Design Inspiration: Purple Websites

Continuing with our current series on color inspiration, today we focus on purple websites. As you will see in the 25 sites showcased in this post, purple is a primary color in a lot of beautiful websites. The sites showcased here should provide some examples and spark ideas for how you can use purple in your own designs, and show examples of color schemes that can be built around purple.

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MFG Labs

MFG Labs

PSD to WP

PSD to WP

Themify

Themify

Igor Chudy

Igor Chudy

Assistly

Assistly

Admin Templates

Admin Templates

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Hungarian Wine Society

Hungarian Wine Society

CodeMyConcept

CodeMyConcept

Arun’s Folio

Arun's Folio

Seismic Six

Seismic Six

Cassius

Cassius

One Mighty Roar

One Mighty Roar

Conway Anderson

Conway Anderson

Lift

Lift

Newism

Newism

Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman

Vartro

Vartro

SW Graphic

SW Graphic

Shout Digital

Shout Digital

Rainbeau Mars

Rainbeau Mars

Sheena Oosten

Sheena Oosten

Kyle Spaulding

Kyle Spaulding

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  • colecmc, September 26, 2011

    So cool! I’m wrapping up a Purple Website Now. Please check it out and let me know what’s up.
    http://purposepowerpraise.com/

  • Martin, September 27, 2011

    Verry nice collection. I think purple is a quite underestimated color in webdesign. In combination with darker areas and a good grid it can be a wonderful color. I think designers need to be careful not to overdo with to many purple tints but if the measure fits it can be really good, as seen in the nice collection above. My favourites are sw graphic and newism

  • Marlou (Webdesign Forum), September 27, 2011

    Ooh shiny! I love purple websites! My favorites are Themify and Shout. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Sarah, September 27, 2011

    I have to say these all look very similar to me. With the exception of Rainbeau Mars and Woman to Woman. Lots of galaxy/gradients.

  • Joe Ruiz, September 27, 2011

    I thought my color was green, but purple is calling me. Very inspiring! Thanks.

  • Trudy Pellicaan, September 27, 2011

    Purple is my favorite color. Really so amazing . Nice combinations of other colors with purple.

  • Buffalo Web Services, September 27, 2011

    The people who say that these all look alike are only really paying attention to the color palette, which is admittedly very similar across all of these selections. But that’s entirely the point, the actual layout and use of space is very different amongst all of these sites.

  • Julien B., September 27, 2011

    They all make purple look good. I like the central image of Shout Digital design but the Sheena Oosten not only looks great but offers clear and simple navigation and has a balance to the overall layout.

    Thanks for the post!

  • Phan Kimi, September 27, 2011

    very inspiring ! Thanks very much !

  • Thoriq, September 28, 2011

    Inspired by your post series I also have compiled a color-based website. I’ve collected 20 examples of black and white website, and if you have spare time you can see it in http://creatiface.com/web-design/black-and-white-website .

    Have a nice day. :D

  • SethRoberts, September 28, 2011

    I feel like purple is very under utilized. Just designed a site with a lot of purple. Too bad the client picked the other design comp. LOL

  • efem, September 29, 2011

    looks great though I am not fan with purple.

  • Web Design Liverpool, September 29, 2011

    Excellent choice of colour, very underated, and looks very striking on screen

  • Trace, September 30, 2011

    Oh I love these, brilliant inspiration for my own site which is of course going to be… purple! I am thinking purple with black and silver.. cant wait to get started now

  • Ryan Leaper, October 3, 2011

    Purple colour schemes don’t seem to be as popular as other colours in the web design world but as these designs show it can be very effective and can grab a users attention straight away. There’s quite a few examples of dark purples and vivid purples here that do grab your attention, however I think the more subtle, muted purples such as on the Rainbeau Mars site are particularly effective and helps bring the design together nicely. Again a great addition to the colour inspiration series.

  • evan, October 10, 2011

    I really like purple, specially when I see websites.