21 Examples of Single Colored Backgrounds in Web Design

By / Nov 28, 2011 / Inspiration

In web design, there’s a variety of approaches that can be taken when it comes to a web site’s background. For some designs, it might be appropriate to use a pattern or a large image. While on others, a single solid color makes more sense. So for your Monday inspiration this week, we’re showing you web designs that take a simple approach when it comes to backgrounds. In this collection, you’ll see how a large dose of a single color can have a dramatic effect.

The Red Bowl Challenge

Single Colored Background

Founders Fund

Single Colored Background

What Happens Next?

Single Colored Background


Single Colored Background

McCormack & Morrison

Single Colored Background

Chad Mazzola

Single Colored Background

The Honours

Single Colored Background

Mike Dignam

Single Colored Background


Single Colored Background


Single Colored Background


Single Colored Background

Societe Perrier

Single Colored Background

Australia Business Art Foundation

Single Colored Background


Single Colored Background

Arcade Creative

Single Colored Background

Present Plus

Single Colored Background


Single Colored Background

Woolly Robot

Single Colored Background


Single Colored Background

Slavery Footprint

Single Colored Background

Art 4 Web

Single Colored Background


The Best Designs

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.wsd.co.il Aviron

    I just love “Red Bowl challenge” design, how everything falls into place with the background, I really like this type of websites, the message is clear, the design is absolutely unique and well done.
    Too bad more sites are not deigned like that, especially in Israel.

  • http://twoja-uroda.org.pl/ dorota

    ok, it looks quite good. very inspiring thing in a way of solo-colour sites 😛

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

    because dramatic effect? I think this is a good collection of site. Some are beautiful examples like “oink” “350 gram”. For me i usually alternate sites with layouts with unique colours or images or gradients. Depends by the client. Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.2bscene.ie Tom Doyl

    How are sites with gradients getting in here – thought it was about single colours!? 😀

    Some lovely examples there though!

  • http://www.oldworldcreative.com Evan ‘OldWorld’ Skuthorpe

    some lovely examples.

  • http://oficientes.blogspot.com/ Oficientes


    The site “Slavery Footprint” have awesome effects!

  • http://www.dzinepress.com Dzinepress

    excellent examples of web designs.

  • http://www.icwebdesign.co.uk IC Web Design

    Mike Dignam is a good looking website with great use of different tones of grey!

  • Jeremy

    The jaypegams.com site looks like a bit of a rip-off of Elliot Jay Stocks’ old site.

  • Dee

    thenewlofi.com uses a crazy bright yellow background but it works really nicely.

  • http://www.logoblog.org Logo Blog

    Nice collection of beautiful designs! Great examples!

  • http://www.productofcaffeine.com David

    I’ve always been a fan of minimalist web design, and there are some great examples here. Thanks for the list.

  • http://ploovia.com Piero Salardi

    Excellent websites! thanks a lot for sharing them with us all (:

  • http://www.quarterpie.com/ Shalini

    Really Inspiring Collection of Backgrounds in Web Design :)

    “Societe Perrier” and “Slavery Footprint” have Awesome Effect. Thanks for Sharing

  • http://www.morganandme.net Morgan & Me Creative

    Really love the minimalist theme here.

  • http://www.illustrationbooth.com David

    Great stuff, I look a bit of inspiration from similar sites when creating my own online protfolio (illustrationbooth.com – if you want to see the results), but these are on a whole other level! Loving 350gram and Arcade Creative especially.

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

    Wow, love the unusual red color of Chad Mazzola.

  • http://www.urviho.cz Urviho

    Nice inspiration :) Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.brinzan.com Dumitru Brinzan

    Wow, it ain’t easy to pull off a red background. But two websites on this list perfectly pull it off… Great job!