Black nails! A ultra-modern and versatile color!

Aug. 11, 2020
The holiday season is upon us and you are probably toying between which neutral tone of nude or brightly coloured polish for this week's manicure, right?; well, have you considering black? Usually only dusted off for Halloween or to welcome in those chilly winter months, black nails are an ultra-modern and versatile colour choice that screams sophistication.
Nothing makes as big a statement as an all-black, freshly polished manicure, chic enough for after-work cocktails but also professional enough for that 3 o’clock meeting, a black manicure or accents of black nail art (if you aren’t yet brave enough go whole-hog) is the height of chic with a tasteful edge. Not quite a neutral colour but certainly not a dramatic bright, black sits somewhere in the middle of the two, holding its own ground, demanding attention and oozing style. 
Hues of vampy moody colours on nails certainly aren’t groundbreaking but can still be an intimidating choice when browsing the colour wheel. Breaking with your normal traditions and trying a new colour doesn’t have to be a major commitment; combining black with negative space, experimenting with nail art or even opting for shorter styles can be a subtler alternative. On the other hand, you might already be all too familiar with an all-black manicure, in that case, you will already who just how fierce the colour is and how cool of a signature look it can be. 
From timeless classics and fresh takes on old favourites below are just some of the fun and inventive ways you can try this classic colour for yourself. 


High gloss gives high impact from this pure black sleek manicure, set on the eye-catching coffin shape. No gimmicks, no extras if you are after the perfect black manicure this one could be the one for you. 


Not feeling brave enough for a solid black colour just yet? Opt for a simple gloss manicure with a minimalist trace line, ultra-current but as simple as it comes.


You can’t go wrong with a classic and these perfectly stripped, graphic black and white design on an effortless almond shape prove that less really is more.


Alternating a solid tone on one nail with a marble design on the next, as well as aesthetically pleasing this technique can elevate any finished manicure.


Negative spaces are having a moment. Incorporate an angular black tip onto yours for one of the most lust-worthy nails trends at the moment. 


Can't decide if you want matte, gloss, shimmer or nail art? Why not do it all? 


Reminiscence of a swirling oil spill this diffused black trickle of colour on these otherwise naked nails is not too overwhelming but remains striking.


Can't get through the week without your colour fix? Start off with a solid black base and layer on bursts of colour. The longer the nail, the bigger the space to play, so why not try an eccentric ombre flame design like these? 


Ultra-current cow print on alternative nails with a high gloss finish is a major yes! The short round cut means the nails aren’t too overpowering but are as playful as they are impressive. 


If you are not ready to dive headfirst into the black nail trend, try this minimalist take; this monochrome offering softens the dark look by experimenting with floral line drawings and alternating the nail colour.


Coffin shaped, matte and long, to add an extra touch of excellence, experiment with transparent patterned nails. 


Chic and modern, these round opaques with a thin black tip prove you don’t have to rely on a solid colour or long length to make a statement.


If your a big fan of accent nails, why not finish off your spectacular manicure with a coat of shimmer for that added bit of sparkle.
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