5 Red Nail Art Ideas To Spice Up Your Manicure

Written by Sumona BoseSep 16, 2023
5 red nail art ideas to spice up your manicure

Red is probably one of the first nail polish colours that most of us reached out for in our teens. It is versatile, glamorous and oh-so-chic, and just like the red lipstick, it can add a touch of sass to our overall look. Plus, they are super versatile and can be rocked with any outfit. But sometimes we want a little more than a coat (or two) of red paint on our nails. So, if you are planning to get red tips on your next manicure appointment, go ahead and upgrade your classic manicure by trying out these lovely red nail art designs…


01. It’s totally lit

05. Negative space FTW

Image courtesy: @rachelsunails

A red and black nail art design looks so edgy! This flaming hot (pun intended) design is so effortlessly cool, we cannot take our eyes off it. This is also a good choice for people who love to wear black nail polishes but need a pop of colour too.


02. Of half-moons and cherries

05. Negative space FTW

Image courtesy: @amyle.nails

Combining bright cherry red and a rich, shimmery maroon hue together is such a fabulous idea for a nail art. Instead of creating intricate designs, simply opt for basic shapes for a statement nail art design. Layer on a top coat like the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Top Coat for an extra glossy look.


03. Put your heart to it

05. Negative space FTW

Image courtesy: @vanityprojects

We cannot talk about red nail art designs without having a couple of hearty shapes in there! This gel manicure uses upside-down heart shapes to create an adorable nail art design. Perfect for medium length almond shapes or rounded nails, this is such a cute idea for a fun date night out with BAE.


04. Flannel red

05. Negative space FTW

Image courtesy: @jessicawashick

Fashion has long inspired nail art designs! Red flannels are a holiday, winter and street style staple. So, if you're a fan of any or all of the three, this smart nail art design is perfect for you!


05. Negative space FTW

05. Negative space FTW

Image courtesy: @nail_swag

Negative space nail art designs are a lot more than just pretty to look at. They can also add depth and dimension to your nail shape. We love how the nail edges have been outlined using red, while the centre is left untouched. Add a shiny top coat for that lovely glossy look.

Main image courtesy: @betina_goldstein, @overglowedit

Sumona Bose

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Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!


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