28 Matte Black Nail Ideas That Are Giving ~Gothcore Chic~

28 Matte Black Nail Ideas That Are Giving ~Gothcore Chic~

If you're just not feeling the girly glitter manicures and Hailey Bieber-style glazed donut nails that have been all over the internet the last few months, I've got good news for you. 2023's trendiest manicure channels the exact opposite vibe: gothcore. Edgy, moody, and statement-making matte black manicures and nail designs are about to be seen on it-girls everywhere.

So to help you get a jumpstart on the trend, I did hours of Instagram scrolling to roundup the coolest takes on matte black nails—including black-on-black french manicures, shine-free minimalist nail art, punk rock-inspired accent nails, and more—that you should immediately add to your saves and reference as inspo at your next nail appointment.

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Chelsea Avila is a freelance beauty writer with years of experience researching, writing, and editing beauty stories. She’s an authority in all nail categories, but is an expert when it comes to black matte nails, after scouring Instagram for the best inspo pics and chatting with nail artists about how to recreate the best matte black nail looks.

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We found the coolest black matte nail ideas to copy, whether you're looking for grungy French tips, a whole nail art situation, or an edgy accent nail look.