30 Black Business Card Designs to Inspire

We’ve seen a lot of business card designs. The most common design would be the simplistic white cards with contact details and personal information. White somehow signifies “corporate” and “formal” so in designing cards, white have become a safety zone for many professionals. However, given that white is safe and an easy way out, is printing white business cards really the way to go? Not really. Why not try to deviate from the norms and start using the inverse? After all, we wear it in many formal functions, business meetings and transactions –black is formal, decent, classy and beautiful.

For your corporate cards, as means to promote yourself or your business, black can be a powerful color of choice if used in harmony with other colors. Since business cards, more often than not, has a sense of formality and has a corporate touch, using black as a dominant color would imply being a pro in the business you’re in. In addition, black amplifies the vibrancy of other colors especially those in line with pastel and neon. Take for example the following designs that used black as a base color. You will notice how black made the other colors stand out as highlights of the business card design. Hope this post inspires you to make your own black business card.


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Elmor Go, though he doesn’t look like it, is a geek at heart. He likes scouring the internet for fantastic artworks both conventional and radical. He’s a blogger for the UPrinting network. He writes about custom business cards, brochure designs, and catalog printing.

12 Comments
  1. Reply Anneka Mistry August 22, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    I think finding the right balance when designing a black business card is important, there is a risk that it can look cheap and tacky. I think the best way of achieving a sleek and professional look its keeping the business card simple, with crisp type and possibly and nice accent colour. Some of these business cards look good, however some of them fall towards the cheaper looking side.

  2. Reply Web Design Aberdeen August 22, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Amazing collection. Saved many to the inspiration folder in Evernote already.

    Favourite is probably the Fantasy one.

  3. Reply martha_ku August 23, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    I think that black business card is pro when the material, on witch it`s printing, has got high value. It can be shiny, textured, or be covered in part with polish.

  4. Reply Herbug August 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Laminated business cards are FTW!

  5. Reply JM August 31, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    Love them all, many thanks

  6. Reply cmyksceptic September 2, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    nice, although all projects here (with one exception) are photoshop renders, therefore have no reflection in real life. in reality – CMYK colours will be dull and all these nifty gradients will likely feature high banding, especially if you’re printing digitally (which almost always is the case due to process print being dearer).

    still, keep designing and be creative but remember that you’re dealing in the end with an ungrateful and moody beast called print. thank you and goodnight.

  7. Reply plastykard September 2, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    basura

  8. Reply pranav September 10, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Very artistic and creative black cards collection.

  9. Reply vinay October 12, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    These are all so beautiful, it would be hard to chose one. I only wish that I needed business cards so that I could use one. Wonderful work!Free Business Cards

    • Reply Antonio V Torres March 7, 2013 at 4:37 AM

      There’s no reason you can’t have cards simply because you don’t have a business. Some people use them for personal reasons. It’s all in how the cards are designed and how you use/present them. They can’t look so “business” and thus pretentious in a more social setting. I’ve done cards like that before for clients. I try to match that person’s personality to the card design.

  10. Reply nishu2685 January 24, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    most beautiful cards i have ever seen in my life. inspirational quotes sms

  11. Reply Aaron Ortiz October 29, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    where did they get these made??

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