Top 80 Black and White Nail Designs
If you’re looking for understated chic, simple but trendy manicure ideas, look no further. We put together the best black and white nail art inspiration we could find for you! From easy and simple patterns, to intricate mini masterpieces, you’ll love experimenting with the two most basic colors – black and white – to create your next cool, cute, or sophisticated look!
Don’t have lots of time? Go with the simple and classic look.
If you want to sport black and white nails, but don’t quite have the time nor patience for complex designs that require tiny tools and lots of focus, go for these basic looks. They’re simple, but also very classy!
Take the simple look up a notch with an accent nail, like the black and white nail designs below.
This French manicure design is extra glossy because it uses an acrylic base.
Put extra emphasis on how you’re feeling or what’s important to you with this black and white nail design.
This marble design may look complicated, but check out your local drug store or makeup shop – sometimes you’ll find polish specially made to produce this effect!
Add a splash of color to take your black and white nail art to the next level!
An easy way to spice up black and white nails is to add in a bit of color! Whether it be red black and white, pink black and white, or black white and gold like in the photos below, you can get really creative with how you play with colors and shapes this way.
Here are some red black and white nail designs.
And here are some pretty pink black and white nail art ideas.
Here’s some chic black white and gold inspiration for you.
These nails will add a bit of black and silver and gold shimmer to your look!
Sometimes bold and simple go hand-in-hand.
Here are more ideas for when you might be crunched for time but want a bit more edge to your black and white nail design. Choose bold and simple patterns to truly make a statement.
All-white nails with just a hint of black are always simple, dainty, and pretty.
Feel free to mix and match patterns too!
Or you can stick to one pattern and add an accent nail with a different pattern.
People will be “puzzled” at how perfect your nails look.
Color blocking with a nude nail polish will give you an air of sophistication and class.
It’s a stripes, polka dots, and zig zag party!
These black and white nail designs play with patterns in an intricate, complex way. Don’t stare too long at the complicated styles – you may just get dizzy!
Warning: if you were traumatized by Catholic school uniforms, you may not want to choose this cool design!
Like with the simple black and white nails above, these designs are a bit more intricate but fun because of the varying styles of patterns.
Step up your nail art game even more with a polished acrylic look, like this one.
This one is inspired by bold, but intricate, tribal designs.
Don’t you feel like you’re at a circus just looking at these white and black nails?
If you have a musical ear, you’ll love these nails.
The intricate dot design on these white and black nails can certainly be dizzying and difficult, but so pretty!
Get perfect patterns like these with roll on designs, or buy some nail art templates.
Let your nails be one with nature
The following black and white nails were inspired by bits and pieces of nature. They aren’t a simple feat to pull off, but wouldn’t you agree that the extra effort is well worth it?
Rock these easy nails, and everyone will think your manicure is “fly.”
Love cheetah print? This design is perfect for you.
Keeping with the safari theme – a giraffe design, anyone?
These black and white nails remind us of coral.
Don’t forget that you can add texture to your nails with diamonds or with stones, like in this feather nail art design.
These flower-inspired designs are simply elegant.
And this flower-inspired design is cute, easy, and fun!
If you want to go “expert mode” with your black and white nail art, try this
Get that tiny tiny polish tool out and see if you can pull this one off!