Nail designs that incorporate matte-black nail polish include black French manicures, muted glitter polish, vampire nails and patterned nail designs. Matte polish, unlike conventional nail polish, has no shine to it and produces a flat, nonreflective appearance.
Create a black French manicure by painting nails with matte-black polish, then painting the tips with shiny black polish. Matte-black polish can be painted over black or silver glitter polish to mute the shiny effect of the glitter. Create vampire nails by painting matte-black polish on artificial nails that have been filed to a pointed tip. Use matte-black polish to create any sort of nail art design with the added bonus of the contrast from the lack of shine.