50 Monochromatic Website Designs

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March 17, 2009

monochromatic_websitesColor 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.


Polar Gold

Francesco Mugnai

Loewy Design

Mezzo Blue

Ice Age


Sell My Mobile




David Salvatori

One More Pixel


Aware Spot

Bica Absolute

Home Design Field

Brandon Hale

Design Junction

Ivor Design



Stlye Division

Tennessee Winter

Six Central


Wilson Miner

Design SVN

Henry Hoffman




Finer Home

Aaron J. Shapiro




James Lai


Matt Dempsey



We Love Wordpress

Fly Guy Designs

Sofa Surfer


Bird of Malaysia




Art of Dying



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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