The Best Black Nail Art Inspo Instagram Has to Offer

Black nail art is peak Halloween and the easiest way to bring a bit of goth into our lives. And everything pops against a black base, from wild floral art to satin highlights. If you’re not comfortable rocking basic black nail polish, you can always opt for minimal nail art. Or embrace black accents over a sheer base. The trick is to find what suits your personality.

Ready to take a walk on the dark side? Here’s some of the most wearable black nail art of the season.

Far-From-Basic Black

These chic strips are an easy way to go back to black. The wider lines make a bigger impression than their skinnier counterparts.

Image: @salonwisla

Fly High

Hand-painted geese on a black backdrop are surprisingly chic. Especially mid-flight.

Image: @betina_goldstein

Go Wild

Snakeskin nail art is sleeker when the scales are layered over black nail polish.

Image: @malinaila

Black on Black

Glossy black satin spots really pop against a matte base.

Image: @aliciatnails

Just Plain Batty

This black bat manicure is perfect for Halloween, but we think it’ll fly all month long.

Image: @thehangedit

Split the Difference

Add a slash of another neutral (like beige) to break up all that black.

Image: @nailsbyashley_c

Pretty Black and White

This monochrome geometric nail art is totally customizable. A few more stripes here, an extra triangle there.

Image: @chodznapazy

Black Magic

Black marble nails work year-round, but seem a little spookier around Halloween.

Image: @salonwisla

Stellar Stripes

Add pops of strategic color with several stripes on select nails.

Image: @beautybeezg