50 Monochromatic Website Designs

By WebdesignerDepot Staff Posted Mar. 17, 2009 Reading time: Less than a minute

Color choice is a key element to the success of any design. It invokes an atmosphere and sets the mood. One method for using color is to use only shades of a color, which is known as a monochromatic color scheme.

Of all the color schemes, the monochromatic is one of the easiest to pull off successfully. This reason for such ease is that one shade of a color will naturally almost always work with another shade of the same color.

One of the most popular monochromatic color schemes is Blue. This is likely because blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed. Blue, however, is not the only successful color scheme. Greens, Purples, Browns, Reds can also appropriately set a mood.

In this article, we feature 50 monochromatic website designs, categorized based on the predominant color that they use.

 

Blues

Polar Gold
Francesco Mugnai
Loewy Design
Mezzo Blue
Ice Age
Davroc
Sell My Mobile
Marko
Mozilla
nClud
David Salvatori
One More Pixel
Refresh
Aware Spot
Bica Absolute
Home Design Field
Brandon Hale
Design Junction
Ivor Design
Iceberg
Branded07
Stlye Division
Tennessee Winter
Six Central

 

Purples

Wilson Miner
Design SVN
Henry Hoffman

 

Reds

Kobe

Lealea

Finer Home
Aaron J. Shapiro
TweetCC

 

Oranges

Citizen
James Lai
TagDiri
Matt Dempsey

 

Browns

Wiser
We Love WordPress
Fly Guy Designs
Sofa Surfer
Bex
Bird of Malaysia

 

Greens

Silverback
Mint
Art of Dying
EvoDesign
Lipton

 

Blacks, Whites and Grayscale

Media Temple
The Invoice Machine
Mike Precious


Compiled exclusively for WDD by Michael Shelton. Michael is a web designer and graphic design student who has worked in both web and print for over 4 years.

Which color scheme is your favorite to use and why? Do you know of any other examples besides the ones listed here? Please post them in the comments section of this post.

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