10 Black Nail Ideas to Try in 2023September 06, 2023
There’s no hard and fast rule saying you have to trade your hot pink or bubble bath nails for a darker mani come fall — but there's also no denying the allure of an inky black nail polish. Black nails are a neutral complement to every outfit that can be altered to fit any aesthetic, from effortlessly cool rockstar girlfriend to Pinterest-pinning princess. Below, we rounded up our favorite black nail designs to take with you to your next nail appointment, plus some DIY-friendly options.
When you imagine aura nails, you probably think of a vibrant, multicolored mani, but we’re here to tell you the aura trend looks just as cool in shades of black and gray — especially when paired with an elongated coffin shape.
Black and White Dip
A scattering of rhinestones add subtle sparkle to this swirly, mismatched manicure with French tips.
Adding an oversize silver charm to one or two accent nails is an easy way to dress up a plain black manicure. You can find tons of ornate designs, including these metallic butterflies, on Amazon.
Give your nails a lingerie-like look with a sheer black base and glossy black accents on top. The combination is equal parts moody and seductive.
Leave a blank space for whimsical, negative space stars. The contrast is extra bold against a high-shine, patent leather-inspired manicure.