3 Good Minimal Color Palette Choices for Websites

Deciding what color palettes and color choices to use for your website can be tricky. As a designer or developer, you have a wide range of colors to choose from to create your design with, but you want to make sure that the color you choose is one that looks good to your website visitors.

In this article, we will go over three good minimal color palette choices for websites that we have created, and why they are good choices to use as colors for your website, especially if you are going for a minimal look.

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Dark Mode

The dark palette, created at DarkColors.

The first minimalist color palette we will go over is dark mode. Choosing dark colors is a great way to express a modern, sleek look. If you are creating a website or app for a business that wants to give a professional and modern feel to their brand, the dark mode color palette is the one to go with.

The designers at DarkColors are a big fan of dark mode as a minimalist color palette, but it's important to know when exactly to use this palette. Most website and app visitors do not prefer dark mode, even though we as designers and developers do. So, know when to use this pallete and when not to.

How to use: When using this color palette, we recommend designing the background of the page to be a darker color, white the text on the page are white or a very light grey. This will allow the text elements to be seen, and make the content easy to read. We also do not recommend using true black, or #000000, as your background color, but rather a softer black.

Want to test this color palette? Head over to your workspace, where you can easily test this dark minimal color pallete on a website.

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Calm

The calm palette, created at DarkColors.

The next minimalist color palette we will go over is the calm color palette. This minimalist color palette is great for a nice, comforting feel, hence the name "calm".

At DarkColors, we also liked this specifc combination of colors so much that we decided to offer it as one of our minimalist color palettes. This color palette is versatile, and can have many usecases. We would recommend using it on food/dining websites, agriculture, ecommerce stores, or tech/Saas websites. The reason: Being a calm color pallete, these specific industries want to give a calm or comforting feel to their website visitors, and so this minimalist color palette can help with that.

How to use: When using this color palette, we recommend designing the background of the page to be a lighter color, like the light tan that you see, second from the left. The text can be colored with the dark green on the right, and you can use the other colors as you need. We've set everything up for you at DarkColors, so head over there and start testing your color palletes.

If you want to test this color pallete on a website, head over to your workspace, where you can easily test our minimal color palletes on a website with our free color generator.

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Business Professional

The business palette, created at DarkColors.

The last minimalist color palette we will go over is the business professional color palette. This minimalist color palette is great for professional companies who want to express that through their website or application.

If you are a designer or developer, why should you consider using this color palette? We researched many different websites, both professional companies, and also what other designers and developers are currently using, such as on Dribble.com. We noticed that a lot of people and companies like using blue in their designs, and so we decided to add this to our app.

This minimal color palette is versatile, and has many usecases. We would recommend using it on corporate websites such as enginering firms, banks, law-firms, marketing agencies, etc. The reason: Being a professional business color pallete, these specific industries want to show that they are professional and can be trusted, and so this minimalist color palette can help with that.

How to use: When using this color palette, we recommend designing the background of the page to be a darker color, like the dark blue that you see on the far right. The text can be colored with the light blue on the very left, and you can use the other colors as you need for your project. We've set everything you need to test your website ideas and generate colors, so please, head over there and start testing your color palletes.

Too test this color pallete on a website, head over to your workspace, where you can easily test our minimal color palletes on a website with our free color generator.

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Which minimalist color palette will you choose?

So there you have it, three minimalist color palettes for your website! Whether you decide to use dark mode, calm, or business professional, we know that your project will turn out beautiful.

To get started testing these color palettes on a real website, head over to your workspace, where you can test your website color ideas using the color palettes that we discussed in this article. Have fun creating!

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