21 Black Ombre Nail Ideas That Feel Glamorous Goth
Black nail polish is a must-have for trendy nails, but there are plenty of ways to tone down the super saturated color a bit – and one of the ways to do that is with an ombre design. “If you want a look that’s more creative and less harsh than solid black, go for black ombre nails,” says the celebrity nail artist. Elle Gerstein.
Unlike every other color, black doesn’t have tons of different shades, Gerstein points out. This means, however, that your black ombre manicure will likely incorporate grays or many other colors and textures into the mix. Translation? You have plenty of room for creativity.
While it’s true that the bold, mixed look is a great choice for Halloween nails, you don’t have to wait until October every year to make the design pop. Gerstein says nail art is always about your personal style rather than a special occasion. And seeing as there are so many different ways to wear black ombre nail art, it always works as a modern mani idea. “You can do [ombré] vertically, horizontally, the Skittle nail, a jelly look or a simple mood polish that does it for you,” says Gerstein. Want examples of all the looks she mentions? Keep scrolling for 21 ways to tailor the glamorous goth manicure look to your style preference.