Red is a color of health, life and love while black is a color of strength, power and elegance. When combining these two, you are sure to look very trendy. These two colors compliment each other in a great way. The perfection behind nail art is definitely this: You can be creative and play with colors!

Black and red nails are mostly associated with Halloween but there are hundreds of different nail art designs such as hearts, snake prints and stones. So, it doesn’t matter if you want to go with a gothic style or a cute one because you can achieve the look you want with these two colors.

We’ve rounded up some of the best black and red combo ideas for you. Go on reading to get inspired!

1. Black and Red Ombre Nails

 Ombre nails are always a favourite, aren't they? It starts with black color and turns into red to bottom. No matter how long your nails are, you will look gorgeous with this design.
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Ombre nails are always a favourite, aren’t they? It starts with black color and turns into red to bottom. No matter how long your nails are, you will look gorgeous with this design.

2. Black and Red Stiletto Nails

Here is a great ombre which is created with black and red. It has such a bold look that everyone will notice your nails. The sharp tips is taken to a different level with blood red. Let's show your savage love.
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Here is a great ombre which is created with black and red. It has such a bold look that everyone will notice your nails. The sharp tips is taken to a different level with blood red. Let’s show your savage love.

3. Half Black and Half Red Nails

Red is a color of passion, love and confidence while black is a color of strength and power. When you mix two of them together, just imagine how strong you will feel. To get this feeling, this design is perfect.
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Red is a color of passion, love and confidence while black is a color of strength and power. When you mix two of them together, just imagine how strong you will feel. To get this feeling, this design is perfect.

4. Glittered Red and Black Nails

 Glittered accent nails have always been a favourite one. If you think so, red glitters are here to make your nails shine. For your little finger, you can draw a red line on your black nail polish.
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Glittered accent nails have always been a favourite one. If you think so, red glitters are here to make your nails shine. For your little finger, you can draw a red line on your black nail polish.

5. Black and Red Stone Nail Design

Black long coffin nails offer an amazing look for the ones who apply it. Are you ready to have fun with your long nails? Then, red accent nails with some shiny stones on them are all you need.
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Black long coffin nails offer an amazing look for the ones who apply it. Are you ready to have fun with your long nails? Then, red accent nails with some shiny stones on them are all you need.

6. Classic Black and Red Nails

Classics never go out of style, do they? Let's apply red and black nail polishes as well as glittered black accent nail. Wanna show everyone that you have good taste? Then, go for it.
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Classics never go out of style, do they? Let’s apply red and black nail polishes as well as glittered black accent nail. Wanna show everyone that you have good taste? Then, go for it.

7. Short Black and Red Nails

 Wanna shine like a star? If your answer is yes, you have to try this design out. It's not hard, so you can create this look by yourself. Silver and red particles can be splashed on your black nails to get this simple but chic nail design.
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Wanna shine like a star? If your answer is yes, you have to try this design out. It’s not hard, so you can create this look by yourself. Silver and red particles can be splashed on your black nails to get this simple but chic nail design.

8. Black and Red Snake Nail Idea

Snake is a timeless symbol and it is used in many designs just like nail ones. When you add this symbol with a red nail polish, you will get the savage feeling to the fullest. As a nice detail, snake skin is used.
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Snake is a timeless symbol and it is used in many designs just like nail ones. When you add this symbol with a red nail polish, you will get the savage feeling to the fullest. As a nice detail, snake skin is used.

9. Astonishing Black and Red Nail Idea

Long acrylic nails are super cool and you have to be bold to get it, right? To add these nails an extra beauty and boldness, let's apply a black matte nail polish with stones on them and a shiny red nail polish.
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Long acrylic nails are super cool and you have to be bold to get it, right? To add these nails an extra beauty and boldness, let’s apply a black matte nail polish with stones on them and a shiny red nail polish.

10. Short Black and Red Nail Design

Here is a great combination of black and red. This glitter look does not cover all the surface of nails but just a spesific part. You should give it a shot if you want to shine with this glitters.
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Here is a great combination of black and red. This glitter look does not cover all the surface of nails but just a spesific part. You should give it a shot if you want to shine with this glitters.

11. Gothic Black and Red Nails

Are you ready to be gothic? Especially for special occassions like Halloween, this nail design is perfect. The matte black and red nails offer a gothic look with shiny stones on them. Let's feel Gothicism to its fullest.
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Are you ready to be gothic? Especially for special occassions like Halloween, this nail design is perfect. The matte black and red nails offer a gothic look with shiny stones on them. Let’s feel Gothicism to its fullest.

12. Black and Red Spider Nails

This shiny reddish nail polish is taken to a different level with matte black. Spiders and their webs are mostly associated with Halloween, so we can say that this nail design is great for it.
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This shiny reddish nail polish is taken to a different level with matte black. Spiders and their webs are mostly associated with Halloween, so we can say that this nail design is great for it.

13. Matte and Bright Black & Red Nails

The fading effect looks so real and the transition between black and red is a work of a talented nail artist. The other nails are shiny and if you add little black stones, everyone will notice your nails, for sure.
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The fading effect looks so real and the transition between black and red is a work of a talented nail artist. The other nails are shiny and if you add little black stones, everyone will notice your nails, for sure.

14. Black and Red Stiletto Nails

Shiny and glittered nails never go out of the style because women are into these. If you do not like simple glitters, you should have a different nail art for each of your nails. In this way, you will shine out.
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Shiny and glittered nails never go out of the style because women are into these. If you do not like simple glitters, you should have a different nail art for each of your nails. In this way, you will shine out.

15. Black and Red Line Nail Design

It is possible to look chic with your short nails, too. Have an black accent nail on your ring finger while the other ones are blood red. The striking part is that black lines are used to create this look. Go and get it.
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It is possible to look chic with your short nails, too. Have an black accent nail on your ring finger while the other ones are blood red. The striking part is that black lines are used to create this look. Go and get it.

16. Matte Black and Red Nails

Even though glossy nail polishes are always a favourite choice, cool matte designs will never go out the style. Half red and half black matte nails look super classy and you do not need any other decoration.
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Even though glossy nail polishes are always a favourite choice, cool matte designs will never go out the style. Half red and half black matte nails look super classy and you do not need any other decoration.

17. Classy Black and Red Nails

You can have this black and red nail design at home because it is so easy to create! All you need to do is to apply blood red nail polish to your nails and black one starting from the middle of them. Super easy and cool!
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You can have this black and red nail design at home because it is so easy to create! All you need to do is to apply blood red nail polish to your nails and black one starting from the middle of them. Super easy and cool!

18. Fragmental Red & Black Nails

Geometric shapes always look amazing since you can be as creative as you want. Just like in this example above, each nail has a different geometric shape with black and red nail polish. Go for it if you don't like simple nails.
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Geometric shapes always look amazing since you can be as creative as you want. Just like in this example above, each nail has a different geometric shape with black and red nail polish. Go for it if you don’t like simple nails.

19. Well Designed Black and Red Nails

Those who can never find a classic nail design enough will adore the one above. Each nail offers a different look ranging from rose, stones, glittered and ombre nails. Let's mix them and shine.
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Those who can never find a classic nail design enough will adore the one above. Each nail offers a different look ranging from rose, stones, glittered and ombre nails. Let’s mix them and shine.

20. Black and Red Rose Nail Design

A chic rose nail design can be all you need to get to look amazing with your long almond nails. This design has a vintage vibe due to its look and this is what makes it unique. The black base behind makes the roses stand out.
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A chic rose nail design can be all you need to get to look amazing with your long almond nails. This design has a vintage vibe due to its look and this is what makes it unique. The black base behind makes the roses stand out.

21. Black and Red Skull Nails

The symbol of mortality, a skull, is one of the most iconic figures. A white skull on your blood red nail polish will look amazing with your black and red ombe nails.
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The symbol of mortality, a skull, is one of the most iconic figures. A white skull on your blood red nail polish will look amazing with your black and red ombe nails.

22. Flashy Black and Red Nails

Isn't this nail design so flashy? Because it is really hard to take my eyes off it! These tiny little heart stickers and glittered nail polish look like a perfect idea especially for Valentine's Day.
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Isn’t this nail design so flashy? Because it is really hard to take my eyes off it! These tiny little heart stickers and glittered nail polish look like a perfect idea especially for Valentine’s Day.

23. Artistic Black and Red Nails

 Nail art is a type of artwork and we all know that you can be as creative as possible. The example above is a mixture of black, red and gold. And it looks like a piece of art, like a canvas.
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Nail art is a type of artwork and we all know that you can be as creative as possible. The example above is a mixture of black, red and gold. And it looks like a piece of art, like a canvas.

24. Short Black and Red Nails

Who says short nails do not look nice? When you apply black and glittered red nail polishes together, your short stiletto nails will shine out. Give it a shot.
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Who says short nails do not look nice? When you apply black and glittered red nail polishes together, your short stiletto nails will shine out. Give it a shot.

25. Black and Red French Tips

No words are enough to describe this gorgeous look. For two accent nails, black and red French tips are created with a snake skin look while the other ones are decorated with stones and rubies. It is absolutely incredible!
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No words are enough to describe this gorgeous look. For two accent nails, black and red French tips are created with a snake skin look while the other ones are decorated with stones and rubies. It is absolutely incredible!

26. Black and Red Acrylic Nails

Long black acrylic nails are taken to a whole different level with red color. This time it is not the red nail polish but red stones that offer a great look for your black nails. Let's get them to stand out.
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Long black acrylic nails are taken to a whole different level with red color. This time it is not the red nail polish but red stones that offer a great look for your black nails. Let’s get them to stand out.

27. Spooky Black and Red Nails

It is so cool! These nails give a bit dark spiderman vibes with the dark red and the weblike silver. The glitters behind are adorable, too. You have to go for it.
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It is so cool! These nails give a bit dark spiderman vibes with the dark red and the weblike silver. The glitters behind are adorable, too. You have to go for it.

28. Shiny Red & Black Nail Tips

Can't you give up having a French manicure? Then, let's do it with black and red glitters. It looks like a hard mani to try at home but your nail artist can create this look easily. A cute flower is also fabulous on ring finger.
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Can’t you give up having a French manicure? Then, let’s do it with black and red glitters. It looks like a hard mani to try at home but your nail artist can create this look easily. A cute flower is also fabulous on ring finger.

29. Black and Red Mickey Nails

We see Mickey designs everywhere, so why not using them as a nail art? If you want to have a Mickey with you on your nail, black and red nail colors are perfect for you. Let's give it a shot.
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We see Mickey designs everywhere, so why not using them as a nail art? If you want to have a Mickey with you on your nail, black and red nail colors are perfect for you. Let’s give it a shot.

30. Sassy Black and Red Stiletto Nails

It is so hard to resist these sassy black and red nails, isn't it? With their perfect application, these nail polishes are great to achieve a cool look. Go and show your feminity to everyone.
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It is so hard to resist these sassy black and red nails, isn’t it? With their perfect application, these nail polishes are great to achieve a cool look. Go and show your feminity to everyone.

31. Elegant Black and Red Nails

Long square nails feature flat edges and it is a practical option for many women. The edges have a darker tone to the bottom and this effect is what makes these nails look amazing.
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Long square nails feature flat edges and it is a practical option for many women. The edges have a darker tone to the bottom and this effect is what makes these nails look amazing.

32. Black and Red Christmas Nail Design 

It seems like it will take a very long time to achieve this nail art but don't worry. A professional nail artist can do it perfectly. Christmas is a perfect time of the year to celebrate, so let's have fun with your nails.
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It seems like it will take a very long time to achieve this nail art but don’t worry. A professional nail artist can do it perfectly. Christmas is a perfect time of the year to celebrate, so let’s have fun with your nails.

Black and red color combo have always been popular and it looks like it will be for a long time. It is time to get this manicure no matter where you will go because they are suitable for everywhere. From the list above, which black and red nails are your favourites? Let us know in the comments!

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