50+ Beautiful Websites with Great Colour Schemes

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Here is another guest post, this time from Stu Greenham, a web designer / developer from Hull, United Kingdom and creator of the upcoming design and development blog DesignWoop.com. You can also follow Stu on Twitter – @stugreenham.

If you like this post from Stu, you should also check another Inspired Classic – 25 Bright WordPress Themes Using Popping Colors

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As a Web Designer myself, I spend a lot of time trawling through tonnes and tonnes of websites looking for that spark of inspiration ensuring my design’s are fresh and adapt current web trends.

More often then not, the websites that stand out are the ones use bright, bold and effective color scheme’s and these are the ones I tend to remember. Here are 58 website’s I have picked that are all great in their own individual way. Most have used strong, bright colors, where as others have kept it minimal but in a way it still makes the outcome fantastic. Let me know your favorites…

Panelfly

Panelfly

LogoCranium

Logocranium

Custom Toronto

Custom Toronto

Clearleft

Clearleft

Jay Hollwood

Jay Hollywood

Alessandro Cavallo

Alessandro Cavallo

Analog

Analog

Strutta

Strutta

Vuu

Vuu

Maryland Security

Maryland Security

Blue Pixel

Blue Pixel

The Mattinator

The Mattinator

Mike Poss

Mike Poss

Zendesk

Zendesk

uiDigital

uiDigital

Brightkite

Brightkite

Sprouter

Sprouter

Notable

Notable

Eastern Ranges

Eastern Rangers

Brooklyn Fare

Brooklyn Fare

Trent Walton

Trent Walton

Puma

Puma

Guerra Creativa

Guerra Creativa

Oyster Design

Oyster Design

Maurivan Luiz

Maurivan Luiz

 

Mutant Labs

Mutant Labs

LondonCreative+ (via Themeforest)

LondonCreative+ (Themeforest)

Ecoki

Ecoki

New to York

New to York

Contrast

Contrast

365 Days of Astronomy

365 Days of Astronomy

Glue

Glue

Notify

Notify

Colourpixel

Colourpixel

Daguia

Daguia

Flourish

Flourish

Quommunication

Quommuication

Vamizi

Vamizi

J Taylor Design

J Taylor Design

New City

New City

Manchester City

Manchester City

We Make

We Make

Hull Digital Live 2009

Hull Digital Live 2009

Envato

Envato

Great Works

Great Works

Finch

Finch

Cobblestone

Cobblestone

Koodoz

Koodoz

Search Inside Video

Search Inside Video

SonarHQ

SonarHQ

Zurb

Zurb

Tutorial9

Tutorial9

Soh Tanaka

Soh Tanaka

Odopod

Odopod

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  • Digg subbed and stumbled..loved it :)

  • cool Sites, the focus is also on the differed siteswhy?

  • Jon

    Thanks for featuring Hull Digital Live! :-)

    Great post and some wonderful sites.

  • Nice collection Stu. Some are truly great designs.
    Also adding a few lines about why you like them would have been great. But the post is awesome nonetheless.

  • Cyril Lyons

    Wicked stuff . . . inspiring

  • Shaun Capehart

    Great List! Heads up though, the link for Quommuication is broken (it’s missing the letter N)

  • what a beautiful collection of great designs. Thanx for psoting…

  • Niubi

    A great list! Could you also add http://www.dubli.com to it? I think that has a really nice, clean feel to its layout.

  • Wow some are really nice! Thanks for sharing

  • Awesome list! Very inspiring :)

  • Sweet list. Bookmarked.

  • Christiano Tessari

    Wow. Great list.
    this one is very colorful using lighting effects.

    check this out

    http://www.intercambioradical.com.br

  • Chris

    Also a colourfull website is http://www.vuljespaarpot.nl

  • Hey – thanks for the listing – we will be a subscriber now!

  • matt stevenson

    great collection!! i’m officially inspired

  • Great list of websites !
    Thanks for sharing with us !

  • Thanks for adding my website to the list! Though the URL is incorrect, should be http://www.vuu.com.au/ (Vuu Media).

  • Jim

    Great looking sites. I couldn’t help but notice, however, they are predominantly weighted toward design and “Web” firms. I would be interested to see a list that contained great sites by “normal” companies, especially those in more “stodgy” industries like finance, insurance, manufacturing. Why? Because I think it’s easy for a design firm to put out a great site for themselves – that’s what they DO. But it seems harder to get most “real world” companies to adopt new styles due to internal politics, inertia, conservatism and what not. So having a site list non-design/non-Web companies with great sites gives ammunition to someone working in one of those industries (I work for a financial firm) to show that there are other companies in the same industry who “get it.” Because often what management is looking for is validation that their site won’t be the only one on the ‘net that “looks like that.” I hope that makes sense.

  • yeahh…great web

  • I like the design

  • pia

    I like this site: http://www.glidea.com is simple and it has good graphics. Also i like the color palet. What do you think?

  • Guys, thanks for featuring my London Creative WP theme with other so much great sites :) Have a nice day!

  • It’s new, small, unfinished and unnoticed but I have to say http://utahebikes.com has a beautiful color layout (yes, I’m biased–it’s my website; but Bodie Brower gets credit for the design genius).

    I enjoyed looking through this list–inspiring!

  • Nice collection.

  • Ecoki, hdlive09, floridaflourish and analog are the best.
    Great color combination and typography!

  • Maggie

    Check out the new redesigned Joe Fresh Style website: http://www.joe.ca/
    Its super colourful and simply beautiful

  • all design were awesome..I know one virtual assistant called Smith he is a excellent web designer..I suggest to check his web design at http://www.websitedevelopment-india.com/ He is very creative and take initiative at works..thanks..Cathy

  • Dustin

    Great list, it shows some really nice companies. But the sharing sidebar that floats to the left overlays the content on my netbook screen, with no way to size my browser larger, it would be far more useful as a static element under the content of a post.

    I noticed you deleted my other comment, why not take constructive criticism? You can’t be right 100% of the time you know.

  • Is it big headed to add our own site to this already great list? We keep getting messages on our colour scheme – and we think it deserves to be add to the list above!! We like colours! Hope you like it too!

  • Some very nice designs there, yet quite a few i wouldnt label as colourful. Some quality work all the same.

  • Fantastic examples! Thank you :-)

  • claire
  • matthew Chpamna

    very good website . welldone

  • matthew Chapman

    good website. welldone.

  • whoa this is frigggin solid collection thanks alot!!

  • Great Collection. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sam Tadanori

    Came across this site while planning our daughters wedding. Its a business website that I think stands out from the other I visited. Fast to get to what you need.

    http://www.choiceshire.com

  • CHETAN VARSHNEY

    thnx for sharing really nice

  • ethan

    hey that was a great list,
    chk this out , a collection of out standing websiites
    http://www.creativemagics.com

  • Thomas

    Awesome collection – thanks for putting this together. I like the colors of this one as well – http://www.splendorgraphics.com

  • Great designs and good for inspiration and ideas. Love it, hope to see more in the future.

  • Nice stuff to get inspired. Thanks for collecting them.

  • John D.

    Maryland Security looks like they stole the Obama campaign look and feel, fonts and all.

  • These are the cool websites here is also a good design. Thanks for giving so beatiful designer. http://www.sohnahimachal.com website is also good

  • nice, I’m likeing the vuu site, kinda reminds me of mine,

  • the ecoki page is different, fun and informational

  • hoohaahee

    Love the commenters linking to crap, derivative, early 90’s design style sites (obviously their own)

    Crap.

  • Matt

    What great sites! They really inspire me for when I make one.

    To share my likings, here’s one I like: http://www.vellance.com

  • Some absolutely awesome sites here. I like “We Make”. These really do inspire me to be even more creative with my website designs.

  • Great layouts. Thanks for the inspirations…

  • thank’s for the inspiration.

    • Nice collection of websites

      thanks for sharing

      :)

  • great sites!
    what about..
    http://www.df4u.co.uk <– brand new site

  • Some really great designs there – always nice to see what others are doing for inspiration.

  • A brilliant collection, some great creative minds at work. Seemed to be a lot of web designer sites though, would have been good to include some of the sites they created!

  • Awesome list! Thanks for sharing

  • Ned

    Good colection,
    I love “Ecoki” ;)
    Thanks
    Ned

  • Sam

    Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.ski-boutique.co.uk is a beautiful, simple, image driven site.

  • Gawesome! There’s a few sites on this list that have been around a while. Goes to show that quality design can hold up a long time.

  • awesome collection. a good bookmark

  • Joseph Saito

    http://www.ideasonic.com – inspiring colorcombos

  • Nice designs , Cool… :)

  • Fab collection. Some great inspiration for my next project. Thanks for taking the time to share :)

  • Great Collection….

  • Always nice to see what others are doing for inspiration.I Like it much

  • Anil N

    Awesome! Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  • Frank

    Those are the typical websites I would navigate away from immediately. They are all totally confusing. Give me a flat website any day with black text on a white background. You are wasting your time with your fancy flashing designs.

  • Eugene Lee

    Wow, a budding webmaster. I think most of the sites here are fascinating. I wonder to myself how the webmasters out there came to such gorgious designs. They are great men

  • thanks for sharing…..

  • Muhammad Yasir

    nice websites.

  • good design and good collection

  • Steve

    Wow – those are beautiful – to some people. To me, most are far from it.
    They are not beautiful. You should call them ‘effective’ or some other name.

  • david

    really beautiful, is there a collection of beautiful website with cars?

  • Inspiring designs, thanks for putting this collection together

  • I did enjoy this designs examples, great selection

  • Wow.. What a collection. I like it and hope next time my site will be the one of them.

  • most of all Hull Digital Live 2009 is great ………….
    Thnx for sharing such a good stuff.

  • saurabb

    please also check this
    http://hemu.ca.cx/

  • Some amazing designs here, something to think about as I’m getting bored of mine now…

  • i love teh box effect specially the fire one

  • As a designer its always good to see what else is going on in the ‘real’ world, some very nice looking websites here!

    Thanks!

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  • Awesome collection – very inspiring. Thanks!

  • What beautiful websites! like Chris Hatcher said this collection is really inspiring!
    thanks a lot!

  • Very nice collection of designs and very inspiring!

  • Very nice designs and very inspiring!

  • Steve

    Nice collection, recommend http://www.finleydesign.co.uk as a great source for UK web design

  • Nice designs….good color combinations, These designs will be more asset a websites…. very beautiful

  • Peaks

    Lovely stuff…Inspiring.
    Would love to hear from readers here what they think of http://www.cricketershop.com
    It’s of course a shopping site unlike many in this list. Its designed to capture the feeling of being on the cricket field…calm…quiet and old fashioned!

    • Shaun

      Hi Peak,
      The general layout looks nice and the color scheme is pleasing. But, the contributed content (slides and other injected images) have been poorly executed. The composition, typefaces, typography, etc. are all over the map. It appears one person/group designed the site and another person/group developed the creative content. Sincere apologies if this offends you in any way.

      • peaks

        Hi Shaun,
        Thanks.
        You are right on money… there were two different people involved
        Will make some changes and hopefully, improve.
        Any suggestion on composition or images- which was the part you disliked most.
        Thanks a lot.

  • priya Londhe

    Awesome collection – very inspiring. Thanks!

  • James

    Thanks for sharing – some great ideas for inspiration, I particularly like the “Glue” one

    http://www.blueandwhitelocations.com has a simple “Blue & White” colour scheme to put the focus on the images within

    • Yes I agree, “Glue” is by far the most beautiful and simplistic website on this list :)

  • chamod

    good
    :-)

  • Check out Ladida Fashion web site

  • Vasili

    Was thinking of color combinations for the poster I’m making. Thank you for this list!

  • Louis Gregory

    Hey Stu, Louis from hull here, was a great read just what i was looking for, small world huh.

  • Sam Frith

    Some beautiful websites there – thanks for sharing. A lovely example of a clean, premium led website would be: http://www.ski-boutique.co.uk

  • Great collection…
    http://www.tutpicks.com picks best tutorials from web

  • Sonya

    Logo Cranium and Glue are my favorites.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • A Wow collection of beautiful websites. Thank you for sharing. :)

    I would like to share my new website: http://www.cidify.com

    Cidify is a professional web design company provides affordable & best website designing, website development, custom web design, creative web design & applications.

  • abdul

    Great list! also check out http://www.dancebritain.com think its worth a look.

  • Great collection thanks a ton..

  • Awesome Collection. Thanks for sharing. I am impressed with this Black and White theme of http://www.brokenglass.in You can definitely include into your BW list..!

  • Thank you for the great collection. My favorites are 365 Days of Astronomy and Logo Cranium. They are all pretty cool though.

  • Riya

    Hi,

    You can also consider http://development-website.com

    This is also a good website

  • Hi,

    simple & beautiful website : http://www.sophie-et-associes.com/

    :-)

  • Really good list of websites however I definitely think it’s worth taking a look at this one http://market.fashionox.com/ very creative design.

  • Gabriel Patrick

    Hi,
    Just want to know the cost of putting up a customised website for a small startup IT business. Thanks
    Gabriel

    • Hello Gabriel,

      You can host a website for £2.49 a month with a free domain. The average is around £4.00 but ukwebhosting is relatively cheap.

      If you would like a web designing company to design your website then you can visit nomesoft (this is my website). I offer cheap web design as well as logo design and other essentials for starting a business. I and my team are experienced in scripting as well as design but we do this for a part time job and as a hobby which is why we do it cheap so we can make just enough money for resources and stuff.

      You can email me at: n.tanzeel@hotmail.co.uk

      thanks.

  • Yo

    Great collection!! Not all of them are current, but they give me some inspiration. Keep up the good work!

  • martin

    Here is the best example I ever see… http://regalenvision.com, I am sure you will like this site to add into your list.

    • Nick

      Humm I liked it except the background, its just alittle bit too much. I think it’d be cool if the background was something like this ones background : http://www.gluenow.com/ but with a more friendly color like a light blue or lime green. Much better and it’d make the rest of the objects in the page stand out

  • I love this collection, you can include this one http://www.semanticflow.com/ in your list as well.

  • Mahendra

    Excellent collection. Many websites mentioned over here are wonderfully designed. I loved a couple of website designs from the above collection.

  • mike Jons

    Good collection….
    But you have to add http://www.fe-el.com
    Italian creative web agency

  • FYI
    Soh Tanaka’s website along with others was hi-jacked earlier this year. He can now be found at:
    http://baddreamsinc.com/

    In case that changes you can follow him on twitter as well:
    https://twitter.com/SohTanaka

    He really does awesome work, so when I saw this post had his old address I had to point y’all in the right direction. ;-)

  • Wow, nice collection. I like Eastern Ranges website.

  • Really love it, especially the Uidesign, you had give me a lots of inspiration to design my new website. Thank you <3

    kind regards

    Axel

  • Really love your post, especially the UIDigital. Thank for giving me such a great inspiration for my next website project.

    Thank you <3

    kind regards

    Axel

  • Ruud

    Very nice collection! Found another very nice one today:
    http://www.r-creative.nl
    One of the best photography portfolios I’ve ever seen for sure.

  • Steven Rogers

    Thanks for the info. My daughter works in customer support solutions. She says that sometimes it’s hard, but I can’t imagine it ever being easy. I have a hard time interacting with people.

  • Hey,

    Great post Stu. We always dig these lists :)

    We’ve just redesigned our site. Anyone care to give us some constructive criticism, and let us know where we could improve? We’d like to find ourselves in one of the list one day ;)

    http://marketsonline.co.za/

    Thanks

  • Excellent designs with amazing color scheme, great post!

  • Danladi Audu

    I think you’ve done a great job compiling these sites. They all look good but my favorites are:
    Koodoz, costom Toronto, LogoCranium and 365 Days of Astronomy.

  • My favorite one is the Flourish one. Great work

  • fumblerook

    I go to http://www.gamemob.com for my mobile gaming news and they have a nicely designed website (better than most gaming blogs out there). Check it out!

  • Fabrice Domingues

    Awesome collection, very inspiring themes. What do you think of https://www.multiuniversal.com ?

  • Allen

    I love the GUERRA CREATIVA website, i think the darker looking websites are far more appealing.

    Please take a look at our website, we are really proud of it and think it looks fantastic but we are always looking to improve so some feed back would be really welcome. We carry out building inspections in Perth. http://smartbuildingspecialists.com.au/