21 Inspiring Examples of Dark Colors in Web Design

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We all know that color is a key aspect of web design, and here at WDL we like to show you how designers are using colors in their projects. We’ve already showcased lists showing colorful websites and sites using white, so today, to keep you inspired around colors and how to use them, we decided to gather a few examples of websites using dark colors.

Nicola Potts

Dark Colors in Web Design

Cantiere delle Marche

Dark Colors in Web Design

Luhsetea

Dark Colors in Web Design

Ascension Latorre

Dark Colors in Web Design

Dataveyes

Dark Colors in Web Design

CJS

Dark Colors in Web Design

Edoardo Leo

Dark Colors in Web Design

The Autumn’s Rain

Dark Colors in Web Design

Scandalous Dirt

Dark Colors in Web Design

mideast tunes

Dark Colors in Web Design

Soup.

Dark Colors in Web Design

Pioneer Steez

Dark Colors in Web Design

Azure Stoneworks

Dark Colors in Web Design

Under the Psycamore

Dark Colors in Web Design

Hello Cihan

Dark Colors in Web Design

OmagOma

Dark Colors in Web Design

Angelo Studio

Dark Colors in Web Design

Trippo

Dark Colors in Web Design

Tombras

Dark Colors in Web Design

Marco Pizzichemi

Dark Colors in Web Design

Josh Sullivan

Dark Colors in Web Design

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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

18 Comments

  1. Evan Skuthorpe
    January 30, 2012

    Some nice designs. Not sure Soup is a dark site though ;)

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  2. Sohail Amir
    January 30, 2012

    Some good examples here!

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  3. LPG Wales
    January 30, 2012

    Josh Sullivan is a great looking website!

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  4. Attitude Design | Graphic Design Portfolio
    January 30, 2012

    Interesting concept for a post and some great website examples – many thanks!

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  5. Chris Allen
    January 30, 2012

    Some great examples for sure. I was definitely quite taken with the clean and approachable design of Nicola Potts’ website. Beautifully done!

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  6. Perich
    January 30, 2012

    If you are interested in another great dark website our agency just went live with an updated look and feel. I’d love to get your feed back on the site.

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  7. Carry
    January 30, 2012

    Great examples, all of them but I fell in love with that Ascension Latorre website, wow.

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  8. prajyotm
    January 31, 2012

    Great post :) the examples are phenomenal

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  9. aledesign.it
    January 31, 2012

    Dark is not my preferite colours in the net but I see some particolar interesting design here! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Michael
    January 31, 2012

    I still prefer white space over black space, but this collection is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Mark
    February 1, 2012

    As usual nice collection of sites. As a suggestion for a future article, how about–I don’t know how you’d say it–but, sites that are _mostly_ dark but with splashes of color–like Lushtea, dataveyes, cjs etc?

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  12. Samantha
    February 1, 2012

    Nice collection. Definitely shows a great variey in layout and styles using dark colors. Thanks for putting this together!

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  13. Smart Framework
    February 2, 2012

    amazing color concept with great example.

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  14. Web Design Huddersfield
    February 7, 2012

    Most of the designs are on black bacground, where dark colour web design background could be other than black; I mean some dark shades of other colours.

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  15. St Albans Graphics
    February 13, 2012

    OK, lots of examples of no contrast – one of the crucial basics in any design, involving text and readability.

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  16. Simon France
    February 21, 2012

    Inspired by these sites, my last project has been designed along these lines. And I must say it does look quite cool, or so the client keeps saying! Am I aloud to put links on here? I would love some feedback.

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  17. Web Design Melbourne
    July 18, 2012

    Very aesthetically and tastefully designed. Azure Stoneworks swept me off my feet.

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  18. Web Design Malaysia
    January 30, 2013

    1 year later, Luhseta is still as stunning as ever!

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