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.
These chic strips are an easy way to go back to black. The wider lines make a bigger impression than their skinnier counterparts.
Hand-painted geese on a black backdrop are surprisingly chic. Especially mid-flight.
Snakeskin nail art is sleeker when the scales are layered over black nail polish.
Black on Black
Glossy black satin spots really pop against a matte base.
Just Plain Batty
This black bat manicure is perfect for Halloween, but we think it’ll fly all month long.
Split the Difference
Add a slash of another neutral (like beige) to break up all that black.
Pretty Black and White
This monochrome geometric nail art is totally customizable. A few more stripes here, an extra triangle there.
Black marble nails work year-round, but seem a little spookier around Halloween.
Add pops of strategic color with several stripes on select nails.