I have an
obsession with the sophistication and style of black square nail designs. They work in any situation, any look and are way more versatile than you might think.
I’ve been really into this trend of
edgy black nails and after scrolling through thousands of different styles this is a collection of the best. A decent range of ideas so, whether you want to do it yourself or you want inspiration to save for your next manicure, there’s something for you here.
Starting this collection with some nice matte blacks that are finished with glossy black french tips. I love that the artist used the same color and played with the finish instead.
Here’s another mixture of finishes and textures. This is a nice monochromatic look that’s topped with a hint of black glitter.
This wouldn’t be a proper black square nails collection without the classic and simple black nails. I feel that black nails can be perfectly used on any occasion.
It’s getting glossy in here! These gloss nails are embellished with a bit of gold foil. A common trend is this black and gold nail design look because of the mix of sleek sophistication and luxurious glam.
Here’s a simple way to dress up your classic black square nails. Just add a bit of silver glitter to one nail to make it pop!
I love the inclusion of an ebony flame design in this set. It’s a nice way to modernize and spice up your look!
Here’s a lovely twist to a black set! We’ve got some clear nails topped with some reflective gold and some nice black nails topped with reflective fractions of ebony flames.
Here’s another simple design. Add a few gloss tips to your matte base and add a geometric pattern on top of your clear nails.
This design was softened by using a milky pink matte based topped with some black designs. We’ve also got some gloss nails topped with silver glitter.
A very simple design can entirely transform your nails. Here we’ve got some gloss black nails topped with a CDG design.
Isn’t the white marbling on top of the jet-black base just beautiful? I also think that the silver glitter serves as the perfect division between the marbled nail and jet black nail.
Inserting a nice classic French tip in the middle of a fully painted look can greatly reduce its boldness.
Here’s a simple black set with a few stars as an accent nail. Fantastic idea.
Here’s a clean black look. Just a bit of black edges, lines, and curves can make your nails look dashing.
A combination of black and silver. We’ve got some full silver foil nails and some black nails topped with some silver stars. I’d say it’s a pretty cohesive look!
Here’s a black nail set designed with some geometric patterns.
Now we’ve got a reversal of a look we saw earlier! We’ve got some glossy black nails that are embellished with a matte black French tip.
Why not add a little white to your look? Here we’ve got some white lines added to some hints of black on a clear nail set.
Doesn’t this nail set just feel like staring up at the sky at night? The silver glitter looks like stars in the vast sky.
Mix up your black look with a nice white nail base and top it off with a minimalistic design.
The design on the accent nail in this set is just gorgeous! We’ve got a beautiful silver foil topped with some black swirls. That nail has fully leveled up the entire look!
Here’s a black nail set that has colorful crystals on top of it. There’s also a beautiful gold foil pattern on top of a nice milky white base.
If you’ve tried silver or gold on your black nails, why not try them with both? This design has a few simple black nails and one of them is topped with some silver glitter. The accent nail is a full gold shimmer and it all looks so cute together!
Even just the tiniest bit of glitter can make your look all the much better!
The accent nail on this design is quite confusing at first look but when you look closer you’ll see that it’s actually a very beautiful colorful chrome.
If you don’t want an all-black look, then try adding in a nail that has either a nude shade or a color of your choice. Then you can top it off with some beautiful crystals!
These nails are simple yet stunning! I like how they’re a little bit longer than the other designs and the gold foil pattern on this one is just so clean and majestic! I love it!
Here’s another gold foil look but this time the gold looks more 3D and melted.
If you just want a simple look, try adding a simple white detail on your nails that aren’t too noticeable or bold.
These nails look like fireworks in the night sky.
A very simple yet elegant look. We have a full matte black set topped with some crystals. We’ve also got a full black and gold glitter at the end.
Just a full black nail set that is topped with some gold circles that form a triangle.
If gold and silver are too boring for you, why not try out some rose gold shimmer?
We’ve got a beautiful abstract accent nail here. Just some nice thing black abstract lines on top of a milky pink nude nail.
Another mixture of shimmer, matte, and gloss!
I really like how the shimmer used here is a deep blue instead of something bright. The white detailing on top of the matte black nail is also a nice way to add more simple designs to an overall simple look.
These nails feel like confetti falling on your head. We see a lot of glitter in designs but there’s something about the contrast with sleek black square nails that just really works.
Just a gorgeous black glossy set that is topped with some silver gems. A very classy look that you can wear even at the most elegant dinners.
The abstract design on top of the white and black base reminds me of strawberries being coated with chocolate.
Here’s another classy look. We’ve got some glossy jet black that’s topped off with some gold foil. The accent nail is just some black detailing on top of a nude pink base.
Finally adding in a bit of color! Here are some black nails with a bit of orange. Here’s a cute way to incorporate your favorite color into your black nail look.
Here’s a Christmas nail set! Yes, you can totally wear black during the holidays! Just top it off with some beautiful silver snowflake detail and you’re good to go!
This might just be my favorite look in this collection. This one’s fairly simple. It’s just a black nail base with some hints of dark blue shimmer. It looks like a galaxy design.
Cut the monochromatic look by changing the finish from a gloss to a matte. Finish it off with some gold foil lining and you’ve got a nice new nail set!
The colorful crystals on this set are gorgeous!
I love how scattered the gold foil is in this set. It’s refreshing as most looks bundle up the foil together.
Just some simple gradient matte black French tips.
Here’s another modern black look! We’ve got some lined black French tips and a nice flower outline design.
Add these to your Halloween nail ideas! Just a bit of different horror elements to get you into the spooky spirit!
I do hope this has given you some ideas for black square nail designs If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your take on this fantastic look.
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