A Showcase of Clean White Web Designs

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When it comes to web design, white is always a symbol of elegance, minimalism and style. You can use white to create space, to keep it simple, to drive the attention to other elements at your page and also to maintain your site with a clean and minimal look. Several websites use white as their main color, and this is what we will show here. You probably have seen some of these sites before, but they are such a great example that I had to mention them again. And in case you want to share a “clean white website”, the comments are open!

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iA

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Fell Swoop

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Sherpa.

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72 Rivington Street

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Zander Martineau

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televisionkillsme

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Cynosura

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Ragged Edge Design

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Medium

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squareFACTOR

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chrissloan.info

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Fourth Floor Interactive

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Gustavo UreƱa

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Feelwire

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Banjax Web Design

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we make it live

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Cameron Queen

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Mark Boulton Design

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Tisha Creative

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Clogg Solutions

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pixelumbrella

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Tandem Film Production

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Vertigo Visual

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attitude design

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plumd.com

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n’uova design lab

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big youth

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Sitepark

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checkout

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Ui Tuneup

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zenhabits

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nestliving

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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

49 Comments

  1. Chris
    January 8, 2010

    Verry nice list. Show my white site :)

    Reply
  2. Dennis
    January 8, 2010

    White backgrounds always make a website look incredibly open to me (in a good way!).

    Thanks for the list!

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  3. Edgar Leijs
    January 8, 2010

    Thanks for the sharing!!!

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  4. Stu Greenham
    January 8, 2010

    I’d love to know your thoughts on my site http://designwoop.com its nice and white :D lol

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    • Gisele Muller
      January 8, 2010

      Yeah, you are right, you have a very nice and white site. =)

      Beautiful design!

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      • Stu Greenham
        January 18, 2010

        Thank you very much for your kind words!

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      • Tom | Website Design Durban
        November 7, 2011

        Redesigned our site with a lot of white space + a splash of yellow for a bit of color… what do you think?

        Reply
  5. Jordan Walker
    January 8, 2010

    Minimal, I like it!

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  6. Willem
    January 8, 2010

    Keeping it clean and simple. I like that style.
    thanks for sharing

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  7. leon
    January 8, 2010

    Awesome websites, only clean and minimal white website that’s missing is ours ;-)

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    • Gisele Muller
      January 8, 2010

      Wow… great minimal site and logo! Loved it.

      Reply
      • leon
        January 11, 2010

        Hey Gisele. Thanks for taking the time to visite our website.

        Reply
  8. Matt
    January 8, 2010

    The importance of White Space can be so eaily underestimated these days. Thank you for sharing these.

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  9. Shawn Hooghkirk
    January 8, 2010

    I agree with Matt. It’s amazing how leaving things out and keeping it simple can make all the difference in the world.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Jennifer Chiappisi
    January 8, 2010

    Thanks for the nods to Fourth Floor Interactive! We appreciate being featured. We’re planning to unveil a redesign in the next month, but it will continue with the clean, white theme.

    Reply
  11. Lam Nguyen
    January 8, 2010

    Nice list! I always love the clean and minimalist design!

    Reply
  12. Maco
    January 8, 2010

    Very nice, simple but very effective . . .

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  13. Maximilian Georg Liebscher
    January 8, 2010

    Hi. Nice post. You can have a look to my minimalistic website too: http://www.maxliebscher.com
    Thanks

    Reply
  14. Phil
    January 8, 2010

    a friend’s portfolio. thought you might appreciate.

    Reply
  15. Eko Setiawan
    January 9, 2010

    Thanks…it’s give me some inspiration..

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  16. Joe Malleck
    January 9, 2010

    Nice collection. Very sexy. It’s all in the details.

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  17. Dic-Syen
    January 9, 2010

    Wow…impressive.I’m so inspired.

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  18. Ashley
    January 9, 2010

    Power to the white backgrounds for websites :) Great collection and thanks for putting it together.

    Thanks,
    Ashley

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  19. Simon Carr
    January 9, 2010

    I am a big fan of this style of web design.

    My own design portfolio uses a lot of white space. Please have a look at it, would be great to have it considered for a list similar to this. cheers.

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  20. Ricardo Afonso
    January 11, 2010

    I’ll drop my minimal website as well then :P

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  21. Design That Rocks
    January 11, 2010

    This is a great collection with some very nice work!

    http://www.designthatrocks.com also uses its share of white space if anyone cares to check it out.

    Thanks for this compilation…great post.

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  22. Hidayat Sagita
    January 11, 2010

    Clean and playing typo, a lil hard to create one :D

    Reply
  23. Zander
    January 11, 2010

    Thanks for the mention guys, I was wondering why my site had an inordinate amount of traffic!

    Reply
  24. Federica Cau
    January 12, 2010

    Can I also suggest:

    http://www.modenstyling.com/

    is an italian fashion online magazine we designed and coded wordpress custom theme for and exactly fits the spirit of this post since was designed with white and typo style in mind.

    Great inspiring collection :)

    Reply
  25. Oddgeir Lium
    January 12, 2010

    Classic design

    Reply
  26. What Creative
    January 12, 2010

    Great post! There are some fantastic sites here…very inspirational.

    Check out http://www.whatcreative.co.uk for another really clean and simple design.

    I definitely think white websites are the way forward. They bring the focus onto good quality content which is something that is much needed in this age of the internet.

    Reply
  27. Piotr Podgorski
    January 12, 2010

    This one is company website, styled in white: http://www.testsolutions.pl

    Do you think that it has got a good feeling?

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  28. Elemental – South Africa Web Development
    January 14, 2010

    thanks for the sites, I believe overall they are nice however sometimes they can be a little bit too bland / boring and need more colour / design elements to break the white.

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  29. Thomas
    January 15, 2010

    Here you have another clean white site inspiration http://www.schallinger.se/ and http://www.theartofmetropia.com/

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  30. Robert Chambers
    January 19, 2010

    Thanks for sharing. I’m certainly a fan of using clean white layouts.

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  31. Ian Devlin
    January 21, 2010

    Nice list, I too enjoy a good white, minimalist site.

    Like many other posters here, my homesite is also white and minimalist, perhaps too much so (am currently redesigning it – but it will retain it’s white minimalist look!)

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  32. Max Ottignon
    January 25, 2010

    Thanks for featuring our site. We’ve just redesigned it if anyone’s interested: http://www.raggededgedesign.com – we’ve kept the tight grid system and the minimalist design but added a little more colour. Still mostly white though!

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  33. Matt M.
    February 1, 2010

    I am a huge fan of the variety of white, minimalist designs shown here. Some months ago when we started our ethical seo company, we considered the white minimalist style to be in line with our brand objectives. You might find it a good addition to your next list. Well done!

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  34. Philip Brunner
    February 1, 2010

    Clean white space with a sprinkle of creative ingenuity always inspires.

    Reply
  35. Ari Suardiyanti
    February 5, 2010

    Love the white space! They look so clean :)

    Reply
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  38. Chris
    March 31, 2010

    Hi. Nice post. You can have a look to my minimalistic website too: http://www.dackworld.de
    Thanks

    Reply
  39. Strafe Creative – Graphic design
    June 3, 2010

    Cheers for the post, very inspirational

    Reply
  40. Ashmith Singh
    June 11, 2010

    Nice clean websites, I love clean & concise websites. I wish my website was up there.

    Reply
  41. Ryan
    August 12, 2010

    Gotta love the use of white. What a creative Solution for web design!

    Reply
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  43. kingz-art
    September 22, 2011

    Wow.. nice collection.. thx

    Reply
  44. Biju Subhash
    March 30, 2012

    Thank you for sharing..
    Its a great collections….

    Reply

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