Black nails are the ultimate statement, whether dark and moody is your everyday aesthetic or you're looking for tips that say "Not today, Valentine's Day." If you've been considering a black manicure, winter is the time to get one—and we're not just talking about simple solids; black polish can be used to create some of the most beautiful designs. So before spring comes around and bright pastels flood your feeds, scroll through these 13 black nail ideas to try next.
Matte black with glossy tips—in a trending square shape, no less—achieves just the right balance of edgy and elevated.
Another perfectly balanced manicure, this one features clean polish on the thumb and pinky fingers with pointed French flanking a single sparkly middle finger.
If you're not into pinks and reds but still want to feel the love, this black and white version also does the trick.
Did we mention that square-shaped nails are trending? The lines seen here are a modern take on the French manicure.
For those astrologically inclined, try this matte look on almond nails—another no-fail shape you're likely seeing everywhere.
If your season of choice wavers between winter and spring, try this matte floral design in a neutral palette of black, white, and beige.
Short & Sweet
Nothing beats a classic! These nails were shaped and shortened to just the right length for a clean, glossy polish.
Nothing makes black polish pop like negative space, especially when alternating between solid lacquer and abstract prints.
Speaking of negative space, it's also the ideal canvas for sweet little hearts in black, white, and gold.
We love it when goth and glam meet. The silver chain design here adds just the right amount of detail and elongates the extra-pointy nail shape.
You've probably tried timeless leopard print, but have you tried snow leopard?
Meet the Jordan almond's dark, mysterious cousin—so smooth and pretty, you'd almost want to take a bite.
You know you see it, too. Tights are a wintertime staple, and this chic polka-dot French manicure channels the same energy.
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