Home Beauty Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that’s always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that’s always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

by белый

May marks the beginning of my favorite season—cherry season, of course. When these sweet and juicy jewels are finally ready for picking, I know that summer is just around the corner. To celebrate this joyous time, let the gorgeous fruit inspire your next manicure.

“Cherry red is a bold and vibrant color that’s reminiscent of the juicy fruit,” says nail artist Sigourney Nuñez. “It’s just as eye-catching as when a cherry is ripe, glossy, and plump. It draws attention as it’s the perfect pop of color to make a statement. Cherry red is also very timeless and can boost your confidence and self-assurance.”

Right now Nuñez, who is also a Sally Hansen global partner, says her favorite cherry reds are the brand’s Insta-Dri x Ring Pop in Very Cherry Jelly ($8) and Xtreme Wear in Red-ical Rockstar ($5). For a deeper hue, I’m loving the Aprés Nail Gel Couleur in Vampire Drunk ($15).

To celebrate the season right, scroll through 20 juicy cherry red nail designs, below.

Deep Red

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

Turn your nails into literal cherries with a vampy red polish. This is the perfect cherry red — not too dark and not too bright.

Cherry Hearts

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

"A more literal take on cherry red nails is wearing actual cherry-inspired nail art," says Nuñez. This mix-and-match design features cherry hearts on French tips flanked by white hearts, stars, and dots.

Coquette Jelly

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

A cherry red jelly polish is a great way to get the depth of cherry red in a less saturated way. This look features cute white ribbons on a few nails for a coquette vibe.

Pink Cherries

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

For a 3D cherry look, add red gems connected with delicate green stems. This design uses cherries atop a pink French tip, but you can also keep it monochromatic and go for a red tip for that full-on cherry flare.

Statement Pinky

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

"Cherry red is a color that has a lot of seasonal appeal," says Nuñez. For example, "this is a mix-and-match manicure with pops of cherry red for a his-and-hers Valentine’s manicure."

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Jeweled Mix

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

Mixing a deep cherry red with a milky white and gems yields a rich and stunning manicure. This design features bows and crosses.

Matte Hearts

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

“This is a negative space matte manicure with micro hearts painted using a cherry red shade,” says Nuñez.

Cherry Mocha

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

For a sultry cherry vibe, go for a red with chocolate undertones for that cherry mocha look. It's a warm and delicious hue.

Subtle Touch

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

For fun and minimal touch, use cherries as a subtle accent. This look features a mix of classic French tips and nude nails.

Checkmate

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

This deep and moody design features cherry red nails with a black-and-red checker print on the thumb. The little bit of black adds a dark touch without overwhelming the look.

Abstract

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

Use a bright cherry red in an abstract manicure for a fun and punchy look. This design features angular shapes, lines, and dots.

Bright Cherry

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

For a bright and cheery cherry, go for a true red. This look features Rebel With a Clause ($12) by OPI.

Cat Eye

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

Add even more visual interest to your cherry nail design with a cat eye, also known as velvet, effect. The magnetized polish adds a layer of dimension to the look.

Goldie Red

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

Gucci’s Goldie Red ($35) is a stunning bright red that’s anchored by the teensiest hint of blue.

Shimmer

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

Fake the cat-eye look using a shimmery polish made with a super finely milled shimmer. This look features the shade Christmas Means Carnage ($15) from Death Valley Nails.

Clean and Sharp

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

Switching up the shape of your nails can change the entire vibe of your manicure. This look features cherry red atop a sharp stiletto nail.

Subtle Shimmer

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

For shimmer that's light and simple, opt for a monochromatic ombré where a super-fine shimmer is concentrated just at the tip of the nail.

Red French

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

Shake up your French manicure by swapping the traditional white tip for a fun and funky color like cherry red.

Squoval

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

A square nail with a rounded edge is a fun way to add just a bit of edge to your cherry nail design.

Dark & Glossy

Cherry red is a bold and vibrant hue that's always trending. These 20 cherry red nail looks will inspire your next manicure.

This super-deep, plum-adjacent red is a stunning take on the cherry-nail look. The high-gloss finish adds a super luxe layer.

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