20 Black Nail Design Ideas For All Occasions

There’s nothing like getting your nails done with a black nail design that is glamorous and perfect for all occasions.

I’m sharing nail design ideas that are great for everyday wear, Halloween, fall, weddings, and more.

What I love about the color black is that it’s always in style, so it’s perfect for every season. Not only that, but you can rock any of these looks with just about any outfit because black never clashes with anything.

We’ve already given you some black and gold nail art ideas, and now we’re giving you more designs to get excited about. Check out our favorite black-themed designs below.

Short Nails

short nails
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If you’re interested in designs that look great with short nails, look no further than this simple and elegant nail design.

Glossy Black Nails

glossy black nails
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If you’ve never tried a super glossy look, give these gorgeous black nails a try. I just love the accent nail designs too.

Long Black Nails with Gold

long black nails with gold
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The addition of the gold flakes and purple shimmers add such a nice touch to these long black nails.

Black and White Nails

black and white dotted nails
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A black-and-white design is perfect for adding a little creativity to your look. I love the modern touch of dotting individual nails with black or white dots.

Modern Black and White Nails

modern black and white nails
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Consider going for a modern look with these black and white nails. They include fun triangular shapes.

Black French Tips

black French tips
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These black French tip nails are gorgeous. They put a cute and elegant twist on the classic white French tip design. I love the addition of the black rhinestones on the cuff too.

Leopard Print French Tips

leopard print French tips
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These leopard print French tips are absolutely gorgeous. You just have to try out this clever nail design.

Skeleton Nails

skeleton nails
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This skeleton-themed nail art design is cool because they aren’t something you see every day. Rock them with an all-black outfit to complete the look.

Black Nails with Flames

black nails with flames
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Here’s a great nail design that you can do yourself. It simply involves painting most of your nails black and painting a flame on your ring finger.

Simple Black Nails

simple black nails
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Sometimes there’s nothing like keeping it simple. These simple black nails are gorgeous. Use a matte or glossy nail polish for your nails.

Black Nails with Gold Striping Tape

black nails with gold striping tape
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If you’re looking for a simple look, try these glossy black nails with gold striping tape. I’m in love with how the tape gives the nails an elegant look.

Black Moon and Stars

black stars on white nails
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This galaxy-inspired nail art design is gorgeous. For an even more magical look, try applying a coat of black nail polish to your nails and painting on the white moon and star designs.

Pumpkin Design

nails with pumpkin design
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Once the fall season comes around, you’ll be so excited to wear this set of nails that includes a cute little pumpkin design.

Chains on Cuffs

Chains on Cuffs nails
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Jazz up your nails by adding fun chain embellishments to your nail cuffs. You could also add silver or white rhinestones.

Cute Mummy Shorties

Cute Mummy Nails
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Having short nails doesn’t mean you can have a cute and fun nail design. These hand-painted mummy nails are absolutely gorgeous.

Black Stiletto Nails

Black Stiletto Nails
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If you love stiletto nails, here’s a cool design that definitely stands out. These nails feature a black-and-white ombre look that you’re going to love.

Tiny Black Hearts Nails

Tiny Black Hearts nails
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These nails would actually be perfect for Valentine’s Day. They feature tiny black hearts and polka dots. Change up the colors to fit your mood.

Black Ombre Stilettos

Black Ombre Stilettos
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These medium-length stiletto nails have a unique black ombre design. There are also small black dots placed on some of the nails.

Clear Nails with Black French Tip

Clear Nails with Black French Tip
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Keep it simple with these clear nails that feature a simple black French tip and flame design on the ring finger.

Black V-Shape Coffin Press on Nails

Black V-Shape Coffin Press on Nails
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Believe it or not, the nails in the photo below are press-on nails. Yes, friends. You can achieve a beautiful manicure in the comfort of your home by going the DIY route.

If you’re looking for stunning black nail art ideas, these designs are perfect for everyone, regardless of your nail shape or length. Some people avoid black nails because they find them to be boring. I’m here to tell you that black nail designs don’t have to be boring! The possibilities are endless when it comes to this color.

If you’re feeling inspired by any of these black nail design ideas, then go ahead and give one of them a try. Don’t forget that you can add your own twist to any of these looks and make them your own.

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