Best Red Nail Polish Colors

These seven red nail polish colors range from iconic to classic to a fresh from the beach orange-red.

JINSOON NAIL LACQUER IN COQUETTE, $18

Coquette is the epitome of classic red. Although it is deeper than a cherry or fire engine shade, it works for all seasons and all occasions on toes or tips.

OLIVE & JUNE NAIL POLISH IN CV, $8

Named after designer Clare Vivier, CV is a warm red with orange undertones, reminiscent of NARS Heatwave or MAC Lady Danger lipsticks.

ESSIE GEL COUTURE IN ROCK THE RUNWAY, $8.79

A fierce scarlet red with a high shine finish and the lasting power of a gel, Rock The Runway is a neutral to cool leaning shade that adds instant sophistication to anyone who wears it.

SALLY HANSEN INSTA-DRI IN RAPID RED, $5.75

A quick drying red nail polish is a must in anyone's collection. Rapid Red is a deep cardinal red that leans deep pink and adds a bit of playfulness to any outfit.

DIOR NAIL POLISH IN ROUGE 999, $28

Rouge 999 is Dior's signature, classic red. It can be found in lipstick, lip liner, and liquid lipstick complete the Rouge 999 Dior wardrobe, making it effortless to match your lips to your tips.

SALLY HANSEN COLOR THERAPY IN RED-IANCE, $7.49

Orange reds look fantastic on tan skin and darker skin tones, making it a perfect summer alternative to classic cherry red shades. Red-iance, in particular, is a flattering warm orange red.

SINFUL COLORS NAIL POLISH IN BITTEN, $1.99

A classic shade of red nail polish doesn't need to come with a luxury price tag, as proven by this extremely affordable option from Sinful Colors. Bitten is a classic shade that is nearly indistinguishable from any other color on this list.