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By Kurtis Nace on June 15, 2022

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10 Gorgeous Black Nail Ideas You Will Love

Black nails are quite popular in the fashion world, because they always look polished and eye-catching. Black nail designs are perfect if you want to stand out from the crowd and look really stylish. So, if you want to add something new to your beauty routine and give yourself some cool nail art ideas, keep reading to find our top 10 black tip nails designs that will make you stand out!

1) Abstract black floral design

This manicure is perfect for fans of black and white. The ring finger has a short little coffin black nail design. It looks like somebody who wants to express their uniqueness through some edgy black nail designs, but with a feminine touch to it. This design is so sweet yet cute at the same time, it’s hard not to fall in love with it.

2) Back to basics with a traditional French manicure

The traditional French manicure isn’t exactly an edgy black nail design, but it’s a fabulous example of how gorgeous black nails don’t have to be impossible-to-pull-off black nails. This classic look is easy to achieve and takes just minutes, making it one of our favorite and most tried and true nail designs. To start: Prep your hands with a gentle hand soap or scrub before shaping your nails with an orange stick or manicure stick. Follow by gently pushing back cuticles using a cuticle pusher tool. Then use a moisturizing base coat on all ten fingers, followed by two coats of shiny clear polish for shine and protection against cracking.

3) Work your way up to a splatter manicure

One of my all-time favorite manicures is done with tape. I do a splatter manicure by first painting my nails black (I usually use OPI’s Black Onyx). Then, I cut out little strips of tape and place them on top of my nail, trying to make it look like a scattered mess. This look is cool because you can wear it for any occasion or season, whether you’re wearing skinny jeans or a beautiful maxi dress. Start off with just one finger to see how long it takes you to finish before doing your other fingers! If you have time (or money), go get some fake nails and create multiple designs on each nail tip.

4) Get your claws on this elegant nail art design

Many women go crazy for black nail designs because they look super classy. If you’re going to wear dark nails, you want them to make a statement—not just blend in with your manicure. For example, if you’re going to wear matte-black nails, why not switch it up and try coffin-black tips? Or opt for short black acrylics that stand out against lighter skin tones? No matter which look you choose, these tips are sure to help you rock a sophisticated nail design that is bound to turn heads.

5) For the gothic girl

Coffin Black Nail Design (CBD) refers to nail art that gives an image of dead skin, where black is dominant, but can be completed with red on some parts. It is usually used to emphasize gothic fashion, such as vampire nails and witch nails. If you’re looking for short nail design ideas for summer, there are a lot of designs you can try. Start with matte black nails, or choose coffin black nail designs and add some other colors to create amazing manicures like red, pink or purple glitter tips. Matte acrylics give a natural look while preserving your healthy nails! Also try some cool DIY projects to make your own Matte Black Nail Polish at home.

6) Try out this fabulous zebra print

If you are a nail art lover, here is one simple and yet fancy nail paint design for your next manicure. Get a toothpick and dip it in black nail paint. Paint zebra stripes on your nails by dabbing with toothpick in black nail paint on different parts of your nails. Don’t forget to flaunt it! It is as easy as 1-2-3!

7) Add some depth with this black striped look

Black and white stripes are one of our favorite nail art looks. It’s incredibly easy to do, so you can have it done in minutes, but looks impressive! The black acrylic nails aren’t only a great design for summer because they match most outfits, but they also draw attention to your fingers while creating a bold and original look. Plus, these look perfect with almost any kind of outfit! Black striped nails are definitely worth trying out because they create an effortless chic style.

8) Give yourself an ombre manicure

One of my favorite black-tip nails designs is ombre nails. They’re very popular right now, and they’re also relatively easy to do! All you need is a bit of nail polish remover, a small paintbrush and black acrylic nail polish. Dip your nail in nail polish remover, then use your brush to apply a small line of black tip to your ring finger and pinky nails. Lightly dab those areas with a dry paper towel until dry—it will take less than 30 seconds. Then apply a layer of clear top coat for shine and repeat on each hand. Before heading out, give yourself an at-home manicure by lightly buffing any uneven tips or applying some cuticle oil from both ends down towards your nails.

9) Brighten up with a white tip nail design

There’s a reason why black and white remains one of fashion’s most classic color combinations. The stark contrast can be eye-catching, but it can also help you make a style statement when paired with more low-key outfits. Don’t have time to paint your nails? Get a manicure at home (or send yourself a care package) with Deborah Lippmann’s Instant Artist kit.

10) Go bold with this silver glitter French mani

Start with a base coat and let it dry. Apply a sheer coat of black polish on all 10 nails. Then add large glitter pieces to 5 nails—2 on each side of each nail. Top with a clear topcoat and let it dry. Finally, apply a sheer silver glitter polish to your ring finger; allow that to dry completely before applying another layer of glitter over top. This will create a 3D look and prevent your design from scratching off prematurely. For an even more dramatic effect, try contrasting between several layers of silver and black! Add dots on your thumbs or make stripes on your index fingers for extra color interest!