Are you getting ready for Fright Night and wondering what to do with your nails? In that case, you came to the right place! It turns out, this year, the color is black and the look is spooky. Get ready for a roundup of the best black Halloween nails ideas and designs that go beyond the traditional orange color!
Choosing a Halloween costume is a task in its own category, so once you’ve ticked that off your list, it’s time to choose what to do with your nails.
Halloween-themed nails will beautifully compliment your costume and can decorate your nails long before or after Fright Night. Whether you’re attending a Halloween party or just going trick or treating, adding that special little touch to your nails will make the whole event even more fun.
Below we rounded up some of the most popular nail trends for the spooky season, along with some simple tutorials and photos of the best nail designs for Fright Night.
Black Halloween Nails: The Trends for 2022
So what’s trending this year in terms of Halloween nails?
- black nails seem to be the go-to look for Halloween – the color helps to make your nails stand out and accentuate any costume without unnecessarily clashing with any other colors. You can go all in with intricate elements and special Halloween nail designs, or keep it simple with shiny or matte black color.
- the usual themes are popular for nails every year – bats, spider webs, black cat, ghosts, boos, skeletons and witches
- stay away from pumpkins – while they are cute as party decor, your nails should opt for more classy and neutral elements
- minimalist is one of the most popular looks – it could be as little as painting all your nails black and doing a special design on one or two of them
- french tips with a black twist – this classic gets a makeover for Halloween
- sparkle goes a long way – especially at Halloween! If you don’t want to go crazy with any ornaments or special designs, the sparkling black polish will make your nails look festive without all the extra fuss
- no need to go all spooky – simple black accents on an elegant manicure will look on trend without going overboard
Black Halloween Nails Video Tutorials
Are you planning to try the black Halloween nails design at home? Below are a couple of video tutorials that will help you achieve this look at home with minimal set up.
Stylish Drip Look
This very cool design was made by Cutepolish on their youtube channel.
Three Halloween-Inspired Looks
Choose from three cool Halloween looks from this tutorial by Jacqueline di Mattia on her youtube channel.
23+ Best Black Halloween Nails Designs
Looking for some of the best examples of what’s going to be hot this Halloween?
We have rounded up our favorite designs below – for more inspiration check out our dedicated Pinterest board and have a peek below the post on some recommended articles with more cool nail design ideas.
1. Spider Web Nails
Simple nail design elevated by the use of spider webs.
2. Drip Color Halloween Nails
All the Halloween vibes with a simple drip effect with black nail polish on pink nails.
3. Biting Halloween Nails
Make a statement with this spooky scream style nail art.
4. Spiders Eyes Halloween Nails
No need to go spooky if it can be cute!
5. Mismatched Minimalist Halloween Nails
Minimalist nails never looked so good, especially for Halloween.
6. Mismatched Halloween Nails
Don’t want to spend a fortune on Halloween manicure? Buying some simple nail art stickers and painting them black is all it takes.
7. Cute Neutral Halloween Nails
The cutest Halloween nail art available as stickers.
7. All Black Halloween Nails
Simple nails elevated by some custom design.
8. Black Webs Halloween Nails
Almost like the ombre nail effect for Halloween.
9. Individual Design Halloween Nails
Another take on the popular spider web look for Halloween.
10. Spider Halloween Nails
White spiders on black nails make a statement!
11. Flying Bats Halloween Nails
Accent nails with bat detail.
12. Cute Black Halloween Nails
Cute Halloween motives on simple neutral nails.
12. Night Sky Halloween Nails
Go all elegant and timeless by adding some neutral black elements that go way beyond Halloween.
12. Skeleton Halloween Nails
Halloween nightmare embodied on this custom nail art.
13. Black and Red Halloween Nails
A bit of color goes a long way, especially on Halloween.
14. Bold Contrast Halloween Nails
This one is for a skilled nail artist!
15. Build a Skeleton Halloween Nails
How cool is this idea!
16. Halloween Nails with Intricate Details
Paint a different story on each nail.
17. Halloween Nails with Glitter
Original black Halloween nails that can go way beyond the Halloween season.
18. Halloween Nails with Glitter
Glitter and white color touch on black nails.
19. Halloween Nails with Individual Characters
Coffin nails just got a Halloween update!
20. Minimalist Bat Nails
Bat tips on beautiful neutral base color.
21. Monochrome Elegant Nails
22. Sparkles and Spider Webs
Another take on spider web nails.
23. Halloween Tips Nails
The cutest Halloween tips.