Red nail polish has always been in fashion. Red was initially one of the first colors that was standard in polishes. Nowadays, red polishes have expanded into a number of different hues. There are true reds, orange-based reds, and even dark romantic reds. Red nail polish is something that can be worn anytime during the year. It blends in great with warm fall colors, it pops against paler winter skin, and it can give a classy, vintage vibe during summer or spring months. It also coordinates well with practically any other color. You can pair it with red jewelry, lipstick, or any other accessory. Here are a variety of different shades of red nail polish that are perfect for any occasion:
Blue-based true reds can create an authentic vintage vibe. If you are going out with the girls and you want to get glammed up, a bright candy color red will work perfectly. To build on the classic Hollywood vibe pair your bright red nails with pin curls and a girly dress. This is also the ideal look for red lipstick so try to match your nail color to your lipstick shade for a fun combo. For a fun twist try bright red ladybug nails. You simply coat your nails with bright red nail polish, let them dry and add black polish on the tips and down the center. After that, you just make dots throughout the remaining red sections and you'll have fun little ladybugs on your fingernails. If you want to try bright red nails, check out “lollipop", “jelly apple", and “really red" by Essie.
Orange and tangerine shades have been spotted throughout fashion magazines and all over the runways lately, but you can mix up the orange trend by using an orange-tinted red instead of a true orange. This shade will be perfect for summer months since it is bright and vibrant. It will look great on your fingers and toes by the pool or at the beach and you can pair it with a bright bathing suit or sundress. You can even experiment with the orange trend by wearing tangerines with orange tinted red nail polish. If you are searching for the perfect shade of orange-red polish, take a look at “russian roulette", “fifth avenue", “geranium", and “clambake" by Essie.
Deep, gothic reds are also largely popular and can be worn to create a mature, sexy look. Gothic shades of red have been popping up on lips, nails, and attire all over the place especially since vampire-inspired books, TV shows, and films gained popularity in recent years. These romantic shades of red are great for the office or a night out. They can be worn with professional attire or trendy dresses. Deep reds are very sophisticated and they will really accentuate a lacy number or a sleek updo. Try pairing a deep red lipstick with your polish for a carefully-crafted look. If you can not find the perfect shade of red lipstick to match your red nail polish you can use a black eyeliner and a red lipstick to blend the perfect shade of red to go with your nails. If you are looking for a perfect deep red nail polish, check out “a list", “fishnet stockings", and “raspberry" by Essie. See our full selection of Red Nail Polish .