25 Sites with Subtle Gradients

As some might have noticed by now, I’m a fan of subtle gradients. I feel that a lot of gradients really just go unnoticed, but today that’s changing here at TheDesigned.com. I’ve compiled some of the coolest looking subtle gradients from around the web. Hope you like ’em!

1. Step 2 Reality

Step 2 Reality

2. 280 Slides

280 Slides

3. Johnston North

Johnston North

4. Aperfolio


5. Fling Media

Fling Media

6. Orman Clark

Orman Clark

7. Authentic Style

Authentic Style

8. Unblab


9. Image Spark

Image Spark

10. Owltastic


11. Fatburgr


12. Branded07


13. The Resumator

The Resumator

14. Powerset


15. Tapbots


16. Backboard


17. Ten 24 Media

Ten 24 Media

18. Stylized Web

Stylized Web

19. Track My People

Track My People

20. Iceberg


21. Hug My Mac

Hug My Mac

22. Tennessee Winter

Tennessee Winter

23. Element Fusion

Element Fusion

24. Refresh the Triangle

Refresh the Triangle

25. GoodBarry


7 thoughts on “25 Sites with Subtle Gradients

  • September 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Very nice examples of a wide range of website types. I enjoy gradients, as well, and find that they’re one of the reasons I personally respond to Web 2.0 in such a positive way.

    Thanks for taking the time to put these together!

  • September 7, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Some nice sites there, it’s amazing how much difference just a subtle gradient can make compared to a flat colour.

  • September 20, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Great collection, I’ve been using gradients in web design but they’re normally more extreme than this. I’ll have to try more subtle effects from now on.

  • October 12, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Although I like gradients, my personal taste goes out to the really subtle ones. (that’s why I used it on my blog as well LOL) Gradients give backgrounds, buttons, … just that little sparkle which makes them so nice, but you need to think it over and tweak it a bit to get it just right (I think your grey buttons are a nice example of good design).


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