Oct 28 2009

80 Stunning Background Patterns For Your Websites


We are always attracted to the outstanding design, layout or content when we click in a website, but seldom of us would notice the textures and patterns that are used. If there are only background colors, many websites would not be that eye-catching as they are now.

Patterns can be simply repetition of simple stipes or polka-dots, others can be more complicated with complex combination of images and colors. A pattern must go with the overall style of the website, or it could be rather distractvie and annoying.

We have collected the following 80 brand new and stunning patterns. Best of all, they are all free to use. What are you waiting for? Use them on your website and give a whole new feeling to your visitors.

Brand New and Stunning Patterns

Designed by Miice

Designed by Twitter Patterns

Designed by Twitter Patterns

Designed by The Inspiration Gallery

Designed by Insurrectionx

Designed by BG Patterns/a>

Designed by Brushthis

Designed by Squid Fingers

Designed by The Inspiration Gallery

Designed by Pattern Cooler

Designed by Patterrific

Designed by Portfelia

Designed by Urban Strokes

Designed by Citrus Moon

Designed by Fractured Sanity

Designed by Everyday Icons

Designed by Koller Media

Designed by Ava7

Designed by Tickle

Designed by Tartanmaker

Designed by Appendix Squared

Designed by Hybrid-genesis

Designed by Shizoo

Designed by Don Barnett

Designed by Alice Grafixx

Designed by WebTreats

Designed by Din Pattern

Designed by PatternCooler

Designed by The Design Inspiration

Designed by Semireal Stock

Designed by Squidfingers

Designed by WebTreats

Designed by Squidfingers

Designed by Noqta

Designed by Din Pattern

Designed by PatternCooler

Designed by The Design Inspiration

Designed by Danda Luna

Designed by Noqta

Designed by WebTreats

Designed by Squidfingers

Designed by Noqta

Designed by Din Pattern

Designed by PatternCooler

Designed by The Design Inspiration

Designed by Onethirtytwo

Designed by WebTreats

Designed by Squidfingers

Designed by Noqta

Designed by Din Pattern

Designed by Kerim Karaman

Designed by WebTreats

Designed by Squidfingers

Designed by Noqta

Designed by Lady Manderley

Designed by WebTreats

Designed by Din Pattern

Designed by Logochic

Designed by WebTreats

Designed by Squidfingers

Designed by Noqta

Designed by Din Pattern

Designed by PatternCooler

Designed by The Design Inspiration

Designed by Itseh

Designed by Pattern 8

Designed by Dinpattern

Designed by WebTreats

Designed by Din Pattern

Designed by Afrodusa

Designed by Alessandro

Designed by Highwireart

Designed by Din Pattern

Designed by Dc larien

Designed by Dc larien

Designed by Din Pattern

Create Your Own Patterns

Repper is a free-to-use pattern creator that turns your images into eye-catching designs. It’s the easiest way to create beautiful patterns for your desktop or social profile background.

Sources and Resources

You’ll find many more amazing patterns for your websites on the following sites:

MySiteMyWay Patterns
All patterns, textures on this website are free for use in both personal and commercial projects.

Squidfingers / Patterns
Feel free to use any of these patterns on your own site.

You can find lots of beautiful patterns on this site.

Add your own colors to contemporary and retro pattern designs, or browse from thousands of pre-colored patterns in the seamless pattern background library.

Patterns – The Design Inspiration
To make every designer’s life easier, they feature the best patterns from the most talented designers from all around the world.

COLOURlovers :: Patterns
COLOURlovers is a resource that monitors and influences color trends. COLOURlovers gives the people who use color.

About the Author

This guest post was written by The Design Inspiration, a group of designers who are seeking various design inspiration for you every day. You can receive daily inspiration of Logo, Illustration, Website, Font, Photo and Pattern by subscribing to our RSS.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Derrick, 28 October 2009

    Great list. Thanks for the post.

    Just awesome.


  • Derrick, 28 October 2009

    Great list. Thanks for the post.

    Just awesome.

    Some borken links on the Deviantart patterns.
    Example: http://onethirtytwo.deviantart.com/art/Patterns-2-94122739


  • webma, 28 October 2009

    really nice i was looking for some good backgrounds for my project really nice you make my life easy well thanks and bookmarked.

  • Thanks ^_^

  • Simon, 28 October 2009

    Great! Thanks.

  • ron, 28 October 2009

    Great list. Thanks for the post

  • esranull, 28 October 2009

    thanks good list

  • Allie, 28 October 2009

    Please note that twitterpatterns.com patterns are only free to use on twitter. It’s stated in the designer’s Terms of Use.

  • BeyondRandom, 28 October 2009

    Great collection! Thanks for sharing

  • Arun, 28 October 2009

    Great work… Thanks a lot!

  • designfollow, 28 October 2009

    thanks for this great post.

  • Cameron Baney, 28 October 2009

    What a great showcase of backgrounds. Even if one wasn’t going to use these, they are great inspiration for creating a background yourself.

  • joyoge bookmark, 28 October 2009

    very nice patterns i like, thanks for share..

  • Ester, 28 October 2009

    Very useful showcase! Thank you ^_^

  • Helen, 28 October 2009

    Some a bit eye scorchingly bright for my liking, but some are rather beautiful!


  • Franz, 28 October 2009

    nice thx!

  • Logo Bliss, 29 October 2009

    Lovely collection.

  • WebtreatsEtc, 29 October 2009

    Beautiful collection. Thanks for including webtreats in this great list of patterns!

  • designium, 30 October 2009

    Nice collection D:

  • Jon Bergan, 30 October 2009

    Some seriously awesome patterns in here. Great post. Thanks for putting up some fantastic content. Keep up the awesome work! :)


  • Constantine, 31 October 2009

    Too striking. Mediocre as patterns, and painful as website backgrounds.

  • saurabh shah, 31 October 2009

    Thanks for sharing .. awesome lists …

  • Ashli, 31 October 2009

    What an awesome list!!

  • David Kaplan, 31 October 2009

    There’s a couple of nice ones, but overall they all remind me of Web 1.0 backgrounds – yuck!


  • Autonomy, 31 October 2009

    I have to agree with @David on some of these. They are a headache! However, there are a lot of cool backgrounds I enjoyed perusing. To each there own. Thanks for the collection.

  • web design services stoke, 01 November 2009

    Brilliant collection of backgrounds. Very Inspirational! Thank you

  • Elaine McVicar, 02 November 2009

    Excellent list. I can see a lot of them being useful/inspirational. Thanks!

  • Gadget Sleuth, 02 November 2009

    That first one…maybe a tad bit busy for most websites? Some of the others are nice though…myself, I like subtlety. Less is more.

  • Tanya, 04 November 2009

    Great inspiration! Thank you

  • Shane, 04 November 2009

    Really cool backgrounds, will try some out soon.

  • Colum, 05 November 2009

    Thanks for these backgrounds. As a web designer, it always helps not having to make stuff from scratch!

  • Bono, 05 November 2009

    There are a few that are really quite useful.

    Thank a lot!

    cheers :D

  • blak sheep, 05 November 2009

    these are fantastic patterns and there are now a number of online resources which you can use to easily create your own. i’ve posted a number of background tile patterns with corresponding hex codes/palettes at http://blaksheepimages.tumblr.com. enjoy!

  • John, 06 November 2009

    That first one (Navaho) s beyond awesome. It makes me jst want to stare… anyways, great list!

    • Crazieshamrock, 08 November 2009

      Hey man thanks for this great resource.

  • Harriet, 03 December 2009

    wow~ Nice background~

  • ftss2, 24 December 2009

    yeah great collection!

  • Sabine, 16 February 2010

    Thanks for including me. Great list, very inspirational!

    Wishing you all a nice day.

  • kama, 22 February 2010

    I use my own patern to for my twitter.

  • krike, 05 March 2010

    awesome :D promoted on http://iv-designs.org

  • Mario, 06 April 2010

    Great list. Thanks for the post

  • Tucson lawyers, 12 October 2010

    Hey can I copy and paste this content on my internet site? What references must I give? You will need to give this info for other people too.

  • federico, 16 November 2010

    buena lista de fondos!!

  • Dale O'Donnell, 08 December 2010

    Thanks for the great list! Will help me for my new site

  • Adobe Man, 10 January 2011

    Nice post

  • Ajinkya, 21 January 2011

    What is best than this one???

  • Shafeeque om, 09 February 2011

    Great Work thanks for giving these much backgrounds

  • q8daily, 24 February 2011

    Very nice patterns. I am looking to use one of them here q8daily.com

  • William Imhoff, 15 March 2011

    Thanks for sharing thease great backgrounds.

  • jijojohn, 26 June 2011

    nce article

  • Zubair Amjad, 28 July 2011

    Thank you so much for sharing.
    These patterns are realy cool and beautiful :)

  • hamilton, 01 August 2011

    Valewww ajudo muito

  • Shey, 24 August 2011

    I’m using one of your suggestions on my website. Thank you for sharing these awesome backgrounds!

  • AnchorPrint, 25 October 2011

    Thanks for the backgrounds. I’ve juts used once background and I’ll think I’ll save a few more for later use. Cheers.

  • faberelle, 26 October 2011

    thank you very much!
    Very good bkgr

  • ruhi gupta, 10 November 2011

    beautiful collection

  • nandha, 13 November 2011

    great backgrounds .thanx

  • Putra, 22 December 2011

    Nice :) Thanks 4 sharing . . . . . .

  • Nice collection. Saved few of them for future sites.

  • Brodyaga, 23 April 2012

    Nice patterns. Very useful. thanks for share..

  • Mujeeb, 04 June 2012

    thank you.. it is helped me very well in my work

  • Roger, 05 June 2012

    Great post. Very useful collection.

  • Gouri, 10 June 2012

    Thanks for this awesome list. They are equally beautiful and useful even today.

  • tomex, 13 June 2012

    Nice , list . . . and i like the earthly theme on your site. .

  • Geoffrey Hale, 13 June 2012

    Ah, beautiful! Thank you. =)

  • ancajasjc, 18 June 2012

    really nice background. tnx for this mate.

  • vencanice, 06 July 2012

    Very nice background patterns, thanks for sharing.

  • Suresh G, 15 July 2012

    Very nice work. Really helpful… thanks

  • Manisha, 31 August 2012

    awsome collection !!!! thanx !! worth for me :)

  • bannerweaver, 12 October 2012

    A long list..thanks..useful too.Some of them uncommon.:)

  • housni, 07 November 2012

    Great list. Thanks for the post

  • ???? ????, 12 November 2012

    Very nice work. Really helpful… thanks

    • çelik raf, 21 April 2013

      nice patterns.. thank for a lot..

  • haider, 13 November 2012

    really fantastic collection

  • raf, 20 December 2012

    nice backgrounds but I didnt found my search..

  • Lewis, 30 December 2012

    My website needed spicing up and some of these are just what I was looking for… Thanks!

  • blanche, 04 February 2013

    Amazin collection of background patterns. Thanks!

  • Milan, 16 February 2013

    Thank man for the great list. Could this list be better? Guess not!


  • Luke, 25 February 2013

    Errrrr, the 1990′s called – they want their patterns back!!!

    Seriously?? Most of them are disgusting! What’s next? The 80 best animated .gifs??

    • Dieter Petereit, 25 February 2013

      Four years old article, try reading something fresh

  • Jose Basil, 11 March 2013

    Useful Designs Thanks!

  • Nana Okofo Agyei, 31 March 2013

    Thanks for the wonderful background.You have really made my day.This gesture, i will never forget.

  • Litto, 29 June 2013

    Thank for the article. I got better design for my new project .

  • Sandeep, 06 September 2013

    All are very pretty Patterns. :D

  • Robert, 12 September 2013

    Thanks so much!

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