Getting a pedicure or a manicure is hugely popular for women because it is connected to what women consider to be fashion and beauty. Women love to do their nails because it’s another dimension of themselves that they can beautify and show off to the world. With the many different colors and designs available to women the sky is the limit. There are really just so many options out there for you.
But maybe bright colors aren’t what you are looking for, maybe your wardrobe is made up of blacks and greys. Or maybe you just like the monochromatic look of black and white.
Black and white nail designs are trending right now and are gaining in popularity. Women from all over the world are passing up color to take on a black and white design.
The great thing about black and white designs is that they go with everything. You don’t have to worry about matching the color to a dress for an evening out. They can be casual for a BBQ or dressing for a night out on the town. The option is totally yours, all you have to do is pick the design.
Below are some pretty awesome designs to choose from, scroll through and find the one that you love for your next manicure and pedicure. Be wild or stay subtle, it’s all up to you.
Here are 87 of most stunning black and white nail art designs you’ve ever seen:
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2. Black & White Bling
A simple black and white design with a touch of french manicure and some bling.
3. Scratchy Lines
These nails have a base coat of white with a few scratched in lines to make a unique design. Add some gems to really make the look pop.
4. Ying & Yang
If you love these iconic symbols of the joint union between Ying and Yang then try these designs out.
5. Flowers & Elegance
A french manicure with a black flower design around the edges.
6. Dandelion Blossoms
This brings back memories of blowing the blossoms off the dandelions during summer as a child. A unique and fun design that shows the flyaways on each nail.
7. Dark & Light
Dark on one side and light on the other. The gold gem in the middle makes the look pop.
These beautiful nail designs look like tiny chandeliers dangling above.
9. A Doily in the Middle
Circular designs with a doily in the middle to contrast the look.
10. Arrows Pointing
The base is all white while the arrows are black. It’s simple to the french manicure but a little backwards.
11. Cubic Designs
Just like looking at a work of art on a gallery wall. These black and white designs really are eye-catching.
12. Polka Dots
White with black dots or black with white dots, whichever you prefer. Add in a surprise sparkle nail to make the rest pop.
13. The Art of Blending
Black and white together with a touch of silver sparkle blended together in the middle.
14. Black & White Zig Zags
A simple design of zig zags.
15. For the Love of Chanel
If you are a lover of Chanel then this is the design for you. It’s elegant and perfect and even has the iconic symbol in gems.
16. The French Love Polka Dots
This combines the french manicure with polka dots, with the base coat being white.
17. Music to My Ears
With a white backdrop, these music notes really stand out.
18.Black & White Designs
White with black lines, with a black nail and a designed nail to add some contrast.
19. Music Notes
A great design that mixes a french manicure with the swaying design of music notes.
20. A Touch of Gold
21. Black Diamonds
It appears as if there is a diamond among the ruff.
22. A Polka Dot Manicure
A french manicure made up of polka dots. One nail is a full design to make the rest pop.
A black and white design that has the black as the base with delicate white feathers popping out.
24. Peeking Flowers
These flowers peek out from the top with a punch to the white background.
25. Just Lines
A very simple design composed of a white background and a different line pattern on each nail.
26. Contrasting Polka Dots
Another polka dot design but this one has ever other nail a different contrast.
27. Abstract Design
This abstract nail design is certainly eye-catching. There is a lot going on and there is also larger gems to really make the look come out.
28. Flowers and Bees
If you need a touch of color to your black and white design then try this one on for size. The bees pollinating the flowers are just darling.
29. Paw Prints
A french manicure that has one nail as the top of a cats head. A truly unique design with a pair of paw prints to bring it all together.
30. Large Polka Dots
These polka dots go from small to large to create a stunning design.
31. Black & White French Manicure
A french manicure with a white base and a black tip.
32. Black & White Ying Yang
The Ying Yang symbol stands allone amongst some solid black and white nails.
33. Flower French Manicure
A black and white french manicure with one nail in a flower design. It;s an elegant look and the flower is very distinctive amongst the black and white.
34. Diagonal Polka Dots
Diagonal shapes mixed with polka dots.
35. A Design For Every Nail
If you have a hard time deciding on which nail design you really want then have them all. Have a different design for each nail and have a truly unique nail display.
36. Long Flowers
You would need to have fairly long fingers to pull this look off, but if you do it’s quite the equisite design. The flowers are flowing and just seem to reach across the nail.
37. Floral French Manicure
A standard french manicure with a flower design on top to add a little pizazz.
38. Tribal Art
Tribal nail designs are hugely popular and you can put a different one on each finger.
39. Polka Dots on the Side
All the nails but one are black with white polka dots, and the lone nail is white with black polka dots. The one nail makes the rest of the design pop.
40. A Little Bit of Everything
Another Chanel inspired design with stripes, polka dots and bow ties.
41. Designs Galore
Another example of mixing up lots of different designs together.
42. Stripes and Dots
These polka dots are subtle alongside the stripes being the focal point.
43. For the Love of Kitties
This design has the focal point being a cat while the rest of the nails are in paw prints.
44. A Unique French Manicure
Swap the standard french manicure with one that has sweeping black lines for a completely different look.
45. Geometric Shapes
Combine polka dots with geometric shapes for a completely different design.
46. Sparkle Designs
Nothing says the holidays like a dash of sparkle. This black and white design is sure to be the hit of any party.
47. Lightening Bolts
This unique design combines white, black and silver to create lightening bolts.
48. Kittens in Love
This is a cool design with a black french manicure. The accent nails are two kittens falling in love.
49. Standard Polka Dots
A common look of polka dots.
50. A Splash of Flowers
These french manicures take it to a whole new level with some added blossoms.
51. Wicked Designs
If you are looking for something a little crazy these might be the designs you are looking for.
52. A Touch of Class
Whether it be designs or hearts you are sure to love this look.
53. Black Diamonds
With black as the base and some very think white lines you can create a truly unique look.
54. Just a Song
These cute little notes will be sure to put you in a great mood.
55. Swirls and Dots
The swirling lines really complement the polka dots quite well.
56. Jack the Pumpkin King
Stripes with Jack the Pumpkin King as the accent nail will delight you every day of the year, not just the holidays.
57. Line Designs
The base is white while the lines are black pulling together a stunning design.
58. Stripes of a Different Way
Horizontal and vertical stripes, however you like them.
59. Sweeping Florals
These florals bring a whole new world to the french manicure. Add a little bling to the flowers for an added touch.
60. The Fade Away
An amazing design that is truly uniquew. The flowers fade away into blackness which is quite stunning.
61. Loving Dogs
If you love dogs then this is cute design to try out.
62. A Touch of Paris
This is the sort of look you would expect to see in Paris, the city of love lost and found. It’s delicate and elegant with a touch of what fashion is all about.
63. Dandelion Dreams
Another take on the flowing dandelion fluff. This one has the look of brush strokes which is quite intriguing.
64. Butterfly Magic
A great black and white french manicure with the accents being butterflies.
65. Chopped Designs
A multicolored design that you are sure to love.
66. Hearts and Dots
Polka Dots once again but teh accent nail is in the shape of a heart, a cute design.
67. Painted Mountains
This black and white design looks like it’s been painted on a canvas, a truly unique look.
Polka Dots and bursting bubbles create this design.
69. The Matte Look
It’s a trending look right now to leave the shine out of your nails with a matte look.
70. French Manicure With Bling
A new take on the french manicure by adding some gems to the design.
71. Swirls Galore
An upside down french manicure with black and white swirling designs. A true masterpiece.
72. Art on Nails
These nails look like little canvases. They are tiny works of art.
73. Music Mix-up
A mix of many different designs combined with music notes.
74. Feather Design
Dots and Feathers work together to create this stunning
75. Zebra Print
A very common look is the zebra design.
76. Spots on Top of Spots
This look is a fun one with the spots on top of spots to create a dazzeling appeal.
77. Swirling News
Swirls and polka dots are always a great combination.
78. Fading Squares
I love this square design mostly because the squares start fading away and go lighter and lighter.
79. Bow Tie
This sweet designs pairs black and white with a bow tie on the accent nail.
80. Accenting the Polka Dots
The thing that makes this polka dot design different is the accent nail which is in stripes and has a bow embellishment.
81. Black & White Florals
Black base with a floral accent on top. Other accents include the white stand alone toes.
82. Spacial Designs
A unique look that makes you feel like you’re in space. Black, white and silver sparkle; it’s the kind of style you can wear out to an event.
83. Curvy Lines
These curvy lines create a beautiful dimension in a nail design. It’s a look that can be both casual and dressy.
84. Elegance in Swirls
These elegant swirls create their own design and every nail can be different. Add some bling for accents and create a truly remarkable design.
85. Tribal Designs
These designs are becoming more and more popular. Every nail is unique and stands out.
86. A Smudge Design
I love this unique design, it’s not something you see every day. The blending of the designs really makes it unique.
87. Stripes & Zig Zags
Stripes and zig zags provide you with a very different design indeed, one that plays tricks on the eyes. The one colored nail seems out of place with the rest of the design, however, I would leave the whole look black and white.