Black, White and Sepia Design Inspiration

July 25, 2010

Color isn't always better. So says fellow blogger Jennifer Moline in a guest post on I agree with Jennifer that a two-color design can be just as engaging, influential and emotional as a full color design. Moreover, a predominantly black-and-white or sepia design with just one splash of an accent color can be really memorable. Here are some links to inspiring black, white and sepia business card, logo, and website designs from around the web.'s 100 Refreshing Black and White Business (Images via

Predominantly black-and-white designs let a splash of color really shine.

A spot gloss treatment gives a creative edge to an elegant black-and-white design's "Design" Category ( Image via

Sepia with a splash of color. Rubbish Magazine's collateral designed by by Swedish design studio, Dalston and featured on's "Brown" Category (Image via

A mod typeface and sepia color palette give this business card a retro feeling.'s Black and White vs. Color Logos (Screenshot via asks readers to compare black-and-white and color logos side-by-side.'s Web Design: Brown Sites (Image featured on's 30 Black-and-White Websites (Image featured on

A pixelated header works with this simple black-and-white website design. featured on

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