Spice Up Your Look With These 20 Red Nail Designs

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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 complements on your manicure.

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

1. Red and Pink Gradient Flames

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.

girl power nails pink flames
Credit: _mejzi

2. Red Nails with Rhinestones

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 rhinestones
Credit: dorapasztor

3. Red Nails with Gold Foil

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.

red nails with gold foil
Credit: haleyfnailedit

4. Give Your Nails Depth

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.

red glitter nails
Credit: gorjovic

5. Cat Eye Nails

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.

cat eye red and black nails
Credit: iwona_nail_stylist

6. Make One Nail Stand Out

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.

red marble nails
Credit: lilacnailedit

7. Blinged Out Nails

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 rhinestone nails
Credit: mfl.nailz

8. Red with White Leaves

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.

red and pink flower nails
Credit: _mejzi

9. Leopard Print Nails

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.

leopard print nails
Credit: moravcikova.zaneta

10. Red with White Tips

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

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

11. Red Frenchies

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.

red frenchies
Credit: nailsbylanae

12. Glitter and Rhinestones

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

glitter red coffin nails
Credit: nailsbymariasoto

13. Red Shimmer

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.

red coffin nails
Credit: nettesnailstudio

14. Unique Animal Print

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.

animal print red and black nails
Credit: nikkita_nails

15. Modern Red nails

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.

modern red nails
Credit: palu_cosmetics

16. Valentine’s Day Nails

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.

valentines day nails
Credit: perlitasnails


beautiful red nails
Credit: stephaanieec

18. Classy Red Nails

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.

classy red nails
Credit: sylwiakaszczykmaluje

19. Classic Red

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.

red acrylic almond nails
Credit: tatibaron.nails

20. Halloween Theme

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.

red Halloween nails
Credit: thenaiildon

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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