In this day and age where there are millions of websites on the internet, it is just so difficult to create a unique design palette. But, there are great designers that are bold enough to experiment with neon and create impressive work through neon palettes. Neon-colored websites are hard to come by. But in recent years, design trends have started to really incorporate neon palettes and people are loving it.
If you are thinking of doing the same thing, here are some websites to be inspired with:
Use complementing neon colors – Details
There are tips online to choose which neon colors are a great complement to each other. There are also great neon color palette generators online.
Hints of neon for emphasis – Persoo
Need a design trick for emphasis? Use neon colors to highlight important information that you want your readers to immediately pick up.
Neons highlight boxes – Blueriiot
Visual clutter is a common problem when using images as backgrounds. A useful trick for this is to use solid colors to highlight windows and boxes. In this example, the designer used a bold royal blue color to create impressive contrast against the background image.
Always safest against black – Carnival
If you are playing safe, black is always a great contrast color to neons. Also, it is adventurous (and unique) to make the background color neon and the font faces black.
Image hues for better impact – Sweet Punk
Sometimes, using just plain neon on a background can be tacky. A good way to inject neon into the design, to create a high-fashion and edgy vibe, is to change up image hues like in this example.
For Call-to-actions – KOA
Yellow has always been a good color to catch the attention of readers. Using neon yellow on call-to-action buttons is a trick to re-direct the attention of readers.
Neons can be reminiscent of themes – Victor Fernandez Windsurf
Neon color palettes are easy to create when you already have a concept or theme in mind. The website in this example is for a surfer champion thus the purple and the green palette.
Soften the boldness with an ombre – emov
Using an ombre is a great way to shake things up and soften the boldness of neon colors.
Softer neons through opacities – Happy Forecast
Changing the opacity is a great way to soften the incorporation of neon colors to a background or a background image. Here, two shades of neon pinks were used but it is not as loud because the background opacity was changed.
Always for retro and futuristic themes – Blast Galaxy
There are two general themes where neon color palettes are often used – retro and futuristic. Sometimes, neon colors are used for the combination of the two, known as retrofuturistic designs. Web designs in these themes are among the best websites to use neon palettes.
Slight touches are enough – the Good Burger
If you like a neon palette but your client does not, a great trick is to just use it in touches. Neon green (yes, tennis ball green) is a tough color to work with. But in this example, the designer was able to incorporate it in small touches and it really worked.
Just neon everything – Zoe Pepper
Feeling daring? Why not just use neon everywhere in your design? Great web designers can make neon on neon concepts work, just like in this example. What we see here – a neon purple background, a sharp white font color, and neon blue call-to-actions.