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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!

Valdama

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

Valdama white websites

Ben Ashman

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

Ben-Ashman white websites

iArk

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

IARK white websites

Fashionly

Fashionly is a clean, white WordPress template that is perfect for blogs because of its special design that offers a comfortable reading experience.

Fashionly white websites

Manggis 

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

Manggis white websites

 

Friends of the Web

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

Friends of the Web white websites

Elegance 

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.

 white websites designs

Willow 

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

Willow Squarespace Template white website design

Repetto Design Concept

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

Repetto Design Concept white website design

Caress 

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

Caress white website design

Andrew Revitt

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.

Andrew Revitt white website design

Big Bite Creative

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

Big Bite Creative white website design

Electric Pulp

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 solid color elements.

Electric Pulp white website design

Helen & Hard

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.

 white website design

Yaron Schoen

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

Yaron Schoen white website design

b14

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

Frontpage white website design

Eric Paul Snowden

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.

ERIC SNOWDEN white website design

Daisho 

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.

 white website design WordPress theme

 

Hanzell Vineyards

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

 white website design

Trent Walton

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

Trent Walton white website design

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

26 Comments

  1. poopeyhead says:

    really like how clear the backgrounds are. And who is chris?

  2. Natalie says:

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

  3. Gautam Lakum says:

    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 ;)

    Thanks

  4. Web Design Raleigh says:

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

  5. Hisman says:

    nice collections..
    simple and minimalist

  6. toptensthings says:

    amazing minimal web designs, its helps more reading content rather focusing on design

  7. Heidi says:

    La Wine is the best!

  8. Heidi says:

    These are my most favorite!
    And they are intelligent!

  9. Moncton Web Design says:

    Hey Chris,

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

    Cheers

  10. Kim Smith says:

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

  11. Stephen Hughes says:

    Y U NO PICK MY PORTFOLIO

  12. Jennifer Lopez says:

    Hi Spooner

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

  13. Traver Freeman says:

    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.

  14. Justin says:

    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?

  15. Wordpress says:

    hi

    this website very best but i like more background :D

    tnx

  16. Tony Lewis says:

    Great collection of websites Chris.

    Thanks

  17. alicetheblue says:

    Always have loved Big Bite – so simple and clean.

    Thanks for sharing Chris!

  18. Stephen Hughes says:

    Sweet list!

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

    Keep up the good work Chris

  19. Heather Bateman says:

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

  20. Kevin says:

    Oh Chris!

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

    Best regards!
    Kevin

  21. Jahangir @inspirefusion says:

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

  22. fjpoblam says:

    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.

  23. Byron says:

    Great post. Interesting to see a lot of them use black as the secondary colour.

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