25 Edgy Black Nail Designs

25 Edgy Black Nail Designs


Having the perfect nails is a must.  It’s summer time but that doesn’t mean you have to always wear bright colours, especially on your nails.  Many people choose to add colour with their accessories and outfit, instead of their nail polish.

We have come up with 25 edgy black nail designs that will look amazing for fall and winter, and in fact, all year round!

1. Black Lace Nails

Lace is always a lovely delicate design.

Black Lace Nail Design Idea

Instagram / badgirlnails

This is fun, girly and perfect for weddings.  This design will make you stand out from the crowd and we can guarantee you will receive so many compliments.

2. Black Matte Coffin Nails

If you didn’t know, matte nails are trending right now.

Black Matte Coffin Nails

Instagram / glambymeli

The usual shiny glossy nails are still stylish but matte nails are far more dramatic.  They tell a mysterious story and work so well with black nail polish.

3. Stripe Nail Design

Go for stripes.

Black Striped Nail Design

Instagram / adoredollsparlour

These eye-catching stripy nails will be trending wherever you go.  Try and alternate like the photo above by having a white base and then black.  The white base stripy nails will instantly catch people’s eyes.

4. Black Matte & Negative Space Nails

These nails will certainly take the spotlight.

Cool Black Matte and Negative Space Nail Design

Instagram / mvargas_nails

Negative space nails are similar to cut-out clothing which are also trending right now.  Half-moon, centre gap and semi-circles are a few of the designs you could have.  The bold black nail polish will enhance the designs so make you choose quirky and unique styles.

5. Black Glitter Nails

Add a touch of sparkle.

Black Glitter Nail Design

Instagram / hemmyberlin

Having a black base is striking alone but by adding the glitter, will immediately add a touch of glam and shine.

6. Black Marble Nails

Marble nails look so details, yet they are so easy to do.

Black Marble Nail Art Design

Instagram / tammyhembrow

Apply a few coats of black shiny nail polish.  Then you will need a second colour, either grey or white for the marble effect.  Pour a few drops of the second colour onto foil.  Grab some cling film, scrunch it into a small ball and dab it into the nail polish on the foil.  Dab your cling film over your nail.  To finish the look, apply a few marble lines with your nailbrush.

7. Black Matte and Glossy Zebra Nails

Take a little nail inspiration from zebras.

Black Matte and Glossy Zebra Nails

Instagram / ane_li

Don’t go for the standard zebra colours, black and white.  Keep to matte and shiny black.  This will create a dark subtle zebra effect that will look amazing.

8. Black & Gold Nails

Black and gold nails!

Black and Gold Nail Design for Short Nails

Instagram / nailsbycambria

What more could you ask for.  Black and gold are a great combination.  A shiny black nail polish base with a gold design will set you aside from everyone.  If you are unsure about the designs you would like, maybe having a doodle session with a pen and paper before you want to commit on your nails.

9. Matte & Glossy French Tip

Black matte base with shiny tips look fabulous.

Black Matte and Glossy French Tip Nails

Instagram / thenailtrail

You can see how the shiny tips make the nails come alive.

10. Matte Black Stiletto Nails

Stiletto nails are trending and have been for a while now.

Long Black Matte Stiletto Nails

Instagram / chaunlegend

Everyone is going crazy for stiletto nails.  If you are unsure what stiletto nails are, the names kind of gives the game away.  They are pointy like stiletto shoes.  They look sexy and vampy.




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