The Yin and Yang of Web Design: Pure Black & White

It is quite unusual to find website home pages that feature absolutely no other color than black and white – there is usually a call-to-action button, the company logo or social media buttons that have some color. Even in printed media simply black and white is unusual these days.

Today we have scoured the internet to find a selection of websites whose home pages/landing pages include only black and white and shades of gray. Some of these examples have big background black and white images, some are typography-based, some are minimal design and a couple even have black and white background video. Many of these designs display some color on mouseover, but all of them are purely black and white when you land on the page.

Examples of Black and White Web Design

Jonathan Da Costa
Jonathan Da Costa

Adidas Retail Jobs
Adidas Retail Jobs

L'attrape Reve
L'attrape Reve

Carlos Molina
Carlos Molina

Joy Division – Le Mouv
Joy Division - Le Mouv

Le Rockwood
Le Rockwood

Cedric Marteau
Cedric Marteau

Andreas Kleiberg
Andreas Kleiberg

Diesel Black Gold
Diesel Black Gold

Jules Bassoleil
Jules Bassoleil

Barrel NY Recap
Barrel NY Recap

Scotch & Soda Portraits
Scotch & Soda Portraits

The Kitchen Project
The Kitchen Project

The Portfolio of Sang Han
The Portfolio of Sang Han

Fixate
Fixate

Blake Allen Design
Blake Allen Design

Postmachina
Postmachina

Gogo Gunner
Gogo Gunner

FLOWmarket
FLOWmarket

Yugop
Yugop

The Million Program
The Million Program

Sven Stuckenschmidt
Sven Stuckenschmidt

Jeroen Homan
Jeroen Homan

RSQ
RSQ

Le Graphoir
Le Graphoir

The Bent Bullet
The Bent Bullet

Standardabweichung
Standardabweichung

Hochburg
Hochburg

New Vision
New Vision

Terre de Cafe
Terre de Cafe

Marine Mancini
Marine Mancini

Fuse Design
Fuse Design

Conclusion

As you will have seen in the above examples, monotone color schemes can be applied to all styles and trends in website design, whether it is big background images, flat design, video backgrounds, etc.

What do you think of the use of only black and white in web design? Have you applied this scheme to any of your projects? Please share you thoughts and links with us in the comments section below.

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