Red Acrylic Nails
Red hot nails alert! When you want to make a gorgeous statement with your acrylic nails, red is the perfect color choice. Sure, it’s a classic color we’ve all worn on our nails for years and years but it never gets old. Similar to a red lipstick it’s a classic color choice for a reason! Solid red acrylic nails will always be a stunning choice but if you need some inspo for your red acrylic nails we’ve got you covered. We found some incredibly unique and stylish ways women everywhere are rocking red acrylic nails to share with you. Start scrolling through and let us know which of these red nails your favorite is!
1All That Glitters
Red acrylic nails are gorgeous on their own, but they get a major upgrade
when they’re topped with RED glitter. There’s something about glitter that we will all always love on nails. It’s glamorous, stylish and adds some depth to nails instantly. We love that they kept it (fairly) simple with all red glitter on the nails. SO glam!
Animal print is similar to the color red in that it’s always “on trend.” They just never get old! Which is why they look incredible when paired together in a nail design. To prevent your nails from being too over-the-top (not that there’s really such a thing) just paint one nail in a leopard print to accent the red nail color on the other nails.
3Sharply Accented Red
Matte finish and blank space on nails have become two of the biggest nail trends of the year (so far). We immediately fell in love with this gorgeous red acrylic nail design. The matte finish on the nails brings cohesiveness to the design and allows the rhinestone detail to really pop.
Want to add some royal aesthetic to your red acrylics? This is the manicure for you! Choose your favorite shade of red polish, add a matte finish and complete the look with rhinestones added to a couple nails. For that royal touch, place the rhinestones in a crown-like format.
Butterflies are often shown in pastel tones but we love this take using red nail colors to create a stunning butterfly manicure. Painting a red butterfly onto a white nail adds the perfect color compliment to really highlight the butterfly design.
6Cherry on Top
Cherries are such a fun print to wear, and now to have painted onto your nails! This is such a cute red acrylic nail design for the spring and summer. Adding just a small cherry design to one nail gives you those summer feels we all love.
7Chrome Red Acrylics
Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably noticed chrome nails everywhere. A lot of chrome nails have been seen in metallic colors so we LOVE the red take on the trend. The super shiny, chrome, finish adds such a gorgeous edge to the classic color.
8Fire Red Design
Red hot nails are taken literally with these red acrylic nails! Go super edgy with your nail design by adding a fire inspired design right onto the nails. Leaving some blank space on the nails further enhances the bold color.
Nude nails + red nails = modern perfection! We adore how beautiful these nails are. They’re quite simple aesthetically, allowing the shape of the nail to really be showcased. It’s the simple yet chic design incorporating the two colors that takes this to a modern level.
10Mixing Red Styles
We’ve always loved when seeing acrylic nails that go all out in design. Don’t hesitate to incorporate multiple design elements into one manicure. Combining solid red polish with red glitter and a clear red nail design is sure to make your acrylics POP in red.
11Dark Red Statements
Don’t forget to play around with different shades of red! So often when we think of red nails we associate the color with bright red, but there are so many gorgeous shades within the color. Dark red is a gorgeous color option for the fall and winter months, instead of the classic black we all go towards. Add some glitter and rhinestones for good measure.
12Disco Fever in Red
You’ve seen glitter polish paired with red polish, but this glitter is a whole different vibe! We love how they used larger glitter pieces to accent matte red nails. The various sizing of glitter gives nails a completely different look that’s not your average glitter manicure.
13Red Foil Style
Adding nail art to one nail is one of our favorite ways to elevate a manicure. It adds some interest without requiring every nail to have major design applied. We currently have major nail envy over this foil-inspired design. The artistic vibe is so unique, especially since they left the base of the nail clear.
14Red Metallic Leafs
Keep your red acrylic nails simple by combining a shade of nude with red polish. Add some interest to the color combination with a matte finish. There’s something about adding the matte finish to red and nude polish that gives the colors life! If you want even more depth, add subtle glitter design.
15Red and Silver Glam
Red and silver will eternally be a combination that’s beautiful on nails. This red and silver manicure is giving us life. Really…how beautiful is this?! Strategically placing silver glitter and rhinestones onto simple red nails has never been so chic.
16Follow Your Heart
Hearts are often associated with red, for obvious reasons. This is a fresh take on combing the design elements, though. Instead of painting hearts onto nails, they’ve applied rhinestones in the shape of hearts to add that extra glam element.
You may not realize this, but we’re all about glam when it comes to nails.
We’re going to assume you’re with us on that one. You’re here, after all! For the times when you want some glam on your nails but you need to be the professional woman in the office…hidden glam to the rescue!
Didn’t we say red and silver are always a great combination? This is another gorgeous example of how these colors work so well together. We love that they played with the textures here by making the red polish matte to further emphasize the shine of silver glitter.
Wonder woman vibes, anyone? We’re getting major superhero inspiration from this manicure and we absolutely love it. Whether you’re a Wonder Woman fan, or you just want to embrace your inner superhero this is such a fun red manicure to try on your nails.
20Love Red Acrylic Nails
Sometimes the most simple nail designs are loaded with the most meaning.
These red acrylic nails look great no matter the length or shape of your nails. Not to mention, it’s super simple to recreate. Adding one accent nail in white pops next to red and allows the “love” to stand out perfectly.
Simple nails are anything but boring, especially when they’re RED nails.
Matte red nails may sound like they’re super simple but look at these – they’re anything BUT simple in appearance. The key is to choose the right shade of red polish. Of course, there are a lot of beautiful red tones so you have plenty to work with.
Ok so paisley is associated with quite a few things…country music, Tupac…we could go on and on. Whatever vibe resonates with you, painting a paisley inspired design onto nails is unexpected in the bes way possible. So fun!
Another out of the box nail design that definitely works! The classic flag design we see in racing looks so great paired with red nail polish. Use tape or a stencil to get those sharp lines on the checkered design. Great for the woman with a need for speed!
24Red and White Vibes
Red and white nails aren’t a new concept, but we immediately couldn’t get over how modern this take on the color combination is. Painting the nails in solid colors comes together perfectly with one nail painted with both colors and completed with metallic stripes where the colors meet. Stunning!
25Spotted in Red
Love the nude nail trend but want some color added? This is for you! Adding minimal touches of red polish to the top of nude nails is just enough color to allow you to still rock the vibe of nude nails. Personally, we really love the red polka dot nails. SO easy to paint with a toothpick or small brush.
26Modernly Red Tips
Mix up the look of your red acrylic nails by painting just the tips of your nails. This gives you the illusion of longer nails, and adds some modern appeal with some blank space. Incorporate white and black into the design of the nails to compliment the boldness of the red hue.
27Checked in Red
Fall and winter tends to bring on an abundance of plaid sweaters and shirts, but why not bring that into your nail design? We can’t get over how fun the plaid-inspired design is on these nails. It’s such an easy design to paint – it’s just a few stripes!
If these tiny hearts to warm YOUR heart, we don’t know what will. Keep it simple and cute with small red hearts painted onto nude nails. It ties the colors in together without worrying about super complicated designs.
29Love Red Heart
Add a graphic twist to hearts with a design like this. We thought the way hearts were painted onto these nails was so fun and out of the box. Great
pair to matte red nails, too!
30Kissed in Red
Ok, how cute are these red acrylic nails?! Lip prints in red placed onto white polish is such a cute design. We love that they kept lip prints on one nail to accent solid red polish. Use a stamp to get a lip print that’s as perfect as these.
31Marbled with Red
Marble designs on nails don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, and we’re definitely not mad at it. These are so stylish! Adding white marbled nails mixed with red polish allows both colors/designs to pop in their own way.
32Full Glam in Red Acrylics
You’ve seen all red glitter, but how about RED rhinestones?! This is glam to the tenth degree and we love it. Keeping it monochromatic with red rhinestones adds that much more depth and style to the red acrylic nails.
33Ombre Goes Red
We know you’ve had your fair share of ombre nail designs, or at least you’ve seen plenty. But these red ombre nails have a different vibe because of the colors used. They kept it monochromatic by staying in the red family for paint colors and starting with a dark red at the base. We LOVE these!
34The New Red Stripe
Striping on nails has been a go-to design element because there are so many ways to incorporate the easy design. When we stumbled upon this striped manicure though, we instantly became obsessed. This is such a fresh, modern take on striped nails. Nail goals for sure.
35Red French Inspired
If you’ve always love French manicures and have been looking for a way to mix it up a bit, while keeping the vibe of the design, you have to try this out. Adding red polish to the tips of nails is so unexpected and gives the French manicure look a whole different aesthetic.