Here’s a collection of the best dark dashboard UI design that you can use as inspiration for your own project! Desktop, mobile, and elements.
Dashboards are extra good for dark mode designs because they often contain lots of data, grouped elements, and graphs & tables. A dark mode palette allows the designer to use beautiful gradients, illustrations, and icons for those elements. It makes “boring” data much more fun to look at. A dashboard in dark colors also looks more futuristic and cooler since sci-fi and cyberpunk movies more often feature dashboards in darker color palettes than lighter ones. Last but not least, dark themes are much easier on the eyes when used during nighttime. And one can imagine that dashboards are one of those elements that often get used at night.
See also: Cyberpunk UI Website Design Inspiration
Note! These designs are not mine. Credit to each designer is below every image.
Desktop Dark Mode Dashboard UI Design
Some reoccurring elements are:
- Darker background with lighter cards
- Super colourful and gradient cards to highlight areas
- Strong colors for call-to-action buttons and icons
- Semi-transparent backgrounds
- Graphs that contain mostly grey data points, except for one or a few strongly coloured data points
- Light grey (and not 100% white) text
- Dark grey (and not 100% black) backgrounds
Mobile Dark Dashboard Design
Dashboards for smaller screens can’t contain as much information at once on screen as the larger ones. This makes it important to design dashboards that are responsive and can adjust to resizing. One way of doing this is by building the dashboard from cards and sections of elements that easily can be flexed into the right position. If you observe the following designs, you can see how they all have been designed in sections or groups of elements.
Lastly, here’s some inspiration of elements that you may include in your dark mode dashboard design.