Posted on: November 27, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

With December on the horizon, many of us have begun our Christmas shopping, have our beauty advent calendars on standby and our social calendar filling up for the party season. Which begs the question: what nail colour should you wear over the festive season?

Among the winter nail colours and winter nail trendsred nail polish always looks chic for any time of the year. However, dark red Christmas nails look particularly chic in December. Think a deep red that resembles a glass of mulled wine. This nail colour works just as well as a party nails design without being as obvious as glitter nails. And if you’re booking in for a gel nail appointment, its safe bet that will see you through the festive season.

Ready for some dark red Christmas nails ideas? I’ve saved plenty of inspiration below, and shared the very best dark red nail polishes to get the look at home if you’re not heading into the salon. 

Short nails lend themselves well to dark red Christmas nails.

A dark red brown polish is perfect for achieving mulled wine nails.

For an ultra luxe finish, apply a glossy top coat to give your nails an expensive lacquer.

I’ve been wearing Chanel’s Le Vernis Rouge Noir (£29) all through the festive season—the perfect timeless dark red nail polish.

Dark red Christmas nails lend themselves well to chic nail art, such as this Bordeaux French tip.

Keeping your cuticles in great condition is key to making this nail colour look expensive.

A berry toned red nail polish also works well if you don’t want to go too dark.

Want a subtle touch of nail art? Dark red nail polish pairs so well with a gold glitter French tip.

This mulled wine nail colour whispers luxury.

Dark red looks elegant on long nails too—particularly on almond or oval shaped nails.

Dark red makes a real statement on long, stiletto-shaped nails.

When I quiz nail techs on their favourite dark red nail polish, they always mention OPI Malaga Wine, which was made for the mulled wine nail trend.

A timeless nail colour that will see you through party season and beyond. One coat gives a black cherry look, while two coats gives a glass of mulled wine.

Price shown is member price. A great chic nail colour with an impressive chip-free formula that lasts and lasts.

Need a nail polish to go with your party outfit? H&M has you covered.

Another luxe option is Dior’s Vernis in 047 Nuit 1947. This would look amazing on short square nails.

Essie has its own wine inspired nail shade too.

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