45 of the Chicest Black French Tip Nails for Your Next Mani
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Long live the French tip nail!
A timeless classic that will never go out of style (yep, I will die on that hill), the possibilities for nail art, finishes, lengths and shapes are *literally* endless with a set of Frenchies.
This classic style, characterised by a pale base with a contrasting white tip, has undergone a pretty transformative evolution in recent times. But – forget goth and emo aesthetic, black Frenchies can be glam and fun (although, we do love Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Adam vibes).
From subtle intricate nail art to striking statements, these designs embody the perfect combo of classic charm and avant-garde appeal. Recently seen on the likes of Bella Hadid, Kim K, Ariana Grande, and Selena Gomez – get ready for endless inspo for your next mani appointment.
45 Black French tip nail design ideas
1. Black and white French tip nails
A growing take on the trend, these black Frenchies with white half moons at the cuticle are *perfect*.
2. Black and gold French tip nails
The perfect combo.
3. Black and red French tip nails
There are tonnes of colour variations for a French mani, but black and red is up there with the best.
4. Black and nude French tip nails
If it’s good enough for Kourtney K at the Oscars, it’s good enough for us.
5. Black French tips with sheer base
A delicate twist.
6. Black French tip nails with rhinestones
Add a touch of glam with gems, rhinestones or pearls.
7. Black and silver French tip nails
Teeny silver accents make a huge statement.
8. Black French tip nails with glitter
Everyone’s favourite nail artist, Betina Goldstein, has really nailed this look.
9. Black French tip nails with glitter 2.0
Add some glitter to black French tips for extra glam.
10. Black French tip milky nails
These milky black Frenchies with the tiniest tip are perfect for minimalist guys and gals.
11. Black French tip press on nails
These black French tip press-on nails from BTArtbox are ideal for when you’re in a hurry.
12. Black French tip nails with nail design
A girly twist with some pretty flower nail art.
13. Black French tips with stars
In the words of Ellie Goulding, “Everybody’s starry-eyed” – and we definitely are for this mani!
14. Feline black French tips
Cutest. Nails. Ever.
15. Pink and black French tip nails
I’m *slightly* obsessed with this light pink and black cow print French mani.
16. Matte black French tip nails
Mix gloss with matte for a modern twist.
17. Black and purple French tip nails
We are BIG fans of purple nails, and these Frenchies are no exception.
18. Black chrome French tip nails
Chrome has been everywhere in 2023, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
19. Black and orange French tip nails
Go for orange and black checkerboard for a cool look, and add some nail art like these spider ones for the perfect Halloween mani!
20. Black and blue French tip nails
We love these wavy Frenchies with blue, black, orange and pink, or stick to just black and pink for a more simple look.
21. Black and green French tip nails
This snakeskin set is one of my faves *screenshots for my next manicure appointment*.
22. Black swirl French tip nails
These are a super groovy set.
23. Black heart French tip nails
Fancy a change from the classic Frenchie shape? This heart-shaped set is the *perfect* take on the trend.
24. Double line French tips
Two is always better than one, right?!
25. Arrow shape French tip nails
A fresh take on the classic.
26. Flame black French tip nails
“Hotter than hell”.
27. Tuxedo black French tip nails
A super smart take on the Frenchie trend.
28. Black almond French tip nails
You can’t go wrong with a classic almond nail.
29. Square black French tip nails
Square nails are a bit of a classic for French tips, and I’m obsessed with the addition of eyes on this mani!
30. Black coffin French tip nails
Go big and bold with black coffin nails.
31. Black stiletto French tip nails
A classic coffin-shaped nail looks ultra classy with a French tip.
32. Black round French tip nails
Round Frenchies are a classic, and we love the added gems on this set.
33. Long black French tip nails
The perfect length to add some 3D nail art!
34. Medium black French tip nails
Sleek Medium black French tip nails with an added stitch.
35. Short black French tip nails
Go celestial with these short nails with added moons.
36. Acrylic black French tip nails
Stronger than steel (almost), acrylics are great for those who love a mani that lasts.
37. Gel black French tip nails
A durable and glossy solution for long-lasting nails.
38. Natural black French tip nails
This minimal mani is great for those who prefer to keep it au natural.
39. Spring black French tip nails
Flowers for spring are *always* a winner.
40. Valentine’s black French tip nails
Valentine’s nails don’t have to be pink and red!
41. Summer black French tip nails
Not keen on bright and colourful? We’ve got you with this monochrome summer set.
42. Fall black French tip nails
“Must be the season of the witch” – we can totally imagine Lana Del Rey rocking these spooky nails in prep for Halloween!
43. Halloween French tip nails
These nails are seriously spooktacular.
44. Winter French tip nails
You can’t beat snowflakes in winter, IMO!
45. Christmas French tip nails
These little drummer-boy nails are THE cutest!
Well, we think it’s *pretty* clear that black isn’t boring when it comes to nails.
Whether you love intricate designs, coffin nails, short and sweet manicures or super-long acrylics – there’s definitely a set for you in this carefully curated list!
Tried one of these ideas? Let us know which one is your *fave* in the comments below or on our Instagram @live.thatglow!