From the classy and professional to the sultry and sexy, black and nude nail designs have something for everyone. Understated but stylish, it’s a great way to add some flair without looking like you spend hours in the salon.
We went through
thousands of black and nude nails and narrowed it down to our favorites. Whether you want to keep it simple and do it yourself or you want some inspiration to show at the salon, we’ve got you.
I’m into nail art that makes people do a double-take without looking like you’re trying too hard 🖤💅🖤
We are starting this collection off with these pretty light nude nails that are covered in these abstract waves and tip outlines. I love how simple and classy this nail set looks.
Here are some pretty nude pink nails, which are topped with a lot of linear designs which give off a tribal feel. I like how simple designs like this can really give you such a nicely designed look.
Here are some flashy and glamorous nails. We’ve got jet black painted nails which are topped with these nude pink flowers. The nude nails are topped with lots and lots of shimmer, which gives us this classy look.
I love how such simple colors can really give such nice classy nails. We’ve got a nude nail base which is designed with some classy black Frenchies.
Here are some nude and black nails, which are topped with a matte topcoat. I really like how simple and classy these nails are. I also like the black hearts added, which makes the entire set look more cohesive.
Here are some pretty pink nude nails which are topped with gems and black tips. I like how there are also some fully black painted nails that balance out the entire set.
I find that nude nails serve as a really nice base for some edgy nails, especially when they’re topped with some really cool black designs and edgy silver nail toppers. The Old English nail art makes a cool accent.
This nail base is definitely a lot softer in comparison to other sets. This one has got a round tip and is topped with some black speckles. Since there’s only one black nail, the set looks pretty light overall.
Here we’ve got a mix of sleek and sweet. This nail set is predominantly made up of black nails and is paired with some nude nails with black hearts.
Here’s how you turn a really bold color into a sweeter and classier design. We’ve got these wavy abstract edges that are lined with silver glitter.
Here’s a nail set that has a more dated design. We’ve got these interesting bleeding and layered hearts paired with thin brush lines and glitter.
You could never go wrong with some classy black French tips. This nail design is a mixture of classy and sleek, especially when paired with a marbled design.
Here’s a nail set that uses some black geometric designs. If you don’t want your black nails to be too bold, then consider using smaller designs instead.
Here’s another rather classy French tip set. We’ve got these nice black Frenchies lined with gorgeous silver glitter. In addition, there are also some nice gems on the moons of the nails.
If you want something chic, then these short nude pink nails will do the trick. We’ve got these cool abstract wavy designs all over.
I love how edgy this nail set is. The star of the show definitely has the be the really cool leather-inspired straps topped with these gorgeous silver dots.
If you want a softer look, definitely try this Wiccan nail design set. This nail set is designed with the beautiful elements of nature, such as the moon, stars, and some pretty plants.
If you guys want a short nail set, then this is definitely the one for you. We’ve got nude painted nails topped with half tips. I find these tips quite unique!
Here are some more short nails for our short nail lovers. Most of the nails are painted with rather thick Frenchies and a nice black dot on top. In addition, there’s this interesting neon green alien nail art, which adds a pop of color to an otherwise muted set.
This is a nail set I’d recommend to more mature women. We’ve got these soft glitter black nails paired with nude nails with gems and intricate black designs.
These nails are so sultry and classy at the same time. I absolutely love the beautiful lace detailing the most because it adds such a nice texture and dimension to the nails.
Here’s another laced-infused nail set. Lace really does give a very sophisticated look, mostly because of the intricate detailing and color.
If you love shimmer, then you’re going to love this nail set as well. We’ve got these pretty shimmer tips filled with big chunks of glitter. I also like the big flower designs, which are topped with nice silver gems.
There’s nothing more well-balanced than a black and nude ombré nail set. We’ve also got fully black nails, black Frenchies, and some black spiders.
If you’re looking for a black nail set that has a softer side to it, then these are the perfect nails for you. Paired with the black nails, we’ve got some leaves topped with gold wrapped around a black pole.
If you love line art and sophisticated looks, then this is the set for you. We’ve got predominantly black nails with one accent nail of a woman’s behind holding a knife.
I love this sophisticated nail look which doesn’t require lace. The intricately carved detailing definitely adds some depth to the look, which is balanced by the V-shaped micro tips.
Here’s one of the most unique nail sets from this collection. Instead of tips and borders, we’ve got black-filled nails with an empty outline.
These nails can’t help but remind me of Kylie Jenner’s classic drip design. It’s also crazy how Kylie Jenner’s makeup line is also famous for her nude lippies.
Here are some nude nails designed with some classic black Frenchies. The other nude nails are topped with an S-shaped gem line.
Here’s another chic and trendy look that’s quite famous nowadays. Sometimes less is more, and that’s definitely the case for this nail set.
I love how soft this nail set looks despite the large amounts of black in it. The black glitter nail adds dimension to the look, while the dandelion flower and heart serve as nice soft designs.
If you’re sick of a full black French tip set and you want something that will spice up your look, consider adding an animal print accent nail.
We’ve got these nice simple nail sets that only use black pigment when necessary. I love how the minimalistic design of the nail is contrasted by the nice little shimmers all over.
If you’ve always had black French tips, it’s time to switch it up a little, and this nail set is something you can try out. We’ve got these black edges that slightly resemble classic tips, so it’s not a big of a jump.
Here’s a fun and trendier nail set that sticks to more muted colors. We’ve got some smileys, fires, and checkered prints.
Here’s a classy nail set I’d recommend for special occasions, like a wedding or a party. I like how simple the designs are, especially when put together.
Here’s another classy nail set that oddly reminds me of Audrey Hepburn’s outfit when she was playing a role in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s film.
A glamorous nail set can be achieved with just about any color. This one consists of some textured crocodile-skin patterns and lots of crystals.
If you want something minimalistic, then this line art design will do just the trick. We’ve got these simple vertical lines in the middle of all the nails producing a uniform design.
This nail set is similar to most trendy nail sets, except that the designs on this one are a bit more detailed and sharp. I like it when designs are able to vary from different thicknesses, which results in more sophisticated looks.
Here’s another trendy nail set that is paired with classier designs. I like how the shimmer and the glitter, on the other hand, perfectly balance out the entire look.
We’re keeping it simple with this look. The nude nails are topped with black speckles, which perfectly balances out the entire look.
This nail set has a lot of celestial bodies on it. I like how they perfectly fill the nude nail while still keeping it light.
Here’s proof that black can definitely go on classier nail sets. This one’s filled with a lot of shimmers which keeps it light and balanced.
Here is another nude pink nail set that is designed with these minimalistic one-sided waves and plain dots on top.
Here’s a nail set that does a really good job at adding variety to a look without adding any other toppers or colors.
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