20 Pure Websites with Clean White Backgrounds

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Whenever we start work designing a website one of the first things we always do is throw a bunch of colors and textures onto the canvas, but sometimes a design will benefit from the clean and crisp appearance of a pure white background.

This showcase rounds up 20 minimal website designs that prove that sometimes less is more. You may also want to check out ultra-minimal website designs that emphasize key pieces of information, images, and more!

Websites with Clean White Backgrounds

Some selections here may have updated their website since this post was originally published and may no longer show the white background. However, there are still some great examples listed here. Other great examples of websites that use just a pure white background are Wikipedia, Apple, Duda, UpWork, and Weebly.


Valdama white websites

This white website design has a large slider on the homepage and a very simple and minimalist layout.

Ben Ashman

Ben-Ashman white websites

This is another simple, yet beautiful white website design with a clean layout and pixel-perfect photos.


IARK white websites

This website has a clean, white background which focuses the visitors’ attention on the beautiful, large, wide photographs and sliders.


Manggis white websites

Manggis is a creative WordPress theme that you can use for portfolios or blogs. The photos look beautiful on a white background.

Friends of the Web

Friends of the Web white websites

This website combines the benefits of white space and clean white backgrounds with some colorful flat-color accents. Looks beautiful!


 white websites designs

Elegance is a clean and elegant WordPress blog theme perfect for various niches. This multipurpose theme will fit any blog due to its white, clean design.


Willow Squarespace Template white website design

This Squarespace template has a minimalist, white design that offers a comfortable reading experience, which makes it perfect for blogs and online magazines.

Repetto Design Concept

Repetto Design Concept white website design

This website design has a white color palette, with monochrome, light images, and pink as an accent color.


Caress white website design

Caress is an elegant WordPress theme with a modern design and a predominantly white color palette. Use this template to quickly build professional websites.

Andrew Revitt

Andrew Revitt white website design

Andrew Revitt is a freelance designer working in web, graphic, branding, UI, and UX design. For his portfolio website, he chose a black and white, minimalist design.

Big Bite Creative

Big Bite Creative white website design

This website has a white background with green color accents for the most important elements, such as buttons and CTAs.

Electric Pulp

Electric Pulp white website design

Electric Pulp is a digital agency focusing on Responsive Web Design, Web Development, and Mobile eCommerce. They have a white website design with large fonts and solid color elements.

Helen & Hard

 white website design

This website uses a very light gray shade as a background. It has a slightly retro theme due to some vintage-inspired details and a very clean layout.

Yaron Schoen

Yaron Schoen white website design

Simple and straightforward, these are the main characteristics of this clean, white portfolio website of a human interface designer.


Frontpage white website design

This is another example of an extremely minimalist website design that has only large text over a completely white background.

Eric Paul Snowden

ERIC SNOWDEN white website design

This website design combines light gray tones with pure white on the background. The images pop out nicely and are the main focus of the page.


 white website design WordPress theme

Daisho is a portfolio solution for creative professionals and companies looking for a minimal and professional look. They have a white presentation website with a few accent colors.

Hanzell Vineyards

 white website design

Here’s another vintage-themed website design with a modern touch and a clean white background.

Trent Walton

Trent Walton white website design

This is the portfolio of a designer and web builder. It has a white, clean background, a wide content area layout, and an overall minimalist style.

Additional Resources:

Editor X: This powerful website creation tool provides minimalistic and clean wireframes with white space as a starting point as well as templates.

FixThePhoto: Their featured post on product photography backdrops can be very helpful with your eCommerce project.

Envato Market: Here you can find WordPress themes that are clean, with white backgrounds to start with, and minimalistic.

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques, collating creative website designs, and writing about the latest design trends, inspiration, design freebies, and more. You can follow him on Twitter

26 thoughts on “20 Pure Websites with Clean White Backgrounds”

  1. Monochrome sites usually look best rather than white with colour in my opinion, but I think la wine’s design is fantastic.

  2. Great dude! really nice examples.
    Just looked at them and get inspired to make something with white backgroud.

    Hope I will get listed it into this post ;)


  3. Great designs. White is the color of purity and it can go with every theme. It makes the color more popular.

  4. Hey Chris,

    As a web designer, I've always been a fan of the clean web designs. Great examples!


  5. Nice article of inspiration. It is really useful for who want track their future with Professional Web Design.

  6. Hi Spooner

    Wow simply superb. Your article inspired me lot "What Happens Next" is my favorite. Keep going Chris

  7. I like the white look. It's clean and professional. There's nothing wrong with colored backgrounds, but some tend to get too busy.

    I enjoyed the list.

  8. I'm amazed by the the Mm Design site. Now I know that maybe web designers, myself included, say that less is more, and that particular site proves it. On the other hand, it all depends on the type of site.

    Anyway, was that site designed with flash or something else?

  9. Sweet list!

    Less certainly does seem more! This blog itself is a good example of that.

    Keep up the good work Chris

  10. Bright and clean. Your blog show that white is a versatile option for a web background. Less = More.

  11. Oh Chris!

    You forgot a website!
    Check out this page i've developed: www.hosan.eu ;-) Very nice on iPad, too!

    Best regards!

  12. Most of them are monochrome. I like the sites with big fonts and some of the sites you shared have that look.

  13. It appears the sites that do this are mainly those that have lots of graphic content, from which, perhaps, an entertaining background might distract (or overburden bandwidth). NYTimes and its ilk (pure news) are about the only ones I've seen that carry off pure white successfully.

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