When you picture your office, Friday night, and Sunday morning brunch styles, do you see black Nails Design? If you can’t imagine how something that bold could go from each of those different styles, you’re in for a surprise.
Black Nails Design isn’t just gothic. They can be bold or minimal, striking or classic, fun or dramatic. They can go from that board meeting to drinks after work at a new rooftop bar while keeping your style distinct and on point. Black nails design are just another “little black dress” wardrobe essential and designer nails done in this trend are 2018’s best nail trend. If you’re a nail addict, pay attention.
Black Nails Design, one of the most popular manicure types in the beauty industry, use a liquid monomer to bind to the nails, and create a strong protective layer over the natural nail. Once hardened, color or art is applied for a long-lasting nail style. Women often choose Black Nails Design when their nails are brittle or weak. Acrylics help protect the nail bed from breaking although long-term use can damage the nail bed and cause infections. Many people recommend taking periodic breaks from Black Nails Design, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have some amazing nail art done in the meantime.
Black Nails Design is one of the boldest manicure types for a woman looking for nail art that’s a little unexpected. Black Nails Design runs the gamut from ultra-minimal tips to glitzy glitter and rhinestones. They also give you a chance to play with matte and gloss to create a simple, yet dramatic style.
We’ve got an awesome list of some of our absolute favorite black nail designs for 2018 to inspire your next trip to the salon. There are 50 nail ideas perfect for any style. Let’s take a look at the perfect nails for you.
Sleek Gold Beaded Princess Nail
Our first nail design is a minimalist design with maximal inspiration. Think of a pretty tiara on top of a princess’s head, but that princess is also a feared warrior. This matte black nail with gold highlights is good for a little edge but with some royal glam thrown in. It’s polished for work but kills on the dance floor.
3D Black Tie Glitter Nail
Glitter isn’t enough. You want drama and texture. These black acrylic nails use small beads to give some 3D shimmer to your all-black design. The light catches the beads and provides visual interest to an otherwise standard glitter design. Glitter might be pretty, but 3D glitter is a cool and creative twist, something you don’t see often.
Midnight Garden – alternating flower and matte black design
There’s a garden in England dedicated to deadly plants. Black acrylic nails take that inspiration and put it on a beautiful, dark nail. Alternate matte black nails with flowing pale florals to create a mysterious and intoxicating combination of sweet and dangerous. Predominately black nails are the perfect foil for the flowers.
Slytherin Nails – subtle snakeskin print
Sometimes you don’t need multiple colors for a dramatic effect. You can also play with matte and shine to create a powerful design. These Slytherin nails are the perfect design for a bold weekend with sharp ends and a snakeskin effect created by layering shiny “scales” over a matte base. If you can’t be good, be good at it.
Art Deco Black and Clear design
Take inspiration from the Art Deco heights of jewelry, stained glass, and architecture. Using a clear base, layer subtle black lines mimicking the dramatic black edges of the stained glass. It’s a homage to modernism and a welcome change from the dull, natural work nail. For some nails, use only the black tip. For others, crisscrossing lines create a dramatic effect anyone can replicate at home.
Studio 54 Glitz and Glam
What do you get when crossing black with iridescent silver? Formal with a twist. Think of the twirling disco dresses of Studio 54 along with the hard edge of New York’s nightlife. Matte black is the perfect foil for glittery silver. Paint one nail entirely or insert a sharp triangle for more drama.
Haute Couture Runway Glitter
Little seems more glam than the design houses of Paris Couture. Bring that same drama and style to your nails with a subtle black glitter coat. These black acrylic nails aren’t high shine glitter. Instead, it sparkles with subdued light the way the stars look in the sky when you’re in the city of love. Soft with flair.
Black Swan Ballerina Nails
Matte black? Check. Ballerina shoe pink? Check. A formal nail that transforms minimal into something a little extra? Check. Use a soft, dusty pink nail color in a light shimmer at the cuticle of the nail to foil the deep matte black nails that are rounded to provide some softness. It’s just the way a ballerina would do nails if they could have them on stage.
The Butterfly Effect
This isn’t your innocent, delicate butterfly. This is the butterfly that flaps its wings and causes a hurricane 3000 miles away. Oil slick gold trapezoid shapes set against a shiny black base create a hard edge, but something both beautiful and deadly. File the tips to a slightly rounded point for extra drama.
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Or at least, get their portrait painted on your nails. Shiny black nails create a compelling background for a miniature portrait of (wo)man’s best friend, her beloved dog. Use your ring fingernail to showcase your love for your furry companion while the other nails accentuate the portrait. Repay that unconditional love and smile every time you look down.