedit

These nails are simple, yet creative. The majority of the nails have been painted with glossy red nail polish. However, the addition of the gold flakes on the ring finger gives this design a stand out look.

Give Your Nails Depth

red glitter nails
Credit: gorjovic

If you look closely at these nails, you’ll notice that the red glitter is actually placed on top of black nail polish. This gives your nails great depth.

Cat Eye Nails

cat eye red and black nails
Credit: iwona_nail_stylist

If you’ve never heard of cat eye nails, they’re a cool nail trend. To achieve this look, you draw a diagonal line through the middle of the nail to give them this wonderfully unique look. You can play around with the design by making your line thicker, thinner, straight or wavy.

Make One Nail Stand Out

red marble nails
Credit: lilacnailedit

I’ve always been a fan making just one nail on your hand a completely different color or pattern. This gives your nails a unique appearance.

Blinged Out Nails

red rhinestone nails
Credit: mfl.nailz

Bling out your nails with rhinestones if you’re feeling extra spicy. I’m absolutely loving these nails, from the length to the color and shape, to the embellishments, this is some gorgeous nail art.

Red with White Leaves

red and pink flower nails
Credit: _mejzi

These nails actually have a cool red and pink gradient, followed by beautiful white leaves placed on top. I love how this design takes up the full area of the nail.

Leopard Print Nails

leopard print nails
Credit: moravcikova.zaneta

Having red nails doesn’t mean you can’t add additional colors or prints. The addition of the leopard print gives these nails a fun and elegant look.

Red with White Tips

red nails with white outline
Credit: nails.by.sarahd

These red nails have been outlined with a white nail polish, giving them a super modern and trendy look.

Red Frenchies

red frenchies
Credit: nailsbylanae

These red frenchies include a black swirl design on long coffin nails. This look would look great on other nail shapes like almond and stiletto.

Glitter and Rhinestones

glitter red coffin nails
Credit: nailsbymariasoto

Make your nails stand out by adding plenty of glitter and rhinestones. These embellishments will take your nails to the next level.

Red Shimmer

red coffin nails
Credit: nettesnailstudio

Classic red nails don’t have to be boring. These nails include a beautiful shimmer and the index finger has a modern red french tip. Get this look on long or short nails. It will look amazing either way.

Unique Animal Print

animal print red and black nails
Credit: nikkita_nails

Get creative by using different colors for your animal print patterns. For example, instead of the black and red leopard pattern, you could do white and red.

Modern Red nails

modern red nails
Credit: palu_cosmetics

These red nails are chic, modern and trendy. Add some elegance and style to your look by rocking this nail design. Add rings to your fingers for the ultimate feminine look.

Valentine’s Day Nails

valentines day nails
Credit: perlitasnails

These lovely red nails would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. However, they totally work for any time of year. The addition of the rhinestones, hearts, and other details make these the ultimate girly nails.

Beautiful Red Nails

beautiful red nails
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Classy Red Nails

classy red nails
Credit: sylwiakaszczykmaluje

These classy red nails will never go out of style. They feature a rich red nail polish and stunning rhinestone embellishments. This look would be perfect with any acrylic nail shape.

Classic Red

red acrylic almond nails
Credit: tatibaron.nails

You just can’t go wrong with these classic red nails. This look has the ultimate feminine vibe and works great regardless of your nail length or shape.

Halloween Theme

red Halloween nails
Credit: thenaiildon

These red, white, and black nails are perfect for Halloween. If you prefer shorter nails, I think that you could get this look to work with medium length nails too.

With all of the colors in the world to choose from, why do so many people flock to red? It’s an incredibly versatile color that can represent a wide range of emotions and styles. I hope you had fun checking out some new ways to use this beautiful hue.

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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a crochet pattern designer and creator of the Crochet Project Planner. Crafting has always been an integral part of who I am. It’s how I express myself and make something beautiful out of seemingly ordinary materials.