50 Fresh and Inspiring Dark Web Designs

By / Sep 27, 2010 / Inspiration

Several months ago we showcased a list of 50 Inspiring Dark Web Designs to show that how dark colors are a really good option when comes to web design. The list was so inspiring and commented on that we decided to do a new one with another 50 inspiring dark web designs. So here they are, 50 new examples of how some sites are using dark colors as main elements of their design. Enjoy.

No More Dedicated

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chilli

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Digital Labs

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Tobias Baeck

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Opacity Design Group

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Awesome

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Visual Notion

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tuispace

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Ryan O’Rourke

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Markus Mostrom Design

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Image Now

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Collision

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Sofa Surfer

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Karen Bit Vejle

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Le 28Thiers

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Bristol Archive Records

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Idea Foundry

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Starbucks

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Tanq

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Daniel Gutierrez

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Brent Lafreniere

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Carbon

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Blog Cafundo

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Krijn Elders

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Flud

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Cassius

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Morphix Pictograms

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kid koala

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Digital Invaders

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New Hampshire Distributors Inc

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Jose Luis Merino Parra

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Bull+Arrows

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Work at Play

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Easy Bistro & Bar

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appear

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Pasarea de Foc

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William Flagello

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iFontMaker

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Barrel + Barc – 24 Hour Challange

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Tileables

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Justin Cosgrove

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50 Back

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PixelCrayons

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Where They At

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Fully Illustrated

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Stribe

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zuppex

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Pep Lopez

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formee

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time2project

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Sources:

The Best Designs
unmatchedstyle
Abduzeedo – Sites of the Week

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.dzinepress.com Dzinepress

    really inspiring web designs.

  • http://www.heybrandon.com Brandon

    Pretty great collection, some I’ve seen in other “best” lists, others I haven’t.

  • http://www.mammut-medien.de Mammut Medien

    This is an awesome list of dark websites.
    My favorites are carbonads and fullyillustrated. I like their simplicity.

    Thanks for the nice list.
    Regards,
    Daniel – CEO Mammut Medien

  • http://www.boostinspiration.com Boost Inspiration

    Nice collection!

  • http://www.dselva.com dselva

    Nice Collections

  • http://chilli.be Jan Van Lysebettens

    Sweet collection and thanks for including our website ( chilli.be )

  • http://nickstraffictricks.com Nick Stewart

    What a great list of designs. At some point in the future I really would like to have my site redesigned.

    I have to ask, how long does it take you to find all of these and put these posts together? I imagine that it takes a fair amount of time.


    Nick, The Traffic Guy

    • http://gismullr.com/ Gisele

      Hi Nick,

      Yeah, you are right, it takes a fair amount of time… but since I really like to browse around looking for inspiring web designs and new ideas, ‘time flies’ when I’m putting lists together. 😉

  • http://www.afresh.co Jes @ A Fresh Web Design

    What great web designs. I always like looking at unique sites for inspiration. Thanks for the list!

  • http://www.helloeverything.co.uk Web Designer Leicester

    Nice original round up here. iFontmaker stands out to me!

  • http://www.scottcarmichael.co.uk Scott

    Good selection of sites, darker design tend to stand out more but I also think they are harder to get right in terms of design.

  • http://www.taittechnologies.com kris

    Interesting set

    My top 3:

    Le 28Thiers because it shows the products in a really beautiful way. I bookmarked this one for inspiration.

    Time2Project because of the simplicity. Gets the word out.

    Imagenow because of the large background used on the homepage. I like that a lot.

    I made one where I didn’t use the jquery plugin to scale the big photo background. (Link underneath my name) I wanted the pages to be longer. Position fixed was an option but the iPad doesn’t get that. Target audience is show designers. Most of them use iMacs.

  • http://www.tulsawebdesignz.com Tulsa Web Design

    I never really thought much about using a darker colored layout for my client’s sites (especially since most of them use their sites for biz purposes)… but you have a NICE collection up there. (especially the ‘No More Dedidicated & Digital Labs’ one)

    -Daniel

  • http://www.onlinedesignuk.co.uk Web Design Derby

    Great list!! I love loads of these designs – especially ‘Awesome’.

    Will bookmark and be back for more inspiration.
    Thanks!

  • http://www.clippingdesign.com Clipping post

    Nice inspiring collection. These are nice dark selection. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. :)

  • http://cavica.com Ben

    These look great. Love “where they at?” – never seen this site before.

  • http://www.clintonpaquin.com Clinton Paquin

    Excellent work, Gisele. Thanks for compiling this list of quality sites. Greatly appreciated the read.

  • http://www.austinwebsitesolutions.net/ Bryan

    Excellent collection. Really love them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://nemesisdesign.net/ Federico Capoano

    I love dark designs, mine is dark too!

  • http://www.websitesdesigned.co.uk Sophie

    Great selection. Thanks for sharing to inspire!

  • http://gadgetbox.org.ua/ Andi

    Wow, definitely the best set of darker design sites i’ve ever seen. Thanks!

  • http://www.blog.adrice.co.uk Adie

    Great collection.

    Really nice to see dark websites done well.

  • http://www.juegos.gs Juegos

    Pretty nice themes (sites). Thanks Gisele!

  • http://www.thecomplexmedia.com/ theComplex

    Beautiful examples :)

  • http://www.technicalrs.com Scott Lavelle

    I was attracted to this list of dark designs because I recently recreated my own company’s site with a “black, grey, and sort of neon” look to it. I see a TON of really light websites (usually the 2.0 variety) and wanted to validate for myself that dark is still cool! :)

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Warren Jerzyszek

    Hey Gisele, caught this one a bit late I think… thought I would comment on the post anyway! You’ve included fullyillustrated which is one of my favorite websites that I look at recently because its a really beautiful website with some really nice content. As well as the fullyillustrated website I really love the Jqeury and Javascript website too. This is a great collection Gisele. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.dreamincoloronline.com dreamincolor

    Very nice, but many of this are old.
    This is Fresh and very Cool take a look : http://www.dreamincoloronline.com/design-code-cool-single-page-portfolio-part1/

  • http://www.adobeclippingpath.com/ Adobe Clipping Path

    I like dark, all the design are awesome. Thank you so much for share with us.