Maroon Nails Are The Sophisticated Winter Manicure Celebrities Are Loving

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Pop quiz — what happens when you mix every trending nail color of the year, including red, brown, and rich purple? You get maroon nails, winter’s ultimate manicure shade. The luxe color is already beloved by celebs like J.Lo, and you can get in on the trend now. Ahead, the best maroon nail inspo.

Mixed finishes always add an unexpected, interesting twist to manicures, but this mix of glossy maroon tips with matte beds makes nails look even longer.@saruhnails
This winter, try a stiletto nail shape for maximum Old Hollywood drama. When paired with a sleek shade like deep maroon, they cut an impossibly sultry figure.@tshegos_nailsecrets
‘Tis the season for glitter everything — nails included. Thanks to how dark maroon is, flecks of multicolored glitter have the perfect background to sparkle and shine in the winter sun.@rainbownailed
Short nails can be just as sophisticated as their longer counterparts — and without the inherent hazard that accompanies them. This square-shaped maroon set is neat, clean, and so glossy thanks to a high-shone topcoat. @beautybybethsmith
Metallic pops and maroon are a consistent match made in manicure heaven. Opulent gold leaf is particularly well-suited for the shade, and as a bonus, creates the most fall-friendly color palette. @bubbliciousnails
The French tip craze rages on with no sign of stopping any time soon, and with good reason, too. There’s not a shade on earth that won’t look sleek and stylish as tips, and maroon is no exception.@heyitseda
Add some celestial shine to your maroon mani by incorporating some easy-to-use nail stickers in a striking shade of gold. Layer a thick, glossy top coat over them to seal the sticker edges and add some reflective shine.@yessential_nails
There’s no rule that says you have to do maroon nails, plural — a single accent nail in the rich shade is just as powerful. Plus, an accent nail gives you the chance to play with other fall- and winter-perfect colors at the same time.@k.s.nails_
Cat-eye nails — that is, dragging a magnet over metal-infused polish to create a cat-eye or galaxy effect — are so intricate-looking and enchanting that it belies their ease. @mooncat
Micro French tips are the Y2K trend-within-a-trend poised to make a major comeback. Try it out for yourself with an itty-bitty arc of maroon over bright pink nails, like this manicure, or a more neutral base.@aliciatnails

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