Red Acrylic nails are one of the
most versatile designs. Whether you want something light and cute or dark and fierce this style can work in a conservative office or a wild night out. From classic to modern and bold to subtle – there’s a style for you. Red molds itself easily to your unique look.
We’ve poured through
thousands of design ideas to find you our top picks. Whether you want some ideas for your own DIY acrylic set or you want some inspiration to show your nail tech, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re looking for the perfect nails for Valentine’s Day, well, you’ve found it! You’re mixed with a lot of red and a lot of pinks. The multiple hearts gets you ready for a day of love!
Regal nails fit for a queen. The dark sparkly red and gold transition to a clear nail makes it look so classy. I love how the artist used a very light flesh pink and topped it off with some deep red stones.
Red and black can be quite a tough combo to pull off but with the right outfit, this can look fantastic. If you like this deep luxurious style then you might also like our black and gold nail ideas.
These are some great nails if you’re only looking for a pop of red! We have another flesh pink set with a modern red gel-like French tip.
Have you found the perfect red lipstick? Well, how about the perfect red nail polish? Look at this vibrant red that’s toned down a bit with a textured matte design at the edge.
Here’s a cuter design! Are you a fan of hearts? The hearts pop a lot more given the perfect red and white combo.
These red tips are to die for! Love the large crystal in the middle.
Very simple yet cute ombre nails!
These are some very elegant nails. Adding some gold shimmer is always an easy way to bring your nail look to another level. These are especially great for festive events, like Christmas or Chinese New Year!
Can red get any classier than this? Mixing some red mattes with some red patterned glitter makes for a classy, captivating set.
Now, these are some great holiday nails! The red gloss is perfectly matched with one highlight nail. The highlight nail has white multi-sized glitter that resembles snowfall, quite a magical moment if you ask me.
We’re keeping it clean and simple with this one. We have a mix of red tips, red full gloss, and rhinestone nail art.
Are you a modern abstract nail design lover? So are we! Take your red nails to the next level by using a cool-toned pink as a base. This colorway creates amazing results!
Have nails ever been this yummy? Look at these jellybean-looking nails and tell me you aren’t as enticed as I am!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… No? Too early? Well, these nails just can’t help but bring out the holiday spirit in me!
In love with this cotton candy goodness! This set is a combination of marble, glossy, and gold.
We’ve seen red and gold, but how about some silver crystals?
Hot and dangerous! These pointy red nails have looks that could kill! I love the almost candy cane-like design topped with gold foil and let’s not forget about the crystal art that’s clearly the star of the show!
A bit of red, a bit of pink, and a whole lot of sparkle!
Here’s a bolder look for our younger teens! It seems like red tips, red full gloss, and red fire patterns are quite the killer combo!
If you’re looking to cut the intensity of your red nails, try doing a duplicate of your design but in green! These two together look so fun and festive!
These nails remind me of cherries! The slight bleed around the deep red edges and small dark sparkles which look like a stem makes everything look so delicious!
Another addition to your Valentine’s Day collection! These are just hearts all over!
Now, I know we’ve had a bunch of Christmas looks before this one but this one deserves to be squeezed in because look at how festive it looks! We have sparkles, a snowflake, a present, and a red and white combination! Christmas couldn’t come any sooner!
We always had to choose between being naughty or night, but what about both?
An airbrush was used in order to achieve this look! I especially love the curved line just below the red gradient. It’s something you’d notice only if you look at it closely.
Nails fit for royalty. Or a family that owns an empire. Either way, we have a more classical piece that’s topped off with some pearls and some gold.
This one’s a bit more creative and playful. I love the contrast of colorway and we’ve seen this stamp before in snake nail art but it works well in red and black with medium-sized acrylics like this.
Here’s a bright cool-toned red that’s designed with flowers and butterflies. Any piece can be adjusted depending on your personality! This is proof of it!
Go a little crazier with color just like this set did! Although darker shades may be harder to mix, the artist tried to scatter a bit of red everywhere to form a more cohesive look.
Look at this interesting set that looks like it has water droplets all over it. The water droplets pop a little bit more because of the matte finish it’s topped over.
These nails look just like their background. It looks like a bunch of roses muddled together from afar. The white outline gives it a bit of a 3D, lifted effect.
Not feeling like having a full red set? No worries, here’s a bit of animal print to give you something new to look at!
Ready, set, go! Here’s another example of nails with the same design but with different colors. I think that the baby pink used is actually quite fun and exciting.
Here’s another red to dark red ombre. We’ve seen a lot of these, but the exact shades used and the top gloss makes the classy look even better!
Cherry bomb! Here’s a cherry nail art set. I’m in love with the tiny cherry details which are matched with some sparkly satin reds.
Here’s something bold. If your nails have piercings and your initials painted on them, we can definitely say you’re a badass!
The thing that makes red so amazing is how you can stack multiple reds on top of each other and still create a next-level look!
Here’s something sweeter! It’s your typical floral Sunday dress but in a glossy cool-toned red.
Look at these classic stilettos. If you want to make your reds a bit sweeter, maybe add in a lighter pink and a simple design! A minimalist accent line like this can go a long way.
These nails give off the feeling of receiving a large bouquet of flowers that smell clean and sweet. The white is absolutely refreshing.
These clear base nails with strawberry toppings have quenched my thirst!
We’ve got here some leveled-up french tips. The embossed texture on these nails makes them more interesting to look at. If that wasn’t enough, we also have three different shades incorporated into this single look!
We’re back with the classic Powerpuff Girls symbol, but now it seems a lot more like candy!
I think that the red, white, and floral combination always reminds me of watching cherry blossoms fall from the tree.
There is a shade of red for every woman. We’ve got a clean glossy red look over here but let’s not act as if we don’t see the beauty of the red rhinestones.
You really can’t help but associate red with a whole lot of love!
Santa’s hat coming through!
The red and gold combo but make it more modern! This nail shape along with the abstract waves and gold outline feels a lot like Pinterest art from years ago.
I do hope this has given you some red acrylic nail ideas If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own red acrylic design and we’ll feature them here.
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