23 Red and Black Nails to Copy in 2021

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Red and black are very trendy and easy to wear nail colors. But have you thought about combining the two? The two colors compliment each other beautifully and they can look so edgy or glam depending on how you wear them. If all that wasn’t enough, the two colors create striking nail art too. To show you how amazing the color combo can be, we have found 23 of the best red and black nails on Instagram. So, take a look, you can try these at home and there is a design for everyone! If you haven’t tried this combo before it will become your favorite after this.

1. Glossy and Matte Red and Black Nails

The first nail idea is so stylish, easy to wear and simple to create. This mani features long coffin nails and they are in a black, red pattern. Not only that, but the red is glossy and the matte is black so it uses trendy textures too. This is a fun mani that you can do at home. You can keep the different textures or choose all glossy or all matte. Matte polishes are available online but another option is to use a glossy polish with a matte top coat.

2. Glam Stiletto Nails

Next, we have glam stiletto nails. For this look some nails are a rich red shade while the others are frosted with black art such as dots and lace. The mani is finished off with some rhinestones. It is a stunning mani and it will really make a statement. You can recreate this or you can try maybe black nails with red art instead of the frosted look.

3. Trendy Dark Red and Black Mani

If you want a more edgy and darker look, then this mani is for you. Most of the nails have a different design including black and red ombre, matte black and dark red glitter. We love this one because it uses a richer red wine tone which looks gorgeous. A nail color like this is great for those who prefer darker colors compared to the classic bright red. Recreate the whole look or you can try one or two designs on all your nails.

Trendy Dark Red and Black Mani

Source: @chaunlegend

4. Red, Black and Gold Coffin Nails

Red and black look amazing with other colors too, one of which is gold. This mani shows a stunning way to wear that color combo. Two nails are red, one is sparkly black and other is glittery gold. As you can see, the glitter and colors look so glitzy and glam! Nails like these will be perfect for a party. Recreate this or you can use glossy or matte polishes instead of glitter in similar shades.

Red, Black and Gold Coffin Nails

Source: @nailsbybano

5. Cute Disney Inspired Design

Are you a Disney fan? If so, this is perfect for you! Here we have nails with designs inspired by Minnie and Mickey Mouse! There are the classic polka dots, Mickey’s hand and more. This is just a fun and creative way to use black and red colors. Try the whole look or you can just one or two designs. All of these can be hand-painted but you can use stencils and a dotting tool too. The polishes used to create this look are all by Magpie Beauty and are in shades Bella rouge, Pica-lily, Black Betty and Plain Jane.

6. Red and Black Nails with Red Foils

This next nail idea is trendy and bold. For this look some nails are simply red and black. Two of the nails are also black with gorgeous red foils. As you can see, the foils really jazz up the mani. You can buy foils online and there are tutorials for application too. Recreate this mani or use the black and red foil design on all nails. This art would look amazing on stiletto nails as well.

7. Red and Black Ombre Nails

Speaking of stiletto nails, this next idea is just stunning! These nails are long and start dark red. About midway the nails change to black towards the tips. It is a beautiful ombre look and it looks so striking with the nail shape. There are ombre tutorials online and you can try something similar or you can swap the colors and start with black and add red to the tips.

8. Short Nail Design with Hearts

Next, we have a very cute idea. These nails are a little shorter than some of the others and most of them have different nail art. Some nails are red with hearts while another nail has black hearts. One of the nails is also adorned with rhinestones and pearls. It is such a pretty and fun look and it would perfect for Valentine’s Day. You can hand-paint hearts or buy stencils. This look was created with CND Shellac in shades Wildfire, Oxblood, Lovely Quartz and Black Pool.

9. Red and Black Chevron Nail Art

Chevron art is so stylish. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this next look. One nail is classic red, one is holographic black and the other two nails have black, red and nude chevron art. The chevrons look so statement making in these colors. You can create chevrons with stencils or nail tape and there are tutorials online. To create this look, Beyond from Color Club, My Vampire Is Buff by OPI and IsaDora in Pure Coral was used.

10. Edgy Snake Skin Nails

Take a walk on the wild side with this next mani. This nail art was inspired by snakes. Each nail has a different design including red snake skin, a black snake, drips and more. The colors look amazing together and the red snake pattern looks fabulous. There are lots of tutorials online for snake skin nail art. If you don’t want to hand-paint the pattern, then you can buy nail stickers. The stickers will look different but it is an easy way to try the nail trend.

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