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Web Design in Black & White

Black & White doesn’t have to be boring.  Monochromatic color schemes can be used with just about any color, but some of the most striking are in black & white.  By cutting out color a website relies more heavily on other design elements – such as layout or typography, etc..

So here’s your daily dose of inspiration…30 extremely well-done Black & White websites…

DepthCore

80/20

arsnova Design

Atomised

Authentic Boredom

Back To Help

Brancozero

CRW

ArtWorking

Designing The News

DSGN+DVLP

Expression Tints

Hell-Cat Records

Imagine Boris

Jon Tan

Launch

Mark Wieman

Mojave

Mirificam Press

PostMachina

Rikcat Industries

RedChilli

Romsound

Subtraction

Svenigson

The DECK

XQS

The Old Fashioned

VBG

West Surfing

If you need more convincing check out this post by Youri on Designfeedr: Lose the color! 9 reasons to ditch color

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15 Responses to “Web Design in Black & White”

  1. Adam Says:

    I love them, thanks :-)

  2. Johnny Vega Says:

    Here’s another cool one i found the other day.
    matadordesignstudio.com

  3. kirk Says:

    Great collection! I have always been a fan of black and white… I especially like if the color scheme if it’s combined with hot pink and the blue…

  4. Mike Says:

    Nice to see us up there! :)

  5. 2009/01/16に気になったこと | debeso Says:

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  6. Matthew Griffin Says:

    Thanks for the link.

  7. Tina | Foreclosure Listings Says:

    Black is always in. No matter the hype and trend, black always stands out. I love your black designs, it look classic and cool at the same time. The color scheme conveys elegance and sophistication… really cool!

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    [...] falei sobre as cores vibrantes, e alguns bons modelos de utilização. Agora o destaque é para os sites em preto e branco, sites que utilizam as chamadas cores neutras para criar bons trabalhos. Destaque para o Depthcore [...]

  9. Alex | Secure VPN Says:

    Wow, did you searched them all ? Or do you have some more lists like this ? Actually lot of times I found such things more attractive then colorful ones.

  10. admin Says:

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! Glad you all enjoy the sites…

    @Alex – Yes, I spent alot of time searching through sites dedicated to design, and more specifically color, to gather all these. Judging by how much people liked this particular post I’ll probably do something similar down the road with a different color scheme…stay tuned!

    *edit – I also used stumbleupon and found a few winners with that method!

  11. Web Design in Black & White | Remgo Design Says:

    [...] Black & White doesn’t have to be boring. Monochromatic color schemes can be used with just about any color, but some of the most striking are in black & white. By cutting out color a website relies more heavily on other design elements – such as layout or typography, etc.. So here’s your daily dose of inspiration…30 extremely well-done Black & White websites… [...]

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  13. john milton Says:

    Hi.
    Cool list, I real appreciate the time spend by you in going through the net in collecting these wonderful designs and posting them on the web.Black always looks good when used with proper color schemes, no matter black designs always stands first compared to all designs..
    Anyways thanks for the list.those are really great..
    John..

  14. Guess who’s back « Sickdesigner Says:

    [...] like somewhat of a paradox to me until I remembered my old but backstabbingly treacherous friend: The Black and White Design.  I say backstabber because I found it to be one of the most pretentious chromatic marriage I have [...]

  15. trd Says:

    that’s tight. especially the expression tints page.

    pure shea butter

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