20 beautiful monochromatic sites

We know from both our educations and our personal experiences that color has a huge impact on how a design or piece is perceived and received by those who cross its path. Across the Web we see the color spectrum being put to work in numerous ways. From large involved colorful creations, to the more sparse and minimal colorful inclusions, color gets used in some powerful ways in web design.

We went out on the Web and collected some fantastic examples from the lighter end of the spectrum for an inspirational showcase. Below you will find websites that successfully use a single color to highlight their designs. With their use of these chromatic accents throughout the websites, and the multiple shades of a single color, they have managed some breathtaking works that deserve a tip of the hat.

 

Jason Comes

Jason Comes uses subtle light green accents in a minimal grayscale design giving the site a feel of elegance and stability.

jasoncomes

 

Cam

Cam uses a different monochromatic color scheme for each page, allowing the feel of the individual colors to come through while maintaining diversity throughout the site design.

cam

 

Shibui

Shibui uses a pure black and white themed site for its clean, bold, mechanical look with just a hint of greyish blue to separate items.

shibui

 

ID Neon

ID Neon keeps its background images black and white while keeping the content on top to a flat orange making the it all really stand out to the user.

idneon

 

Adria Verdaguer

Adria Verdaguer uses a clean flat design with blue green highlights that really pop and draw the eye to these highlighted elements on the page.

adria

 

Crossroads

Crossroads uses orange accents on a dark background to give a feel of vibrant energy and athleticism with an edge.

crossroads

 

Theme Squad

Theme Squad uses clean black type on a camo green background to show the military grade support for the themes they provide.

themesquad

 

HAG

HAG uses the bright, energetic red that is the signature color of Switzerland perfectly to promote it’s Swiss made product line.

hag

 

Studio Stylistik

Studio Stylistik uses a beautiful teal blue on a black background oddly enough to highlight their energetic style. Though blue tends to be more of a calming color, it really works here.

studiostylistik

 

Neeeks

Neeeks uses large type on a grayscale photographic background with just a hint of color to pull your eye right to the call to action.

neeeks

 

Nutone

The Nutone‘s gray on pink / pink on gray alternating theme not only looks great but keeps your attention on the content as you scroll through the site, alerting you to new sections as you come to them.

nutone

 

Play Dot To

Play Dot To uses a calming cool blue color scheme for an equally calming game of connect the dots that will take you right back to childhood.

playdot

 

Zample+me

Zample+me asks you a random yes or no question using a different monochromatic scheme for each page. Giving the design a clean look while maintaining variety.

zample

 

Bespohk

Bespohk uses a bright blue consistently throughout the page, maintaining a calm and crisp tone throughout the site design.

bespohk

 

3Coasts

3Coasts uses a full pallete of green shades to fill the site with a deep natural feel. The simple white on top of the green makes it really stand out and maintain high readability.

3coasts

 

Moonshark

Moonshark uses a bright and bold blue in the website to offer potential clients and users alike a taste of the fresh, clean designs he creates.

moonshark

 

Limoncello Studio

Limoncello Studio uses a lovely lime green accent on top of full grayscale illustrations offering a fun and whimsical personality to the site.

limoncello

 

John Blek & The Rats

John Blek & The Rats uses a pallete of deep brownish oranges to pull off this fresh design mimicking the band’s earthy roots.

therats

 

Fresh Ego Kid

Fresh Ego Kid uses vibrant hues of red to instil the viewer with the energetic wave of their sports apparel.

freshegokid

 

avantGrape

avantGRAPE uses the perfect juicy purple color scheme that fits the name of the site to a tee. As tantalizing to the eyes as to the tastebuds it teases.

avantgrape

 

End of the rainbow

That brings us to the end of this virtual spectrum of monochromatic web designs. We sincerely hope that you found some inspiration within the showcase examples we gathered together.

Which of these sites is your favorite? Have you designed a monochromatic site? Let us know in the comments.

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  • HemanthMalli

    Whoa!! Great collection!! I almost clicked all websites to see its really interesting and fun. Thanks !!

  • osc707

    nice sites! Many of them aren’t Monochromatic (might wanna look up the definition)

    • James

      WDD has some serious issues with definitions hehehhe

  • http://lovemyweb.net/ Lovemyweb.net

    thanks for sharing, we have plenty of good inspirations here….

  • http://nitnat.de/ nitnat

    great article, thanks for featuring HAG!

  • http://yopdesign.com/ Yofie Setiawan

    Super great and inspiring! The supporting photography also important on web design…

  • Anca

    Looking at these sites just makes you think how creative people can be and that perfection can be approached (if there is a fair reward for this is another question of course)

    Maybe you would like to add this too:
    http://www.seeagenda.com
    Seeagenda is designed in grayscale combined with just 1 color – a relaxing green for the common use pages or the color each member chooses for the user’s pages.

  • creativeagent

    Funny how most of these sites are for creative agencies. Wish clients would be open to explore a creative option for their web presence as well!

  • Santiago

    My personal site http://www.saintsandevils.net and my professional website: http://www.inhospito.net both in monochromatic B&W.

  • The Belly Firm

    Wow this is good collection!!

  • Arojot

    Great collection. Yesterday I see also http://www.canefantasma.com . Nice