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Best Resources to Find Textures and Patterns for websites

qrolic profile image Qrolic Technologies ・5 min read

Textures and patterns are a great way to give a web page depth, draw user’s attention to key elements, and enhance the website’s overall beauty with a stunning background. But designers now ran out of a proper resource to find amazing looking textures and patterns. All they have is the same boring websites with the same cheesy and over-used textures. If you are a designer, looking for some fresh texture and pattern images then you are at the right place. Here are some websites that will definitely fulfill your need.

Pixel Buddha

Pixel Buddha provides an extensive collection of free and premium graphic design resources for professionals. They have high-quality textures and patterns along with icons, animations, vectors, font, and other designing resources. Pixel Buddha regularly shares its design updates with their 150K+ email subscriber’s community.

Pattern Library

Pattern Library compiles beautiful texture and pattern background images made by some creative designers from all around the world. All the featured pattern images are free to use on your personal and educational projects.

PatternCooler

The PatternCooler is a web application for making custom texture and pattern graphics for Twitter, blog, and Tumblr backgrounds. You can download pattern images for free. The platform is non-commercial and relies on donations made by the user.

FreePik

The Free Pik team’s goal is to provide high-quality graphic resources such as illustrations, photos, icons, mockups, and presentation templates. They have a great collection of texture and pattern images for free users as well as premium members.

GRSites

GRSites has 5,000+ attractive free background textures and patterns for web sites and other graphical use. Apart from texture images, they have a great archive of 6,000+ fonts and 1,000+ sound effects. All this content is well sorted according to color and motifs and can be downloaded for free.

Background Labs

The Background offers seamless high-quality textures and patterns, vector images, and other graphic resources for free. You can browse all these pattern images by colors and styles. The platform is founded in 2008 with a motive to serve the community with easy and free graphics resources.

DinPattern

With a mission to bring new and unique pattern designs and resources to the web, DinPattern provides a beautiful and vibrant collection of free textures and pattern designs, and background images, ready to be used in all kinds of commercial and non-commercial projects.

Better Textures

The founders of the Better Textures platform created this site after being frustrated for unable to find high-quality textures and patterns for graphic design projects. The platform has colorful texture and pattern images with great resolution and quality.

Patterns of Change

Patterns of Change offers gorgeous textures and patterns. The platform does not allow commercial projects to use these patterns for free, they must make a minimum of $10 donation before using these designs. However personal projects are allowed but a donation would be appreciated. All this donation goes to Action Against Hunger.

Background Archive

Background archive provides a wide range of free tileable textures and patterns, desktop wallpapers, and background photos. All these images can be used in a personal and non-commercial project for free, but they expect users to make a little donation to keep the platform running.

Subtle Patterns

Subtle patterns have a beautiful collection of pattern designs. You must visit this site if you are looking for elegant backgrounds for your website or other graphic projects. They release these photographs under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) License which means you are free to download these images in any kind of personal or commercial projects.

Pattern Head

Pattern Head started its journey as an e-commerce store selling texture and pattern images on the web, which has been converted to a blog-style site now. Though the online store is still there. The authors used to publish informative blogs about patterns and textures until 2013.

Texture Palace

Texture palace is a great platform for downloading royalty-free texture and pattern images. The website releases all the content licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) public domain license.

Stock Vault

Stock Vault offers thousands of free textures and patterns images, background images, desktop wallpapers, and stock photos. All these texture and pattern photos come in high-resolutions and can be used in personal and commercial projects.

Lost & Taken

Lost and Taken is a free stock photo gallery featuring a wide variety of textures and patterns images in categories like paint, paper, grunge, watercolor, concrete, scratched, books, cardboard, and many more.

Raw Pixel

Raw Pixel has hundreds of finest quality texture and pattern images, stock photos, illustrations. Their public domain collection is licensed under the Creative Common Zero License. They also have a premium collection for personal and commercial use, which you must try if you are a professional designer.

Vecteezy

Vecteezy is one of the largest vector graphics and stock photos sharing community in the world. They have an extensive collection of vector graphics, stock photos, videos, and texture images. Most of the content is free to download and depending on the license, free to use in your projects.

Pattern8

Pattern8 offers high-quality free seamless texture and pattern design. This free stock texture image website has many beautiful patterns. The platform is serving many web and graphics designers for more than a decade.

Unsplash

Unsplash is one of the top leading free stock photo websites. It has a fair collection of textures and patterns which are absolutely royalty-free to use in any non-commercial as well as commercial projects.

Wild Textures

Wild texture has some great high-resolution textures and patterns free to be used in personal, educational, and commercial projects. The founder Tomasz Grabowiecki created this non-commercial site as a hobby.

And One Bonus Site

The Pixeden has some amazing free and premium texture and pattern packs to offer to the designer community. Each pack is created with a specific category like grunge, bricks, rusty, and many more. Apart from textures, they have a wide range of icons, vectors, and graphic packs also.

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