Competing in the car market is certainly not an easy task for any company, taking into account the great sums of money involved in the industry and efforts applied in brand promotion.
While user experience is certainly the most important requirement, there are also such things as presentation, readability, and simplicity to name a few. Have a look at 5 car website templates below before you start with you car website design project.
1. Dark Theme
This style of website can be found all over the internet. Although it may seem plain, it’s very effective, especially for websites that are all about cars and other motor vehicles. This theme works best if you use something fairly bright alongside it. In this picture, the dark background contrasts an attractive car with an orange fire pattern printed on it. The bright color contrasts beautifully with the dark background, drawing the attention to the vehicle, which is the main object on the page and is essentially what the website is all about. If you decide to use something like this for your car website, remember not to use bright colors for anything other than the main image, as this will make your website look overloaded and too colorful.
A website design like this may not seem very attractive at first; however, it gives any website a nice, clean look. In order to get this effect, use images of vehicles that are silver or white (the same color as the website background). Using images of cars that are different colors, for example, a picture of a red car, will cause your website to lose this effect as the attention is drawn to the red car. This immediately gives your website an entirely different look.
If you like the plain white and silver theme but find that it’s a little too plain for your liking, why not add a bit of color to it? Your website can still have that “clean and tidy” look, but with a little extra color to make it more attractive. Before designing your website and adding the colors, think about one or two colors that you would like to use. Choose two colors that go well together, for example, green and dark purple like the picture above. Choosing fairly basic colors is ideal for car websites as it will make it colorful but not too bright.
Use headings and subheadings on your website to make it easy for people to navigate their way around. A website that people can easily browse will encourage your visitors to stay for longer and return again and again. A bold heading (the word “SAVERS” in this example) will draw the attention to the main part of the website, and you can change this regularly to whatever you want people to visit first.
This website design, while simple, is extremely effective. It’s perfect for informative websites that contain information and articles about various cars and other motor vehicles. Red and black are two colors that complement each other very well, and a website like this immediately looks professional, attractive and very well made.
A design like this is ideal for a website that is dedicated to a particular model of car. If you’re passionate about one specific car and want to dedicate a website or blog to it, a design like this is just the thing for which you should be aiming. Although it’s not necessary to copy this website design exactly, the female model featured here gives the website a look of class and elegance. The red car and the female model are both elegant and attractive; therefore, while they seem different, they’re very much alike.
This is the most popular website design that you’ll find when you come across business websites. Although it is fairly plain and the main colors are black and white, the many products that are featured give the website the color and character that is needed. Because the products displayed contain some color anyway, adding bright headers and colorful banners would make the website too bright.
If you’re running a website selling cars, car parts or car services, this is the design that will work best. You can present everything neatly on your website and it’s very simple and easy for your visitors to find their way around. Make sure that you sort out the products or services into categories to make it extra easy for people to find what they need.
When choosing a car website design, think about the aims and objectives of your website. Once you’ve decided what purpose your website is going to serve, you can choose the design, templates and themes. The designs are in no way limited to those featured here, so if you’ve any ideas and thoughts, please feel free to share them and leave a comment.
Annie is a creative blogger for Dobovo, the accommodation site providing the selection of Kiev apartments on a budget.