Showcase of Solid Color Backgrounds in Web Design

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We often assume the more detail we put into our website designs the better they will be, but great design doesn’t always have to include all the bells and whistles. This post showcases a variety of sites that are based on solid colour backgrounds. You won’t see a gradient, texture or pattern but all these sites boast great design.

Nicola Potts

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Happy Cog

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Tim Potter

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Nordic Ruby

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Jacob Lee

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Chad Mazzola

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Jean-philippe Gams

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Kenneth Cachia

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Rally Interactive

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Carter Digital

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Unlisted Collection

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204 Beech Avenue

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Team Excellence

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Written by Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Chris' design tutorials and articles at Blog.SpoonGraphics or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

  • Gustavs Jurisons

    Very nice examples! Shows that it's possible to make the whole website appealing by just using few colours :)

  • Sam Jones

    Nice showcase, I love that combination of green and orange on Jacob Lee's site.

  • Vinay Bhat

    I'd like to add another website to this list:

  • E.Meechie

    'like Kicksend – thought the shade of blue that it used can be too strong for the eye, but, no …

    Great collection, as usual. Thanks!

  • Andre Augusto

    Hello! I miss one… stunning solid red color background with amazing illustration in unique 4 columns design, worth to check out =)

  • Andy Feliciotti

    Love the thinness of Tim Potter's site

  • Iain MacDonald

    Really cool showcase! Living proof, not every website needs absolute detail. Less is more. :D

  • Rockland County Portrait Photographer

    Really great collection of simple, solid-color web design backgrounds. They're all nice.

  • Seo Surrey

    Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol !

  • smashinghub

    i like the illustration character of Jacob Lee…

  • Web Design Sevenoaks

    Very refreshing to see this minimalistic design here

  • sökmotoroptimering tips

    very good looking theme!

  • Jason

    Man. This is why i always strive of minimalism with clients…
    Oh and Tim Potter's site was pure madness…and by madness i mean awesome

  • Website Redesign

    One thing that interests me is that these websites make single solid colors look like gradients.

  • Damian Herrington

    I really like Kenneth Cachia's site. The transitions between pages are nice and the change of colour on scroll is a neat feature I've not seen before.


    Good selection.. more inspirations..Thanks for sharing!

  • Tim Potter

    Thanks again Chris for featuring my website. Always a pleasure to be featured here :)

  • website templates

    love the websites, speciall "house" these are very inspiring thanks for sharing the list mate :)

  • Heidi Cuddy

    I love the that you have no ads on this page.
    These are the best sites I have seen in a while…minimal is avery strong attitude.

    • Heidi Cuddy

      I'd correct my keyboarding if I could…

  • Web Design Bournemouth

    Treehouse gets my vote, Really nice list of quality web designs, thanks for sharing

  • Kanuta Design

    I love Fuzzco Design Style.. Especially for those images

  • Deb Esling

    I think the design for NAKS is spot on. For a site offering "totally naked food," having a streamlined website is perfect. Thanks for the list. Lots of creativity!

  • sazzad

    Thank you four nice writing. It will help me for my research on Recycle.

  • adam

    the unfold site is just awesome.
    you unique one of the best iv seen

  • ModRed Design

    I love the minimalist look… classy!