If you love red nails, we think you’re going to have a new favorite color to try out. The color? Maroon! Sure maroon is technically a shade of red, but it’s a very distinct shade of red that really has its own personality and twist. The darker shade of red is gorgeous during the fall and winter seasons. However, as we’ve done some searching around for different maroon nails we’re impressed with just how transformative this color can be when used in various designs – and can become appropriate for all year long! Take a peek at what we’re talking about, scroll through our maroon nail picks.
Adding a matte finish can transform the look of any nail color, maroon is no different. As you can see here, the matte finish on these nails really adds some fun edginess to the overall design. Naturally, the dark rhinestone accent doesn’t hurt!
Ombre nails have been a favorite of ours for year now, and we’re still not over the look. We’re in love with the dark toned ombre theme here using maroon and black for an edgier take on the trend.
3Tied with a Bow
How cute are these nails?! The bow painted onto the accent nail really brings a feminine aesthetic to the design. Using white polish on maroon gives the perfect pop of contrast between the colors to bring more focus to the bow design.
4Deep Maroon Glam
The thing you may not realize about maroon nails is within the maroon family, there are different shades and tones. We know, it can be a little confusing but don’t worry you don’t need to be an art major to work this nail color trend. Find a shade you love!
5Dazzling Maroon Style
These nails are a major glam statement – we love it! You will never see us turning away from a glam nail look. Gold glitter is a genius pairing for matte maroon nails. The juxtaposition of texture, finish and color is perfection.
6Gold Embellished Maroon Nails
Keep your maroon nails simple yet chic and stylish with just a few delicate gold embellishments added to the mix. We really like the minimal approach to the gold embellishments here.
Break up solid maroon painted nails with an accent nail. This is a favorite design approach for many, because it gives you a chance to spice up your nails without worrying about painting/designing something on every single nail.
Short nails look pretty incredible with maroon polish as the foundation color! This is proof of that. Of course, the gold metallic design painted on top doesn’t hurt anything. Adding a geometric design like this is fairly easy to DIY, and amplifies the design stunningly.
9Glam in Matte Maroon
Another great example of how you can elevate solid maroon nails by adding details to just one of the nails, also known as the accent nail. Rhinestones are a great go-to embellishment to add glam to maroon nails in an instant.
Chevron has made its way to the nail world! Painting silver glitter on top of maroon nails in this chevron design is a really fun way to add a unique personality twist to the nail look. Silver not your thing? Opt for gold instead!
11Touched in Gold
One of the things we love about using glitter in combination with maroon nails (or any color for that matter) is the fact that you can paint it on subtly and in a very simple manner and STILL get a gorgeous outcome.
Hello gorgeous! The twist on these nails has to be the use of negative space. While it’s small, clear space like this can really change the vibe of a nail design. Gold, matte, and maroon – we’re in love!
We have been in love with holographic nail polish recently and we can’t get over all the color options available now! The maroon base of this particular iridescent polish really switches things up to give maroon new life.
14Lacey Matte Maroon
Another way to combine clear space with maroon polish. This design is a bit more dramatic, with one whole nail being clear. The matte finish applied to ALL of the nails brings some consistency to the design.
15Line Designed Maroon
Design maroon nails with unexpected color combinations for a personalized twist. We absolutely adore the muted tones they used on these nails – it creates some cohesion with the nails to make the color combination make sense and flow.
16Lip Print Design
Trendy nail design alert! We had to show you these gorgeous nails. They’ve found such a fun way to bring personality and style to nails. Between the leopard print, lip print and clear nail elements you really can’t go wrong.
Dark maroon nails are so stunning, but if you want to lighten up the feel of the dark tone this design is for you. Rotating between maroon polish and white marble design is incredibly chic!
18Chevron Meets Maroon
We just love all the ways clear nails and negative space have been integrated into maroon nail designs. This is another design that certainly doesn’t disappoint! White and gold glitter are gorgeous pairings for matte maroon.
Add some edge to your maroon nails with chrome polish. As we get closer to the fall and winter months, we tend to gravitate towards edgier and darker nail designs. Chrome nail polish encompasses that edginess so effortlessly.
20Simplicity Done Right
We’ve shown you quite a few darker color combination with maroon, so we wanted to be sure to show you something a bit lighter. Painting this soft cream color with maroon nails gives a slight soft, feminine aesthetic to the nails.
Glam moment for the win! The dark maroon color looks so pretty with the mauve tone shown here. This particular mauve shade has a pinky undertone that creates this monochromatic aesthetic.
22Metallic Maroon Ends
Classic, chic and glamorous! We can’t think of anything negative to say about this nail design. A twist to the classic French tip manicure we all know very well. Using maroon and gold metallic really changes things.
If you’re anything like us, you love a monochromatic nail moment. All that really means is the nails are in the same color palette. The different textures (matte and glitter) is what spices up the manicure.
There’s just something about gold touches on nails that never gets old. Gold flakes, like this picture shows, gives a slightly ‘undone’ or effortless look using gold touches. If you want something that has a bit more texture, this is a great addition.
As you can see, adding a matte finish to maroon nails is a fan favorite right now. It adds texture and edge to the color. Applying rhinestones and a touch of glitter throughout gives a contrasting texture finish that we adore.
Here we have another holographic maroon option. This time, it’s a little more glam with the glitter finish. Yes, holographic polish comes in glitter as well as traditional nail polish finishes.
27Lovely in Maroon
This dainty heart is too adorable in our eyes. We really like that they painted the thumb nail in a nude shade and completed the look with this delicate little heart in the same maroon shade as the other nails.
Didn’t we tell you it’s all about the small touches! Another way to implement nude polish with maroon nails. This is a bit more detailed with the black stripe and silver glitter elements. Pretty, feminine and minimal.
We’ve shown you so many designs combining maroon and gold, but that’s not to say silver also doesn’t look great with maroon! As you can see here, painting just one nail with silver glitter will give you a gorgeous mani.
How stunning are these nails! The detail on this accent nail is so unique, yet minimal at the same time. The maroon stripe down the center is enough as is, but it really gets the style pumped up with rhinestones.
31Maroon Matte Stones
Is there any manicure rhinestones can’t complete? We don’t know of any. Have fun playing around with different placements of rhinestones on maroon nail polish to make it unique to your own style.
Good news! Maroon polish doesn’t just come in various shades, but also different finishes. The metallic finish in this particular shade of maroon gives the color a really different vibe – a natural pairing for glitter.
Minimalist design done right! Painting nude polish and topping it with very simple black lines is minimal style to a T. It also happens to look great paired with maroon.
Spice up your French tip ombre nails this fall/winter by swapping out WHITE for maroon. How chic is this?! The nude shade at the base of the nails lightens up the dark maroon shade while keeping it edgy.
35Reverse French in Maroon
We’ve been seeing this ‘reverse’ French manicure design quite a bit and we’ve fallen in love. Leaving that little half moon at the base of the nail clear gives a modern aesthetic to the nails that’s trendy and fun.