30+ Matte Black Nails With Design

I love the sleek matte black colorway but adding a unique design or accent nail really makes them pop. The matte black look is always in style and creates a sophisticated and chic look. Take the basic solid color a step further with a subtle design that suits your style and shows your personality in your manicure.

We went through loads of different designs to find our favorite. Whether you want something to try for yourself or some ideas to show your nail tech, we’ve got something for you.

We have a huge list of black mate nails already but we wanted to focus on a list of ones with a prominent design. Something that really stands out against the black and adds a bit of fun or luxury to the style.

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The combination of matte black and some light use of gold flakes is a very stylish combination. Here it seperates the black from the natural nail colorway.
matte black design nail designs
I have a soft spot for white and black nail designs. These simple minimalist lines create a cute design that contrasts well with the matte background.
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I almost missed the black butterfly nail art here. They fade so seemlessly into the matte background but the silver really pops. Very sleek, unique and I’m utterly jealous.
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Matte black and neon yellow doesn’t seem like it should go together but this design really works. Some simple black lines over the yellow creates a great contrast.
matte black design nails
Short and sharp. Matte black background with this clever golden dot design weaving along an accent nail. Sometimes less it more!
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The Moon design on these nails are magnificent. Clever idea having the different phases of the moon on different fingers. 🖤
matte black design nail art
🖤🖤🖤 This subtle gloss design over matte black on short nails. Interesting take and you might miss this design if you weren’t looking closely. Makes it a good casual nail design for the workplace.
matte black design nail art
A similar take with matte black acrylics and this glossy tips create a v-French tip. Smart idea!
matte black design nails
💅🏼 Black colored acrylic coffin set with matte finish and red chrome nail art
matte black design nail art
A glittery accent nail on these acrylics. So many of these designs have this gold and black style but you could use some colorful polish here for a splash of fun.
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A similar idea with the glittery accent nail but matte black French tips instead of a solid black nail.
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matte black design nails
Some colorful abstract daisies against the matte black. 🖤🤍💛 The only thing I would personally change here is maybe a single daisy nail.
matte black design nail designs
Or if you want something a little extra how about some serious rhinestone usage on an accent nail?
matte black design nail design
Part matte black and part neon yellow. Again the two just contrast so well the leaf nail art is a subtle but cute addition.
matte black design nail art
Matte black is a vibe. 🖤 The subtle little heart on these gels are great.
matte black design nail designs
Now this just screams style. A little Louis Vuitton design just says luxury.
matte black design nails
Leopard print and matte black….sassy 🐆
matte black design nail designs
matte black design nails
Another black and white accent design to contrast with the matte black. This time some marble nail art with a matte white. This is my personal favorite from the whole list.
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This is clever. A black and white accent design incorporates the black into the design itself. Bit of a darker vibe but that might be your style.
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Long acrylics with this amethyst design.
matte black design nail designs
I did some digging to find this fantastic silver and black design. A little less common than the gold making it more unique and it might suit your style.
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Jet black and matte gel polish with some minimal white stars and moon designs.
matte black design nail design
A unique abstract pattern with this magnetic color shifting polish against matte black background. Painted freehand and the dark design looks great against a matte black base.
matte black design nail designs
Matte black and red foil set. Simple, effecive and stylish. 🖤❤️
matte black design nail art
In love with this ombré fire.🔥 This is one of the bigger designs with big stencils.
matte black design nail design
I love using negative space to create the deisgn and this chrome blue really pops against the matte black. Incredibly unique.
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I do hope this has given you some ideas for matte black nails with a design If you give this a go – I want to see it! Send me a photo of your own design and we’ll feature them 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.

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