Need new ideas for your nails? Love the matte look? Then this is the blog post for you! We have put together 41 edgy matte black nails to inspire you. Matte black is chic, trendy and can be used to create many different looks. We have something for everyone – from glam nails with rhinestones to statement nails with bold prints. Take a look, you will soon be trying these yourself or booking your next nail appointment.
1. Glam Matte Black Nails
Our first nail idea is this glam design. The nails are matte black with a crystal accent nail. We love the use of black and gold gems on the accent nail because it makes the matte black look so chic. A design like this would suit any nail shape but is better suited to longer nail lengths.
2. Trendy Matte Black Nails with Glitter
Matte black looks beautiful when combined with other nail art. Our next idea is a great example of this. The nails are light pink with a matte line design with two accent nails, one pink glitter and the other matte black. You can recreate a similar look or use a different color other than pink. Fall season is near, so opt for burgundy or dark green shade.
3. Matte Black Nail Design for Short Nails
Next, we have a nail idea that features our design favorite – glitter! The nails are matte black with two accent nails. One accent nail has a gem design while the other is silver glitter. Nails like this can be created at home with some patience. This design will suit all nail lengths and shapes.
4. Matte Black and Leopard Print
Our next nail design features a stylish combination of matte black and leopard. The black nails are embellished with gold diamonds and the leopard print is black, silver and red. We love this combination, it is perfect for the ladies who want a statement manicure. Leopard print is very trendy this season.
5. Moon Phase Nails
Love outer space or looking at the magical moon? Then these nails are for you. The coffin shape nails are matte black with different moon phases on each nail. You can recreate these nails or just have a moon accent nail. Either way, you will have a cool manicure.
6. Matte Black Nails with Palm Trees
Next, we have a summery nail idea. The stiletto nails feature matte black, pink and white with palm tree accent nails. Palm trees can be created with stencils or can be painted by hand. There are tutorials online to help you. You can take inspiration from this look and use different colors too.
7. Elegant Matte Black Nails
Glossy and matte nails compliment each other perfectly. Don’t just take our word for it, check out these next nails. Two of the nails are matte with a crystal design and the rest are glossy black. These nails are chic and would suit everyone with any nail length and shape.
8. Matte Black Nails with Geometric Accent Nails
Our next idea features matte black nails and geometric patterns. Three of the nails are matte black and the rest are nude with black designs. We love this idea because it is stylish and shows how to have a trendy look on short nails. You can also have a similar design on longer nails too.
9. Matte Black & Plaid Design
Next, we have cool plaid nail design idea. Some of the nails are matte black while the others feature glitter and matte black plaid. You can get stencils to help you recreate the look, but you can also use tape. Try the whole look or just recreate the plaid.
10. Matte Black Nails with Shimmer Accent Nails
Looking for a chic and elegant nail idea? Then this is for you. Here we have matte black nails with two shimmering accent nails. The shimmer nails are light pink with silver. These would be perfect for a special occasion and would suit any nail length.
11. Black, Burgundy and Glitter
If you loved the moon nails from earlier in the post, then this next idea is for you. Here we have a design that only features a full moon on the accent nail. The rest of the nails are a burgundy, glitter and matte black combo. You can recreate the whole look or just some of the designs.
12. Half Nail Design
Our next idea is very trendy. The look features black matte nails with two accent nails. The accent nails are half black and the other half is a nude shade. We love these nails! You can create this look or you can replace the nude tone with another shade. Maybe a vibrant color or a dark shade.
13. Black Nails with Silver Glitter
We have another glossy and matte idea. The nails are matte and glossy black with silver glitter. These nails are super glam and would be great for a night out or special occasion. You can have this design on any nail length and shape. Maybe try gold glitter instead of silver too.
14. Matte Black Coffin Nails
Want a manicure that will wow? Then this next idea is for you. Here we have nails that use matte black, flowers, gems and glitter. We love these nails and think they would look statement making and stylish on anyone. You can take inspiration from this and create a similar look or just use the elements you like.
15. Funky Matte Black Nail Design
Next, we have a funky design idea. The nails are black with nude tone accent nails. On the accent nails there are geometric black designs. This design is perfect for someone who wants a unique and chic manicure. You can use these shapes or come up with your own pattern.
16. Matte Black Lace Nails
We love this next idea! The nails are transparent black with a matte floral design. Transparent nails are on trend and are a must-have look. You can recreate the floral design or choose your own. You can buy many different stencils and stickers to help you achieve a floral look.
17. Matte Black and White Stiletto Nails
Matte black and white looks super stylish together. Check out this manicure and you will see for yourself. You can recreate this trendy look or you can just use key designs that you like. A design like this is perfect for the ladies who want nails that will catch everyone’s attention.
18. Matte Black and Dark Grey Nails
Earlier in the post we featured a stylish pink manicure with a trendy line design. This one is the same design but in different colors. It just shows how versatile nail designs can be. Once you learn the technique, you can use it many times in different colors. This would be perfect for the ladies who aren’t keen on bright colors like pink.
19. Matte Black Nails with a Pop of Glitter
Looking for a unique and creative idea? Then this next design is for you. The nails are matte black with two accent nails. The accent nails are different but include similar colors. You can recreate both accent nails or just one. This design would work on any nail length. Keep the nails square for a sleek, elegant look.
20. Matte Black and Gold Nails
Our next idea is very glam. The nails are matte black with gold accent nails. One of the gold nails has a black pattern over the top. You can recreate this pattern or use a stencil to create a different look. This is a gorgeous manicure that would look amazing for a special occasion.
21. Simple Matte Black Nails
Next on our list this black manicure with a stylish design. Some of the nails are matte with two accent nails. The accent nails have a frosted look with a matte design and gems on the top. You can recreate with or without the gems, but they will definitely add a subtle sparkle.
22. Matte Nails with Butterfly Nail Art
Next, we have a beautiful butterfly idea to share with you. Three of the nails are matte black and the other two have different designs. One of the accent nails is sparkly and the other has stunning butterfly art. It is a unique and gorgeous nail design. You can buy butterfly stickers and stencils online, so you can easily create a similar look yourself at home.
23. Edgy Black Coffin Nails
Our next idea is trendy and easy to wear. All of the nails are matte black and one of the nails is covered in gold gems. A manicure like this will suit everyone and it can be worn for any occasion. You can recreate this design on any nail shape. You can use any black nail polish to create the look, and you will also need matte top coat, gold nail rhinestones and nail glue. Just paint your nails, add the top coat and stick on the rhinestones with glue.
24. Black Matte Nails with a Sparkly Nude Accent Nail
Looking for an elegant nail idea? If so, this could be perfect for you. Most of the nails are matte black except for one. The accent nail is nude with sparkly crystals. This is a chic design and it will add glamour to your look. A manicure like this would be a stylish choice for a special event or night out.
25. Matte and Glossy Nails
Another cool nail design you can try is a matte and glossy combo and these nails are a super stylish example. Some of the nails are matte black but two are glossy black with a subtle rainbow stripe. As you can see, the combination of matte and glossy is edgy and trendy. You can recreate a similar look with one black polish and a matte top coat. Just apply the matte top coat to two of the nails.
26. Glam Matte Nails with Glitter Ombre
Love glam nails and glitter? Then this next idea is for you! Three of the nails are simple matte black while the other two nails feature silver and gold glitter ombre. We love the sparkly ombre because it is so bold and glitzy. The silver and gold compliment black perfectly too. Nails like these will be perfect for a party!
27. Stylish Matte Black and Red
The next nail idea we have to show you features another trendy color combination. For this look, some of the nails are matte black, one is simply matte, while the others have stylish red nail art. There is also one all red nail, too. It is such a cool and edgy look and similar nail art can be created with nail foils. You can buy red foils online and there are tutorials to show you how to apply them to your nails.
28. Short Nails with Black Tips and a Crystal Accent Design
Next, we have a trendy and chic nail design. Here we have short nude nails that have black tips. There is also one crystal accent nail too. This manicure is one of our favorites because it is a twist on the classic French manicure as the tips are black instead of white. It is a edgy and elegant look that will suit everyone. A manicure like this can be created on any nail length and shape and you can recreate it with or without the crystals.
29. Matte Black and Leopard Nails
A stylish nail look that you should consider trying is matte black and leopard print. These nails are a gorgeous example. Three of the nails are matte black and two of the nails are nude with a leopard print pattern. As you can see, it is a bold and beautiful combination. There are lots of easy to follow tutorials online to help you create leopard print yourself.
30. Marble and Stripes
You can easily jazz up your black nails with nail art like this. The matte nails featured here have a trendy silver stripe design. You can recreate this look with nail tape or a stencil, and silver nail polish. It is a cool and easy to wear idea that will suit everyone. You can add the marble nail art too or just have the matte black and silver.
31. Glitter and Rhinestone Nails
Add glamour and sparkle to your look with nails like these! Some of the nails are matte black, one is black glitter and the other has a colorful crystal design. It is just a stunning nail idea that is chic and it shows off your unique sense of style too. Something like this would be perfect for a night out or party. Recreate the whole look or maybe just two of the designs instead of all three.
32. Black Matte Nails with Trendy Accent Designs
Give your nails a trendy makeover with a design like this. Most of the nails are matte black and there are two accent nails too. The accent nails are nude with red tips and one has a black stripe. It is a creative and unusual look that will suit everyone. We love the black, red and nude color combination too.
33. Matte Black and Nude Nails
Next, we have another elegant black and nude nail look. Three of the nails are painted in a glossy nude color and there are two black accent nails too. One of the nails is also decorated with beautiful crystals. This is a gorgeous nail design and it would look amazing for a special occasion. Recreate this look or paint more of the nails black and maybe only have one nude nail.
34. Glitter, Ombre and Matte Black
Earlier in the post we featured a glitter ombre look. If you loved that idea, then you may like this one too. For this design, one of the nails is matte black, two nails are covered in glitter and the other nail is glitter ombre. The nails also have a pink and black color palette too. It is a bold, sparkly and stylish look and it is perfect for the ladies who like bright nails.
35. White and Black Nail Idea
White and black compliment each other perfectly. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this next look. All of the nails are matte black except for the two accent nails. The two accent nails are black with white tips. As you can see, the colors look so chic and elegant together. You can recreate this two tone design with nail tape.
36. Unique Matte Black Nails
Our next idea features a unique nail design. Most of the nails are black and there are two accent nails. The accent nails are sparkly and one has a wow design and the other has cool eye art. A manicure like this is perfect for the ladies who like to wear unusual nail designs. Try this or you can use any nail art. Stars would look cool with the glitter and black.
37. Black Nails with Gorgeous Glitter Accent Nail
Like unique and sparkly nail art? If so, this is for you. All of the nails are matte black except for one. The accent nail has a stunning design that has an Art Deco vibe. We love the pink and gold glitter it compliments black perfectly. Nails like this will suit any occasion and the design can be created on any nail shape and length.
38. Tropical Matte Black Nails
Next, we have another matte nail look that features palm trees. This one has more of a tropical vibe. Each nail has a different design. The first nail is light pink, then matte black, the next has a pink and black palm tree design and the the last nail is vibrant pink. It is a gorgeous and statement making manicure that will be perfect for the summer and vacations.
39. Mermaid Chrome Stiletto Nails
Give your nails a mermazing makeover with a design like this! Most of the nails have a different design and these include: gold glitter, matte black and a multi color chrome that reminds of mermaids. It is a super stylish look and it is perfect for the ladies who like bolder manicures. Recreate the whole look or try just the chrome and matte black.
40. Elegant Black Nails
Want an elegant nail design that is also bold top? If so, this idea is for you. Here we have matte black nails with two accent designs. The accent nails have a dark frosted look with a matte black section. There is also sparkly gold nail art too. It is a glam look that will be perfect for a party or night out.
41. Trendy Black Nails with Dark Red Glitter
Next, we have a trendy black nail design. Most of the nails are simply matte black except for two accent nails. One of the accent nails is dark red glitter and the other is matte black with a glossy stripe design. This is a cool and stylish look. You can hand-paint the nail art or use a stencil or nail tape.
We hope you got inspired and found your perfect matte black nails! We know we did.