Oftentimes when people embark on the mission of selecting a nail polish color, red is left out of the equation. Much like red lipstick, many people wonder if it's too much for an everyday look. Well, folks, we're here to let you know that, as with red lipstick, there is no such thing as too much. If you want to wear a ruby red polish or pout, we say go for it. While there's really only one way to rock red lips (albeit in different shades), the options are rather endless when it comes to nail ideas. That said, we took to Instagram to find 30 red nail looks that can be worn all year long. Check them out, below.
Instead of (or, better yet, in addition to) buying pricy bouquets for yourself, give yourself the gift of everlasting blooms with this rosy manicure. Get it done in gel and you'll be able to stop and stare at the roses for up to two weeks.
Silver French Tips
Modern French manicures are having a major moment, so what better way to rock red polish that by topping it off with crisp silver tips? We'll wait.
Red + Blue
Juxtapose glossy red polish next to shiny baby blue for a geometric nail look that's both chic and patriotic.
This checker-accented red manicure brings images of summer (and speedways) to mind.
To create the crisp lines that define this look, pick up some nail striping tape—you just paint your entire nail and then peel the tape away.
Red Jelly Nails
For a Pulp Fiction vibe, check out these intense red jelly nails. The slim black cuticle accents add a dark flair.
If you love the idea of long clear nails dotted with playful art, you'll swoon over these sweet strawberry nails. The coffin shape really adds to the look.