Skip the Usual Red—These Burgundy Nail Looks Are Everything

Updated 04/25/18

Even the smallest beauty indulgences can positively impact our mood in a major way. There's something special about having our nails done that makes us feel so perfectly put together. In the midst of a stressful day, a quick glance at my nails gives me a subtle, slightly subconscious sigh of relief, especially if they're a timeless shade like burgundy. It's a quintessential fall nail color, but who really follows those rules anymore? Since the single hardest decision you'll face during your trip to the nail salon is choosing your color and design, let us take a load off your back with these wine-colored nail designs you can't go wrong with.

You're welcome.

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@aliciatnails

Half-moon nails for the win. Pair a deep burgundy with a fire red and look at how gorgeously the two worlds collide. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@chillhouse

Here's another cool take on half-moon nails with another shape in the mix: mini squares. Play with shapes and shades because as you can see, this color family looks good together. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@chillhouse

Who knew squiggly lines could look so chic? 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@jinsoon

If you're looking for a way to elevate a dusty blue shade, add a line or two of a gorgeous ruby color. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@jinsoon

For the minimalist at heart who loves understated designs, this one's for you. Elevate a neutral gray hue with an outline of an oxblood shade. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@oliveandjune

Spring is here, which means floral nails are in full effect. Beige and burgundy make such a cool combo. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@oliveandjune

A hint of sparkle never hurt anybody, especially when it's accompanied by a sultry shade like this wine-colored polish. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@oliveandjune

If you don't Instagram your nails, did you even do them? Imagine how photogenic this unique geometric style will look on you. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@oliveandjune

High shine ahead with this glossy, burgundy shade. Starry nails have never looked so luxe. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@oliveandjune

Take your burgundy nails up a notch with a standout nail design like this. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@oliveandjune

Is anyone else getting Wonder Woman vibes? 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@paintboxnails

This curvy design is a stunning take on maroon.

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@paintboxnails

Neon paired with deep shades feels so right sometimes. Go the unexpected route like this design and try a bright aqua next to a sultry wine hue. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@paintboxnails

Gold metallic and brick red make a killer colorway that'll look incredible on anyone. Plus, this pocket of gold is a beautiful nod to the cutout design trend we can't get enough of. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@paintboxnails

A sangria-colored French mani always wins. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@paintboxnails

Feast your eyes on this deep merlot paired with off-white. This chic design has been saved in my mood board collection for months. 

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@paintboxnails

Experiment with matte textures in this color family. Like this design, marry a mahogany red and a brick red and see what happens.

Best Burgundy Nail Ideas
@paintboxnails

This luxurious oxblood design is a modern take on the traditional French nail look, and we're here for it.

Now that you're up to speed with the best burgundy nail looks, go ahead and book your next appointment—you won't regret it. 

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