looove the black and gold nail combination and I’m so excited that it’s trending so hard right now. It can add a touch of glamour to any look and you can do so much with this look.
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thousands of these to try and find the best mix of different takes on the design. Whether you’re looking for something simple to try yourself or a complex inspiration to show your nail tech, there’s something to fit your look. The black and gold look used to be a very new year’s look but this design is stunning year-round.
Some black and gold on medium oval tips. This style looks absolutely elegant and can be worn even by our corporate working girls!
This nail set screams The Great Gatsby. If you’re thinking of going full glam and standing out, these nails will surely do the trick.
Looking to rock French tips but sick of getting it in white every single time? Here’s how you can level it up. Highlight the black with a little bit of gold underneath and pair it with some gold jewelry. You’re pretty much good to go!
These nails are the definition of less is more. By using thin strokes on the tip, the look could pass for a classy, professional look.
Is your full black set getting kind of tiring? Add a little bit of gold for a change! This design has some gold and black hearts on one finger. You don’t need to do much to make your nails shine.
Here’s, quite literally, the perfect half of black and gold. The use of white gold and black perfectly balance each other out making the set look lighter on the eyes.
Ever thought about having your animal patterns sparkle? Me neither. This set perfectly adds in some character by substituting the typical white with some gold flecks. Now, animal print never has to be boring again!
This kind of reminds me of candy corn. I’d totally wear this out during Halloween for a fun twist on the traditional candy treat!
The perfect Christmas nails. This is a bold look. I love how there are golden snowflakes that contrast the pure black nail. The simple black French tip also perfectly balances with the full gold nail.
Here’s a black and gold magical treat. I love how the artist used both black and gold to make the same designs. It just makes everything more cohesive and put together!
Now, here’s a set that focuses more on design than color. Black and gold together make a pretty bold pair, but having intricate designs on them gives other people more things to look at.
Here’s a less intimidating black and gold look. The simpler star designs make this a look that younger girls could wear.
Here’s an edgier design to try. I love the use of accessories, especially the dangling gold chain and the white skull character.
Here’s a galactic take on red and gold. The artist added a bit more colors in order to achieve a cosmic look. It now looks as if there are tiny galaxies on your fingers. If you like this style, try the galaxy nail art list too!
This set gives me more of a primal feel. The use of color and shape is a lot more toned down in order to emphasize the blank spaces in betwee.
We’ve got another more wearable look for the young girls out there. If you’re a fan of thunderbolts, then having varying sizes painted on a black base would give you a cute look!
I love this color combination. Using a nude base makes this look more wearable for every day. Wavy line designs are in nowadays, so here’s a more modern take of an otherwise classy look.
Are any Harry Potter fans out here? Great! We didn’t leave you out. Here’s a Harry Potter-themed set to show off your love for the series!
Here’s a rougher and tougher take on the complimentary colors. Instead of gradients, the artist used fine edges along with some pierced accessories to make everything look a little more rugged.
Didn’t we mention that animal prints are never gonna be boring again? Here’s a gorgeous leopard print line with some gold on the outside.
Trick or treat! Here’s a Halloween look you can try out. The matte coating on top of the polish makes it a lot more wearable and suitable for Halloween!
I’m in awe of the realistic animal print. Using the gold to make it seem 3D was actually a smart move on the artist’s part and shows that they really have unchallenged skill.
We all love drip nails! The gold foil tip just takes the cake for this design.
A simple black set with little gold highlights here and there. Perfect for those who aren’t really into intricate nail art.
Another simple black and gold combo. The trick to achieving this look is to look for gold with white sparkles and black with very some shimmer.
These nails are absolutely beautiful! Instead of mixing in the gold as a gradient, there are clear abstract shapes separating the black from the gold. It looks like gold-plated art on your nails!
One of the simpler designs, but still beautiful all the same. This set was simply painted on with some gold flecks and stamped with a black floral print.
Get yourself hooked on these ethereal nails. The black vignette design is perfect with the gold and white highlights. I love how everything looks so mystical!
Do you know what would look good with black and gold? A little bit of red. This brings me back to the Victorian Era and gives me the image of a really strong, femme girl.
Does anyone feel like having luxury on their fingers? Here’s a Chanel-inspired set. We do have an entire list of Chanel nail designs but it’s just such a stunning combination in a black and gold colorway.
I love the hints of black and gold on this nude look.
These nails give the feel of popping champagne. Have something to celebrate for? These nails are perfect for just that!
This black, red, and gold matte set achieves a sultry look. The matte gold design is matched evenly with the rose gold burgundy nail designs.
For the sweeter girls that want to add a little bit of edge to their look.
Nothing speaks lush more than this gold embossed set. We’ve seen glitter, we’ve seen Swarovski crystals, but what we haven’t seen are these beautiful glistening pearls.
The main takeaway from this collection is that black and gold look gorgeous with blank nails. Look at how the empty space puts the entire look together.
Check out these geode-inspired nails. Mattifying it really achieved the illusion of realistic volcanic rocks.
White gold goes perfectly well with jet black and stark white. Each piece of these nails has a unique design that complements each other. My personal favorite is the full gold foil nail. Stunning!
The gold on this one stands out because it really looks real. These nails seem like real embossed gold which makes it a regal look.
Is anyone else born in the Year of The Golden Dragon? Or just a fan of gold hardware? The dragon addition is absolutely exceptional.
Versace offers luxury like no other. The same luxury can be achieved with these nails. The intricate Versace logo, the pattern, and the jet black satin that contrasts the gold metal is just a work of art.
Let’s get some grunge in with a little bit of sparkle. Now, this is an easy look that doesn’t even require a base coat!
Egypt called, they want their queen back. The black, gold, and sapphire colorway takes me all the way back to Egypt. The land of elegance and luxury in one.
Here’s another Halloween-inspired nail look.
The design on this is so pleasing to look at. I love the use of shapes and the gold foil on top just puts it apart from other looks in this collection.
Another creative take on the black base. I love how the outline is lined with a darker, fuller look while the inside is a lot more sheen. The clumps of gold foil carefully placed define the entire look.
Are you a fan of Astrology? Top your look off with your sign in gold along with your birth year.
A fun way to break the all-too-elegant look of gold and black. Look at these neon green smileys that show how breaking the conventional rules of nail art can actually work. I didn’t expect to see smiley face nail art but it works.
It’s kind of like dipping your nails in chocolate, but in gold instead!
Reversed gold French tips. Who would’ve known it’d look so good?
I do hope this has given you some ideas for black and gold nails If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your finished nail design and we’ll feature them here.
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