25 Spicy Red Ombre Nails That are On Fire

Updated on January 2, 2024
Tatiana Cooper By Tatiana Cooper
Tatiana Cooper

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    25 Spicy Red Ombre Nails That are On Fire

    If we were to catch you in the middle of a crime; hopefully, we would catch you red-handed in more ways than one. We hope to see red ombre nails on those sneaky fingers when we say, “put your hands up!” after catching you stealing an extra cookie from the cookie jar after we divided them equally.

    All jokes aside, these red ombre nails are the new ‘it’ nail trend. We love them because they are versatile and can be paired with various colors. There are many different styles to choose from, and to help spare you from trying to come up with them; we have listed all of our favorites.

    Red and Black Ombre Nails

    You’ll love these red and black ombre nails if you like dark and ominous things. The contrast between red and black makes them a color pair for the ages! We love these red and black nails for a Halloween party or event.

    How To Do Red Ombre Nails

    If you have decided to tackle red ombre nails at home, we support you so much that we will tell you how. It may seem tricky, but it’s simple enough, and you only need a few tools.

    What you’ll need for your red ombre nails:

    1. Base Coat
    2. Top Coat
    3. Red nail polish
    4. Other nail polish color of choice
    5. Makeup sponge

    Step #1

    Apply a layer of your base coat to each nail to help protect and prime them. Ensure you let them fully dry before moving on to the next step.

    Step #2

    Paint your nails either the red color or the other one you chose. You can add as many layers as you want, but we suggest at least two and no more than three.

    Step #3

    Once your polish is dry, grab your makeup sponge and paint on the red and the second color, stacking them horizontally. You can put either shade at the bottom, but we suggest the darker one.

    Step #4

    Dab the sponge onto your nails several times until you get the desired ombre effect. You might have to reapply the polish to the sponge a few times to get a fully saturated nail.

    Step #5

    Once everything is dry and you are happy with the ombre, add a layer of your top coat to seal everything in and add a glossy finish.

    Step #6

    This step isn’t necessary, but if you want to add any designs, rhinestones, glitter, or chrome pigment, now is the time. Remember to add a layer of top coat once you’re done to seal it all in.

    Red and White Ombre Nails

    If you’re into red and want to make it stand out in your next manicure, we suggest pairing red and white. The white will help to elevate and highlight the red. We think the best way to incorporate red and white is by doing the ombre color gradient.

    Glitter Red Ombre Nails

    We feel glitter has a bad rep. All anyone says is how messy it is, that it gets everywhere and that it’s not with the hassle. We think that glitter is worth the hassle, and we think trying these glitter red ombre nails will change your mind. Here is a chart explaining how to use glitter on your nails to lessen the risk of a mess!

    How To Apply Glitter Red Ombre Nails Description
    Nail prep First, you must clip, file and buff out your nails so they are ready to be painted.
    Painting Add your base coat and then your red nail polish in the ombre technique. Make sure you let the nails completely dry between those polishes.
    Glitter Apply your top coat to one nail at a time, and in between each nail, apply a layer of glitter. Loose glitter can be tricky, but while the nail is still wet, the glitter should have no problem sticking. Use the back of tweezers to scoop the glitter from its container onto the nail. You can use your finger or the back of the tweezer to gently push the glitter into the nail polish.
    Sealing Once your nail is completely saturated in glitter, use a quality top coat to seal everything. Now you have red nails with glitter! If it’s not glittery enough, repeat the process.

    Coffin Red Ombre Nails

    The coffin shape for acrylic nails is one of the more popular choices. Don’t be discouraged by their names, but they resemble a coffin. If you are interested in acrylic nails, we suggest these coffin red ombre nails.

    Acrylic Red Ombre Nails

    If acrylic red ombre nails sound like music to your ears, you have come to the right place.

    There are many different shapes and sizes of acrylic nails, such as:

    • Coffin
    • Almond
    • Square
    • Oval
    • Stiletto

    There are many great things about all acrylic nails, but also not-so-great things. Check out the table below of the pros and cons of acrylic nails to see if coffin red ombre nails suit you.

    Pros of Acrylic Red Ombre Nails Cons of Acrylic Red Ombre Nails
    • Add length to your nails
    • Adds surface area for more designs
    • More shape range
    • Looks pretty
    • Takes extra time at the salon
    • Expensive
    • Cause brittle nails
    • Cause nail damage

    Pink and Red Ombre Nails

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    Pink and red are two colors that infamously pair nicely. This color combo reminds us of the love holiday, Valentine’s Day. If you want to show your nails how much you love them, give them pink and red ombre nails.

    Red White and Blue Ombre Nails

    These red white and blue ombre nails are perfect for the fourth of July. Celebrate America with this stunning manicure. The added rhinestone details take these red ombre nails to the next level.

    Dark Red Ombre Nails

    These dark red ombre nails are the sexy and mysterious cousin of regular ombre nails. We think of these as reverse ombre, as the black circles around the dark red.

    Zohna Tip

    If you want to be unique with your manicure, add a matte top coat to eliminate glossiness.

    Red and Green Ombre Nails

    If you are a Christmas lover, these red and green ombre nails will excite you for the holiday season. When it’s time to pull out the Xmas decorations, head to the nail salon and get these ombre nails.

    Red and Gold Ombre Nails

    These red and gold ombre nails are perfect for every season. Need a new Christmas manicure? Red and gold ombre nails. Need a new Valentine’s Day manicure? Red and gold ombre nails. Red and gold nails never disappoint.

    Long Red Ombre Nails

    Long nails have always been trendy and likely always will be. Hop on the trend with these long red ombre nails. If you are not blessed with naturally long nails already, acrylics will help to elongate those nails.

    Red and Blue Ombre Nails

    These red and blue ombre nails look like little galaxies on each finger. If you’re a space nerd, these red ombre nails might be your ideal manicure, and if so, we’re happy we finally brought you two together.

    Red Ombre Christmas Nails

    Tis the season with this manicure comes straight from the north pole. A little partridge told us that these red ombre Christmas nails are the manicure of the holidays and that all Santa’s elves will be wearing them next December.

    Red and Clear Ombre Nails

    If you are only loyal to the color red, these red and clear ombre nails will be perfect for giving a try. The color of your nail bed should blend seamlessly with the red if done correctly.

    Red Ombre Stiletto Nails

    Be careful with these claws, or you might scratch an eye out!

    These red ombre stiletto nails are pointy and stunning. We love the color combination between the nude pink and the red. If you want to elevate these further, take the stiletto theme more seriously and do red bottom nails. Painting the bottom of your fingernail red will resemble the Christian Louboutin red bottom shoes.

    Matte Red Ombre Nails

    These matte red ombre nails are the new manicure you have been searching for. We’re all used to glossy manicures, but what about changing things for a frosted look? All you need to achieve these nails is a matte top coat.

    Red Ombre Nails With Diamonds

    If regular red ombre nails are too boring, take red ombre nails with diamonds for a spin. If you like the glamorous things in life, adding some diamonds to your nails will make you feel luxurious daily.

    Red and Orange Ombre Nails

    Picture laying on a sand beach, the sun kissing your skin, the sand under you, and the sound of the waves crashing the shoreline. These red and orange ombre nails are the only things left to make this the best scenario ever.

    Two tone Red and White Ombre Nails

    Two tone red and white ombre nails are just another name for ombre nails. What we love most about this manicure are the little star designs. They are simple, but they add a special touch to the manicure.

    Red and Yellow Ombre Nails

    If you want to feel happy when you look down at your hands, these red and yellow ombre nails will be your happy pill. The combination of red and yellow makes for an unseemingly pair that brings brightness to your fingertips in multiple ways.

    Red and Silver Ombre Nails

    Red and silver ombre nails are the ultimate sci-fi manicure. If you do silver, you must do a chrome red to match the reflective vibes. We have your back if you want to tackle this manicure at home but need help applying chrome pigment.

    How to apply chrome pigment for red and silver ombre nails:

    1. Paint your red and silver ombre nails as usual.
    2. Once your top coat has dried, dip your finger or a buffing brush into the chrome pigment.
    3. Using a back-and-forth motion, buff the pigment onto the nails.
    4. Once you’re done with each finger, apply a layer of top coat to ensure everything is sealed in. if the chrome isn’t shiny enough, repeat the past two steps.

    Short Red Ombre Nails

    You don’t need long acrylic nails to sport red ombre nails. Instead, your short nails will pair beautifully with this short red ombre nails look.

    Red Ombre Dip Nails

    Red ombre dip nails are a unique type of manicure. The dip powder nail technique is dipping the fingernail into a colored powder, then using a clear particular top coat to seal everything in. This type of polish is very long-lasting and chip resistant.

    Red and Purple Ombre Nails

    Channel the midnight sky into your next manicure. These red and purple ombre nails remind us of a dark and beautiful sunset on a winter night. Adding a hint of silver glitter will help create the allusion to stars.

    Blood Red Ombre Nails

    The ombre technique can be incorporated into your manicure in more than one way. These blood-red ombre nails include the method uniquely, creating the appearance of dripping blood. Even though it doesn’t appear the same as the other red ombre nails, it still counts as the color gradient is still prevalent.


    • Are Red Ombre Nails in Style in 2023?

      Red nails have been in style forever. However, how people wear the shade has changed over the years, and recently, the red ombre is 100% the new ‘it’ way to wear the color red in 2023!

    • Which Skin Tone Do Red Ombre Nails Suit Best?

      The great thing about the color red is that there is a vast shade range. That means there are both warm, neutral, and cool red tones. We suggest choosing a tone that matches your skin tone; for example, if you are cool-toned, choose a cool red that suits you best.

    Caught You Red Handed!

    If we didn’t catch you with red ombre nails earlier, we sure hope we will now. There’s no way we didn’t convince you to try at least one of those red ombre nail designs. There’s a style of red ombre nails here for every type of person, so we feel you found your next manicure.