21 Breathtaking Examples of Minimal Color Usage in Web Design

By / Jun 11, 2012 / Inspiration

Choosing the proper colors for a website is certainly a very important step of the creative process. So deciding to go with hardly any color at all can be a bold move, but if done correctly, it can pay off. For this post we’ve collected 21 Breathtaking Examples of Minimal Color Usage in Web Design. In these examples, you’ll notice that very few colors are used throughout. It’s mainly shades of grays, and a few desaturated colors here and there. This gives the designs a sophisticated look and allows what’s most important (the content) to get the attention it needs.

Reaching Quiet

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Hochburg

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Book of Beards

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

B&F

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Simon Foster

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Wythe Hotel

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

my own bike

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Postmates

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Fusion Room

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Eephus League Magazine

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Jesper Dahlqvist

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Webdagene

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

LayerVault

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Blind Pig Design

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Kern and Burn

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Loft Resumes

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Theory

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Crayons to Concept

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Adidas Design Studios

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Typofonderie

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

Antidote

Black, White and Grey in Web Design

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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

  • http://www.pragmaticdesign.co.uk Web Design Wolverhampton and Birmingham

    So difficult to strike a balance between “breathtaking minimal colour” and “boring grey”. Thanks for finding these.

  • http://www.tone.co.uk Anthony

    Nice list :)

  • http://www.alertra.com Ruth

    Some really clever uses of color. More people should incorporate more black and white into their designs!

  • http://www.aledesign.it/ad_web.html aledesign.it

    Good list..Your proposals are better always ! Thanks for sharing! My preferite design is like “myownbike.de”

  • http://www.streetuseinfo.com Chokchai

    Wonderful list. I love all of them. Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://www.oicgroup.net Fred Dirkse

    I totally agree, like the idea of a minimal color usage in web design, so it could give more emphasis on the content itself for a particular site, simple yet sophisticated. Wonderful list! Thanks for sharing such a useful post.

  • http://www.paulohsms.com paulo henrique

    I really like those minimals sites … Less is the best.

    Muito bacana!

  • http://www.quandtnet.de Sven

    Thats are wonderful samples of minimalism in Web Design!

  • http://www.designturnpike.com Design Turnpike

    “Theory” is quite nice!

  • http://www.tsu.pt antonio

    Check this architecture related minimal site (with random color contrasts).
    http://www.dimscale.com
    Cheers

  • http://www.theworldwelivein.co.uk Olivier

    Amazing list of very inspiring websites.

    Eephus League Magazine is just… whaow!!!

    Thank you.

  • http://www.webtemplates-creare.com/ Paul Weston

    Thought this was a great article and with the collection one that will be very useful for me. What I like about this article was that it was about colour which is very important when designing and developing sites. I liked all the examples you have included but the one that stood out for me was the Eephus League Magazine. I love the use of colour in this site, how they have used the white space and then as you scroll down you get hit with areas of colour through the images which really make them stand out. I love everything about the site and through the design it really has that wow factor. This was a great collection and one that will be a constant resource for me for my future design and development projects.

  • http://www.thefount.com Chris W

    Some good examples here. Book of Beards works particularly well.

  • http://www.earlvarona.com Earl Varona

    Thanks for the great post! Minimal sites are great. They look super clean. I tried making my portfolio site (http://www.earlvarona.com) ‘minimal’ but I’m not sure if it’s ‘minimal’ enough. What do you guys think?

  • http://www.sweetmag.my Web Design Malaysia

    how cool is book of beards!

  • http://www.vikomtebaron.net Baron

    Hochburg’s very clean!!