I've shown Merry Midnight layered over reds. You can see how it looked layered over OPI Quarter Of A Cent Cherry here. But so far I haven't built up the color on its own. It takes a few coats since it's sheer. I used four coats. Merry Midnight is a deep eggplant purple base with flakes of blue and orange-red. Along with the flakes there are bits of small blue and silver flake glitter.