25 Inspiring Dark Website Designs

Since the majority of websites use light background colors, choosing a dark background color is one way to help a web design stand out from the crowd. Dark websites with light text often have an elegant look and feel.

While dark backgrounds aren’t always an appropriate choice for text-heavy sites, certain types of sites are well suited for dark backgrounds. Websites that make heavy use of photos and images will often look great on dark backgrounds. You’ll see a lot of portfolio sites using dark backgrounds for this reason.

In this blog post we’ll showcase 25 different websites that look great with dark backgrounds. If you’re working on a design of your own I’m sure this showcase can provide some inspiration.

Grilled Pixels

Grilled Pixels

Webflow

Webflow

Advertising Age

Advertising Age

Intercore

Intercore

Static Interactive

Static Interactive

CampaignLabs

CampaignLabs

Romain Briaux

Romain Briaux

The Refugee Project

The Refugee Project

Blocklevel

Blocklevel

Bay Street Biergarten

Bay Street Biergarten

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path

TBWA\Paris

TBWA\Paris

GlossyRey

GlossyRey

McChillin

McChillin

Chevalvert

Chevalvert

CreativeDash

CreativeDash

Aquatilis Expedition

Aquatilis Expedition

HughesLeahyKarlovic

HughesLeahyKarlovic

Mond

Mond

Manuel Tocanne

Manuel Tocanne

RSQ

RSQ

Manuel Rueda

Manuel Rueda

Web Effectual

Web Effectual

The Kyoto Protocol Petition

The Kyoto Protocol Petition

Karreprod

Karreprod

 

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