Clean, crisp and bringing a note of elegance – monochrome design is a trend that remains steady through the years. “Monochrome” basically means using a single color with its dark and light shades.
However, it’s quite rare for a website to feature just one color with no contrast, thus we mainly encounter color schemes made with one shade plus an additional presence of white or black. Today we will browse a collection of websites featuring six main color palettes. From the main page to the contact form, these sites make a difference by sticking to the same dominant color.
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This article is divided in 6 Sections:
- Black, Grey Websites
- Blue Websites
- Khaki, Ocher Websites
- Brown Websites
- Green Websites
- Red Websites
The primary definition for black is class and sophistication. It also signifies mystery, the depths of the unknown where human imagination starts to flourish. Pragmatically speaking, black and shades of grey have a great functionality of highlighting the lighter colored elements on the page. This is the reason why many photographers prefer black for the background of their websites.
Kim Mendoza Photography
Lara Jade Photography
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It symbolizes peace and purity, as well as security and good practices in technology. It’s a cool color, with all its shades: azure, cobalt, beryl, cerulean, cornflower blue, cyan, indigo, navy, midnight blue, Prussian blue, royal, sapphire. Due to the serenity it inspires, many church websites choose light blue for the background. Blue can be a good contrast color, this is why it matches well with colorful landscape photography.
Church of the Valley
Khaki still bears the heritage of army fatigues, but has now expanded its meaning. It’s a warm and elegant color with a vintage feel and inspires elegance. Have a look on a few websites that use it!
Bottle Bell Photography
Social Marketers Summit
Earth, home and comfort – these are the interpretations you probably relate to the color brown. It’s a warm color that can inspire a sense of familiarity and even increase appetite! For web designers of restaurant portals, this is a good choice.
Church on the Rock
Watermark Community Church
Restaurant Porte Sainte Claire Annency
This is the color of nature, youth and vigor. It also can be found in metaphysical theories about the human psychic, where green means creative intelligence, and it’s also associated to mysticism.
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
Psych & Psych
A Modern Eden
Boldness and emotions, this is how red can be defined. It’s a sensual color, relating to human impulses, and it emanates a lot of energy. You may see from the examples below how polyvalent red color in web design may be.
Kenn Reay Photography