55 Minimal Black and White Web Designs to Inspire You

By / Apr 26, 2010 / Inspiration

We’ve already shown you Yellow Web Designs and Blue Web Designs, but sometimes less color is the best color choice for a web site. In this post, we’re showcasing 55 minimal black and white web designs to inspire you. The B&W combination is great, from photography to interior design. It’s simplistic, elegant, and gets out of the way to let the content shine.

Art Directors Club of Europe

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Blake Allen Design

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Brian Hoff

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Brancozero

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The Grid System

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Markus Albers

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margaretlondon.com

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Designing the News

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Patrick Fry

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postmachina

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Rikcat Industries

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GUNNER design house

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fuse.

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FRKT

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Face.

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edgewood

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Black Estate

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Traffic

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FLOWmarket

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sold-out.ch

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Perky Bros LLC

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Dewitte Casse

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Ork Posters

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Tim Bjorn – Design Studio

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ArnaudBeelen.

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Academy

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QUE

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AdKiivi

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yugop.com

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Proud Creative

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iA

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Fitzroy & Finn

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Cirus family

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TrouwAmsterdam

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James Chambers

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mrhobday.com

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Music Design Agency

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Not coming to a theater near you

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Mash

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lydia stone

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Marcus Kraft

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million

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Established

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SJH

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anothercompany.org

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We are Sofa

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distrop

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Stephane Elbaz

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LEONG LEONG

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Rebecca Niazi-Shahabi

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Rob Schellenberg

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SvB

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Sven Stuckenschmidt

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Jeroen Homan

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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://creativemashup.pl Creative Mashup

    Nice showcase.

    Gunner and Traffic looks great.

    :)

  • Armin C.

    I just love minimal design…

  • Sruthish

    Thanks for such a inspirational blog, i never found i could make interesting websites in black/white

  • http://www.unuidesign.com Editha Fuentes

    Beautiful simplicity here! I have another another one :)
    http://www.hobsondungog.com

    Thanks for your always great blog!

  • http://propeople.dk Mihai

    Hi, thanks for a nice collection.
    You definitely want to check out http://www.propeople.dk It’s a great black & white website.

  • http://www.tomheggie.com/ Tom Heggie

    Great selection, was kinda hoping to get a mention myself for tomheggie.com never mind, maybe next time…

  • http://www.twitter.com/snarphblat Hillary

    So pretty. Black and white has to be one of my most favorite design concepts. Something about it is so drawing and simple. Thanks for the collection!

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

    Seems plain to me, isn’t the world more beautiful with color.

  • http://www.rakdesign.com Rak Design

    WOW great to see yugop.com on here even after 10 years being one of the best! Nice collection of sites.

  • http://www.lpcreative.net Linh Pham

    clean and simple, black and white works well with a good portfolio that shines

  • http://www.chrismower.com Chris Mower

    I really like the Gunner and FLOWMarket ones, although all of them are well done.

  • http://www.designthatrocks.com Design That Rocks

    Great collection of sites…..I also love minimal design at times, and this is a good representation.

  • http://www.pinklotusmedia.com Pink Lotus Media

    I am loving this minimalist trend – clean and modern (and easy). I have to say that SJH and We Are Sofa seem to be the easiest to navigate, with items placed so that the eye is drawn to them. I am using more of this minimalist trend this year – but with black and white + one color. I agree with Jordan – the world IS beautiful with more color! Nice collection though! Great job!

  • http://www.webdesignkc.co.uk/ Victoria Blount

    I think the black & white designs from above that work best are heavily typography based or have strong photographic elements in colour.

  • http://www.technetic.org Paul

    Yes, something really great about these simple clean designs. I always want to revert my site back to something like this.

  • Katerwater

    Mash is very original. It looks like internet from the 90s! I love it’s amateurism, so much better than slick design.

  • http://lenatailor.designerteam.info Lena Tailor | DT

    These are fantasic! I really like these minimal designs

  • http://www.gonzographic.com Gonzo the Great

    Hi Gisele,

    Nice collection! I just published my online portfolio 3 weeks ago, maybe an item for in your next (white & black) round-up? ;-P

    http://www.gonzographic.com ~ will appreciate the feedback!

    Thanks for sharing, Cheers & Ciao …

  • Helen

    rebecca-niazi.de is not a “Web Design”. It is a piece of bad Flash. Would take me an hour to make it like that and better with standard html. Ridiculous.

  • http://azizuanaziz.blogspot.com/ Azizuan

    Great compilation. Thanks for inspiring. Keep it going.

  • http://designwithcrackers.blogspot.com/ Thiago Cavalcanti

    Parabéns pelo artigo Gisele, deve ter dado trabalho coletar tantos exemplos!

  • http://www.jumpstartaffiliate.com Anthony

    Very nice and interesting! I can tell you been doing your homework.

  • http://www.sbuster.co.cc sbuster

    Hey I miss this very creative website and minimalist black and white

    http://www.hoztdesigns.co.cc

  • http://www.mikii.fr Agence web

    Nice compilation.

  • http://www.goblinridge.co.uk Ted Thompson

    Brilliant, very inspirational!

  • Tina Norris

    What about Deja Vu Labs? I was just looking at it before I read this article. http://www.DejaVuLabs.com. It’s a good one as well.

  • Diogo Duarte

    I always thought that only me could feel the strong relation between Black + White and Helvetica…

    Great.

  • http://wpevolved.com WpEvolved

    I really like minimalist web design, well I like most everything that take a minimalist approach. This is a great Roundup!

  • http://fspina.com Felipe Spina

    I reckon that most of websites are using Helvetica

  • http://www.fishandweb.com Fish

    These are brilliant design. These designs have given me a new direction. Thank you so much for this list.

  • Lu

    Wow…very nice stuff.

  • http://www.philadelphiamedicalmalpractice.com Philadelphia medical

    Great round up, the simplicity that embodies some of these sites makes the amount of information that is contained impressive. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.graphicsfuel.com/ GraphicsFuel

    This is a great list of minimal black websites that i have been looking for inspiration. Glad you listed them and I found the resource here on WDL. Thanks for sharing.

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  • TexasRob

    Awesome minimal website from Budapest, Hungary.

    http://www.freshness.hu

  • Derek

    This is a fantastic showcase. They show that you don’t always need splashes of color to make it look good.

  • http://www.digitalgraphiks.com Syed

    Amazing websites, feel energetic and geting more ideas!

  • http://www.uvdesigns.ca Web Designer Toronto

    awesome post! thanks for the wonderful inspiration

  • http://www.jointmedias.com/ Vinny

    I like the collection of black and white sites!

  • Marcos Xavier

    Sem dúvida inspirador!!!
    Very good!!!