47 Black Nail Art Ideas: must-see modern nails

Manu Luize
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Black nail art is a nail trend that is very modern and that can please even romantic and delicate girls! Yes, the modern black nail can be chic and elegant.

Forget the goth black manicure, because black nail art is now trending in a different way! And I’m sure it’s gonna please even those who love a chic manicure because I’m one of them and I’ve been loving black nail designs lately.

I’ve been creating countless black designs over the last years and to prove my theory, here you will find 47 trendy nails for this year that are black nail art ideas that are cute, chic, elegant, and wearable!

47 Black nail art ideas to inspire you now

Black & Nude nail art

Black nail art with nude nails

One of the most trendy nail art combinations is black and nude nails. This combination is elegant and that’s why any cute or classy nail art will look elegant in this color palette. Are you ready to get inspired by black nail designs with accent nails in nude polish?

To recreate the black and nude nail art from the photo above, here’s a quick tutorial of how I did it:

From French black tips to heart nail art and much more, here are some more nude and black nail designs to inspire you:

black nail art with pink nude polish
photo from Pinterest

black nail art with nude

Matte black nail ideas are also trendy nails this year! They look super modern and edgy, no matter the design.

Matte Black nails

Here’s a total classic of the black and nude nails, French tips with black polish:

Nude and black French nails with an accent nail, adding a single nail with a different nail art makes all the difference:

Chic black nails design

Nothing more modern and trendier than this kind of black nail art for this season:

Black swirls nail art
Black heart nails with gold

The cute heart and nude color create a great contrast with the black gel polish, that’s why the design below is so chic, cute, and elegant, even if they are black gel nails.

Black nails ideas: heart French nails

Geometric shapes are also a nice way to make any nail art instantly modern:

Nude nails with black design

You can’t help to wear a flower nail design even in the fall/winter season? Go with black floral nails for a special detail in your black manicure:

Chic easy nails with black French tips

If you feel like something a little more starry and witchy, here’s the black design for you:

Black and nude nails with stars nail art
Black and nude heart nail art
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Black Ombré nails

Another style of trendy fall nails is the black ombré nails, black nail art that mixes different colors. Even though, I must say black and nude even for ombré nails are also a trend! As you can see below. Add a touch of glitter for sparkly nails:

Black ombré nails with nude polish

Black nails with glitter

Black can be very elegant and black manicures with the right nail art can be a great idea for special events and parties, or just to celebrate life! Get ready to add a touch of glitter to your nails:

black nail art with glitter

Black glitter fake nails

With black glitter or a different color of glitter, the shine will definitely take your black nail art to the next level!

Gold and silver glitter are the most known and used glitter colors with black nail designs, but, of course, you can be as creative as you want! Silver and gold glitter will always bring a touch of elegance to black nails.

black nails: Halloween nail art with spider and glitter spiderweb

Black it’s always a neutral color, so you can match it with any other color of nail polish, what about mint and black with silver glitter?

Mint Green & black glitter nail art

Black nails with white design

A timeless classic of all time: black and white! This combination of colors will never go out of style. To make your nails more modern, choose a nail design that mixes black, white, and nude gel polish to create the perfect manicure:

Black, white and nude nail art

Do you remember the swirls nails trend last summer? Well, for the trendy nails this year, they come back as a great nail design that you can create in shiny black and white as the perfect shades for this season:

Black and white nail art
Black & white French tips

Black french tips are always a classy style that will never go out of fashion. Add some flowers and you get a special design:

Black white flower nail art
black, nude and white nail design
black and white nail art

Black nails for prom, parties & holidays

They can also be great as prom nails or any party nails in general. Great even great as holiday nails this year since black accent nails are a big trend!

Mix it with gold foil, glitter or any shining details to create the perfect party nails:

Black nails for prom

Black, gold and nude prom nails

Black nails red tips

Another combination that’s basically a must with black is red! It creates strong nail art for those who love a dark nail design that’s not discreet:

No matter the time of the year, heart nails will alway be a good idea:

black and red heart nail art

Black nails with rhinestones

Another style of black nail design is the black polish with rhinestones that bring a special shine to the nails, here are some more shiny black nail ideas:

Black nails with rhinestones

Black nude nails with rhinestones

Which one was your favorite? If you love nail designs, you will want to check Easy nail ideas to try now.

Posted by Manu Luize
Manu Luize is a fashion and beauty blogger with over 10 years of experience. As an expert in fashion and beauty, she has been writing about chic outfits, stunning nail art, amazing decor tips, and great travel destinations.