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Black And White Nail Designs We Love

Black-and-white nail designs are the best way to rock graphic looks without compromising a week's worth of outfits. Pretty patterns in neutral colors look good on every skin tone and with any clothing combination. Look through this roundup of the best black-and-white art from our favorite nail bloggers!

Black-and-White Galaxy Print

Black-and-White Galaxy Print

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This is one of the more difficult black-and-white nail designs to master, but it's a lust-worthy look that's bound to earn you a ton of compliments. If you're feeling ambitious, follow the directions from Will Paint Nails for Food.

Photo: Will Paint Nails for Food

Black-and-White Mixed Prints

Black-and-White Mixed Prints

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Black-and-white is such a beautiful combo it's practically impossible to pick only one print to rock. Get inspired by this mix-and-match nail art from Pshiiit if you love mixing pretty patterns.

Photo: Pshiiit

Black-and-White Geometric Pattern

Black-and-White Geometric Pattern

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Use striping tape to copy this black-and-white nail art from Manicurity. The geometric pattern looks especially striking when worn as an accent to a timeless black manicure.

Photo: Manicurity

Black-and-White Smoke Design

Black-and-White Smoke Design

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This creepy yet cool smoke nail design is the perfect black-and-white nail art for girls who like a bit of edge. Black and white nail polishes, a nail art brush, and acetone-based remover are all you'll need to make this surprisingly simple look from Chalkboard Nails.

Photo: Chalkboard Nails

Black-and-White Pinstripes

Black-and-White Pinstripes

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These black-and-white pinstripe nails by The Nailasaurus are almost too easy to re-create. Not to mention they're classic, clean, and match any outfit for any season—there's no reason not to rock these! Click here to get the full tutorial.

Photo: The Nailasaurus

Black-and-White Abstract Lines

Black-and-White Abstract Lines

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Copy this look from Polish Sickness by using tape to make thin lines on plain white nails, and use black polish create a simple stripe on each nail. Alternate between horizontal and vertical, and change up where you place stripes to create this modern effect.

Photo: Polish Sickness

Black-and-White Art Deco Print

Black-and-White Art Deco Print

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If you've got a steady hand or the patience to work with a few pieces of nail tape, this stylish black-and-white art deco nail design is worth trying. The Wondrously Polished manicure is eye-catching but subtle enough to be worn for almost any occasion.

Photo: Wondrously Polished

Black-and-White Graph Print

Black-and-White Graph Print

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This black-and-white graph-print nail art from SoNailicious is inspired by Marni designs. We love how sophisticated and simple this geometric pattern looks—not to mention, it's easy enough for any at-home nail artists to pull off!

Photo: SoNailicious

Black-and-White Yin Yang Design

Black-and-White Yin Yang Design

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If you miss the '90s (and who doesn't?) this yin-and-yang manicure should take you right back to a time when plaid and peace signs ruled your wardrobe. Re-create One Nail to Rule Them All's design with black and white polishes, a nail art brush, and a dotting tool.

Photo: One Nail to Rule Them All

Black-and-White Daises

Black-and-White Daises

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This groovy graphic daisy print from The Crumpet makes us feel a little free-spirited and a lot nostalgic. We love black-and-white nail designs, and this one requires only the two shades of polish and a dotting tool!

Photo: The Crumpet

Black-and-White Plaid

Black-and-White Plaid

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Black-and-white nail designs are timeless, so it's only fitting that they're used for a classic, preppy print like plaid. Use tape to get Sassy Shelly's super-even lines, and add a fun French tip to lend dimension and length to your nail art.

Photo: Sassy Shelly

Black-and-White Textured Ombre

Black-and-White Textured Ombre

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Ombre nail art and textured polishes are everywhere right now, so why not double up? Keeping a black-and-white color scheme prevents you from going into nail-art overload. Manicurator used OPI's liquid sand to make this beautifully bumpy mani.

Photo: Manicurator

Black-and-White Floral

Black-and-White Floral

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Floral is one of our manicure faves, and this black-and-white nail design from Fierce Makeup and Nails is no exception. A white base coat and a black nail art pen are all you need, as long as you've got some time and a steady hand.

Photo: Fierce Makeup and Nails

Black-and-White Angled Lines

Black-and-White Angled Lines

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These white graphic tips make the perfect accent for bold black nails. This look from The Lacquerologist is pretty simple to re-create: Round up a black base coat, white polish, and a thin nail art brush to copy this angled nail art.

Photo: The Lacquerologist

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