21 Beautiful Examples of Dark Colors in Web Design

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Last week we showed you some good examples of White Usage in Web Design, and today, to go the opposite direction, we decided to gather some examples of dark colors in web design. Deciding when to go dark can be tricky, but the decision should always be about enhancing the content and the user experience. In this showcase you’ll see that the choice to use dark colors in each of these sites is appropriate and fitting.

Matthew Williams

Dark Colors in Web Design

Always Creative

Dark Colors in Web Design

O3

Dark Colors in Web Design

guest’d

Dark Colors in Web Design

The Ordinary

Dark Colors in Web Design

Paid to Exist

Dark Colors in Web Design

Barcamp

Dark Colors in Web Design

Studio MDS

Dark Colors in Web Design

RED

Dark Colors in Web Design

Legendary

Dark Colors in Web Design

Rule of Three

Dark Colors in Web Design

Joint London

Dark Colors in Web Design

Ermenegildo Zegna

Dark Colors in Web Design

5 Minutos Antes

Dark Colors in Web Design

Ocean Health Index

Dark Colors in Web Design

Me We

Dark Colors in Web Design

Banger’s

Dark Colors in Web Design

humaan

Dark Colors in Web Design

30electeurs

Dark Colors in Web Design

abm

Dark Colors in Web Design

Kreathink

Dark Colors 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

7 Comments

  1. Brian Onorio (O3)
    September 17, 2012

    Thanks for featuring O3! We’re honored to be a part of this list!

    Reply
  2. Web Design Inspiration Today
    September 18, 2012

    Wow.. Great list. I will add them up to my own collection, some are already added though. See my collection of websites with dark (black scheme) here, http://webdesigninspirationtoday.com/design/color/black

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  3. Cebu Web Design
    September 18, 2012

    I thought using a dark theme will limit you in terms of choice in contrasting colors, concept and genre but the examples shows differently. My top choice is Paid to Exist.

    Reply
  4. Masood
    September 18, 2012

    Nice..Thanks to share..

    Reply
  5. Design Turnpike
    September 18, 2012

    Great samples – food for thought.

    Reply
  6. Noreen Hick
    September 20, 2012

    I have been hesitant with using dark colors. But looking at your examples, inspires me a lot to create designs using dark colors. The way you blended the dark colors with the light ones are really cool. I really like the contrast you put up on Studio MDS. More power to you!

    Reply
  7. Web Design Malaysia
    September 21, 2012

    i just love how Ermenegildo Zegna designed their site. slick, elegant, dark (energy saving) loving it!

    Reply

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