Combining the sleek chic black colorway with the understated shape, black coffin nail designs add a bit of edge while suiting any occasion or outfit. The size of the nails gives you plenty of space to
show your own style or keep it minimalistic and say more with less.
We looked through
thousands of different designs to bring you our favorites. From the simple designs, you can do yourself to the intricate extra styles to show your nail tech. We’ve got a little bit for everyone and some fantastic designs from incredible artists.
We are starting this collection with these black coffin nails. I love how they were able to contrast the smooth matte black polish with some silver glitter as an accent nail.
This wouldn’t be a coffin black nails collection without these classic medium-length nails. I love how black nails can look so sleek.
Here’s another black nail set with an interesting twist to it. I like how the full black nails are paired with translucent black nails with some bright blue sparkling butterflies.
If you’re tired of having fully-painted black nails, then it’s time to switch it up with another classy design. Try out these V-shaped classic French tips.
If you don’t want your black nails to appear too dull, adding a nice design should do the trick! Here we’ve got these bright and shiny black nails that are topped with some sunflower nail designs.
At this point, I’m pretty sure many have seen the classic Euphoria nails. Here’s a different version of those nails that are a lot more wearable. I love the contrast in black and white nails and there’s something about the coffin shape that just works with this colorway.
Here’s a black nail set that has got a teeny tiny bit of shimmer to it. I love how they mixed in French tips with fully painted nails and some glitter flames.
I love how cute these nails are! The black nails by themselves look good already, but the additional French tip with a heart reminds me so much of a deck of cards.
The amazing thing about the black polish is that it makes brighter nail polish shine. I love how bright these silver chrome nails look in this collection but I do have a soft spot for black and silver nails normally so I might be a little biased. But I love these. ❤️
Here’s a nail set that’s got a bit more bling to it. I love how they added a whole lot of gems on top of the cow print and plain black French tips.
This is quite an easy way of dressing up some black nails. You can simply incorporate another design, like these French tips, and top them off with some leaves.
Let’s get wilder with these glossy black nails with an animal print feature. If you’re a fan of more patterned nails, then these zebra nails would be perfect for you!
Here’s a full black nail set which is designed with a bit of gold shimmer. Gold glitter can easily elevate a look, especially with darker nails.
If you’re feeling like going for a more spooky look, then these blood-drip accent nails will look perfect on you! We did see a lot of coffin shapes like this on our vampire nail list. Fair enough.
Here’s another wild take on some black French tips. I love how they paired the black with light caramel color. This is quite an interesting crocodile print combination that just looks so good!
I love how groovy this nail design looks. We’ve got the prettiest black and white nails with these cool accent nails topped with such trippy waves.
I’m absolutely in love with this nail set. If you’re unsure of how to upgrade your nail set, you can simply change the shape of one of your accent nails.
Here’s a nail set for those who prefer something that’s a bit fancier yet simple. It’s amazing how adding a few gems can instantly upgrade your look.
Everyone needs a little bit of shine in their lives. This nail set incorporated two forms of bling, one is the bright silver shimmer on the black nails, and the other is the bright and long crystal on the French tip.
Having coffin black nails doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate other colors into your set. You can simply add an accent nail with your choice of color and dress it up with a bit of bead.
Flowers are a classic nail topper that will always look good on any nail set. Here we’ve got these classic black Frenchies with two different colored flowers. They look so good!
If you’re out of ideas, it’s best to go back to the basics. I am in love with these classic black nails paired with diagonal Frenchies lined with gold foil.
Here’s another simple yet beautiful nail set. At first glance, you’ll probably think it looks simple and basic. If you look a little closer, you’ll notice a black nail full of shine.
I am in love with the accent nails on this nail set. Check out these beautiful white-connected butterfly wings. I love how everything else is kept single, as this design alone already makes the look seem so beautiful.
Here’s another black set with a fun little wild twist to it. I like how these deep black nails were paired with a cartoon-looking cheetah print. It definitely lightens the look a lot!
Here’s a pretty black nail set with a bunch of black French tips. I like how they added a clear nail with a black tint to it.
Red and black are two very bold colors, so a lot of people tend to avoid this color combination. I like how they created a very thin and light design in order for these two colors to balance each other out.
If you’re looking for an easy design to match with your black coffin nails, then this nail set can serve as an inspiration. You can easily just add a white nail and top it off with some red CGD nail art.
Since black can seem a bit overwhelming at times, adding a full gem clear nail topped with gems is a great way to lighten the look.
Here’s a nail set for those looking into trying a more minimalistic route. Here are some full black nails topped with these vertically lined gems.
Here’s a rather cute black nail set. I like how the nails have some sort of sparkle to them; we have some drawn-on stars, light glitter, and added gems.
I love how bold and sleek these nails look. We’ve got these pretty black Frenchies paired with some flame hearts and full glitter nails.
If you really wanna try out your luck with some monochromatic black nails, then these matte black nails topped with a gloss black French tip would be perfect for you.
I love how bright these nails look despite having a full black nail base. We’ve got such pretty white designs that just can’t help but brighten the look.
I love how classy these nails look. I am a huge fan of the full black nails with French tips pairing. I especially love the lined glitter effect.
I really like how this nail set feels so lively because of the different finishes on each nail. It also helps that there is an added clear nail filled with glitter.
If you’re looking to try out a rough yet classy nail set, then these matte black nails are perfect for you. I really love how classy these black and white marble nails look!
Here’s a nail set for those who prefer a bit more artistic touches. We’ve got these pretty black nails paired with abstract black splashes and glitter.
If you think that your black nails look way too dull, you can simply dress them up with some multi-colored gems.
These nails are so sharp and pretty. I love all the edgy silver toppers, especially paired with the plain nude nail topped with one black heart.
If you’re feeling a more spiritual nail set, then these hand-drawn designs would look perfect on your nails. I love how precise the drawings are! The contrast between the dark background and the happy little sun nail art is great!
Here’s a nail set with a pop of bright color! I love how light these black and white abstract waves look alongside these dark nails.
Here’s another nail set featuring something bright and colorful. I think that neon green paired with black has been such a popular pairing these days.
Here’s for all the short nail lovers out there. Even if your nails are short, you can still rock some really badass nails.
You can always just keep your black nail set simple by barely having any designs on them and just adding some gems to one accent nail.
Here’s a pretty cute nail set with different designs on each nail. I really love the unique black nail with clear nail tips the most.
do copy one of these black coffin nail designs (or you come up with your own variation) send us a photo and we’ll cover your next manicure! 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.
There’s a lot you can do with this versatile look and don’t forget you can look
beyond the ‘normal’ coffin nail size. A shorter nail can give a more modern vibe and still leave you with plenty of room to add designs.