Minimal and Contrasty Color Schemes in Web Design

Making a web design with contrasty colors will allow for a better focus on certain areas of a web site. With a minimal color scheme, more contrast can be achieved and with the right complementary color, a unique and impactful visual impression is given.

Creating a web design with contrasty colors will allow for a better focus on certain areas of a web site. With a minimal color scheme, more contrast can be achieved and with the right complementary color, a unique and impactful visual impression is given.

We want to show you some great and inspiring examples of minimal and contrasty color schemes in web sites where only a few colors are used with a complementary additional one (or two). Enjoy!

Linda Dong

FONTS of CHAOS

Kettle – User-focused Design and Technology

cabedge.com

Jim Hoskins

WEAREEMPIRE

Benny Roth 2011

Solo

Klaas Co. Design & Illustration

CL DESIGNZ

Made by Vadim

Syropia

Eddie Diaz Design

DesignWise

MacMillan Lynch

http://scribbleandtweak.com/

Phil Thompson

http://ohlife.com/

http://evenmoredetails.com/

Newsword

http://pourstudio.com/

Sylvain Toulouse

http://www.ewenspencer.com/

Trent Walton

The Big Top

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ML is a freelance web designer and developer with a passion for interaction design. She studied Cognitive Science and Computational Logic and has a weakness for the smell of freshly ground peppercorns.

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  1. 11

    Thanks for the post, there are some really great sites here, making it difficult to pick a favourite one! I love the creativity behind Jim Hoskins site and the simplicity of Lynda Dongs site, this is by far the best round up of sites iv seen in a long time. Keep the good posts coming!

  2. 14

    The colors blend just right. Your collection reminds me of my professor way back in college. He told me that, I must use two to three colors when designing a website because it’s more neat, formal and simple.

  3. 16

    i am currently gathering inspiration for my major portfolio update… thanks! hopefully will be included here!

  4. 17

    Great selection of sites, Mary-Lou. Some beautiful work out there! CL designz needs to change “produce” to “produces”, though. Howling typo!!

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