25 Examples of Dark Websites

By / Oct 3, 2011 / Inspiration
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Last week we showcased examples of color usage in web design, and this week we will keep the focus on color, but this time around we will showcase examples of dark colors usage in web design. The right amount of dark color can create an elegant and beautiful site, so check out the examples we gathered and give dark color a try on your next project.

War Child

Dark Websites

Kyle Steed

Dark Websites

Ryan Lottering

Dark Websites

42Angels

Dark Websites

La Bubbly

Dark Websites

Abstraktion

Dark Websites

Jet Cooper

Dark Websites

Renai

Dark Websites

CoFinery

Dark Websites

Full Frontal

Dark Websites

Barcamp Omaha

Dark Websites

Jorge Rigabert

Dark Websites

Jux

Dark Websites

workdiary.de

Dark Websites

hooppps

Dark Websites

sage

Dark Websites

Kitchen Sink Studios

Dark Websites

Kings of Mambo

Dark Websites

From the Rough

Dark Websites

Riser

Dark Websites

Trokit

Dark Websites

Tom, Dick & Harry

Dark Websites

Nike SB

Dark Websites

36Creative

Dark Websites

Vivas

Dark Websites

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

19 Comments

  1. Cara
    October 3, 2011

    Bravo! There are so many corporate people what shy away from the darker websites – these are prime examples of how it’s done right!

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  2. aledesign.it
    October 3, 2011

    In some case like “42Angels” “workdiary.de” “CoFinery” the dark site is the best solution. Nice collection and ispiration. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Climax Media
    October 3, 2011

    I really dig the JUX website. Creative use of space. Nice and simple.

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  4. Moritz
    October 3, 2011

    Wow! Mike Kus did awesome work on “War Child”.

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  5. Dan
    October 3, 2011

    Fullfrontal? It’s an epic site, lovely design, brilliant strategy, etc, but dark?

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  6. Kitchen Sink Studios
    October 3, 2011

    Great post. Thanks for featuring us!

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  7. Nick Yeoman
    October 3, 2011

    I’m a freelance web developer, my site is light on dark (click my name above). I think it’s worthy for this list, is it not?

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  8. Kim Phillips
    October 3, 2011

    Very dramatic…only works when there’s very little copy.

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  9. Michael Parenteau
    October 3, 2011

    Thanks for featuring hooppps… it is an honor to be up there with some of the other sites you featured!

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  10. Susan Silver
    October 4, 2011

    What I really like about all these examples is that it shows you can use more than Black, White, and Gray. You can achieve contrast with other colors, and I think it is very stimulating to see a blue, red, orange, yellow etc. every once in awhile.

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  11. Aldo
    October 4, 2011

    Wow! Those are some great looking dark sites!

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  12. Design Galaxie
    October 4, 2011

    Verry nice collection, I use black on my page as well, its challenging but the reward can be big.

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  13. Web design london – Evan Skuthorpe
    October 4, 2011

    Some very cool examples, I agree with Susan about splashes of colour really standing out when used sparingly.

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  14. Tenml
    October 5, 2011

    i like the yellow and black one..
    It very simple and nice.

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  15. Abe
    October 5, 2011

    A nice collection of dark websites.
    I liked ‘Jet Cooper’ and ’36Creative’.

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  16. Andrew Beck
    October 6, 2011

    Warchild and 42 Angels. Excellent choices. Thanks.

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  17. Trent Sanders
    October 10, 2011

    Hey, that’s great to be listed here…thanks much. In a line-up with a bunch of talent.

    Good work everyone…love to get to know the work that is coming out along side the talent on our team (that’s not me…I’m a boring business development guy).

    Reply
  18. Creative Fruition
    October 13, 2011

    Nice Stuff…

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  19. SavorWeb
    March 9, 2012

    We like to provide our clients with one dark and one light design for their website direction (if it makes sense for their product or service). It seems like most prefer darker websites – not sure why.

    Reply

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