20 Stunning Dark Website Designs

Most websites use a light background color with dark text. In some situations a dark background with lighter text can work effectively. Dark websites that are well-designed often have an elegant and stylish look. While it doesn’t work for every website, when used in the right situation a dark background can be a great choice.

In this post we’ll showcase 20 inspiring dark website designs. Hopefully, these examples can provide some ideas and inspiration that can be put to use in your own work when you are considering the use of a dark background. You may notice that certain types of sites, like portfolio sites and photography sites, tend to be a better fit with dark backgrounds. One of the main reasons for this is that these types of sites tend to rely more on images and photos for communicating with visitors, as opposed to text. While dark backgrounds can often make text harder to read when it is in longer sections, photos and graphics often look great on dark backgrounds.

Martyn Hicks Photography

Martyn Hicks Photography

Think Jam

Think Jam

Loft Resume

Loft Resume

Justin Finley

Justin Finley

Josh Sullivan

Josh Sullivan

Societe Perrier

Societe Perrier

Nelson Cash

Nelson Cash

Ignition Creative

Ignition Creative

Julien Renvoye

Julien Renvoye

Pure Pleasure Design

Pure Pleasure Design

Build 2012

Build 2012

Tangible Interaction

Tangible Interaction

Stinkdigital

Stinkdigital

With Associates

With Associates

Minivegas

Minivegas

Rule of Three

Rule of Three

Tobias van Schneider

Tobias van Schneider

BigNoise

BigNoise

The Honours

The Honours

Shoplocket

Shoplocket

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