11 Red Chrome Nail Designs for a Standout Manicure

No secret here: Red is today’s fashion girl’s favorite color. What better way to add the color to your daily wear than a manicure? We’re calling the red chrome manicure the next big nail trend, especially since the chrome nail craze is still a huge thing. The hottest nail finish and the hottest fashion color? It’s a no-brainer.

Want proof? You’ll be able to find 10 ideas for red chrome nails that you can show your manicurist right away.

Subtle Chrome

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To show off your red chrome nails in a stylish way, choose an almond-shaped nail. Pro tip: To achieve a subtler chrome effect, use the chrome powder first.

Ruby Red

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If you want to achieve a true red tone, use a red powdered chrome instead of silver. This will enhance the color and maintain that chrome finish.

Snake Chrome

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What could be better than rocking two nail trends at once? Rocking two at once. With these red chrome snake-print nails, you can do just that.

XXL chrome

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By XXL we mean extra-extralong, of course. Do not be afraid to use some extra length for a nail that packs a real punch. A little sparkle will always add drama.

Maximum Chrome

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Maki, a nail artist from Japan, topped the bright red polish of this Megawatt Set with garnet chrome powder. You can see how she did it on Byrdie’s Instagram.

3D Nail Art

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Consider adding 3D nail arts to a red-chrome manicure for a truly show stopping look. Paint the decals in the same color to create a futuristic look.

Fire Flames

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This fiery mani is amazing. Sorry, we couldn’t resist. We can’t get enough of the contrast between the traditional nude glossy base and the chrome flames on top.

The Classic

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Lights Lacquer Nail Polish 1952 is a great option for a red chrome polish that can be applied in one step. Candy apple red is a glossy finish with a velvety feel that creates a chrome look without powder.

French Donuts with Glazed Tops

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Zola Ganzigort, the nail artist, who with Hailey Bieber helped popularize chrome, tripled down on trends with this manicure. This set includes red French tips with bow accents, topped off by a glazed-donut. It would be a lovely Valentine’s Day manicure.

Golden Glazed

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To achieve an ultra-metallic look, choose a golden glaze manicure with iridescent shimmer. Tom Bachik, a nail artist from Los Angeles, topped PLA Gel Polish in Chai and Chai Again (as “glazed fire”) with “golden glaze shimmer.”


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We’ll admit that we cheated a bit here. If you don’t have the time or desire to go all-chrome, a shimmering polish can be used with a glossy top coat for a similar look. Anna, an ail artist, used Death Valley Nail Polish Hiss.

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