Pose for the camera; you’re about to get a star on Hollywood Boulevard. You walk down the red carpet in a formal ruby red evening gown adorned with golden accessories from head to toe, with a matching manicure. Red and gold nails are worthy of a Hollywood Oscar.
Red and gold are among the most popular color schemes on the red carpet and at swanky Hollywood events. Yellow gold jewelry is a celebrity-stylist recommendation for stars wearing a bold red dress.
Wearing red and gold makes us feel fabulous. It’s no wonder that red and gold nails are one of the most popular manicure color ensembles for celebrities, businesspeople, and those looking to feel confident.
Why Red and Gold Nail Designs Are Popular
Red and gold nail designs combine a bold, passionate shade with a luxurious metallic accent. Gold and red are both warm colors that naturally complement each other. People love red and gold nails as they add a touch of elegance to every outfit and bring out our complexion’s natural glow.
Red and gold nails are the perfect accessory to everyday outfits and a favorable choice for special occasions.
The most popular occasions for red and gold nails are:
- New Year’s Eve
- Valentine’s Day
We love using various techniques and nail art ideas to play with red and gold nail designs. The most popular red and white nail techniques include:
- Tye dye
Refer to the chart below for a brief description of each of the red and gold nail techniques mentioned above.
|Marble||Two dots of red and gold color polish and a dot of glitter polish brushed together into a swirl effect|
|Ombre||Red and gold nail polish colors transitioned into each other from light to dark|
|Gradient||Red and gold nail polish color transitioned together into a cascading design|
|Galaxy||Red base color polish with a gold shimmer or glitter top coat|
|Tips||Red and gold nail polish with a visible divide at the tip of the nail|
|Tie Dye||Red and gold polish brushed together on top of solid base color polish|
Get ready to be blown away by some gorgeous red and gold nails ideas. We’ve gathered 16 trendiest red and gold nail ideas from talented nail artists.
Acrylic Red and Gold Nails
You can’t have Hollywood-quality red nails without a professional manicure. For flawless red carpet nails, choose acrylic red and gold nails. Acrylic nails are the simplest way to get strong, long, durable nails; they are the best for fancy nail enhancements and nail art.
We love acrylic nail enhancements for several reasons:
- Versatile nail shapes
- Durability and long-lasting
- Long canvas for nail art
- Streamlined length and appearance
Red Black and Gold Nails
Take it over to the dark side by adding an edgy shade to an elegant color combination: red black and gold nails. Black accents on red and gold nails add intentional drama to a stylish manicure.
Hand-painted black decals like letters or intricate designs pop on a red and gold backdrop. Red and black nails with gold designs make a daring statement.
Coffin Red and Gold Nails
Be the star of edginess with these show-stopping nails. Coffin red and gold nails give a dramatic nail shape to the stylish color ensemble.
If you like the look of long nails with the practicality of a flattened-out tip, coffin nails are the nail shape for you. Long coffin red and gold nails attract the most attention and are worthy of the front page headlines.
Matte Red and Gold Nails
Say goodbye to shiny things; materialism is so 2010s. In the roaring 20s, our culture has an appreciation for simpler things.
Matte makeup, nail polish, lipstick, and beauty products have boomed in recent years due to their cosmopolitan and humble take on their glossy counterparts. Matte red and gold nails offer a unique alternative to glossy polishes with an accent of metallic shine.
Christmas Nails Red and Gold
‘Tis the season to be stylish. What better way to look your best than a glamorous red and gold ensemble on your fingertips? Red and gold are two traditional Christmas colors, symbolic of wealth, warmth, and vibrancy. They’re also a fashionable color scheme to decorate your home, wear on your body or use to accessorize for holiday parties.
Change up your traditional red Christmas nails with a metallic accent; we love Christmas nails red and gold like golden glitter accents on a bold red backdrop for a simple yet eye-catching manicure.
Red and Gold Glitter Nails
It’s not a special occasion without some sparkles to celebrate! Red and gold glitter nails are perfect for celebrations or when you want a touch of shimmer to brighten your day.
There are many ways to get creative with glitter nails; choose a red or gold glitter accent nail, hand-painted glitter designs, or dare to be bold with an all-over glitter red and gold nails manicure. Wearing glitter on your fingertips shows you are assertive and confident.
Always seal glitter nail designs in place with one to two coats of a clear top coat.
Prom Red and Gold Nails
It’s the event you’ve been dreaming of. The last four years of high school have led up to this special day: PROM!
What dress will you wear?
How will you do your hair?
What about your makeup and nails?
If you are going for a bold red dress or a beautiful golden gown, complement your outfit with red and gold accessories. Prom red and gold nails are a stunning choice for your special day. A ruby manicure with gold foil accent nails gives red nails a touch of luxury.
Classy Red and Gold Nails
Keep it classy.
Choose a simple and classy nail design when you want a manicure that looks divine without drawing too much attention. Selecting an elegant color ensemble is a way to ensure posh and sophisticated nails; you can’t go wrong with classy red and gold nails.
Red and Gold Valentines Nails
All you need is love… and red and gold nails! Fall in love with an eye-catching, romantic color combo this Valentine’s Day. Red and gold Valentines nails are a stylish and sexy way to attract your perfect date.
If you’ve heard of the red nail theory, you’ll know that people find red nail polish and red and white nails attractive; add in a gold sparkle accent nail to let your suitor know you’re a classy lady who deserves to be treated like royalty!
Red Green and Gold Nails
Bring on another festive nail design! Green, red, and gold are an ensemble commonly associated with the Christmas season. Green gives a refreshing, earthy balance to the chic and stylish colors red and gold. We love red and gold nails with simple green accents for a simple and elegant festive nail design. Red green and gold nails are a timeless choice for the winter season.
Red and Gold Stiletto Nails
Grab your highest heels and put on your favorite dress; red and gold stiletto nails are ready for a night out on the town. Stiletto is a long, tapered nail shape with a razor-sharp pointed tip. These swanky nails are a high-maintenance choice for a high-maintenance lady.
Red and Gold Nails With Rhinestones
Channel your inner queen with an illustrious rhinestone manicure. Red and gold nails with rhinestones add 3D nail jewels to an elegant manicure. You can decorate each finger with rhinestones for a glamorous look that attracts attention or choose rhinestone accent nails for subtle luxury.
Red and Rose Gold Nails
Life is pretty in pink, but it’s stunning in rose gold! If you like gold’s metallic shine with powdery pink’s soft color, you’ll love red and rose gold nails.
Inspired by the particular hue of rose gold jewelry, rose nail polish blends pink, red, and golden shades. It looks gorgeous as an accent nail or as rose gold and red ombre nails.
Red and Gold Marble Nails
Go for a manicure that’s timelessly elegant; marble patterns have been used for centuries in art and design. For a stunning, polished, sophisticated design, red and gold marble nails add a luxurious appeal to your fingertips.
Red and Gold Quince Nails
Welcome to womanhood. For girls of Spanish and Latin descent, their 15th birthday, the Quinceañera, is the most important milestone in their lives. “Quinceañera” translates to 15 years, in the feminine form, and is used to refer to the belle of the ball on her special day.
Begin your journey as a young woman with gorgeous quinceañera, aka ‘quince’ nails. Red and gold are popular quinceañera dress and decoration colors. If you choose the golden-rouge theme, pick red and gold quince nails.
Red and Gold Gel Nails
Want flawless nails without damaging your nail beds? Red and gold gel nails offer the appeal of artificial nail enhancements while maintaining your nails’ healthy shine. Gel manicures are one of the most popular choices of manicures because of their durability and glossy finish.
Which Seasons Are Red and Gold Best For?
Red and gold nails are perfect for Christmas. Gold and red are two traditional Christmas colors, but the metallic shine of gold makes them perfect through the holidays and New Year’s Eve. Some like to wear red and gold nails in the autumn, and some for their date on Valentine’s Day.
How Much Do Red and Gold Nails Cost?
Prices for red and gold nails vary depending on several factors:
- Nail salon location
- Class of nail salon (luxury, boutique, spa, standard)
- Type of manicure: Gel, acrylic, or traditional manicure
- Nail design
- Add-ons: jewels, glitter, nail art, French tip
Expect to pay more if you choose gold holographic nail art or 3D rhinestones. You might not have to pay extra for one gold accent nail on each hand.
Here are some facts to give an idea of what you can expect to pay for red and golds nails:
- The average cost of a full set of acrylic nails with nail art in the USA for 2023 is between $50-70 dollars UDS
- Nail art is charged as an add on for $1-5 USD per nail
- Nail Jewelry is charger as an add on for $3-5 USD per nail
- French tips cost an additional $5-10 USD
Are Red and Gold Nails Hard to Do?
Depending on the type of nail art you want, red and gold nails are not hard to do. You can purchase gold holographic nail art, foil flakes, glitter, and rhinestones online and easily glue them on a red manicure.
Award-Winning Red and Gold Nails
Red and gold colors are frequently worn by celebrity A-listers walking down the red carpet. They’re a fashionable choice that compliments people with all skin tones. If you want a stylish and sophisticated manicure for your next event, go for glamorous red and gold nails.