13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

By / Jan 6, 2014 / Inspiration
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For our first inspirational list of 2014 we decided to gather examples of white type in web design. I’m always browsing css galleries and other sites to find nice things to show here, and I noticed that a lot of sites use the dark/colorful background white type combo. This is why I decided to dedicate a list to it.

Whether you are using a beautiful background image, a texture, or even a big video, overlaying white type can create a very dramatic effect. Check out the examples we have here and give white type a try in your next project.

Mostly Serious

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

The Garden Edit

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Harbr

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Latitude Supply Co

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Built

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Gran Turismo – First Love

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Crop the Block

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

The House of Eyewear

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Chattanooga Renaissance Fund

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Big Bite Creative

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Paper Tiger

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Circles Conference

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

Le Graphoir

13 Beautiful Examples of White Type in Web Design

About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

13 Comments

  1. Bruce Canales
    January 6, 2014

    Web design is becoming really beautiful these days thanks! :)

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  2. Gonzo the Great
    January 6, 2014

    I just published my portfolio last week, using white type on banners:
    http://rajtoral.com

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  3. Caleb
    January 6, 2014

    Gisele these are even better than the last list you posted. Are they free? Where to download?

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  4. Caleb
    January 6, 2014

    Even better than the last one you posted. Thanks Gisele!

    Reply
  5. Website Design Malaysia
    January 7, 2014

    Paper tiger looks really good!

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  6. Johannes
    January 8, 2014

    Check out my blog as well, it uses white typography similar to this.
    http://thejoltjoker.com

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  7. Melikhan Mutlu
    January 8, 2014

    Very good examples for inspiration ;))

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  8. Brandon K
    January 8, 2014

    Looking very nice indeed :)

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  9. Bianca Board
    January 9, 2014

    Amazing how the classic ideas never die. Great examples of effective white type. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Ademarliany Rotinsulu
    January 10, 2014

    i love such great ideas for coming designs in 2014. thanks for your ideas

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  11. wako
    January 12, 2014

    It’s very difficult to use white webfonts without a shadow or outline and make them look good. Those are some good examples, but they lack real impact imho. As I said: tough job online compared to print.

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  12. Mark Fennell
    January 14, 2014

    White type isn’t particularly hard to pull off. It’s been a staple of command line interfaces for decades. There are two notable exceptions or caveats. First, if the page is text-heavy, the white text on a dark background makes just about every other page with a white background seem blindingly bright. Second and alternatively, like the Big Bite Creative example, if the background isn’t dark enough, some of the text becomes washed out and difficult to read. Finding a balance between dark and light is what is often hard to accomplish.
    mf

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  13. Bill
    January 15, 2014

    Wow! Awesome idea, we’re loving these at my work! Take a look at our website, our developers have done something similar (although new landing pages are coming out on the 25th!!) – Bill :) Pickevent.com

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