30 Beautiful Dark-themed Web Designs for Inspiration

Nov 17 2011 by Jacob Gube | 15 Comments

30 Beautiful Dark-themed Web Designs for Inspiration

Using a dark color theme in a website can convey many types of feelings and emotions towards its visitors. Edginess, elegance, modernity — these are just a handful of things that can be associated with dark colors.

There are countless of gorgeous dark-themed web designs on the Web. In this web design showcase, you’ll find 30 hand-picked websites that use a primarily dark color palette.

1. Jet Cooper

Jet Cooper

2. La Bubbly

La Bubbly

3. Designers.MX

Designers.MX

4. Thismanslife

Thismanslife

5. Michael Korstick

Michael Korstick

6. Fueled by Design

Fueled by Design

7. Youzee

Youzee

8. DonQ Rum

DonQ Rum

9. Cuban Council

Cuban Council

10. workdiary.de

workdiary.de

11. James Garner

James Garner

12. McCormack & Morrison

McCormack & Morrison

13. Société Perrier

Société Perrier

14. Rogge & Pott

Rogge & Pott

15. The Weather Digital & Print

The Weather Digital & Print

16. Skewed Icons

Skewed Icons

17. Alien Bikes

Alien Bikes

18. 42Angels

42Angels

19. Justdot

Justdot

20. Designer Gleb

Designer Gleb

21. simó

simó

22. Kansas City CreepFest

ansas City CreepFest

23. The Kennedys

The Kennedys

24. Team Viget

Team Viget

25. Cafundó

Cafundo

26. Boudin & Beer

Boudin & Beer

27. Michelle Carrillo

Michelle Carrillo

28. Sullivan NYC

Sullivan NYC

29. Hollister Co.

Hollister Co.

30. Kettle

Kettle

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Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and also a book author. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.

15 Comments

Rachael

November 17th, 2011

I think this post came just at the right time! I’m mid way through designing a dark site, and these have just given me plenty of ideas to finish it off!

I really like the contrasting use of patterns and textures on Hollister’s website. I’m also a fan of the youzee design, its so boldly simple which makes it work well.

I think my favourite is this mans life, there’s a nice use textures and shadows and I like the subtle division between the different sections.

noa

November 17th, 2011

Very amazing!!
thank you:-))

Simon France

November 17th, 2011

Absolutely love the 42Angels, Boudin & Beer and Sullivan NYC web sites. SUPERB!!!

Deb Watson

November 18th, 2011

All gorgeous looking sites !I love the contrasts in the darker sites but after reading the lighter text on the darker background I tend to see stripes when I look away to something – a bit the like the flash effect with a photo :)

Nora Reed

November 18th, 2011

Outstanding and a brilliant designs. It inspire me a lot to do a design like this for myself. Awesome addition!!

Vicky

November 18th, 2011

This is a fantastic collection; consider me inspired! Thank you for sharing.

Samuel

November 18th, 2011

I’m just a beginner in web designing but the samples here are excellent.

Rasel Arnold

November 18th, 2011

I have seen your 50 Beautifully Dark Web Design.I think Hollister Co. is the best. Thanks for sharing….;)

Tetris

November 19th, 2011

Justdot is just awesome :) looks totally cool. and thx for the skewed icons tip – they might come handy

softmace

November 21st, 2011

Michael Korstick is fantastic. I’m realy impressed. This gave me some ideas.

nighwishfan

November 21st, 2011

check the site of my favorite band: nightwish.com. cool rockin dark theme

Henry Louis

November 28th, 2011

The above shown Web designs are very interesting to watch. Good collection.

David Smit

December 5th, 2011

At Tabtrick we decided to go with a dark theme too. It has worked out pretty well for us and we think it looks really good.

Chandra

December 13th, 2011

What a great post.

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