25 Websites with Beautiful Blurred Backgrounds

Blurred backgrounds continue to be a trend in web design. We’ve showcased this trend in the past, but with new designs constantly being released there are plenty of new examples. In this post we’ll take a look at 25 different websites that make excellent use of blurred photos as large backgrounds for the website.

When done right, blurred backgrounds can be a part of a very stylish and attractive design. Additionally, the blurred images tend to require much smaller file sizes than would be required by a large sharp photo, which means that the blurred backgrounds shouldn’t drastically slow down page loads speeds.

Geckoboard

Geckoboard

Fashionclyp

Fashionclyp

GetGoing

GetGoing

Siteman

Siteman

You Need a Budget

You Need a Budget

Everest

Everest

Somewhere

Somewhere

Nudge Design

Nudge Design

dcovery

dcovery

BrightByte Studio

BrightByte Studio

Tikkio

Tikkio

Fundrise

Fundrise

WhitePage

WhitePage

Piction

Piction

teamgeek

teamgeek

MailerLoop

Mailer Loop

Design Basement

Design Basement

Starmatic

Starmatic

Streak

Streak

PublikDemand

PublikDemand

Jobs

Jobs

Substrakt

Substrakt

VideoGuard

VideoGuard

Data Driven London

Data Driven London

Spendee

Spendee

Published June 25th, 2013 by

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  • jhochgreve, June 25, 2013

    So love this trend! What I find great about this is that it fills up the “dead space” with something that is visually stimulating.

    You would think that this would distract the eye, but the bluing really helps to call attention to the real call to action.

    Great List!

  • Chomp Digital, June 26, 2013

    From one designer to another, these are some clean layouts. I don’t really like full screen templates but some of these definitely look nice. Good share!

  • Alan Smith, June 26, 2013

    I like “Fashionclyp” specially Top Brands & Local Fashion section of it. Perfectly design well with website concept.

  • Chris John, June 26, 2013

    Themes are awosome, these layouts are responsive and elegant i really appreciated :)

  • Smith Jones, June 27, 2013

    Now a days blurred background are becoming a new trend in web design. You have already shown such kind of trend setting web designs on your blog. But to be very honest these 25 websites make attractive use of blurred background photos are really attractive and beautiful.

  • Waheed Akhtar, June 28, 2013

    Really nice examples. The technique is used so the focus more on product or service you are offering. If you notice most examples above are product based.

  • Sean, June 30, 2013

    Never thought of using a blurred background. I might use one in my next project. Really some nice design work here. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is an awesome collection of websites that utilize blurred backgrounds. We always look for more creative ways to make awesome websites for our clients.

    Thanks again :)

  • Patrick Carroll, July 1, 2013

    great examples, big fan of the blurred background as it really accentuates the product/service.

  • Southport Web Design, July 2, 2013

    hey good idea. :) I totally agree with jhochgreve that it helps in filling up the dead space which is definitely a very efficient idea. This shows us a nice collection of the backgrounds. I liked the background of the Jobs themed site. Others are also very good. Thank you for showing up. :)