25 Black & White Minimalistic Web Designs

Minimalistic design is here to stay, and black and white web design is one of the ways to approach that. For both inspiration and example, here are twenty-five black & white themed web designs — with perhaps only the slightest hints of color or gray.

1. Rikat Industries

rikcatindustries

2. Waznafram

wanzafran

3. Maqina

3maqinaa

4. Chama Inc.

Chama Inc

5. Gedankenberg

Gedankenberg

6. Jon Tangerine

6jontangerine

7. Mark Wieman

7markwieman

8. Post Machina

8postmachina

9. Subtraction

Subtraction

10. Dysplasii

10dysplasi

11. Depth Core

11depthcore

12. 80/20 Studio

80/20

13. Corporate Risk Watch

13corporateriskwatch

14. Art Working

14artworking

15. Designing in the News

Designing the News

16. Hell Cat

16hell-cat

17. Rodrigo Golindez

The Old Fashioned

18. VBG

VGB

19. West Surfing

19westsurfing

20. Portfolio

20kaylaknight

21. Sawyer Hollenshead

21sawyerhollenshead

22. Kin3tico

22kin3tico

23. Artifice Studios

23artificestudios

24. Black Estate

Black Estate

25. Patrick Fry

25patrickfry

Written By Kayla

Kayla Knight is a 20 year old college student, part-time web developer, freelancer, and blogger. Webitect is where she spends too much of her freetime, sharing interesting finds and valuable resources. Be sure to check out her portfolio.

8 Comments

  1. Nina

    October 4th, 2009 at 07:13 am

    Just lovely :D
    I especially loved the VBG and Post Machina!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Quicken Websites

    October 4th, 2009 at 04:47 pm

    As black and white photography, design of b/w websites requires the most of web designer – talent, professionalism and self criticism. I think that you can tell much more without colors…

    Thanks Kayla, very inspiring post!

  3. Stu | selfconlusion.co.uk

    October 5th, 2009 at 03:23 pm

    Great post thanks some great inspiration here! I love minimalist its what inspired my blog :)

  4. juan pablo

    October 6th, 2009 at 08:03 pm

    excelente post! muy buenas webs!!!!

  5. xaby

    October 9th, 2009 at 04:20 am

    very clever use of layout and photos, of course the typography too. brilliant!

  6. Igor Ivankovic

    October 19th, 2009 at 07:12 am

    This is something I really like! Stunning design is what You can do with combining beautyful Typo and geshtalt principles into simple black and white creation!

    I simply love playin and simple , although I didn’t made one, doesn’t mean I woll not in future! :)

    Props to designers!

  7. Douglas Bonneville

    October 20th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    This is a killer post! Black Estate is fantastic…I’ll be back to borrow some inspiration from these!

  8. Bill

    August 21st, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Fantastic!

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