Based on our education and personal experiences, we know that color has a great impact on how a design or piece is perceived and received by those who stumble upon it. Across the Web, we see the color spectrum being put to work in numerous ways. From large involved color creations, to the more subtle and minimal colorful inclusions, color gets used in many powerful ways in web design.
We went our way to look for some amazing examples and collected some great websites from the lighter end of the spectrum for an inspiration showcase. Here, you’ll find sites that successfully use a single color to highlight their designs. With their use of chromatic accents throughout the sites, and the multiple shades of a single color, they have managed some stunningly beautiful works that deserve a spot in our shortlist.
avantGRAPE uses a juicy purple color scheme that perfectly suits the name of the site. It’s as tantalizing to the eyes as to the taste buds it teases.
This website uses a color palette of deep brown, with a blend of orange to pull off a fresh design, mimicking the band John Blek & The Rats’ earthy roots.
Nutone’s gray on pink / pink on gray alternating theme not only looks and feels great, but also keeps the visitors’ attention on the content while they scroll through the website, alerting them to new sections as they come to them.
This minimalistic website uses a bright blue color scheme consistently throughout the webpage, maintaining a calm and crisp tone throughout the site’s layout.
Moonshark uses a bright and bold blue in their website to offer potential clients and visitors alike a taste of the fresh, clean design the site owner creates.
ID Neon keeps its background images in black and white, while keeping the content on top to a flat orange, making it stand out to the user.
This website is quite interesting because it uses a beautiful teal blue on a black background, oddly enough to highlight their energetic style. Blue is quite a calming color, and it really works here.
3Coasts utilizes a full color palette of green shades to fill the website with a deep, natural feel. The simple white on top of the green makes it pop out and maintain easy readability.
This portfolio website by Cam O’Connell makes use of different monochromatic color schemes for each page, allowing the feel of the individual colors to come through while maintaining diversity throughout the website’s design.
Theme Squad uses a clean black type on a camouflage green background to show the military-grade support for the theme they provide.
This website uses a cool and calming blue color scheme for an equally calming game of connect the dots that will take you right back to childhood.
Limoncello Studio uses a lime green accent on top of full grayscale illustrations, offering a fun and whimsical personality to the website.
Digital designer and typography lover Adria Verdaguer makes use of a clean and flat design with blue green highlights that really pop and draw the eye to the highlighted elements on the page.
Neeeks uses large type on a grayscale image background, with just a hint of color to grab your attention and focus on the call to action.
This site asks you a random Yes or No question using different monochromatic schemes for each page. It gives the design a clean look while maintaining variety.