We’ve nailed the best Christmas-inspired manicure ideas on Instagram here, but for those who shy away from the most glittery, extravagant and star-studded (literally) digits—fret not, we got you covered as well. If subtlety is your middle name and you’re one for minimalistic nail art (think negative space, reverse French manis, coloured tips etc), these 15 red and green nail art ideas may just be what you’re looking for.
Swap full-on shimmer for a dash of glitter on the fourth finger, or play with textures (from matte to glossy) to keep your nail art festive sans hitting the snooze button. Motifs are currently trending on Instagram as well, with tortoiseshell, tartan, three-dimensional nail art ideas. Our favourite? Tonal hues (including shades of crimson and forest green) for added pizzazz—the ultimate proof that you don’t need to scream to gain attention.
Ahead, 15 of our favourite red and green manicures of the holiday season:
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