Black and silver nail designs just say
elegant chic to me. There’s just something about the sleek black with the shine of silver that just works. It’s a classic colorway, but you can create something for everyone with a modern design style. It can work in any outfit, suit any situation and (if you’re doing it yourself) they’re also pretty easy to work with.
Because this is such a versatile color, we’ve tried to cover a range of different looks to give you some ideas. Whether you are looking for a design to copy or some inspiration for your nail tech, we’ve got you covered. From a little flair on an accent nail to a full-blown and vibrant design, there’s something you’re sure to love. If you want another way to highlight your manicure, you might also like
black nail designs with diamonds for an extra pop.
You can never go wrong with a classic black and silver combination. Sometimes simple style is more than enough. 💅🏻
Our first entry has to be glamorous, of course. I can’t choose which design to love ’cause all designs look beautiful in my eyes.
Turn your nails into a night sky full of stars with this magnificent set, or you can add a bit of twist by adding black and silver stripes.
You can go diva style if you are feeling it. These nails and 3D gems look so fab and grand; they can make you feel like a Queen.
OK, this is still fab, although a bit simpler. Also, these nails are easy to apply even without a tech’s help. My favorite is the middle fingernail.
Black and silver polish topped with holographic glitters. You need to put this combo on immediately; otherwise, you’re out of the trend.
If you like medium-sized coffin nails, you can go for this one. I can tell the artist spent some time creating those shiny, realistic-looking stars.
Minimal effort? Here you go. These are simple squiggly lines you can do on your own. Copy the pattern or create your own!
I love that the artist added pink here to complement black and silver. Not bad for a combo, huh. These are handpainted, by the way.
Check out the middle fingernails. Does the design look like a geometric chain to you? I like it, but my fave would be the silver foils on the pinky.
If you ever purchase silver foils, try applying them like this. The glossy finish for the base is OK, but matte is rocking it more.
Oh, this is so good! Is it just me, or does the combination of marble with the swirl designs look amazing? I am definitely getting these!
Classic black and silver french tips for those who like it elegantly straightforward. Do you think a reverse style would look good, too?
I wonder how the artist maintained her concentration while doing the stripes of black, white, and silver. Short black square nails always seems to give this classic and modern look at the same time.
I have seen this design so many times (in other colors), but it still looks beautiful every time. You can use this for regular days, perhaps.
For my DIY girls, y’all. I’d love to throw some designs on those perfectly polished nails if given a chance. Maybe you can do that, too.
I feel like I need to emphasize the cleanliness of these nails. The tech did a good job, especially with the road-like and ombre designs.
Which one is your favorite in this set? Mine would be the marble because it looks fantastic. But there’s no doubt that the others are stunning, too.
Zebra-inspired designs, everyone! Most of you probably like using the stamps/stickers, but I suggest learning how to do it freehand. So cool!
Do you like butterflies? If so, get your nails ready for this set. You could do something like this with a silver polish if you wanted a less glittery look but I am feeling those multicolor foils.
What about trying a combination of tips, ombre, and clear base? The gradient from silver to black is astonishing, but the clear to silver won’t lose.
Or you can just simply apply the classics. This is particularly when you don’t have the time to go to the salon. You can do it on your own instead.
I love the pattern on those silver stamps. They can pass as figures for illusionism. But are they actually flowers or simple geometric lines?
This has an excellent concept. First, draw four moon phases on the one hand and another four on the other. Then, use glitters for a magical effect!
Night sky beauty, anyone? The nails look more like what you see in galaxies… an asteroid landing, perhaps? Or a shooting star?
Give your nails some lovin’ with these holographic chrome sparkles! They might look easy, but much time and effort were spent on them.
Fans of gems and crystals or girly stuff, here you go! I think the crystals reflect a pink color. Did you notice that, too?
Simple swirls for your square-shaped nails… absolutely gorgeous!
Here’s another DIY that is so easy. Also, they are perfect for those with short nails who like it oh-natural!
These aren’t stickers; those geometric lines were handpainted using the taping method. The puzzle pieces design is a slayer!
I will suggest this to those who really like glitters and ombre. It does take a steady hand to get the ombre style but the result looks great.
Long nails? I got you covered, girl. Check how fancy and spectacular these nails are! Perhaps it will take more than average to finish them, no?
My favorite abstract lines, yay! They look lovely as usual, whether your nails are long or short.
Black matte polish to partner with your silver roses stamps… you can use a matte topcoat to make the roses look matte. I might be biased though, I love anything on matte black nails.
Which is making this stunning for you? Is it the stars or the swirl vines? I like simple-looking nails, but it is the swirls for me on this one.
Ooh, mermaid scales in a silver and black combo. I thought they looked good on ocean colors only. I guess I was wrong!
Make way for the black panther! The prints look like kiss marks. Won’t you agree?
These flower stamps are available online. They are pretty swag, and they constitute a nice touch to the whole set.
Ah, this is different from what we’ve seen so far. However, I think this design will look good, even if you have short nails. Love them!
Here is an alternative twist to your heart designs. It looks gothic with the barb wires, but it is pretty exciting and cryptic.
How about trying this one? It has two shades of gray. The light one can pass as silver ’cause of the glitters. Frankly, though, I like the darker one.
We have here a roller coaster of designs. I like the lace stamp; it seems complicated. However, I might change the plan for the pinky if it was me.
Gotta go with the bling-bling if you like it grand and top-notch! Use a holographic twinkle gel if you want to achieve this look.
You should try this if you want to look like a badass. It is the best combination for your rebel outfit (see the leather jacket).
I’m not really fond of black tips, but you might like this one. The glitters are fantastic, but I’ll have them in black if I’m imitating this set.
This has the same concept as the other mentioned above, except it has black crystals instead of heart drawings. I’m gonna have these!
I can’t tell what the inspiration for this is, but these nails are beautiful. They look like a serious version of some bubble nail design with this fantastic dark colorway.
Champagne, anyone? Cheers, and celebrate with these black and silver nails, whatever the occasion is. I’m sure your friends will love them.
These stamps look like fingertips, and they perfectly complement the black base.
Snowflakes, oh, snowflakes! I love snowflakes as they have alluring designs. Also, because snow is one of the loveliest weather!
You can do so much with a black and silver nail design. Classic or modern, long or short, subtle or loud. The only rule is you
have to show us your own set if you’ve found some inspiration here! Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.