Friend to Friend—Your Manicure Will Look So Much Chicer With This Color Addition

Black nail polish will forever be a staple in our kits—that's a cold hard fact. Does the mysterious shade have a bit of a reputation? Yes, but that doesn't stop us from wanting to wear it on the daily. 

We don't love just any old black polish look either, the ones that really stand out feature an epic design. Black is just truly the chicest shade—it adds a touch of secrecy to any outfit and finds a way to work for everyone. Even if you don't love a straight up all black look, adding just a touch of it to your nails will elevate  them to completely new heights. Whether you could use some light Halloween inspo or simply want to take things to the edge, find the perfect black nail design inspo for you below. 

A marble finish always looks good—whether that's on your bathroom floor or your nails. 

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At least one—or a couple—nails deserve the star treatment. A simple smiley design can uplift the mood.

A black, glittery nail serves up celebration energy on a silver platter.

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@imarninails

This intricate black and white design may not be easy to create on your own, but we have faith you'll find a pop on manicure or nail artist who can assist. 

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@themaniclub

We recognize that all black isn't everyone's cup of tea, but you can still add it to a colorful look for extra pop.

I mean, the rings really set it off, don't they? Toned-down tuxedo nails work well with any hand jewelry.

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@imarninails

3D nail art is beyond cool. If you have the skills, make your black polish come to life for a look exclusive to you.

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@imarninails

Another one for those who fall into the "no plain black" camp. 

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@thehangedit

This galaxy-style yin and yang design is *chef's kiss.*

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@themaniclub

Bubbles are such an easy way to up-level a plain black nail. Color options are completely up to you.

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@themaniclub

Mixing black and brown shades is so simple, yet so elegant. For a bit of a gradient effect, try it for yourself.

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@imarninails

Floral designs never go out of style, especially when they look this avant-garde. 

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@thehangedit

This is some serious art deco wizardry and we are here for it.

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@thehangedit

If you're brave enough, try whipping up a black butterfly on a bare nail.

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@thehangedit

And we can't forget about constellation nails. So cute for any occasion.

For Easy Black Nail Designs, Try a Pop On Manicure or Create Your Own Designs:

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