25 Dark and Amazing Website Designs

While dark backgrounds don’t work well in all situations, they can help to create a great-looking website in the right situation. Looking for inspiration for designing a dark website of your own? In this post we’ll showcase 25 examples of beautiful dark websites to help get the creativity flowing.

Shopify

Shopify

The Mid-Century Modernist

The Mid-Century Modernist

Worry Free Labs

Worry Free Labs

If you’re looking to build your own e-commerce website, we recommend Shopify.

Fully Illustrated

Fully Illustrated

qindex

qindex

Michelle Carrillo

Michelle Carrillo

Moresoda

Moresoda

Skyclerk

Skyclerk

If you’re looking to build your own e-commerce website, we recommend Shopify.

Vitamin T

Vitamin T

Founders Fund

Founders Fund

CAMS

CAMS

Enlightening Quotes

Enlightening Quotes

Anders Hojland Mikkelsen

Anders Hojland Mikkelsen

Kerry Edward Graphic Design

Kerry Edward Graphic Design

Scribble & Tweak

Scribble & Tweak

Abbell Associates

Abbell Associates

DonQ Rum

DonQ Rum

Adrian Baxter

Adrian Baxter

Blacktie

Blacktie

Ryan Hwang

Ryan Hwang

Fookcover

Fookcover

Black Rabbit

Black Rabbit

Indubitablee

Indubitablee

Jet Cooper

Jet Cooper

Makalu Interactive

Makalu Interactive

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Published February 15th, 2012 by

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  • Elke Hinze, February 15, 2012

    I really love the contrast that can be created from creating dark designs. I rarely create white or lighter colored designs myself. I think it’s also easier on the eyes than some lighter ones.

  • Leo Ari Wibowo, February 15, 2012

    Unless your website contains a lot of graphics, I’d say no to dark backgrounds.

  • Logoswish, February 15, 2012

    Nice collection and colors.

  • Anton, February 16, 2012

    Nice creative collection. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing this awesome post. :)

  • Piper, February 16, 2012

    I love dark websites so much. Nice collection. I hope to one day be featured.

  • Tiffany, February 17, 2012

    Thanks for the Vitamin T website shout out!

  • Paul Weston, February 17, 2012

    Thought this was a great article and a great collection of examples. I found these examples fresh and inspiring and in particular I really liked the qindex design. I loved the layout and how they used the grid on the background. I also liked the use of colour with Dark purples and the simple typography. Great collection and I look forward to more from yourself.

  • aledesign.it, February 17, 2012

    Nice examples someone… even if I don’t like so much the black background. My preferite site are like Shopify with a gradient in the center of the same site. Thanks for sharing

  • Allen, February 17, 2012

    Great collection. Not too many times I’ve seen a dark collection of website designs.

  • Courtney, February 19, 2012

    Great looking websites… They really brought life to the darker colors…

  • Travis Nelson, February 19, 2012

    Nice set. I’m generally not a fan of dark-background websites, but the design put into most of these is great.

    A lot of white text on a very dark background website is painful to read (at least to me, and I use a dark theme in Visual Studio). These seem to have enough variation and imagery to break up the contrast. Very nice!

  • Raj, February 19, 2012

    Wow beautiful collection.Thanks for sharing

  • Sve i Svasta, February 21, 2012

    Awesome collection, some are too dark, and some are pritty good.

  • Adam Smith, March 3, 2012

    Show me website. Dark dizayn but good. Dark Backgrounds are good technical for websites. My website is oyun-in.blogspot.com

  • Hakim, March 5, 2012

    Dark design is good for contrast effect. But, personally I prefer lighter color design. It’s cleaner and easy to read.

  • Uday Patel, March 11, 2012

    The Abbell Associates design appeals more, it is not mired in dark depressing black.

  • zavera, July 18, 2012

    Wow! Those are some great looking dark sites!