Aug 12 2011

Showcase of Gorgeous Black and White Websites

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These days, black and white website designs are becoming a trend because of their simplicity and attractiveness. Black and white website layouts are especially elegant, efficient and effective for creating expansive typographic layouts that create a huge impact when partnered with the freshness and mystery these two simple colors bring to the design.

Today, we have compiled a list of some exceptional and attractive black and white websites for your viewing pleasure. Check them out!

Black and White Websites

Blissfully Aware
Black is used for the background, meanwhile white bold typography is used to grab the reader’s attention. The layout of the website is simple yet appealing.

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The Old State
This is one of the most interactive black and white websites in the list with a very sylish and elegant look.

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Multitouch Barcelona
A very simple and beautiful website design. As you scroll down through the website, there are elements that playfully follow you down the site.

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Leg Work Studio
The website is full of sketched elements that are actually clickable, and help to navigate the users to all of the relevant content.

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Jag Jeans
This is not a conventional black and white website. The designer has put loads of creativity and imagination into this site.

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We are Signals
A very interactive web design that uses lots of bold typography throughout the site. Mouse over effect is great.

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Master Grinding
The website only contains black and white colors which puts the emphasis on the key ingredients of the design and grabs the attention on the first look.

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Quommunication
White color font is used against black background that looks awesomely appealing. The images used also add a visual interest to the overall look.

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Made by Sofa
A black and white website design that is created on the concept of minimalism. Simple and effective.

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Olbeter
A very unusual design concept that sets this website apart from others. Special attention is given to the graphics used that is truly inspirational.

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Circus
The hover effect on this website is simply marvelous that even makes you forget the absence of colors.

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Toby Powell
This is not a pure black and white website design rather the mixture of white and grey color to give the design a much more subtle look.

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XQS Band
Here the designer brilliantly uses the black and white to set off the touch of light blue color which adds a nice spark.

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Urban Edge Design
A pure classic black and white website design using an emotive and beautiful black and white photograph to set off the introduction to the site.

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CSS Tinderbox
Excellent use of typography that is the main attraction of this web design. Apart from the typography, the layout of this web design also adds beauty to the overall concept.

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Hell Cat
You will find a bit of color variation in this web design, with splashes of red thrown in here and there, but overall the site sticks to the use of black and white.

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Urban Landscape Lab
In this web design the main color that was used is white. Clear and bold black typography is used against the white background which stands out brilliantly.

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Leahhaggar
This is one of the simplest yet most appealing and effective black and white website designs featured. The precision and neatness is the main attraction for this web design.

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Marc Ecko
This particular design of black and white website is a milestone that inspires loads of designers to create something out of the ordinary.

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Marcin Kaniewski
So many images are incorporated within the design yet look so appealing even without the colors. This website design proves that colors are not necessarily required to showcase your creativity.

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The Old Fashioned
A very neat and clean black and white website design that not only captures the attention of the onlookers but also displays the information in the cleanest of ways.

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M1k3
A simple and minimalist website design that although does not showcase loads of graphical elements, the presentation of text and the typography make this website compelling.

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Dragon Interactive
This website design comes with an interactive header. Although the website main colors are black and white, the hover effect brings a very beautiful blue shade to the design.

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Its Artist
A very neat and clean website with a white background and minimal graphical element to put emphasis on the content of the site.

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Design Give
A very unusual website design that mainly focuses on the products the website offers, and uses the design to help place this emphasis.

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Postmachina
A black and white website that is designed on the concept of minimalism having a single insignia as the only graphical element.

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Expression Tints
Another beautiful example that proves creativity has no limit. Appealing typography is used against the black background.

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So Your Style
This website has created its own style. The only clickable area is the upper left corner of the website while the rest of the web page does not contain any element or content.

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Your Majesty
The website takes some time to load but once it is loaded completely, you can see how differently the artist has designed it making the site stand out from the rest.

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Toopix Creative
This web design is full of interactive and creative elements. Click on the element you wish to browse through and experience a whole new world of creativeness.

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We are Academy
The main area of focus is their projects that they completed with flying colors. The background of the website changes every time you visit.

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Moxie Displays
Main emphasis is on the graphics and visual representation of the web elements. You will not only enjoy browsing through the website but will also be amazed to see the creative approach of the designer.

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Medium
Adobe Flash is required to view this website properly. Extremely awesome graphics are used here that grabs the attention.

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Establishednyc
Images and graphics will appear as you move your mouse with the arrows present at the corner of the website. The main area of the web page is occupied with the text links.

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Store Comintl
This website is divided into two colors; the upper half has white background with black text links and the lower half has the black ground with white text links and interactive graphics.

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The Sum
The pure white background is the most appealing element of this web design. Neat and clean web design.

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Design made in Germany
The website is designed with two colors in such a way that you do not even realize that there is no other color present in the web design.

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DBA Co.
A very elegant web design that not only appeals to your eyes but also gives you a soothing feeling.

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Stephaneelbaz
Again, this site has a very unusual use of the hover effect. No clichés and clutter elements, only the necessary elements are placed here.

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You are Beautiful
A very unique navigation style is employed on this bold, clean design, with light splashes of color thrown in for contrast.

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About the Author

Nousheen Aquil is a web graphic designer. She loves photography, drawing and painting. She also is a contributing member of WebdesignCore , a platform that focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

Comments and Discussions
  • Raju, 12 August 2011

    Wonderful collections!!!

  • Tioni Oliv, 12 August 2011

    hum…. one more bw blog http://supercomentario.com.br/

  • pica-ae, 12 August 2011

    awesome collection! and I do agree that black and white has a nice appeal

    But from a designers point it becomes pretty clear that those sites, who use one color catch far more attention and look more alive.

    or those with pictures. even tho I imagine it hard to find imagery in color that looks good at all times. so there it might be better to go with black and white pics as well or head for a colored tone… even if that is very 90s xD

  • gashone, 12 August 2011

    I love black and white webdesign.. very nice selection.. maybe you can post a second part? :)

  • veztek, 12 August 2011

    Great collection of these black and white websites.

  • Bryan Lean, 13 August 2011

    Thank you for this collection, it definitely help me on my own website.

  • Tina, 13 August 2011

    Thank you for this wonderful collection! The emotions that a black-and-white design evokes are sometimes stronger than a color one is able to arouse. It’s reached due to stark contrasts and a direct focus on the website’s idea.

  • Carl114, 14 August 2011

    White single site is beautiful :). But not to overdo it. Some pages are too chaotic. Even if you are graphic designer… web site application is not and should adhere to standards The navigation and the like. Chaotic site from closing, not interested in me.

  • kic, 15 August 2011

    Thanks for post!

    I like this BW sites, but i think there is hard to find right balance where design is cool and where it gets too black (negative) or too white (clean).

  • nirja sahini, 15 August 2011

    I absolutely loved the Multitouch Barcelona .Thanks for sharing the list.

  • Mark Wong, 18 August 2011

    Thanks very much for this round up – black and white designs are awesome when done right.

  • clavis panax, 18 October 2011

    I love black and white webdesign..

  • Afrika Mangosu, 12 December 2011

    I absolutely loved the Multitouch Barcelona .Thanks for sharing the list.

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