23 Great Examples of White Usage in Web Design

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There has always been much debate on whether white is really a color. Someone who works with inks and pigments might argue that white is the absence of all color. While someone taking a more scientific approach would tell you that white has to be a color since it is the blending of all colors of light.

Whatever your stance is on white being a color, you can’t argue that it can have a big impact on a design – whether it is used to fill “white” space, or to create bold typography on a dark background. So for this post, we’ve gathered some very good web designs that make good use of white.

Jac in a Box

White Usage in Web Design

Matthew Williams

White Usage in Web Design

Saturdays Surf NYC

White Usage in Web Design

White 1921

White Usage in Web Design

ButterworthSullivan

White Usage in Web Design

Johann Lucchini

White Usage in Web Design

southtree

White Usage in Web Design

The Exquisite Forest

White Usage in Web Design

Max Steffen

White Usage in Web Design

District Clothing

White Usage in Web Design

Roundhouse

White Usage in Web Design

Lunch & Recess

White Usage in Web Design

The Papermill

White Usage in Web Design

Elevn Co

White Usage in Web Design

DuJour

White Usage in Web Design

Le poids d’une Voix

White Usage in Web Design

MapBox

White Usage in Web Design

Fear the Grizzly

White Usage in Web Design

TCM – Summer Under the Stars

White Usage in Web Design

Kiawah Island

White Usage in Web Design

Ian James Cox

White Usage in Web Design

Moving Things

White Usage in Web Design

The World We Live In

White Usage 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

12 Comments

  1. Karl Hudson
    September 10, 2012

    In my opinion here are the top 4 for me from the list of 23 examples:

    1. Kiawah Island (I love the color scheme)
    2. MapBox (Looks very Web2.0 like and clean)
    3. ButterworthSullivan (Professional, clean and color co-ordinated)
    4. Matthew Williams (It is very fast loading)

    What’s your top ones?

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  2. Dave
    September 10, 2012

    Nice list! We just re-launched our new design with a black/white theme, check my URI for the link. This is definitely inspirational for ways we can even further optimize and improve the design.

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  3. Traffic Light
    September 10, 2012

    Awesome list! This is our kind of taste! If you like white minimalistic sites please visit our new redesigned portfolio site: http://www.trafficlight.se

    Cheers!

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  4. Benjamin Seo
    September 11, 2012

    Roundhouse design is one of the most beautiful and simple ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Design Turnpike
    September 11, 2012

    Some stunning examples!

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  6. Jonathan Weisberg
    September 12, 2012

    I use white often to make text pop on a colored background… My own logo is an example. Plus, good use of white space can give a very clean, fresh feel to a design.

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  7. Web Design Malaysia
    September 12, 2012

    Looks good! White 1921 stands out among all! Nicely done with different shades of white.

    Check out http://www.timelessdesign.com.my, where we used white as the core of the design as well!

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  8. Kawaljeet Singh
    September 13, 2012

    Though white is a simple and common color which we can be the best opt for any webdesign but as a power consumption point of view we need to consider some dark colors like black which saves lot of power in the form of voltage required for displaying it on the screen and at the time of data transfer.

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  9. Web Design Inspiration Today
    September 18, 2012

    Great list as usual! I will add them up to my collection. Please see my collection of website with white color scheme here, http://webdesigninspirationtoday.com/design/color/white

    Cheers!

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  10. Alexander
    September 30, 2012

    Awesome list! I like all of them. The Papermill and Fear The Grizzly definitely stands out.

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  11. Jamie
    October 4, 2012

    awesome

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  12. CDN Design Studio
    October 23, 2012

    Great examples which shows white color has big impact in designing. I specially like Johann Lucchini and moving things designs which has white in background and looked very professional.

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