30 Totally Cool Black Nails Designs Inspired by Notable Runway Moments


Black nails art is super classy and totally sexy. Whether you opt for a classy black and white nail art design or some bold colors like black and gold or black and red, you’ll be in style!
Black easy nail designs are timeless! You can paint your nails shiny black and add some bold color for a French tip. Or you can add gemstones so that your nails sparkle in the sunlight!
From cute nails to all kinds of fun color combos, we have created a gallery of our favorites just for you!
Check out these totally awesome ideas for black nail designs! Remember to pin your faves for future inspiration!


“Rainy Day” Black Nails

A dewy manicure always looks cute and feminine even if you use the black base for it. That is why if you do not wish to give up on our fav black nails but look for a gentle accent – this may be your best bet.

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Modern Vibe Black Nails

Monochromatic and minimalistic nails are all the rage these days. This black nail art is the best support to the point. What is more, you do not need to be a skillful artist to replicate it.

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Rose Design For Matte Black Nails

Flowers are always about cuteness but when we have black nails in mind things change a little. The truth is that such a manicure still looks sweet and feminine but with a tone of edginess to it – exactly what strong ladies need!

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Bright Design Accents

The fact is that black goes well with any other hue is well known, however when you combine it with bright orange and contrasting white shades things acquire new meaning. Such a manicure will look both bright and reserved at the same time.

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Solid Steam Punk Black Nail Manicure

If steampunk is your cup of tea, then you will surely appreciate this idea. What is more, you do not need to be into any subculture to fall in love with this simple, elegant and a bit of edgy manicure idea.

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Cute Heart Accent And Neutral Base

The best way to reflect your bold black nails is to introduce some neutral base accent in. However, when such a combo is just too daring for you – you can always smooth things out with the addition of a cute heart!

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Glitter And Rhinestones To Complete The Dark Masterpiece

Who said that black nails couldn’t be festive or romantic? There is nothing that the glitter and rhinestone addition wouldn’t fix. Yet, in this case, the masterpiece has a little dark vibe to it, be careful!

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Minimalistic Black Nails Art

If you are a fan of all possible minimalistic patterns, this one will win your heart for sure. The thing is that apart from edgy black nails there is a little silver added to spice things up. Such a manicure will fit in everyday use as well as some special occasion you are headed for!

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Exquisite Black Manicure Idea

If you are looking for some special day nail art – we may have just the suitable idea in mind. Even though there is black color present, this manicure looks anything but bold or daring, on the contrary, it looks elegant and exquisite just what any true lady needs!

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French Tip With Black Lace Accent

There are many devoted fans of classic French tip out there, but we are suggesting you something out of the ordinary here. The thing is that the combination of metallic red and laced black pattern is simply enchanting and it takes the French manicure to the completely new level of fancy!

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Black Nails With Plaid Accent

The plaid accent is considered to be the classic one what is more when combined with matte black nails it looks beyond belief elegant. See for yourself!

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Black Nails With Gold Stamping

The introduction of stamping to the nail art made it a lot easier to come up with intricate masterpieces on your own. For example, this perfect matte black nail art with gold stamping can be easily replicated on your own. Try it out, and you will not regret it!

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Unique Black Panther Design

If you are an equal fan of comics and nail art, then this Black Panther nail design will steal your heart. Besides, those who are not the fans will consider the design to be just another fabulous nail art idea!

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Cute Heart-Shaped Negative Space

In case you are looking for simple nail designs for short nails then this is exactly what you need. A combination of nude negative space and black nail polish looks great and contrastingly.

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Leather and Lace

Here is a slightly edgy take on the traditional French mani. Paint your nails nude with thick black tips. Then use a nail stamp to add black lace to the base coat for a look that’s stunning yet seductive.

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Moonlight Magic

These half moons that look almost hidden behind dark clouds on a matte black base are dark and edgy for those who prefer a more dramatic vibe.

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Gold & Black Geometric Combination

First, apply a metallic gold base on your nails. Using stencils and black polish, create different geometric designs for each nail. Enjoy your simple and elegant manicure!

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Ombre with Accents

This nude to black semitransparent ombre is super elegant on its own, but outline hearts on 2 fingers with glittery black nail polish for a totally gorgeous look.

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Awesome Black & Silver Nail Design

Black nails with shiny silver glitter are always a win-win combination. Paint a tiny triangle on your accent nail for an extra chic look.

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Mosaic Nails

This look is totally classy with its black, white, and gray mosaic tiles. Use a black nail art pen to make the mosaic tiles and then fill them in with alternating shades of gray, white, and black to complete the mosaic effect.

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Gorgeous Matte Laced Nails

Let your natural nail shine through a dramatic black lace for a sexy look. Complete this design with matte top coat and add some black rhinestones. You’re ready to break men’s hearts!

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Strict Lines

Geometric design suitable for an everyday look. Combine a dusty pink and black colors and no one can tear eyes away from you!

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Black Pearl Nails

Pearl chrome powder adds some magical glow to simple black nails. Look how gorgeous and luxury they shine!

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Fantastic Marble Nail Art

Marble nail art does not need a presentation. Nails with marble stone effect look amazing in any color. But this black marble design with tiny gold foil pieces melted our hearts.

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Black Ruffian Nails

This modern nails are chic and elegant with a black base and rose gold reverse french manicure. This combination looks fabulous and feminine!

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Tribal Polka Dots

On a matte black base, paint tribal polka dots in a circle, starting with one in the middle and forming circles of polka dots around that until you reach the ends of your nails. These pretty matte shades of blue, silver, and pink give a totally tribal vibe that is hip and trendy.

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Shiny Nails

Here is another take on the French mani with shiny black tips and glistening white and black rhinestones for an accent nail. You will definitely catch everyone’s eyes with this chic and stylish look!

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Black and Rose Gold Tribal Art

Tribal nails are tres chic this season, but these black and rose gold tribal nail art designs are over the top chic!

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Rainbow on Black Nails

Apply a sparkly rainbow flakes as a base. Add a top coat and then paint diagonal stripes using a matte black nail polish.

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Watercolor Waves

We love this black and white watercolor effect that is easily duplicated by swirling the two colors together!

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So, there you go, 30 totally hip ideas for black nails art! Which one do you love best? We love them all!

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