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Red for Web Design – Striking, Action-Oriented, Bold

Interior design and fashion design trends have shaped the new look in web design. Red is the new black’, says Cosmopolitan of the red-hot dresses on display at the Golden Globes 2015.  Refurbishing your home? Take a look at some red, black and white interior design ideas.

Red is striking, energetic, confident and bold and we’re seeing it used in different ways in web design these days.  Keep in mind that the viewer’s eyes will first be drawn to red in the design. Make sure you balance red with neutrals like white, black or grey, so that it does not hurt the viewer’s eyes.   Red contrasts well with blue and can be used in a myriad shades and along with other colors to enhance any site – in borders, in menus, in buttons, in calls to action and in banners.

Red for Web Design – Striking, Action-Oriented, Bold

Red is great for action sports and youth-oriented websites. It is a favorite among companies seeking to convey an image of confidence, energy and determination. Red as a color overlay on an image or background can tone down the color while arresting the eye.  Red is the perfect color for online sales, as it creates a sense of urgency and increases conversion. You will see red used in modular color blocks, in tones that don’t hurt the eyes, in monochromatic color themes using different shades of red, or combined with other colors in analogous color palettes, or red is used simply as an effective accent color in web design.

Red and Black  Website Templates

Template 52922 –Red and Black Cars Magazine Responsive Joomla Template with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Red, black and white make a powerful statement in this  Cars Magazine Responsive Joomla Template with Gallery. What immediately catches the eye is the unusual geometric background design in red, grey and textured black, using triangles, diagonals  and  image overlays.  The background contrasts with the rectangular page layout.  The slider displays the latest models of cars with animated text captions. Latest cars are stand out with striking red hover effects with overlays and gradations. Featured cars turn black and white on hover while text boxes turn red on rollover. Red is used along with large white fonts in the logo, in buttons, banners and menu hovers. The gallery with black textured background can be enlarged and viewed as an impressive full-screen slideshow.  News is presented in a blog with images and video.

Template 52922 –Red and Black Cars Magazine Responsive Joomla Template with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Template 47939 – Singer Personal Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider,
Gallery and Blog

Red focuses attention on the main messages in large fonts in a slider beside images of the singer in a personal website for a singer. Introductory words from the singer draw the user into the about page.  News snippets lead into the blog. The combination of red and black is dramatic and good for show business.   The gallery is viewable by category in various media formats and the blog helps the singer engage with her audience.

Template 47939 - Singer Personal Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Template 48677 – Mexican Restaurant Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider,
Blog and Portfolio

This template is designed in a fiery red with black and white to promote a Mexican restaurant.  The image slider shows up the Dish of the Day invitingly with image overlays of other dishes that are revealed on hover. The restaurant’s menu can be viewed in a sortable gallery in image, slideshow, video, audio, and gallery formats.  The blog enables the restaurant to keep in touch with customers and post content regarding upcoming events.

Template 48677 - Mexican Restaurant Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Blog and Portfolio

Template 50913 – Dating Blog Responsive Joomla Template with Slider,
Gallery and Blog

Red is the language of love, and this Dating Blog Responsive Joomla
Template  with image slider and changing messages on a red banner
appeals to people of all ages searching for their perfect partners.   Below
the slider is a banner with images in circular shapes leading on click to
more information relating to that age-group.   Frequently asked questions,
forms, logins, company history, forums, a sortable gallery and a blog with
personal-interest stories make this a complete website for your dating
agency. 

Template 50913 - Dating Blog Responsive Joomla Template with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Template 44594 – Red and Black Insurance Responsive Joomla Template
with Slider Graphics, Gallery and Blog

Red, black and grey combine to make a statement of authority in this Insurance Responsive Joomla Template.  The slider with changing graphics with an
umbrella and changing messages, positions the company as one that will
protect a family and its assets and provide cover against unexpected
circumstances.  Services are presented in a sortable gallery. The blog
provides examples of how insurance helps a person in actual life.   Search
and User Login functions are additional features.  The contact us form is
designed elegantly in black on black with fonts easily readable in light grey.

Template 44594 - Insurance Responsive Joomla Template

 Template 49488 – Business Consulting Responsive Joomla Template

An out-of-the-ordinary design for an out-of-the-ordinary company. A grid in shades of red with white icons on the background of an image seen through transparent black, flat elements, red rollovers, text boxes and fonts along with a red and white logo and drop-down menu give a look of energy and authority to this website template. Services are presented in a gallery with image zoom, viewable by category. The blog can have persuasive content that shows the company in action, or content that educates potential customers.

 Template 49488 - Business Consulting Responsive Joomla Template
Template 48696  – Wine Store Responsive Joomla Template  with
Unique Slider, Gallery and Blog

This Wine Store Responsive Joomla Template in red, black and grey has an unusual design and script fonts.  The slider with a blurred background of wine kegs has an interesting overlay outline of a wine bottle and glass and the background shows through, giving the user an authentic feel of the making of the various wines the company offers. The logo is reflected in the design of the slider.  The slider leads to more information on the wines concerned, with a glass of wine next to the image outline, and a page with a textured grey background.  The gallery can be enlarged and viewed as a slideshow and sorted by category.  The blog and events sections enables the company to connect with customers and inform them of upcoming events.

Template 48696 - Wine Store Responsive Joomla Template with Unique Slider,Gallery and Blog

Template 48278 – Security System Responsive Magento Theme with Slider,
Product Slideshows and Image Zoom

Red says danger, red says stop, it is used  to get attention.   Red is used effectively
in the design  along with black and white in this Security System Responsive Magento Theme. Red is used in the menu and some text and call to action buttons while black is used in the header and slider background.   The functionality of this Magento theme makes it easy for the user to find what he wants,  with menu click leading product
pages with descriptions and reviews, product slideshows with image zoom,
videos and add to cart buttons.  Category pages can be viewed as a grid or list.

Template 48278 - Security System Responsive Magento Theme with Slider, Product Slideshows and Image Zoom

Template 43598 – Red and Black Advertising Agency Responsive Joomla Template with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Red  takes center-stage in this template while three shades of black divide the template into sections.  The slider highlights enthusiastic people coming up with creative solutions.  Red icons with white graphics focus attention on the strengths of the agency.  Projects are showcased in a sortable gallery.   The blog engages customers with the work process of the agency from idea to presentation.  The rainbow-colored line at the footer is symbolic of the multi-faceted skills of the agency that go into a powerful work of communication for a client.   The footer gives an idea of the kind of clients and spectrum of services handled by the agency, and a new client can find quick answers to his questions.   This template is suitable for a company in communications, advertising,  design or other business.

Template 43598 - Red and Black Advertising Agency Responsive Joomla Template with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Template 52454 – Home Flooring Responsive PrestaShop Theme with Slider, Product Slideshows with Image Zoom, Product Carousel

Icons, overlays and banners, menu and fonts  – that’s how red is used in this red, black, white and grey website template. The slider shows close-ups of different types of flooring in homes.   The overlays on the images below make beautiful backgrounds for text captions on the images, which turn black with animations on hover.  Product pages have product slideshows  with image zoom, product details, stock availability, price, payment options,  and product reviews.  Related products are displayed in a carousel.  The site has a search and login function.

Template 52454 - Home Flooring Responsive PrestaShop Theme with Slider, Product Slideshows with Image Zoom, Product Carousels

 

Template 50882 – Architecture Company Responsive Joomla Template with
Slider, Gallery and Blog

Red and black borders and a red footer give a fillip to this minimal design website with muted backgrounds and imagery – hinting at the creativity and energy that goes into an architectural project from concept to commission.    The slider showcases projects of different scales and price ranges completed by the company, leading to pages with more details.  More projects are displayed in enlarging visuals below. A banner with elegant fonts displays the company’s message with flair.  Services are featured in a sortable gallery with zoom effects,  that can be viewed as a slideshow or by category.  The blog  gives details about projects completed or in progress.

Template 50882 - Architecture Company Responsive Joomla Template with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Template 52563 – Video and Games Responsive WooCommerce Theme with Slider, Gallery and Blog, Shop, Product Slideshows

Red, grey, black and white go into the making of this Video and Games Responsive WooCommerce Theme.  A red banner with understated geometric design forms the background for popular movies and video games.  Thin red borders appear on rollover on the movies shown below.  Red contrasts with black on menu hovers, and is used effectively on calls to action buttons, that change to a cool green rather than black on hover or click.  The gallery with red borders can be viewed by category and uploaded in a variety of media.  The blog goes into detail about the characters in popular films and games.  The Shop can be filtered by category or price.  Product pages have product pages with descriptions, reviews, additional information, shopping cart and search.  All these features make for a hard-selling Video and Games online store.

Template 52563 – Video and Games Responsive WooCommerce Theme

Template 52916 – Travel Store Responsive PrestaShop Theme with Slider,  Blurred Background, Icon Animations

A wine-red textured header lends richness to this Travel Store Responsive PrestaShop Theme with white logo and menu text.  The wide drop-down menu makes it easy to add several sub-menus with names of places to sell travel tours.  The menu slider with blurred backgrounds highlights the main destination in a red band that disappears and the text remains on white on the background with the price.   Packages aimed at target segments show pictures of people with zoom effects, with a light red overlay.  Icons turn red and animate on hover.   More photographs of destinations and red hover effects with prices and shopping cart, create calls to action.  Custom blocks enable you to add content to sell your travel destinations.  Product pages have multiple images with broad caption boxes in red and smaller images of subcategories with borders in red.  Any image when clicked leads to a slideshow with zoom, price, payment options,  description, reviews  and related products. The footer in black contains useful links for ease of navigation.

Template 52916 - Travel Store Responsive PrestaShop Theme with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Template 52172 – Design Studio Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Parallax and Lazy Load and Zoom Effects

Red is the color of energy, excitement and creativity – which is why red is a major part of the design of this website template.  This Design Studio Responsive WordPress Theme may look like a sober grey at first glance… the image slider with muted images gives you that feeling.   But the logo and Shop Now button in red grabs your eye.  And as you scroll down, the red parallax slider with white animated icons jumps out at you.  Further along, on Latest Projects, you have red popping out in animated hovers on the live demos, and as the team introduces itself, more red  is used appealingly on hover with white text giving the names of the team members.    On the Projects page you get impressive zoom effects on lazy load.  And on the Blog there are hypnotic zoom effects on the large images and red left to right animations as you scroll down the list of categories.

 Template 52172 - Design Studio Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Parallax and Lazy Load and Zoom Effects

Template 44914 – Block Architecture Responsive Website Template

This architecture template is designed in blocks of black and red with black
and white images and text on light grey. Headlines  look  elegant in condensed
fonts in red and black. A light red transparent overlay on a carousel unveils
more projects while a sample project takes center-stage outlined in black
in the header. Images of different categories of building projects are displayed,
bordered in red.The project page is displayed in a gallery with images that can
be enlarged and viewed as a slideshow.    The company’s  history, team, services
and contacts are presented on different pages giving a complete picture of the
company’s credentials.

Template 44914 - Architecture Responsive Website Template in Red and Black with Slider and Gallery

Template 52485 – Kitchen Cookware Responsive Magento Theme with Image Slider, Product Slideshows with Image Zoom, Video, Product Carousels 

In this smart template, red is used in the background and combines well with black and white to make a statement of quality.  The slider displays beautiful cookware.  Red is used in calls to action – Shop Now! Go! Add to Cart buttons, Search.  Red is used in the logo, menu hovers, prices and footer links.  It calls attention to sales, free shipping and toll free numbers.   Image overlays keep the background of the photo captions translucent so that the images show through the text.  On hover, the text boxes turn black with white text on hover.  Product pages have product slideshows with image zoom, details, prices, stock availability, reviews, video and related products in a product carousel.   Everything you need for your online kitchen supplies store.

Template 52485 - Kitchen Cookware Responsive Magento Theme with Image Slider, Product Slideshows with Image Zoom, Video, Product Carousels

Red for action sports

Template 51385 – Jump Responsive Sporting Bootstrap One-page Website Template with Slider and Gallery

Red and black make a heady combination, getting the adrenaline racing and the heart pumping, drawing attention to the danger and power that takes jumping beyond the edge. The navicon opens up to show the menu on click, otherwise staying neatly tucked away into the upper left corner of the frame. Transparent overlays for banners and text let images show through, keep text readable and maximize image space. More images below reveal captions on hover and the latest ones can be enlarged and viewed as a slideshow. This is a one-page website with gallery and social media options among other add-ons.

Template 51385 - Jump Responsive Sporting Bootstrap One-page Website Template with Slider and Gallery

Template 49417 – Martial Arts Store Responsive Magento Theme with Slider,   Product Slideshows with Image Zoom, Video, Product Carousels

Red is energizing, powerful and assertive, which is why it is a natural for action sports like this Martial Arts Store Responsive Magento Theme. Red is used in the diagonal page background graphics, red in the menu highlights and logo, red in the search and call-to-action buttons, and black in the logo, header, footer, border, shopping cart, with grey to set off the products to advantage.

Template 49417 - Martial Arts Store Responsive Magento Theme with Slider, Product Slideshows with Image Zoom, Video, Product Carousels

Red and Grey Website Templates

Template 47800 – Red and Grey Responsive PrestaShop Theme with Slider, Product Slideshows, Product Carousels

This website in grey and red with grunge elements and ropes to distinguish the header and footer stands out from other web stores.  The slider with a red banner  below leads into a product page with product  slideshows, image zoom, product descriptions, price, shopping cart and a carousel of related product s below.  Red is used effectively in drop-down menus, calls to action, buttons and banners.  The footer has account and product information neatly lined up for ease of navigation.

Template 47800 - Whole Sale Responsive PrestaShop Theme


Template 43595 – Rouge Hotel Website Template with Diamond Grid Overlay,
Slider and Carousel

Red and white with neutral grey are the predominant colors in this Hotel Website Template. The slider with diamond grid overlay brings the hotel logo into focus in a handwritten font in white on the  red diamond in the center.  Clicking the menu
buttons has an interesting “page-drop” effect. Rooms are displayed in a carousel.

Template 43595 - Rouge Hotel Website Template with Diamond Grid Overlay, Slider and Carousel
Template 49402 –  Brewery Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Textured red with grey and black gives a feel of traditional quality in this Brewery Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Gallery and Blog.   The slider displays messages on a gray circle shaped like a seal or a bottle cover.  Images animate on hover and enlarge on click.  The Menu is shown in a gallery that displays  different types of beer and different stages of processing.  It can be viewed by category in different media formats.   The blog with large images and fonts against a grey background, provides information about the brewery and its various products.

Template 49402 - Brewery Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Gallery and Blog
Template 43712 – Web Design Studio Responsive WordPress Theme with
Slider, Gallery and Blog

This template has a minimal design in red and grey with dotted lines used to distinguish various segments of the layout, a message slider with large white fonts with shadows, projects with text boxes that turn red on hover, and a thumbnail gallery in the footer that leads to the portfolio.   The portfolio in image, slideshow, gallery, video and audio formats  can be viewed by category.  The blog  with stylish fonts and comment forms provides a platform to engage with customers.

 Template 43712 - Web Design Studio Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Gallery and Blog


Red and Blue Website Templates

Template 51167 – Flag Store Responsive Magento Theme with Slider, Product Slideshows, Image Zoom, Product Carousels

Red, white and blue highlight the colorful products in this Flag Store Responsive Magento Theme.  Red being a strong, bright color, catches the eye as a banner  below the slider, in the shopping cart, hovers, Add to Cart buttons and logo while blue contrasts with red in the header and footer and hovers.  White, the neutral color, shows off the flags and stands out in text on blue and red.  Product pages have product slideshows with image zoom, product descriptions, stock availability, price, reviews, videos, Add to Cart buttons and product carousels of related products.

Template 51167 - Flag Store Responsive Magento Theme

Template 52873 – Massage Spa Responsive Joomla Template with Gallery, Blog
and Zoom Effects

This Massage Spa Responsive Joomla Template designed in red, white and blue promises you a relaxing experience in the hands of experienced masseuses.  The choice of red and blue as colors reflects the body warmth at the time of massage and then the delicious cool-down later, with white for the pages for a time of peace.  Red highlights the menu, the image headlines and forms a background to the gallery with zoom effects on the images, leading to pages with more information on click. Smooth scrolling with text over an image background, an introduction to the team, and testimonials in a blue banner makes the homepage an all-in-one look at the company.  A sortable gallery and blog with login and comment form completes the communication picture.

Template 52873 - Massage Spa Responsive Joomla Template with Gallery, Blog and Zoom Effects

For The Love Of Red

Template 45292 – Interior  Design  Responsive Joomla Template with Slider, Portfolio
and Blog

Simplicity meets style in this Interior Design Responsive Joomla Template,  designed in pleasant shades of red, pink and maroon to emphasize the interiors revealed on hover in the homepage gallery.  On clicking an image in the homepage, the user is taken to a page with details about the interior showcased there. Fonts in white stand out and look elegant on the red background.   The red theme continues with pink borders around the images in the portfolio and blog, pink buttons and a textured maroon header and footer.  Even the comment form of the blog is designed in maroon with white fonts, as is the contact form.

 Template 45292 - Red on Red Interior Design Responsive Joomla Template with Slider, Portfolio and Blog

Template 45282 – Design Studio Responsive Website Template with Slider
and Template Add-ons – Portfolio Layouts, Animated Hovers

Red steals the show in this website template.  Large white fonts stand out on a maroon background with a slider revealing the latest portfolio fare of the design studio, followed by more images below. The drop-down menu in black enables the addition of multiple pages.  This template includes portfolio layouts, sliders, animated hovers, social and media sharing, among other add-ons to add pizzazz to your site.

Template 45282 - Template 45282 – Design Studio Responsive Website Template with Slider +Add-ons – Portfolio Layouts, Animated Hovers
Template 52062 – Restaurant Cafe Responsive WordPress Theme with Blog and Gallery, Lazy Load Effects

For a contrast in color blocks, take a look at a template with a softer appeal. This template derives its colors from the background image. Maroon and muted orange on a peach background present a pleasant and inviting appearance with hover effects on the menu. As the user scrolls down the page, the headline slides into view from the left.  Four color blocks with twirling icons slide into the frame using the lazy load effect, hold the user’s attention and invite action through a click of the buttons below.  The  gallery with media in image, gallery, slideshow, video and audio formats shows an appetizing spread of dishes, and can be viewed by category.  The blog engages the user with content about upcoming events and chef’s special dishes to look forward to.

Template 52062 - Restaurant Cafe Responsive WordPress Theme with Blog and Gallery, Lazy Load Effects

Red Templates with Analogous Colors

Template 52098 – Home Health Care Responsive Joomla Template with Carousel, Gallery, Blog with Lazy Load and Zoom Effects

Red is used effectively in this site in the red logo, red fonts, red borders and banners.  Red is also used along with other colors which are downplayed with image overlays to match three text banners in peach, yellow and green, as red is a strong color. On hover, the color of the action line “sign up now!” on the image changes to match the banner color. White fonts stand out on red. A carousel highlights customer testimonials and images.  Services are presented in a sortable gallery and the blog with zoom effects and lazy load allows images only when they are within view.

Template 52098 - Home Health Care Responsive Joomla Template

Template 48706 – Insurance Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Gallery and Blog

This is an attractively designed template with slim text, boxes below the slider in analogous colors with icons to differentiate the spectrum of service offerings of the insurance company that change color on rollover on rollover. An image slider with thumbnails further highlights the services.  Image banners lead into pages with details.   Services are presented in an image gallery in several formats, which can be viewed by category.  The blog gives the company an opportunity to engage with customers with examples from life.

 Template 48706 - Insurance Responsive WordPress Theme with Slider, Gallery and Blog

Red Templates with Other Colors 

Template 52730 – Artworld Images Responsive PrestaShop Theme with Slider, Product Slideshows, Image Zoom, Image Carousels

This grid-style template displays photos, videos and illustrations for a communications and design studio, with details about the piece in text.  Red is artfully used along with other colors to emphasize the different areas of specialization of the studio, in what is an online portfolio presented differently. Clicking on any of the colored boxes takes the user into the online portfolio. Photographs on sale or newly posted are shown below the grid on the homepage.  Product pages have slideshows with image zoom, black and white images, pricing, shopping cart and payment options. Related products are shown in image carousels below.

Template 52730 - Artworld Images Responsive PrestaShop Theme with Slider, Product Slideshows, Image Zoom, Image Carousels