If you want a cute but unconventional manicure, there’s nothing easier than to reach for your black nail polish!
We’ve all gone through our emo phase in school, but you’d be surprised — black nails can do it all! From classy, to showy, to super duper adorable, they are extremely versatile.
I collected a bunch of black nail ideas for you to check out and try!
Do you ever wear black nail polish? Let me know in the comments!
Black Nails Pictures
1. Gorgeous Black Zodiac Stiletto Nails With Purple Dots
I love these black stiletto nails featuring zodiac-inspired designs! The black contrasts so well with the purple moon and dots too! Gorgeous! 🖤💜
2. Spooky Black Nails with White Stripes and Bat Accent Nail
These black stiletto nails feature a cool Tim Burton-esque wiggly stripe design, and a hand-painted gothic bat on the accent nail! So cute and perfect for Halloween! 💅🧙♀️🎃
3. Fiery Black Nail Art On Matte Black Stiletto Nails
These black flame stiletto nails are super cool! They feature a black and nude color scheme, with black flames on the accent nail and a glossy top coat, while the other fingers feature a matte black French and a matte black solid nail. Edgy and cool!
4. Celestial Almond-Shaped Gel Extensions
Sparkling like a night sky full of stars, the enchanting black nails create an irresistible spooky aesthetic that perfectly captures your witchy vibes. The silver stars really sparkle on the black glossy base color. ✨️✨️✨️
5. Purple and Black Star Nails Design With Studs
Black and purple stars adorn these mountain peak nails. To complete the look, silver studs sparkle in the light. Such a cool manicure! Perfect for a rock concert 🤘
6. Goth Stiletto Nails with Matte and Shiny Contrast and Piercings
Get ready to rock some serious goth vibes with these killer nails! 🕷️🖤 Imagine long, sharp stiletto nails, as black as night, with a striking contrast of matte and shiny finishes. And that’s not all – these edgy beauties also boast fierce little piercings that add an extra touch of badassery. These goth nails are the epitome of dark elegance!
7. Gothic Skull Almond Nails with Swarovski Bling
These long almond nails feature a cool flame ombre effect on top of clear jelly nails. On the accent nail, a beautiful hand-painted rose makes this gothic manicure a real work of art!
8. Nude Almond Nails with Black And White French Tips
Cute nude base color nails with a variety of black and white nail art! A serpent, a flame with white stars, a little black and white ghost, and then the classy french tips make this a fresh and casual manicure, playing down the black color with a more whimsical touch!
9. Gothic Nude Aura Nails with Black French
These stiletto nails feature a nude base color, with a very subtle blush aura design. On top of that, a super cool black French in two designs (solid and pinstripe) completes the look. Dreamy!
10. Nude and Black Almond Nails With Diagonal French Tips
Super cute short almond nails with a glossy top coat and a diagonal black French tip on the nude base color! 🖤
11. Black and White Coffin Nails With Barbwire Heart Accent
These nails are so cool! The coffin shape works so well with the glossy black! And the accent nail is white, with a cool “barbwire heart” design. Striking! 🖤
12. Ultra-Glossy Black Nails with Red Underside – Louboutin Manicure!
Okay, this is so cool! These ultra-glossy black stiletto nails feature red nail polish on the underside, reminiscent of the sole on a pair of gorgeous Louboutin shoes!
13. Black and Blue Aura Nails With Gothic Jewelry
These super gothic stiletto nails feature a really cool color scheme: black base with a subtle blue/purple aura effect. To really kick up the drama a notch, they also feature silver jewlery.
14. Art Deco-inspired Matte Black Nails with Green and Blue Chrome
Check out these stunning matte black almond nails adorned with vibrant green and blue chrome accents! The Art Deco-inspired designs showcase ornamental patterns reminiscent of The Great Gatsby era.
15. Glossy Black Almond Nails With White Stars
These glossy black almond nails are super cute. They feature white stars, with a different hand-painted design on each nail! 🌌🌟🖤
16. Nude and Black Ombre Nails With Chrome Veins
Such a cool manicure! The nude base color progressively gets darker, until it’s completely black at the tips. On top of that, chrome silver veins look like lightning on a stormy night! ⛈️
17. Blackout Cheetah: Matte Black Nails with Shiny Animal Print Design
Gently peeking from the matte black base color, the glossy cheetah animal print designs lend a fierce and eye-catching touch. Embrace the darkness and unleash your inner wild with this striking manicure! 🐆
18. Nude Almond Nails With Black French Tips and Black Pearls
These super cute long almond nails feature nude base color polish and glossy black French tips. The white specks on top give a playful touch, and the accent nail features cute black pearls.
19. Black French Tip Nails
These long almond nails feature a very cute nude shade for the base color, and minimalistic but sophisticated black French tips. The French tips are contoured by a thin black pinstripe. So cute!
20. Elegant Black and Pink Long Almond Nails With Glitter
Super stylish look on these long almond nails! Two accent nails feature a super cute shade of pink and some golden glitter. What’s not to love? 🖤✨
21. Cute Black Short Nails With Nude Accents
A cute short black nails manicure! The accent nails feature a super cute shade of nude pink and are decorated with black hearts and black spatters respectively. Adorbs!
22. Black French Tip Square Nails with Matching Toes
Cute long square nails (and toes) with a nude base color and rounded black French tips. Add some cute white flowers with little rhinestones in the middle and you have a winner mani and pedicure ✿✿✿
23. Black Marble Stiletto Nails
Awesome stiletto nails with a black base color and white marbling on two of the fingers. The marbled nails are glossy while the others feature a matte top coat. Such an elegant and striking manicure!
24. Almond Shape Nude Nails With Squiggly Black French Tips
These short almond nails feature a super cute nude base color, and squiggly black French tips. The tips are also adorned with hand-painted white stars! ✨🖤
25. Matte Pink and Black Long Square Nails
Super stylish matte nails in pink and black. The accent nails are completely matte black, while the others are matte pink with squiggly black pinstripes. I’m obsessed!
26. Black Long Almond Nails With Blush and Glitter Accents
These cool long almond nails are made super elegant by the satin finish top coat. Two of the nails feature pink glitter hexagon in various sizes, and one of the nails has a blush base color with a satin black French tip. Amazing!
27. Glossy Black Short Almond Gel Nails With Hand-Painted Flowers
There’s so much contrast between the black gel base color and the cute little hand-painted flowers on this manicure! The flowers are painted in all sorts of super cute pastel shades, giving your black nail manicure a softer edge.
28. Luxurious Gold Chrome Almond Nails with Matte Black
These nails radiate pure luxury as they shimmer with the rich allure of gold. The sleek almond shape complements the flawless matte finish and the gold chrome base is the epitome of sophistication.
29. Half and Half Nude and Black Nails
These short almond nails are painted half black and half nude, and the other two fingers are nude base with a simple thin black French tip. Simple yet effective!
30. Soft Pink and Black Long Almond Nails
Introducing a wickedly chic combination of Essie’s Vanity Fairest and Wicked nail shades. These two hues make for the perfect autumnal or fall color palette. With a mix of deep black and soft pink nails adorned with heart-shaped designs, this nail art inspiration is all about grunge aesthetics and elegance!
31. Pink and Black Nails With Gold Foil Leopard Print
Glamorous long almond nails painted black and a soft pink. The pink nails feature a super cute gold and black leopard print that works so well with the pink!
32. Jet Black French Manicure with a Twist
Your nails are on point with a stylish, monochrome vibe! The deep shade of Jet Black adds a touch of chic sophistication to these medium square nails. Two fingers feature a French tip with a secondary thin black stripe, which is super trendy. So cute!
33. Black Coffin Nails With Lattice and Studs Accent Nail
These long coffin nails feature a cute shade of pink with a black French tip and a little stud at the base of the nail. The other two fingers are completely glossy black. But the accent nail is the star of the show, with thin black lines forming a lattice, and little studs at every intersection, on the same soft pink base. Chef’s kiss!
34. Dark Floral Nail Art on Almond Nails
Get ready to be blown away by this mesmerizing nail design! The dark and moody aesthetic of this floral masterpiece is perfect for those looking to make a bold statement. Each delicately painted flower showcases intricate details that bring the design to life. The perfect manicure for the Fall season? 🥀
35. Simple and Elegant Black Nails With Pink and Gold Accents
I love this manicure! The black polish is SUPER glossy, and the accent nails feature the perfect shade of pink and a vertical golden line that separates that from the same black on opposing sides on each finger. So simple, yet so creative!
36. Chic Black Y2K Nails with Hello Kitty
These long black square nails feature an aura design with a gray shade, and tons of cute 3D jewels, including… Hello Kitty! Dark kawaii energy!
37. Black Squoval Nails With Glitter Accent
These cute squoval nails feature a super glossy black finish. The accent nail elevates this mani with a little bit of glitter! I’m definitely trying this!
38. Black French Tips, Rhinestones and Studs on Long Square Nails
Diva nails! Long square nails with a nude base color and black French tips. The mani is completed by the little studs at the base, and the extra large shiny rhinestones on the two accent nails.
39. Silver Moon Nails in Spooky Black: Witchy Vibes
Black short almond nails with two accent nails per hand. The accent nails feature a starry night (reminiscent of galaxy nails). One has a beautiful silver star, and the other a hand-painted silver moon covered by clouds. Spellbinding and perfect for your Halloween manicure!