55 Inspiring Examples of Gradients in Web Design

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Gradients are a great way to add interest, color, and even depth to a web design. You can use the same color in many shades, many shades of many colors or several other combinations you may think of. You can go linear or radial. The point is that gradients are beautiful and can give your website a very unique style. You can use a cool gradient for the whole website design, or only in the header, footer or just in a couple elements of it, but I’m pretty sure about one thing: combining the right colors and shades will make you a gradient lover! You will start using gradients all over, maybe even at your dinning room wall.

So here is our inspirational selection for this week: beautiful gradients in web design. And don’t forget to tell us if you have some samples of gradients to share.

serj.ca

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Holdfire

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onehub

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theserved.com

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foehn

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ectomachine

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socialsnack

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standrewsmtairy.org

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Charlie Gentle

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lionite

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adworks

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istudentpro.com

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reinvigorate

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four24

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newism

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icebrrg

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MediaLoot

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Envato

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marshillchurch.org

gradientsites11

gositewave.com

gradientsites12

Bluedots Design

gradientsites13

markmeup.co.uk

gradientsites14

Beehive App

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Satisfaction Remote

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playintraffik.com

gradientsites25

weareconsumer.com

gradientsites26

GlobalSpendSolutions

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BokicaBo

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digiti.be

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carbonmade.com

gradientsites30

jonwallacedesign

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imakemycase.case-mate.com

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workatplay

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Healthy Harvest

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Lyrically Noted

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chris-armstrong.com/ticktalk

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adflavor

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rareview

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Thunder Game Works

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bizbreakapp.com

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mospromstroy.com

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Harmony Republic

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lightsbydallas.com

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eastpoint

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Glitch

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Elbow Park

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koffieverkeerd.be

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fuelbrandinc.com

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electricpulp.com

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slovaczech.com

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booyant.com

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knight.com/liquidity

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justmademyday.com

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vegasuncorked.com

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code23

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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

37 Comments

  1. Ajay
    April 5, 2010

    Great collection! Thanks

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  2. Subhash Khatri
    April 5, 2010

    Nice examples, Thanks for share :)

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  3. Sruthish
    April 5, 2010

    Really a inspiring blog, Thanks for posting.

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  4. Web Risorsa
    April 5, 2010

    Websites made of gradient always looks good with great finish as well… Great collection… And all the website are looking good…

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  5. Lourens
    April 5, 2010

    Beautiful collection, thank you for sharing this, I can look at these designs for hours =D

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  6. Aafrin
    April 5, 2010

    thx 4 the huge collection. need to start grabbing some ideas from those site…

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  7. Erik Ford
    April 5, 2010

    Gisele, thanks for including our website design for lightsbydallas,com. It is an honor to be included amongst so many beautiful works of art that have found unique ways to incorporate gradients in their presentation.

    Reply
  8. lava360blog
    April 5, 2010

    beautiful examples but i also personally like the way Microsoft designers use the gradients in there websites.

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  9. Hillary
    April 5, 2010

    These are beautiful designs. My favorites are the ones with illustrations. Thanks for the collaboration!

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  10. Aravind
    April 5, 2010

    It’s nice collections…..Thanks

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  11. Jogos Gratis
    April 5, 2010

    Gradients are a very trick technique used by designs because it can make the website stand out or make it look really weird.
    I really love gradients but I try to be careful when I have to use it.

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  12. Jordan Walker
    April 5, 2010

    I agree those are very good examples of gradient web designs.

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  13. Justin Carroll
    April 5, 2010

    Hey, thanks for including my Eastpoint design! It’s an honor to be featured by the WDL not to mention alongside the work of Michael Heald and Mars Hill Church.

    Reply
  14. Gisele Muller
    April 5, 2010

    Thanks guys…
    We are glad you liked our selection. =)

    Reply
  15. e11world
    April 5, 2010

    Great inspirational designs to start of my week. THANKS!

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  16. Sean Thompson
    April 5, 2010

    Thanks for the post. Our site features a few soft gradients. Would love to hear your feedback on it.

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  17. Pink Lotus Media
    April 5, 2010

    I have a personal love for gradients! I use them everywhere. I especially like the light blue to dark blue ones and the gradient with the grunge texture overlay. Great examples!

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  18. Brian Cody
    April 5, 2010

    Great source of inspiration!

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  19. Polly
    April 5, 2010

    Really inspiring indeed, so many beautiful websites… Thanks!

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  20. James S
    April 5, 2010

    Great collection, I’m particularly fond of those that use more than 2 or 3 colors.

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  21. taobao
    April 5, 2010

    colorful background is definitely the trend for websites nowadays.

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  22. Alex Flueras
    April 6, 2010

    Great refreshing designs. Most of them are new to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Angelee
    April 6, 2010

    I notice one thing, more and more websites are being collected for their great unique styles. So, more and more people are getting inspired. I really appreciate this!

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  24. Damian Smith
    April 6, 2010

    Some really nice examples of gradients here, I think using gradients is actually harder than it can seem.

    Sometimes when people use a gradient to try and make a design look “pretty” it can really look disastrous. People try and use too much and clashing colours that just don’t work.

    I don’t like to go overboard with gradients, I think nice subtle hints of the odd bit here and there can really transform a website into something special.

    I think the two that really stand out in this list are serj.ca and mospromstroy.com.

    Thanks for sharing

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  25. Tim
    April 6, 2010

    Inspiring blog article. Thanks

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  26. guccicn
    April 6, 2010

    I love these Gradients and I want learn how to design it!

    ———-
    gucci tote

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  27. ukm
    April 7, 2010

    Some of them have nice design
    I like green gradient above

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  28. Victoria Blount
    April 7, 2010

    This post just proves that by adding a gradient to you website design it can add depth, make it look more 3 dimensional and have class and appeal.

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  29. Designerfoo
    April 7, 2010

    Awesome!!!!! Loved it! Was looking for something like this to inspire me for my next design!

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  30. Webatvantage
    April 7, 2010

    Nice collection!

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  31. Rob
    April 9, 2010

    Love the intuition and creativity with this stuff… and am lucky enough to be pushing the envelope for a living as well!

    http://www.nwmotoring.com uses a gradient background on its front page.

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  32. inspirationfeed
    April 9, 2010

    Wow what a creative post, great collection.

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  33. lono
    April 12, 2010

    wow!!! love the served gradients!

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  34. Slavic
    April 24, 2010

    Mars Hill is LEGIT!

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  35. Kiki
    May 10, 2010

    are there gradient codes in css?

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  36. Sean Rainey
    November 12, 2010

    Fantastic collection, I just wish there were some more white/light grey websites, really struggling at the minute with my design.

    Thanks

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  37. Pritesh Gupta
    July 24, 2011

    Nice, thanks for sharing.
    @Kiki
    Yea, at check out at http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/css-gradient-text-effect

    Reply

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