55 Minimal Black and White Web Designs to Inspire You

By / Apr 26, 2010 / Inspiration
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We’ve already shown you Yellow Web Designs and Blue Web Designs, but sometimes less color is the best color choice for a web site. In this post, we’re showcasing 55 minimal black and white web designs to inspire you. The B&W combination is great, from photography to interior design. It’s simplistic, elegant, and gets out of the way to let the content shine.

Art Directors Club of Europe

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Blake Allen Design

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Brian Hoff

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Brancozero

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The Grid System

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Markus Albers

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margaretlondon.com

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Designing the News

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Patrick Fry

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postmachina

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Rikcat Industries

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GUNNER design house

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fuse.

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FRKT

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Face.

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edgewood

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Black Estate

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Traffic

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FLOWmarket

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sold-out.ch

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Perky Bros LLC

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Dewitte Casse

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Ork Posters

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Tim Bjorn – Design Studio

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ArnaudBeelen.

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Academy

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QUE

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AdKiivi

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yugop.com

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Proud Creative

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iA

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Fitzroy & Finn

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Cirus family

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TrouwAmsterdam

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James Chambers

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mrhobday.com

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Music Design Agency

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Not coming to a theater near you

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Mash

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lydia stone

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Marcus Kraft

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million

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Established

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SJH

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anothercompany.org

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We are Sofa

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distrop

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Stephane Elbaz

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LEONG LEONG

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Rebecca Niazi-Shahabi

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Rob Schellenberg

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SvB

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Sven Stuckenschmidt

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Jeroen Homan

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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

40 Comments

  1. Creative Mashup
    April 26, 2010

    Nice showcase.

    Gunner and Traffic looks great.

    :)

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  2. Armin C.
    April 26, 2010

    I just love minimal design…

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  3. Sruthish
    April 26, 2010

    Thanks for such a inspirational blog, i never found i could make interesting websites in black/white

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  4. Editha Fuentes
    April 26, 2010

    Beautiful simplicity here! I have another another one :)
    http://www.hobsondungog.com

    Thanks for your always great blog!

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  5. Mihai
    April 26, 2010

    Hi, thanks for a nice collection.
    You definitely want to check out http://www.propeople.dk It’s a great black & white website.

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  6. Tom Heggie
    April 26, 2010

    Great selection, was kinda hoping to get a mention myself for tomheggie.com never mind, maybe next time…

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  7. Hillary
    April 26, 2010

    So pretty. Black and white has to be one of my most favorite design concepts. Something about it is so drawing and simple. Thanks for the collection!

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  8. Jordan Walker
    April 26, 2010

    Seems plain to me, isn’t the world more beautiful with color.

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  9. Rak Design
    April 26, 2010

    WOW great to see yugop.com on here even after 10 years being one of the best! Nice collection of sites.

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  10. Linh Pham
    April 26, 2010

    clean and simple, black and white works well with a good portfolio that shines

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  11. Chris Mower
    April 26, 2010

    I really like the Gunner and FLOWMarket ones, although all of them are well done.

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  12. Design That Rocks
    April 26, 2010

    Great collection of sites…..I also love minimal design at times, and this is a good representation.

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  13. Pink Lotus Media
    April 26, 2010

    I am loving this minimalist trend – clean and modern (and easy). I have to say that SJH and We Are Sofa seem to be the easiest to navigate, with items placed so that the eye is drawn to them. I am using more of this minimalist trend this year – but with black and white + one color. I agree with Jordan – the world IS beautiful with more color! Nice collection though! Great job!

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  14. Victoria Blount
    April 26, 2010

    I think the black & white designs from above that work best are heavily typography based or have strong photographic elements in colour.

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  15. Paul
    April 26, 2010

    Yes, something really great about these simple clean designs. I always want to revert my site back to something like this.

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  16. Katerwater
    April 26, 2010

    Mash is very original. It looks like internet from the 90s! I love it’s amateurism, so much better than slick design.

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  17. Lena Tailor | DT
    April 26, 2010

    These are fantasic! I really like these minimal designs

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  18. Gonzo the Great
    April 26, 2010

    Hi Gisele,

    Nice collection! I just published my online portfolio 3 weeks ago, maybe an item for in your next (white & black) round-up? ;-P

    http://www.gonzographic.com ~ will appreciate the feedback!

    Thanks for sharing, Cheers & Ciao …

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  19. Helen
    April 26, 2010

    rebecca-niazi.de is not a “Web Design”. It is a piece of bad Flash. Would take me an hour to make it like that and better with standard html. Ridiculous.

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  20. Azizuan
    April 26, 2010

    Great compilation. Thanks for inspiring. Keep it going.

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  21. Thiago Cavalcanti
    April 26, 2010

    Parabéns pelo artigo Gisele, deve ter dado trabalho coletar tantos exemplos!

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  22. Anthony
    April 26, 2010

    Very nice and interesting! I can tell you been doing your homework.

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  23. sbuster
    April 26, 2010

    Hey I miss this very creative website and minimalist black and white

    http://www.hoztdesigns.co.cc

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  24. Agence web
    April 27, 2010

    Nice compilation.

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  25. Ted Thompson
    April 27, 2010

    Brilliant, very inspirational!

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  26. Tina Norris
    April 27, 2010

    What about Deja Vu Labs? I was just looking at it before I read this article. http://www.DejaVuLabs.com. It’s a good one as well.

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  27. Diogo Duarte
    April 28, 2010

    I always thought that only me could feel the strong relation between Black + White and Helvetica…

    Great.

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  28. WpEvolved
    April 29, 2010

    I really like minimalist web design, well I like most everything that take a minimalist approach. This is a great Roundup!

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  29. Felipe Spina
    April 30, 2010

    I reckon that most of websites are using Helvetica

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  30. Fish
    May 5, 2010

    These are brilliant design. These designs have given me a new direction. Thank you so much for this list.

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  31. Lu
    May 7, 2010

    Wow…very nice stuff.

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  32. Philadelphia medical
    May 13, 2010

    Great round up, the simplicity that embodies some of these sites makes the amount of information that is contained impressive. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. GraphicsFuel
    September 8, 2010

    This is a great list of minimal black websites that i have been looking for inspiration. Glad you listed them and I found the resource here on WDL. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. TexasRob
    October 10, 2010

    Awesome minimal website from Budapest, Hungary.

    http://www.freshness.hu

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  36. Derek
    November 30, 2010

    This is a fantastic showcase. They show that you don’t always need splashes of color to make it look good.

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  37. Syed
    January 12, 2012

    Amazing websites, feel energetic and geting more ideas!

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  38. Web Designer Toronto
    March 7, 2012

    awesome post! thanks for the wonderful inspiration

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  39. Vinny
    April 5, 2012

    I like the collection of black and white sites!

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  40. Marcos Xavier
    May 30, 2012

    Sem dúvida inspirador!!!
    Very good!!!

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