Before there was Barbenheimer, black and pink meant Avril Lavigne. And before Avril, there was probably another iconic reference, but talking about it would delay us from getting to our point: black and pink nails are awesome.
Some might think the two shades don’t go together—like someone spilled an inkwell all over a baby shower for a little girl. We don’t know what’s more antiquated: using an inkwell or saying pink is a girl color.
What we do know is that in practice, the pair are a striking combination with a ton of design possibilities. We should know: they’re our brand colors. Is this post a little narcissistic? Possibly. But we’ve gathered some of our favorite pink and black nail art, including hearts, stars, swirls, and more. So you get to reap the rewards. Congrats!
24 Black and Pink Nails
1. Chrome Black and Pink Nails
We would like these beautiful nails even more if we could manage to forget that Harry Potter unicorn blood is silver. Did we just ruin your day too?
2. Light Pink with Black Stars
Call it a cry from our inner child, but we want to paint on the stars we never got on our elementary school book reports. Like “chatty and disruptive” is such a bad thing.
3. Hot Pink and Black Hearts
Now you can be stylish, even when the colors of our world are suddenly inverted and we realize we all live in a simulation. Or maybe you just have a concussion.
4. Wire Chic Nail Design
Weak: Barbed wire. Strong: Barbie wire. Pamela Anderson is so Barbie, isn’t she?
5. Simple Matte Line Manicure
This is an incredibly classy way to flex that you can color inside the lines. Take that, Kindergarten teacher.
6. Psychedelic Black and Pink Swirls
We are getting veeeeeerrryyyy sleeeeeeppppyy… no wait, we’re always like that.
7. Mismatched Nail Idea
These mismatched nails just proved there actually is a cool way to suggest going to Hot Topic in 2023.
8. Bondage Bears
Do you know what your Haribos do when the candy cabinet is closed? They strap themselves onto your nails, obviously.
9. Soft and Subtle
The gentle movement in this black and pink manicure is giving pastel koi fish, without having to clean the pond and make sure they don’t eat each other.
10. Stars and Prints
Representation for the full spectrum of our childhood heroes: Cheetah Girls. Tony the Tiger. Patrick Star. Jeffree Star?
11. Hypnotic Mismatched Nails
Despite the other fun options, at the forefront of these nails is hypnosis. As in, they’re pretty hip, no, Sis? Hey, we’re on number 11. The jokes aren’t as fresh.
12. Ombre Black and Pink Nails
These ombre nails are a lot like Parasite: real dark toward the end.
13. Criss Cross Nail Design
Finally, fishnets that won’t leave waffle imprints on our thighs. Ooh, a Halloween costume idea!
14. Playboy Bunny Nail Design
Hop to it. And by “it,” we mean the salon because there is absolutely no chance we can recreate this for you.
15. Blinged Up Black and Pink Nails
Sometimes, more is more. This applies to nails, French fries, and PTO.
16. Flames and Crosses
We stan this meaning of “fingers crossed.”
17. Glossy Black and Light Pink Swirls
These almond-shaped nails are so glossy we can see ourselves. And we see us loving these. Is that a poppyseed in our teeth?
18. Squar-ey Movie 6 Halloween Nails
I scream, you scream, we all scream for these spooky nails. The ice cream man just happens to be right behind you, too.
19. EKG Heartbeat Nails
This one’s going to be hard to… beat. Cue the airhorns!
20. Cosmic Glitter Black and Pink Nails
The star-esque glitter and the orbital ring of the jewel are giving Vivienne Westwood in space. A visual you didn’t know you needed.
21. Spooky Pink and Black French Tips
All the Halloween, none of the nightmares. Except for the one where you forgot to wear pants to work again. Uhh, actually…
22. Gothic Princess Nails
It’s like Princess Peach got a taste of the dark side. Maybe Wario has a chance now.
23. Hot Pink Skeleton Nails
These skeleton nails look like our actual X-rays after Barbie has spent a month living rent-free in our heads.
24. Matte vs. Glitter Nails
The glitter flake flames and atomic stars are giving 1950s. Or at least the ’80s version of the 1950s. Cue the Stray Cats.
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