20 Quality examples of high contrast in web design

Posted in Design, Inspiration by Gergely Marton

My 10th grade art teacher told me that high contrast can be used only on white or black backgrounds to underline focus on things you want to communicate. I think it was a bold declaration of not thinking out of the box and not following design trends set by teenagers and young artists. Anyway, since then I was very interested in high contrast designs, not only because of their “non-conformist” way of tellings things, but because of the simple way people create them.

I searched some of the CSS Galleries out there where I found an built up a neat list of great web sites based on high constrast:

Snog Pure Frozen Yogurt








Work [at] play




Cornish Mutual




Red Nose Day


Intellect Training Enterprise Limited


Douglas Mendez


Ecto Machine




France Pants


Andre Augusto


Midia Effects




Kirsch und Nagel


Bireau for Visual Affairs


SacJazz Festival 09


I hope you’ll like this list and start considering High Contrast color schemes in your design projects.

Write me what you think about these websites and the funky colors by leaving a comment below!

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Gergely Marton, is a self-tought web designer and developer with over seven years of experience. He owns his own little web design agency WebGurus, and runs this blog in his spare time. Usually the work gets more important for him than anything else, but he struggles to get some time to read and to play his violin.

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