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80 Stunning Background Patterns For Your Websites

October 28th, 2009

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.

Noqta.it
You can find lots of beautiful patterns on this site.

PatternCooler
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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85 comments for „80 Stunning Background Patterns For Your Websites
  1. Derrick on October 28th, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Great list. Thanks for the post.

    Just awesome.

    Derrick

  2. Derrick on October 28th, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Great list. Thanks for the post.

    Just awesome.

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

    Derrick

  3. webma on October 28th, 2009 at 2:24 am

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

  4. Alexandre Broggio (Brasil) on October 28th, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Thanks ^_^

  5. Simon on October 28th, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Great! Thanks.

  6. ron on October 28th, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Great list. Thanks for the post

  7. esranull on October 28th, 2009 at 4:47 am

    thanks good list

  8. Allie on October 28th, 2009 at 4:50 am

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

  9. BeyondRandom on October 28th, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Great collection! Thanks for sharing

  10. Arun on October 28th, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Great work… Thanks a lot!

  11. designfollow on October 28th, 2009 at 5:19 am

    thanks for this great post.

  12. Cameron Baney on October 28th, 2009 at 5:53 am

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

  13. joyoge bookmark on October 28th, 2009 at 8:21 am

    very nice patterns i like, thanks for share..

  14. Ester on October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Very useful showcase! Thank you ^_^

  15. Helen on October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 am

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

    Thanks!

  16. Franz on October 28th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    nice thx!

  17. Logo Bliss on October 29th, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Lovely collection.

  18. WebtreatsEtc on October 29th, 2009 at 6:04 am

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

  19. designium on October 30th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Nice collection D:

  20. Jon Bergan on October 30th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

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

    JB

  21. Constantine on October 31st, 2009 at 7:26 am

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

  22. saurabh shah on October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Thanks for sharing .. awesome lists …

  23. Ashli on October 31st, 2009 at 11:17 am

    What an awesome list!!

  24. David Kaplan on October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 am

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

    David

  25. Autonomy on October 31st, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    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.

  26. web design services stoke on November 1st, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Brilliant collection of backgrounds. Very Inspirational! Thank you

  27. Elaine McVicar on November 2nd, 2009 at 4:27 am

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

  28. Gadget Sleuth on November 2nd, 2009 at 9:50 am

    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.

  29. Tanya on November 4th, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Great inspiration! Thank you

  30. Shane on November 4th, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Really cool backgrounds, will try some out soon.
    Thanks.

  31. Colum on November 5th, 2009 at 3:30 am

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

  32. Bono on November 5th, 2009 at 5:39 am

    There are a few that are really quite useful.

    Thank a lot!

    cheers :D

  33. blak sheep on November 5th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    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!

  34. John on November 6th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

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

    • Crazieshamrock on November 8th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

      Hey man thanks for this great resource.

  35. Harriet on December 3rd, 2009 at 4:53 am

    wow~ Nice background~

  36. ftss2 on December 24th, 2009 at 3:14 am

    yeah great collection!

  37. Sabine on February 16th, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Thanks for including me. Great list, very inspirational!

    Wishing you all a nice day.

  38. kama on February 22nd, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I use my own patern to for my twitter.

  39. krike on March 5th, 2010 at 8:02 am

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

  40. Mario on April 6th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Great list. Thanks for the post

  41. Tucson lawyers on October 12th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    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.

  42. federico on November 16th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    buena lista de fondos!!

  43. Dale O'Donnell on December 8th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

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

  44. Adobe Man on January 10th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Nice post
    thx

  45. Ajinkya on January 21st, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    What is best than this one???

  46. Shafeeque om on February 9th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Great Work thanks for giving these much backgrounds

  47. q8daily on February 24th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

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

  48. William Imhoff on March 15th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing thease great backgrounds.

  49. jijojohn on June 26th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    nce article

  50. Zubair Amjad on July 28th, 2011 at 5:29 am

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

  51. hamilton on August 1st, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Valewww ajudo muito

  52. Shey on August 24th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

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

  53. AnchorPrint on October 25th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

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

  54. faberelle on October 26th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    thank you very much!
    Very good bkgr

  55. ruhi gupta on November 10th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    beautiful collection

  56. nandha on November 13th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    great backgrounds .thanx

  57. Putra on December 22nd, 2011 at 8:56 am

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

  58. Joe from Small Business Websites on December 25th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Nice collection. Saved few of them for future sites.

  59. Brodyaga on April 23rd, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Nice patterns. Very useful. thanks for share..

  60. Mujeeb on June 4th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

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

  61. Roger on June 5th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Great post. Very useful collection.

  62. Gouri on June 10th, 2012 at 10:16 am

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

  63. tomex on June 13th, 2012 at 6:33 am

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

  64. Geoffrey Hale on June 13th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Ah, beautiful! Thank you. =)

  65. ancajasjc on June 18th, 2012 at 4:13 am

    really nice background. tnx for this mate.

  66. vencanice on July 6th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Very nice background patterns, thanks for sharing.

  67. Suresh G on July 15th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Very nice work. Really helpful… thanks

  68. Manisha on August 31st, 2012 at 8:48 am

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

  69. bannerweaver on October 12th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

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

  70. housni on November 7th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Great list. Thanks for the post

  71. ???? ???? on November 12th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Very nice work. Really helpful… thanks

    • çelik raf on April 21st, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      nice patterns.. thank for a lot..

  72. haider on November 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    really fantastic collection

  73. raf on December 20th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    nice backgrounds but I didnt found my search..

  74. Lewis on December 30th, 2012 at 6:45 am

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

  75. blanche on February 4th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Amazin collection of background patterns. Thanks!

  76. Milan on February 16th, 2013 at 1:24 am

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

    Cheers!

  77. Luke on February 25th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    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 on February 25th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      Four years old article, try reading something fresh

  78. Jose Basil on March 11th, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Useful Designs Thanks!

  79. Nana Okofo Agyei on March 31st, 2013 at 12:14 am

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

  80. Litto on June 29th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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

  81. Sandeep on September 6th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    All are very pretty Patterns. :D

  82. Robert on September 12th, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Thanks so much!