50 Inspiring Dark Web Designs

By / Feb 15, 2010 / Inspiration

We’ve already shown here many great examples of web design to inspire you, from Clean White Web Design and Portfolio Designs to iPhone apps websites. We deliver great doses of inspiration to help you get new ideas.

Today, continuing our mission of delivering inspiration, we will present a selection of dark web designs. In days where minimal, clean and ‘spacious’ sites are really popular, the dark ones sometimes are forgotten, but they are also great. So check out these inspiring dark web designs and remember that colors, in this case dark colors, are also a good choice for your website.

Future of Web Design

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Pictory

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The Photo Argus

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Jonah Levine

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osvaldas.info

darksites07

Esteban Munoz

darksites12

DesignWise

darksites27

TO DO’

darksites01

bootb

darksites37

Blue Collar

darksites53

Light is Light

darksites54

brite revolution

darksites55

Julien Morel

darksites56

Go Media

darksites57

Corking Design

darksites58

mulletized

darksites59

Mutant Labs

darksites60

Radium Labs

darksites61

jilion

darksites62

intuitive designs

darksites63

fotomaps.net

darksites64

neutron creations

darksites65

robocat

darksites66

Merge Web Excellence

darksites67

zaum

darksites68

The Hair Foundation

darksites69

we love icons

darksites70

giant peach

darksites71

slovaczech.com

darksites72

Lisa Maya

darksites74

oink fu

darksites75

pizzaza.ca

darksites76

handcrafted css

darksites77

dyson

darksites78

teoskaffa.com

darksites79

metalab

darksites80

dibi conference

darksites81

visualbox

darksites82

Gap Medics

darksites83

i-w-s.eu

darksites84

Tobolic

darksites85

take the walk

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adaptd

darksites87

jchilders.com

darksites88

onetwentyseven.com

darksites89

Versions

darksites90

LegiStyles

darksites91

rikcat

darksites92

goinnovate

darksites93

couch creative

darksites94

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.sgdoeschwitz.de BigM75

    thats very inspiration

  • http://www.flashmoto.com/ CMS for Flash

    Thanks for this awesome collection. Dark color scheme makes the websites look stylish, elegant and powerful.
    That’s also my choice. Thanks for the collection!

  • http://www.mountrecruitment.co.uk IT Recruiter

    Good to see dark designs getting more recognition!

    Any thoughts on ours? (i may regret that!)

  • http://kruz-graphix.com KRUZ

    Wow!It’s cool!:-)

  • http://janvanlysebettens.com/ Jan

    nice selection, some very lovely designs.

    you might want to check out these guys too, lovely dark portfolio and blog:

    http://www.chilli.be/flash.html
    http://blog.chilli.be/

  • http://www.nitromedia.ca Maude

    Wow, again, very inspiring designs Gisele !

    Thanks for sharing !

  • http://www.nue-media.com Michael

    I think http://www.nue-media.com should be on the list 😛

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net/index.php Jordan Walker

    That is a great roundup of dark web designs. I personally think that images look better with a black background.

  • http://blueawesome.com Tommy

    Wow, this would have come in handy a couple weeks ago. I just redesigned my site with a dark color scheme!

  • http://www.aaronmoody.co.uk Aaron Moody

    Would love to see my dark themed portfolio in this list too, http://www.aaronmoody.co.uk Great list.

  • http://Balgle.DESIGNERTEAM.INFO New York Web Designer

    WOW..Really one of the best inspiration roundups lately.

  • Riccardo Callegaro

    Wonderful design collection.
    My last creation have dark color…. do you like it?

    http://www.bonvitattoostudio.it

  • http://www.codesquid.co.uk Codesquid

    Some really beautiful sites in there! Good work! Some say the ‘dark’ trend is ending, but that would be a shame as dark sites are great when done well.

  • http://www.osvaldas.info Osvaldas

    Thanks a lot for listing me!

  • http://www.maiconweb.com Maicon Sobczak

    I love the collecton. Inspiring.

  • http://www.onetwentyseven.com Dave Gamache

    Thanks so much for adding me to your lineup :) My site is http://www.oneTwentySeven.com –> I appreciate it :)

    Cheers

  • tom

    Excellent list, a new design blog that has a really nice dark theme is http://grungetime.com

  • http://www.studioweber.ro Alex Flueras

    Impressive collection!!

  • http://www.induswebi.com website design India

    These are the great example of the dark website design’s. i love that all. Thanks

  • http://www.fabforge.ch foxfabi

    Nice designs. For my away blog i also choosen a dark colorfull theme.
    http://www.fabforge.ch/away/

  • http://www.xcellence-it.com/ Xcellence IT

    Truly inspiring

    Thanks for sharing this one…

    Regards

  • http://www.linecoltd.com diki dewanto

    I think http://www.linecoltd.com must be in here.. hehee 😀

  • http://www.secondpicture.com/ 2ndpic

    Thanks for the collection. Some very inspiring designs there.

    I’d add FilmGator to the list as well:

    http://www.filmgator.com/

  • http://kenkaminesky.com Ken Kaminesky

    Great list of well designed sites. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.aspiredmind.com Joseph Griffin

    Great Collection!

  • Rick

    VERSIONS just great!

    Stumbled upon this one whilst looking for conference centers.

    http://www.utsiktenmeetings.nu/

  • Wayne

    Why is it that for the vast majority of these design roundups, 90% of the sites are designers/design firms etc. It’s far harder creating something beautiful when the client is someone other than you. That would be a good roundup.

  • http://www.rocket55.com/ Minneapolis Web Design Guru

    Amazing! Over half the sites are new to me, I have a lot more to read than i do time! thanks for all the info!

  • http://www.PjDesignsAndConcepts.com Affiordable Web Designs

    I personally think that dark designs make the websites look elegant and powerful. I do agree some of the sites listed are good looking sites….

  • http://www.filamentlab.com Matt

    Awesome stuff! I’ll throw http://www.explovent.com onto that list as well 😉

  • http://www.proniit.com/blog/ Dalesh Kowlesar

    Dark design isn’t easy to do. It takes time and skill and depending on the project/client and/or business type; it may never work even with the best designer(s).

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  • http://neutroncreations.com Ben Bodien

    Thanks for including us here!

  • http://www.cravenplan.co.uk/ Web design Salisbury

    It is good to see how the dark look of a site can be used to such creative effect.

    For so long we have been told that only light colours work on line, this proves that is not so.

  • http://www.beauchampwebdesign.co.uk Beauchamp Web design

    Fantastic collection, thanks for sharing them

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  • http://www.opacitydesign.com Chris

    Hey thanks for listing us!

    Cheers,

    Chris
    Opacity Design Group

  • http://www.plauditdesign.com/ Michael

    I love these! I think we too often start with a white canvas and never ever think of inverting it.

  • http://www.cgvector.com cgvector

    I personally think that dark designs make the websites look elegant and powerful.