Black nail designs are nearly always seen as a bold choice. People avoid them as too gothic or too dramatic, but a good set of black acrylic nails is also elegant and office friendly. Much like a little black dress, black nails go with everything and work for drinks at the weekend and boardroom meetings. You just need the design for the occasion and here we have found some of the best black nail designs to help you choose.
Black Acrylic Nail Designs
Acrylics don’t chip, last forever and allow you to extend your talons for a more dramatic choice. However, they don’t always need to be ultra long to be eye catching.
This design is a playful take on classic black acrylic nail designs, with a natural length, rounded oval tips and accent nail art.
Black silver nails always make for a great combination. Use acrylic nails to lenghten and shape and gel or regular stamping polish on top to add eye catching details.
If you think that black nail designs are too goth, consider this one. A combination of pink stamping on black acrylic nails, this is an eye catching version of a spring friendly manicure. The mix between matte and glossy nails gives it a touch of elegance.
Minimalist and elegant, this black acrylic nail design wouldn’t be out of place at a boardroom meeting, but it’s still more fun than a vanilla french manicure.
A fun take on black and white acrylic nails with an eye catching pattern. While you can hand paint this kind of nail design, you can also find stamping plates with similar designs.
Combining black and white (or a soft cream) creates very elegant black acrylic nails. Black is the perfect color for stamping and nail art because it’s very opaque and often works great in one layer. Just remember to remove your acrylic nails properly to avoid damage to your nails.
Black and silver nails with glitter are the perfect party statement. A slightly elongated coffin shape will make your fingers look longer.
Black Nails With Rhinestones
Rhinestones make a basic manicure into a statement worthy of an event or fun night out. This black nails with rhinestones design toes the fine line between excessive and elegant and the geometric pattern reminds us of beautiful haute couture textiles.
This set of black nails with rhinestones is a statement, without a doubt. However, the combination of sparkle and matte finishes and the clever use of negative space makes it a step above your usual black manicure.
Lots of bling and texture on a manicure full of details. Acrylic nails can be used as a base for length, or you can look for press-ons with a similar design or combine from different sets.
Black and white rhinestone manicure on coffin shaped acrylic nails. The sparkly accents make this nails perfect for a party or event.
Use negative space combined with black nail designs to achieve a low key, elegant manicure. Add rhinestones for extra impact without making it too much for your day to day.
Proof that black nails with rhinestones are not only for your hands! This pedicure demands open toe sandals and an outfit to match.
Matte Black Nail Designs
A bit punk, a bit preppy, plaids never go out of style. A checkered matte black nail art design draws attention to your hands while still looking professional.
This is a squoval matte black nails with a minimalist design. Short enough to be practical, squoval nails are the perfect shape if you aren’t sure whether oval or square nails are best for you. It works great as a gel manicure you can do at home!
A sheer matte black nail design with polka dot accents has a distinctly vintage feel.
This elegant black nail design combines matte with gloss, a lace pattern and a few accent dots.
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Most of those black nail designs can be created with a variety of types of manicures so don’t despair if you don’t like gel or acrylic, and are at home with regular nail polish. You will only need a few tools such as a dotting tool, plenty of cotton buds for clean up and acetone or nail polish remover to fix any mistakes.