70 Typographic, Clean And Minimalist Color Scheme Web Designs

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title-minimalist-designHello there! It’s time for little inspiration and this time I wanted to showcase something different. You may know that very popular designer slogan – “More is Less”, and yes it’s often so true – unexperienced people tend to overcrowd, use too much colors in their designs. I just love these designs – they are very light, clean and usually uses only monochrome color scheme and just one or two bright colors for links or headers.

You may also notice for such designs it’s more about grid, harmonic distribution through whole page and very silent, elegant accents. It’s not about many colorful photos,images or icons, crazy backgrounds or experimentation. Almost all of those designs are very clean, slightly increasing web page loading time, sometimes it’s crucial to have as light designs as possible, for example reddit, digg, stumbleupon social networks also consist of very few images and where is possible just color and CSS is used.


1. Brilliancy

One of the best clean, light and elegant websites I came across in this research. Really brilliant!


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2. OffSet Media

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3. PixelBot

pixelbot-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

4. Pixel Umbrella

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5. Kristi Hines

Very clean, yet professional web design.


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6 .Made By On

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7. Hot Meteor

Hot Meteor specializes in web, print, and branding. Their site looks really professional and clean, good design is one of the best ways how to attract new clients.

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8. Mark Boulton Design

Excellent accents leading your eye through whole page in the way author wants it. Follow me to this through – magazine photo + new(s) design is the first point which grabs attention, author explains there what is this site and company about – that first attention grabber is very important. Only then you look at his logo and read further – work, our clients, news, contact sections.

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9. BKWLD

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10. Concentric-Studio

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11. Vitor Lourenco

Visit his homepage – starting from index page you’ll get amazed how effectively Vitor Lourenco uses white space.

vitor-lourenco-clean-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

12. Forget Foo

forget-foo-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

13. GetFinch

get-finch-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

14. ShaunInMan

shaun-in-man-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

15. Arty Papers

Beautiful website using just few very subtle, monochrome colors and only pink color in logo is used to highlight most important links.

arty-papers-clean-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

16. Vesess

vesess-clean-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

17. SimpleBits

simple-bits-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

18. DesignWorkPlan

design-workplan-clean-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

19. MadeBySofa

we-are-sofa-clean-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

20. 80/20 Studio

80-20-studio-clean-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

21. Clear Left

clear-left-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

22. Aentan

On this site so much is going on – I mean so many sections and categories, but still it looks pretty clean.

aentan-clean-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

23. Huge Inc

huge-inc-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

24. Rustin Jessen

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25. Daniel Oliver

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26. Subtraction

subtraction-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

27. Information Architects

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28. The Man In The Sea

the-man-in-the-sea-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

29. Built By Buffalo

buffalo-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

30. Corporate Risk Watch

Site looks really professional and clean aligned in left side of the screen, also try their navigation – really unique approach!

cew-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

31. Pixel Haven

pixel-haven-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

32. Design Hotels

design-hotels-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

33. Jon Tangerine

jon-tangerine-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

34. Winnie Lim

winnie-lim-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

35. Wonderful Union

wonderful-union-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

36. Apple

Obvious, but I could not resist myself and not to include Apple minimalist ethalon page, though everyone knows about it already I am sure.

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37. Darren Hoyt

darren-hoyt-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

38. Ronnie San

ronnie-san-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

39. Shift PX

shift-px-clean-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

40. 5ThirtyOne

5thirty-one-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

41. Andy Rutledge

andy-rutledge-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

42. Anthony James Bruno

anthony-james-bruno-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

43. Astheria

astheria-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

44. Big Kid

bigkid-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

45. Cade Martin Photography

cade-martin-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

46. David Airey

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47. Eight Face

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48. Feed A Fever

feed-fever-minimalist-web-design-inspiration

49. Fell Swoop

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50. Hello Stefan

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51. Jamie Gregory

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52. LindenTibbets

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53. Matt Bango

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54. Martin Hipp

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55. Site Inspire

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56. Welcome To Human Resources

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57. z8

Click on Portfolio and Contact buttons, you’ll see nice Javascript animation going on there.

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58. Kyle Steed

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59. Joni Korpi

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60. The Portfolio of David Arias

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61. El Candor

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62. I Love Typography

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63. The NetSetter

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64. Jeff Doe Design

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65. Kyle Standing

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66. GB Studio

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67. Poccuo

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68. Zurb

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69. 39/18 Company

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70. F5 Fest

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I will soon continue with Part 2, because there are a lot more beautiful light designs so stay with us!

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31 Comments Best Comments First
  • Kristi Hines

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 00:16

    4

    Thanks so much for including me in this list! These sites are all definitely beautiful. I have always believed a more simple layout gets your point across quickly. It may not be too flashy, but no one will have issues getting to the core of the content that way.

    +1
  • Stuart Hobday

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 18:12

    12

    Hello – thank you for including my site (no.69 – 39/18) – just popped in there.

    0
  • Kevin S

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 16:35

    11

    Good motivation for working on my site. Bodipy.com has been in the works for a few weeks and I hope to finish it up soon. Thanks for the great list of minimalistic sites… I like em.

    0
  • Jay Zuck

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 20:33

    13

    Some really splendid minimalist and clean designs. It gives us all something to aspire towards.

    0
  • Matt

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 22:38

    10

    Love Poccuo´s design with the prominent last tweet.

    To be honoust, I do think that the credit´s for Kristi Hines´ design should go to Vicor García. She´s just using his WPESP theme without the coda slider:
    http://demo.wpesp.com/portfolio/

    0
  • Hardy

    Friday, July 24th, 2009 00:12

    15

    Very inspirational! I totally like these clean designs.

    0
  • David

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 20:40

    14

    Vary cool stuff here! It just goes to show you that a blog really dose depend on the content.

    0
  • Johnson Koh

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 10:57

    9

    Great selections buddy. Cheers!

    0
  • Bariski

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 23:33

    1

    Awesome effort. Keep up.

    0
  • gautam hans

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 23:55

    3

    Beauty lies in simplicity and i think minimalist is beautiful :)

    0
  • Luis Lopez

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 23:51

    2

    I really like BKWLD, David Airey and Subtraction sites, clean design and awesome colors, even if I am not really minimalistic on web design as i used to be on the past i appreciate this kind of sites.
    Really excellent collection

    0
  • Josh Cagwin

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 01:07

    5

    Nice list here…

    0
  • Jeffdoe

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 01:29

    6

    Thank you for including my sites. Jeffdoedesign.com and bkwld.com. Love all the love for minimalist sites!

    0
  • Dicky

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 07:56

    8

    These are awesome collection! I enjoy viewing websites built with only 2 or 3 colors!

    0
  • BunnygotBlog

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 05:34

    7

    I hear this all the time, Keep it Simple. I really like all the information you have here and will check it all out.
    Great job.

    0
  • Felipe Martyn

    Friday, July 24th, 2009 02:37

    16

    I am a huge fun of minimalism.

    Thanks for the post, they are beautiful, but quite a few of them aren’t really minimal, there are quite a few that would fit into a sleek & simple category.

    I think that minimalism at the right percent is extremely hard to achieve…

    Thanks for the inspiration and great job

    0
  • Adam

    Sunday, July 26th, 2009 17:26

    17

    Great post, thanks for the inspirations :-)

    0
  • Nora

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 20:44

    27

    nice collection, I like the Arty Papers one. I personally like clean web designs, but it is very hard to impress people with simple and clean look. You can see my own website at alvipixels.com, which could be added to this list.

    0
  • Xandy

    Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 23:06

    26

    A million thanks for piosntg this information.

    0
  • Noran

    Friday, November 11th, 2011 14:12

    28

    Very nice clean web designs specially Daniel Oliver and Ronnie San.

    0
  • steph

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 09:02

    29

    found some new design inspirations for my next project! thank you!

    0
  • Andrew

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 12:48

    31

    It seems things are definitely going back to “keep it simple” which I’m actually quite happy about as I think the web needs to tone down on all the flashing colours a bit!

    0
  • Keith Davis

    Sunday, November 20th, 2011 22:23

    30

    This is the best collection of cool, clean websites that I’ve seen.
    70 sites to choose from!
    Don’t know where to start but you have given me so many great ideas.

    Many thanks for the best collection on the web.

    0
  • Kent

    Saturday, May 21st, 2011 14:23

    25

    Really good Web designs. One extra point. Always make you article, page, or post super interesting to read. Make people want to come back for more.

    0
  • Kentt

    Monday, May 9th, 2011 15:12

    24

    The catchy blog with the interesting contents. You give the nice information that many people don’t know before. most of your contents are make me have more knowledge. it is very different. I was impressed with your blog. Never be bored to visit your website again. Have the nice day. Keep enjoyed your blogging.

    0
  • Oliver Ruehl

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 19:11

    19

    Drooling now.

    I’m just fascinated by typography.
    The rules for “correct” typography are sometimes a bit overwhelming, but it is still a joy to see these sites.

    My obsession started when I needed to design posters when i was 17… i made an education as interior decorator.

    I need advice from some professionals though.
    Please have a look at my site and let me know what you think.
    Am I doing a lot of things wrong? ;)

    Keep up the good work!
    Oliver

    0
  • Aen Tan

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 22:39

    18

    Hello, thanks for the feature. Yes there is a lot going on on my page, content-wise but with some white-space, grid, typography rhythm and keeping things concise, minimalism can be maintained and clutter avoided.

    0
  • Melanie

    Saturday, August 29th, 2009 21:19

    20

    Although this is a great collection, I can’t help but be slightly worn out by the “return to simplicity” design using black on white color schemes. There are a few exceptions to this, of course, but I would really like to see something more original than simply taking the easy route to simplicity.

    0
  • David Arias

    Thursday, September 17th, 2009 11:48

    21

    Wow, I appreciate the inclusion of my website. Thank you.

    0
  • Yuriy Z.

    Friday, September 24th, 2010 19:54

    23

    Minimalism can be powerful, yet It’s very easy on the eyes. I went for a more minimalist approach on my design portfolio myself- let me know what you think http://www.yuriyz.com.

    0
  • Aker

    Sunday, August 1st, 2010 09:22

    22

    Great list, you should add some new since 2009, thanks for that cool list :)

    0
  • Andrew

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 12:48

    31

    It seems things are definitely going back to “keep it simple” which I’m actually quite happy about as I think the web needs to tone down on all the flashing colours a bit!

    0
  • Keith Davis

    Sunday, November 20th, 2011 22:23

    30

    This is the best collection of cool, clean websites that I’ve seen.
    70 sites to choose from!
    Don’t know where to start but you have given me so many great ideas.

    Many thanks for the best collection on the web.

    0
  • steph

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 09:02

    29

    found some new design inspirations for my next project! thank you!

    0
  • Noran

    Friday, November 11th, 2011 14:12

    28

    Very nice clean web designs specially Daniel Oliver and Ronnie San.

    0
  • Nora

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 20:44

    27

    nice collection, I like the Arty Papers one. I personally like clean web designs, but it is very hard to impress people with simple and clean look. You can see my own website at alvipixels.com, which could be added to this list.

    0
  • Xandy

    Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 23:06

    26

    A million thanks for piosntg this information.

    0
  • Kent

    Saturday, May 21st, 2011 14:23

    25

    Really good Web designs. One extra point. Always make you article, page, or post super interesting to read. Make people want to come back for more.

    0
  • Kentt

    Monday, May 9th, 2011 15:12

    24

    The catchy blog with the interesting contents. You give the nice information that many people don’t know before. most of your contents are make me have more knowledge. it is very different. I was impressed with your blog. Never be bored to visit your website again. Have the nice day. Keep enjoyed your blogging.

    0
  • Yuriy Z.

    Friday, September 24th, 2010 19:54

    23

    Minimalism can be powerful, yet It’s very easy on the eyes. I went for a more minimalist approach on my design portfolio myself- let me know what you think http://www.yuriyz.com.

    0
  • Aker

    Sunday, August 1st, 2010 09:22

    22

    Great list, you should add some new since 2009, thanks for that cool list :)

    0
  • David Arias

    Thursday, September 17th, 2009 11:48

    21

    Wow, I appreciate the inclusion of my website. Thank you.

    0
  • Melanie

    Saturday, August 29th, 2009 21:19

    20

    Although this is a great collection, I can’t help but be slightly worn out by the “return to simplicity” design using black on white color schemes. There are a few exceptions to this, of course, but I would really like to see something more original than simply taking the easy route to simplicity.

    0
  • Oliver Ruehl

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 19:11

    19

    Drooling now.

    I’m just fascinated by typography.
    The rules for “correct” typography are sometimes a bit overwhelming, but it is still a joy to see these sites.

    My obsession started when I needed to design posters when i was 17… i made an education as interior decorator.

    I need advice from some professionals though.
    Please have a look at my site and let me know what you think.
    Am I doing a lot of things wrong? ;)

    Keep up the good work!
    Oliver

    0
  • Aen Tan

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 22:39

    18

    Hello, thanks for the feature. Yes there is a lot going on on my page, content-wise but with some white-space, grid, typography rhythm and keeping things concise, minimalism can be maintained and clutter avoided.

    0
  • Adam

    Sunday, July 26th, 2009 17:26

    17

    Great post, thanks for the inspirations :-)

    0
  • Felipe Martyn

    Friday, July 24th, 2009 02:37

    16

    I am a huge fun of minimalism.

    Thanks for the post, they are beautiful, but quite a few of them aren’t really minimal, there are quite a few that would fit into a sleek & simple category.

    I think that minimalism at the right percent is extremely hard to achieve…

    Thanks for the inspiration and great job

    0
  • Hardy

    Friday, July 24th, 2009 00:12

    15

    Very inspirational! I totally like these clean designs.

    0
  • David

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 20:40

    14

    Vary cool stuff here! It just goes to show you that a blog really dose depend on the content.

    0
  • Jay Zuck

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 20:33

    13

    Some really splendid minimalist and clean designs. It gives us all something to aspire towards.

    0
  • Stuart Hobday

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 18:12

    12

    Hello – thank you for including my site (no.69 – 39/18) – just popped in there.

    0
  • Kevin S

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 16:35

    11

    Good motivation for working on my site. Bodipy.com has been in the works for a few weeks and I hope to finish it up soon. Thanks for the great list of minimalistic sites… I like em.

    0
  • Matt

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 22:38

    10

    Love Poccuo´s design with the prominent last tweet.

    To be honoust, I do think that the credit´s for Kristi Hines´ design should go to Vicor García. She´s just using his WPESP theme without the coda slider:
    http://demo.wpesp.com/portfolio/

    0
  • Johnson Koh

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 10:57

    9

    Great selections buddy. Cheers!

    0
  • Dicky

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 07:56

    8

    These are awesome collection! I enjoy viewing websites built with only 2 or 3 colors!

    0
  • BunnygotBlog

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 05:34

    7

    I hear this all the time, Keep it Simple. I really like all the information you have here and will check it all out.
    Great job.

    0
  • Jeffdoe

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 01:29

    6

    Thank you for including my sites. Jeffdoedesign.com and bkwld.com. Love all the love for minimalist sites!

    0
  • Josh Cagwin

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 01:07

    5

    Nice list here…

    0
  • Kristi Hines

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 00:16

    4

    Thanks so much for including me in this list! These sites are all definitely beautiful. I have always believed a more simple layout gets your point across quickly. It may not be too flashy, but no one will have issues getting to the core of the content that way.

    +1
  • gautam hans

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 23:55

    3

    Beauty lies in simplicity and i think minimalist is beautiful :)

    0
  • Luis Lopez

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 23:51

    2

    I really like BKWLD, David Airey and Subtraction sites, clean design and awesome colors, even if I am not really minimalistic on web design as i used to be on the past i appreciate this kind of sites.
    Really excellent collection

    0
  • Bariski

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 23:33

    1

    Awesome effort. Keep up.

    0

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