40 Black and White Nail Designs for a Trendy Monochrome Manicure

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Black and white is a classic and timeless combination and that is also totally true when it comes to nail designs. If you’re looking for a design for your next manicure that is classic, classy, and has a little elegance then you might want to take a look at the stunning black and white nail designs that have been rounded up in this post…

What people do not realise is how much fun you can have with black and white. A monochrome pallete can make even the most basic of designs look all that more interesting, don’t you agree? There is just something so eye catching about a good black and white design.

There are so many ways that you can go about creating a good nail look with black and white, and so many designs to experiment with. But one thing that I have noticed is that B&W nail designs look really good and even stand out more on the more minimal or simple designs. You can still totally go for whatever design you want, there are no rules when it comes to nails, it’s all about expression!

40 Stunning Black and White Nail Designs for a Trendy Monochrome Manicure

1.

Alternating black and white french tip nails
instagram: @heluviee

Starting the list off strong with a classic, you really cannot go wrong with a French Tip manicure. And the black and white just adds a little bit extra to the classic nail design, makes it more interesting.

2.

Alternating black and white swirl nails
instagram: @heluviee

Alternating black and white swirly nails. This is such a cute nail design, alternating color nails can be cheesy but these ones actually work so well. The monochrome scheme totally elevates the manicure.

3.

Black French Tip nails with a white outline
instagram: @heluviee

A black french manicure with a simple white outline. This is a simple nail design that somehow manages to scream classy as well. It is totally the almond nail shape paired with the simple, cute french tip design that makes it so look so elegant yet trendy and cute.

4.

Monochrome snake print nail design
instagram: @peachinails

Monochrome snake print nail designs. This is definitely manicure to obsess over! Snake print for nails is always great, but I think black and white takes the unique yet trendy design to the absolute next level.

5.

Black french nails with white swirl
instagram: @fasia.nails

Black french tip nails with white swirl. So this is taking a classic manicure and adding a twist to it, a fun swirly twist. And of course with this fantastic contrasting combination of colors the manicure will be amazing.

6.

abstract black and white hail design
instagram: @xnailsbymol

Almond shaped nails are already gorgeous enough on their own but combined with a stunning abstract black and white nail design like this one and you get a set that is to die for!

7.

Reverse French tips in black and white
instagram: @vivianmariewong

A clean and alternating black and white reverse French tip nail design. Reverse french tip is a nail trend that has blown up so much over the last couple of years and for good reason. It looks especially good when combined with the traditional french nail design we all know and love. When you transform the nail design to black and white it looks so minimal, clean and stunning …

8.

instagram: @phoebesummernails

Black french nails with flower design. You really can do so much with a french tip design. It really doesn’t have to be the same old classic every time. If you want to switch it up, mix in a pretty little flower design to your tips for a cute and fun twist.

9.

Black daisy nail art on white nails
instagram: @phoebesummernails

Black daisy nail art on white nails. This is one of those insanely cute nail designs that is cute without being too loud. The black daisies on the plain white base are just everything!

10.

Alternating Zebra print nails
instagram: @nails.antofigueroa

Alternating Zebra print nails. Who doesn’t love Zebra print? When it comes to nail designs it is definitely a pattern that needs to be done more often, it is just so cute! It is definitely the obvious choice when you are thinking of getting a black and white manicure.

11.

Black and white swirl lines nail design
instagram: @aimeestokesbeauty

Black and white swirl lines nail design. This is such a cute and minimal nail design, totally perfect for when you don’t want to do too much with your nails but still want a cute, striking manicure.

12.

Black french tips on white base with pearls
instagram: @amanda.sudolll

Black french tips on white base with pearls. An easy way to totally transform a basic manicure (not that there is anything basic about this one!) is to simply add some little pearls. They’re just so so cute and totally take a manicure like this to the next level…

13.

Simple black and white nail design
instagram: @lightslacquer

Simple black and white nail design. You cannot go wrong with a nail design as simple as this. Can’t decide if you want an all black manicure or on all white manicure? Just do both! combine both colors into one nail design. The contrast of the two colors is always beautiful especially in a simple design like this one.

14.

Reverse french nail design
instagram: @aimeestokesbeauty

Reverse french tip almond nail design. Love the reverse french nail trend. It’s a relatively new trend but one that is popular for such a good reason. I mean, firstly it puts a twist on the old french design but it is also such a cute and simple design.

15.

black french nails with flower nail art
instagram: @divstips

Black french nails with flower nail art on the two middle fingers. You cannot go wrong with a cute flower nail design even in monochrome. In fact the black and white makes the design so much more interesting, right?

16.

White almond nails with little black hearts
instagram: @peachinails

White almond nails with little black hearts. Another nail design that you literally cannot go wrong with is the little heart nail design. Whatever color or nail shape you pick, this will always be one of those super cute designs that are impossible to go wrong with.

17.

Almond nails with black and white flowers
instagram: @aimeestokesbeauty

Almond nails with black and white flowers. Ugh, you cannot go wrong with a nail design that has flowers in it. They always end up so gorgeous. You literally cannot go wrong with a flower nail design, i’m telling you!

18.

Squiggly black flowers on white nails
instagram: @peachinails

Squiggly black flowers on white nails. This is the type of crazy nail design that you can’t help but fall in love with. It is unique and fun and crazy. Definitely a nail design to try out if you are looking for something different and totally fun.

19.

Black and white checkered nails
instagram: @karin.nailedit

Black and white checkered nails. You really can do a lot with the french tip design, and a checker board design on the tips is just a new way to switch it up with the classic design. You can’t be mad at it. It is such a cute design.

20.

Abstract black lines on white nail tips
instagram: @gloss_la

Abstract black lines on white nail tips. There is something that’s so eye catching about an abstract nail design like this. It’s a simple design but also very interesting to look at .

21.

Half black and white french tip nails
instagram: @nailsbysmf

Half black, half white French tip nails. So this is another unique way to switch up the basic frenchie. You can’t go wrong with the black and white for this specific design, it just works.

22.

Coffin shaped black and white nails
instagram: @pressedbycharlotte_

Coffin shaped black and white nails… Long, coffin shaped nails are the best! And with black and white colors they are absolutely stunning!

23.

Black and white cow print nails
instagram: @nailsbysmf

Black and white cow print nails. I mean if you’re going to be doing black and white nails you might as well do cow print, right? I’ll never understand how the cow print trend even came about but one thing you cannot deny is just how cute it is.

24.

Mixed design black and white nails
instagram: @vivianmariewong

This manicure is a mixed bag of nail designs and that’s what makes it draw the eyes. The best part about a nail design like this is that you can pick whatever nail art you like and mix and match it up in a monochrome color scheme and have it look kooky yet classy.

25.

alternating black and white nail designs
instagram: @@traciethetech

This nail design is a little bit different, but in all the best ways. With such gorgeous alternating designs on the black and white french tips, this is totally such good inspo to save and show to your nail tech.

26.

Square shaped nails with black and white French tip design with a dotted outline
instagram: @kxreencosmetics

Square shaped black and white french nails with dotted outline. The dotted outline after a french tip is a nail design that I wish more people did, it’s such a cute design that not that many people seem to try out.

27.

Monochrome lines french design
instagram: @alyshanailartist

Monochrome lines french design. Isn’t this such a gorgeous and unique design? The french design with the black and white lines, it’s kind of like those illusions that make you not what to look away from the design, right?

28.

Alternating black and white french nails with a swirl design
instagram: @vivianmariewong

Alternating black and white french nails with a swirl design. Always so obsessed with these types of nail designs just because of how cute and playful the can be. This one is so gorgeous in the monochrome colors.

29.

Zebra print black and white nails
instagram: @nicolaelizabethmua

Zebra print black and white nails. This is another way to style the Zebra print nail art, by combining it with an alternating black and white french tip design to keep with the whole Zebra aesthetic of it all.

30.

Black french tip nails with a white outline and some little heart doodles
instagram: @sansungnails

Black french tip nails with a white outline and some little heart doodles. There’s always something so pretty about a black french tip with a white outline in it. I think we have established firmly that any nail design that combines only the two colors is so eye-catching.

31.

Black and white hearts nails
instagram: @fasia.nails

A nail design with black and white hearts. Cute isn’t it? The type of manicure you could see yourself choosing for Valentines day. But why leave hearts for that day alone? We all need lots of cuteness in our lives so these nails are perfect. Especially if you want a man came that still has the cuteness of a hearts design but is more understated that the typical red or pink.

32.

Cow print nails with French Tips
instagram: @nailss_paradise

Cow print nails with French tips. Clearly the cow print nails are uber cute enough as they are, but you can totally switch it up a little by throwing in some black french tip nails to mix in with the cute cow design.

33.

Black and white abstract tips
instagram: @pressedbycharlotte_

Black and white abstract tips. When it comes to black and white, abstract designs seem to work so well. The beauty about that fact is just know many directions you can take it. It’s definitely a color scheme that you can flex your creativity on depending on what type of manicure you want.

34.

Black and white abstract nail design
instagram: @nailsbysmf

Black and white abstract nail design. This design reminds me of what an animators design of an abstract tattoo would be. Aside from that though, this design is unique, artistic, the type of nail design you do if you are in the mood for something bold and fun.

35.

Alternating reverse french nails with little hearts
instagram: @gelsbybry

Alternating reverse french nails with little hearts. Maybe a manicure idea for valentines day? But who doesn’t love little hearts anyways? You can totally do these whenever, a nail design as cute as this does not have to be confined to that holiday only.

36.

Almond mails with alternating reverse French design
instagram: @monika__nails

Almond mails with alternating reverse French design. Reverse french tips are clearly such a cute design, you can’t go wrong with them especially when you keep the design minimal like this! And for a little pop to the manicure you can use a glittery black to add something extra to the look.

37.

Dotted black and white nail design
instagram: @rrilinails

Dotted black and white nail design. Black and white nails are a cute enough on their own but you can totally take a nail design to the next level with the dotted print like the one on these stunning nails.

38.

Alternating black and white nails with an outline
instagram: @amanda.sudolll

Alternating black and white nails with an outline. This is such a unique take on the alternating nail design. It’s definitely not what you would typically expect for a design like this one but it is definitely stunning.

39.

Long coffin french nails with flower design
instagram: @nailedxthalia

Long coffin french nails with flower design. If you love a good long nail design then this one is for you and the beauty about a style like this as that you can literally use it on whatever nail shape or size you want.

40.

Nails with white swirls and black flowers
instagram: @pressedbycharlotte_

Coffin shaped nails with white swirls and black flowers. Okay, I think we have established the fact that you really cannot go wrong with a black and white look… This is such a cute look with the white swirls and the little black flowers.

So what nail styles look good with a black and white color pallet? As you have probably seen from all the nail ideas above, your imagination is the limit. There are literally a limitless number of designs that look good with a monochrome color pallet. But to be honest there are a few that especially stand out, a few trendy designs and a few classic designs…

1. Classic French Tip (but with a black and white twist): we all love a good classic pink and white french tip nail design but there is something super fresh and trendy about a black and white twist to the famous design. it’s not ground breaking all things considered but it is such a simple, cute and interesting manicure.

2. Zebra Print Nails: I mean if you’re going to do a black and white manicure isn’t zebra print the obvious choice? I mean, if you’re looking for a nail design that is super fun and eye- catching, then you totally gotta try zebra print.

3. The Swirly Nail Design: the swirly nail design is honesty so great because of how expressive it is. It is a nail design that totally lets you have fun with it and express your creativity. You can go totally crazy with it (even with a monochrome scheme) or you can keep it minimal and clean.

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