5 Edgy Black Nail Designs To Try In 2023

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Edgy Nail Designs

Everyone loves some gorgeous black nail art. But it's easy for that to get a bit boring. After some time, it might feel like there's only so much you can do with this classic color.

Our Favorite Edgy Nail Looks

    1. Black nails adorned with white flame outlines
    2. Use nude nails to balance out the darkness
    3. Transparent accent nails with small designs
    4. Contrast the black with gold accents
    5. Black French tips

What you need is some edgy inspiration to bring your nail art to the next level. After all, 2023 is your year to revamp and reinvent your style!

Keep reading, and we'll share five modern nail art looks that will put an edgy spin on your classic black look.

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#1. Black Nails With White Flames

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The thing about black nails is that they're made to be edgy.

You're probably tired of considering what color to pick for your nail designs and would rather make do with the simplicity and confidence that black can offer.

A Color You Can't Resist

Black is by far one of the best choices for nails.

For starters, it goes with nearly any look. Plus, it can be effortlessly dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

But black nails also offer you the ability to feel empowered by your nails. Nothing says confidence like some dark, edgy nails!

For a black nail design you can't go without, start with a black base. Then, add the outline of white flames over the top for a bit of contrast and rebellion.

It'll leave you with some gorgeous nails you can't say no to!

#2. Pair Black And Nude Nails

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If you truly want to make a statement with your nail art, you can't overdo it on the black.

You need something to balance it out and help the entire vibe come together.

To start, paint your accent nail nude as a way to make your black nail design a bit more classy and chic.

Then, if you want to spruce it up a bit, put some black designs on that nude nail - or nails!

Creating Edgy Nail Designs Right At Home

If you're feeling a bit apprehensive about the idea of freehanding a design, you won't need to stress about a thing with Maniology's nail stamping plates on hand.

These plates allow you to create flawless and stunning nail art in just five simple steps without the mess and hassle that normally comes with freehanding nail designs.

You can either opt for something more simple, like the Back to Basics nail stamping plate, or more intricate designs, like the Forest Wonders plate. The sky’s the limit!

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#3. Throw In Some Accent Designs

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Who says that black nails can't have something dazzling?

Throw some accent designs into your nail design to help your look truly shine!

Adding in smaller designs like butterflies, stars, or hearts can help you maintain a feminine edge while embracing the black aesthetic.

It's simple to include and can leave you with some stunning results.

#4. You Can Never Go Wrong With Gold

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What two classic colors seem to always go together? Black and gold! These two colors create one of the most classic and stunning duos that are perfect for your nails.

After all, sometimes all you need is a bit of sparkle in your life to really turn things around.

All you need is your favorite black nail polish and a way to bring in some shimmer.

The Only Nail Polish Duo Your Need

To get this look, pair Maniology's Straight-Up Black stamping polish with the Honeypot clear with gold flakies polish to achieve this simple yet captivating design.

It's that easy!

#5. Black French Tips

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You don't need to only use white or lighter colors for your French tips.

If you want to give your nail design an edgy twist, use black nail polish to truly bring it to the next level!

Wrapping Up

Creating stunning and gorgeous nails doesn't need to be hard.

After all, nail art is a great way to express yourself and rediscover your creative side. As long as you have inspiration, a desire, and the right tools, there’s nothing you can’t do!

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At Maniology, we believe your nails are opportunities for adventure, fun, and unrestrained artistic expression. Our nail stamping plates and nail accessories are here to help foster your self-expression in the hopes of building a community of individuality. For more nail tutorials, subscription box updates, and designs, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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