Black and white nails are classic. The combination is the ultimate modern combination and the best pick if you want a more aesthetic manicure without going crazy with colors. Even fun patterns like animal prints and Y2K look more poised in black and white. It’s needless to say that black and white nails designs are the best combo for the simple and minimalist, of course.

Therefore I picked the most popular ideas from Instagram and grouped them aesthetically. You’ll see SimpleCuteElegant Black & White nail designs. There’s a little bit of everything, including cool ideas for Halloween, Fall, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas.

And last, but definitely not least, follow the amazing nail artists who create these inspiring nail designs. They are true artists and we all win when we get together to support each other’s work and money-making.

Simple Black & White Nails

French tips, minimalist art, lines, dots. For beginners, minimalist, modern, and low-profile manicures.

Can’t get simpler than black-and-white French tips.

@safinailstudio is a genius because she creates magic from simplicity. It could be another black and white manicure, but she combined matte black with pearl white and organic golden lines. Stunning.

These black-and-white Frenchies with freestyle art are a great idea because you can basically create the design you want.

So delicate.


Black dots on milky white.

Minimalist starry nights.

Abstract fine black lines with milky whites.

Simple Halloween.

Black matte and white botanicals for a moody Spring.

Tiny flowers, thin Frenchies for short nails.

Frenchies and swirls.

Nude background to keep everything simple and minimalist with tiny black and white dots.

The contrast.

Can’t get simpler than this.

As simple as that.

Simply melted.

Blue china and white porcelain inspo for short round nails! Who said you can’t make the most out of short nails?

Cute Black and White Nails Designs

Celestial signs for a cute and minimalist manicure.

An eye hearted for a cute Halloween nail do.

Black French tips + flowers.

Black Frenchies + white lines + white hearts for a modern yet romantic Valentine’s Day manicure.

Cheers for some cute-fun-Y2K-inspired black and white manicures.

Even in black and white Mickey Mouse looks cute and fun.

The classic checkered in a cute stripe version.

Who said you can’t have a black and white manicure for summer?

One of each to please the indecisive.

Botanicals for modern lovers of nature.

Short nails are no excuse to skip a fun manicure.

Burning hearts.

Animal print in black and white is fun and modern.

This ethereal landscape is what dreams are made of.

Feel this soft summer breeze with this light blue ocean and white palm trees art.

Hearts, flowers, checkers, and smiles for the win.

Black cats for good luck and cute nails for Halloween.

Black and white checkers are the perfect match for a pink and red combo.

A little bit of everything results in this work of art.

The perfection of these cute black and white Christmas nails.

Elegant Black & White Nails

Here is a bold combination with an elegant outcome. Black French tips with milky ombré. Stunning.

Moon phases in black and white.

Details are King in this very chic black-and-white design.

These black French tips and half daisies are one of the few combinations with flowers that are more elegant than cute.

Thin black lines on white French tips make this sophisticated art that works for short and long nails.

Black and white lines for a chic manicure.

Black+ White = Grey. For @safinailstudio, it’s pure art.

Black, white, and red abstract nail art it so chic. Great pick for modern Christmas aesthetic.

I had to leave a ton of black and white nails off this post! So many inspiring ideas.

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