30 Most Incredible Textures for Vintage Style Design

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One of the most important aspects of a good vintage style design is the use of authentic looking textures. Since most of you probably don’t have time to browse the local antique shop, and your grandmother’s attic is miles away, we’ve put together a list of some of the best vintage textures we have ever seen.

All of these are free, but make sure to read the terms before using.

You are sure to find a use for these textures, but if you want more, check out the best texture packs from 2008.

Vintage XIII

Vintage XIII

+texture

+texture

Vintage Musk

Vintage Musk

Vintage V

Vintage V

Simple Vintage

Simple Vintage

vintage strip texture

vintage strip texture

Vintage Grunge

Vintage Grunge

map texture 1

map texture 1

Vintage IV

Vintage IV

Victorian grunge V

Victorian grunge V

vintage polka dot texture

vintage polka dot texture

Victorian grunge IV

Victorian grunge IV

Vintage Musk 3

Vintage Musk 3

Grunge Wallpaper 1

Grunge Wallpaper 1

Use This 52

Use This 52

Beauty 96

Beauty 96

Beauty 95

Beauty 95

Vintage Texture II

Vintage Texture II

Art Nouveau Pattern Texture

Art Nouveau Pattern Texture

Antique Script Texture

Antique Script Texture

music texture 4

music texture 4

vintage diamonds

vintage diamonds

Vintage II

Vintage II

Vintage XV

Vintage XV

Vintage XVII

Vintage XVII

Vintage Wall Paper Texture

Vintage Wall Paper Texture

Grunge Wallpaper 2

Grunge Wallpaper 2

Cracked Wallpaper

Cracked Wallpaper

Victorian Wallpaper

Victorian Wallpaper

Vintage XII

Vintage XII

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

91 Comments

  1. federico
    February 9, 2009

    me encantan este tipo de texturas
    muchas gracias por compartirlas

    Reply
  2. Nebojsa
    February 9, 2009

    Once more I am stunned. Will use some of these for sure.

    Reply
  3. avel
    February 18, 2009

    wow, cool, thanks!!!
    great resources for photoshop…

    Reply
  4. gilson
    February 19, 2009

    very beatfuul! As texturas maravilhosas, me retornaram ao passado remoto!
    Gilson Tankiu!

    Reply
  5. fowlerok
    February 20, 2009

    I would love to find someone to use these to design me a simple tiny site for my show pug dogs???? Anyone?
    I love vintage….. Never gets old…. just where we all come from;-)

    Reply
    • steve tracy
      May 20, 2010

      Ever get your website up and running?

      Reply
  6. Lubo
    March 24, 2009

    Ohhh, thats lovely!

    Reply
  7. sam_khrap
    March 29, 2009

    excellent collection ! I really love it

    Reply
  8. j
    March 29, 2009

    What a wonderful collection!!

    Reply
  9. zillionliu
    April 14, 2009

    classtic pic for backgroud image!

    Reply
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    May 12, 2009

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  11. patrick james
    May 14, 2009

    Wow. An absolutely wonderful collection! Many thanks! :)

    Reply
  12. birgit meyke
    May 21, 2009

    GREAT & soooooo BEAUTIFUL, I choose number 95 fpr a headpic in my website and say: ThanXXL

    Reply
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    June 25, 2009

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  14. alexandra
    July 15, 2009

    Preciosas texturas…muy muy lindas!

    Reply
  15. Nigel Lamb
    July 16, 2009

    Great selection. I really like the lighting effects used on them, really brings them to live and gives them a more contemporary feel. Cheers!

    Reply
  16. Rian
    August 2, 2009

    From the Netherlands ;
    Thanks !! these are realy FANTASTIC !!

    Reply
  17. Personal finance blog
    August 6, 2009

    Great resource and free. Thank you

    Reply
  18. aldo
    August 10, 2009

    excelentes fondos.
    zaludoz

    Reply
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    August 31, 2009

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  20. pachuvachuva
    October 5, 2009

    Amazing. Simply amazing. Thanks for these. ^_^

    Reply
  21. rebecca hyde
    October 17, 2009

    Love these textures. x

    Reply
  22. John
    November 2, 2009

    Quite a few of the links don’t work!

    Shame!!

    Reply
  23. J
    November 7, 2009

    nice!thanks~

    Reply
  24. Lola Duende
    December 9, 2009

    Beautiful textures!!! ;)

    Reply
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  26. Alexandrae
    January 7, 2010

    These are really nice texture…Nice collection

    Reply
  27. gottalovethefreestuff
    January 12, 2010

    i know these have been up for a year now, but I wanted to let you know that 99% of the links are bad – getting 404 error.

    Thank you so much for your eforts! You rock!!!

    Reply
  28. Yayu
    January 14, 2010

    ..i just want to say thanks +++ for your xcellent compilation of these vintage textures..amazing and great..waking me up to xplore the ideas more n more..

    Reply
  29. afino
    January 20, 2010

    Beauty 95 so cool! Thanks

    Reply
  30. Infographiste
    February 3, 2010

    Awesome list, my fav one is the “vintage strip” texture. Thanks for sharing

    Reply
  31. TwitterBackgrounds
    July 23, 2010

    All these textures are fantastic and inspiring.

    Reply
  32. aubrey
    August 11, 2010

    super like it :)

    Reply
  33. sami
    May 22, 2011

    thanksssss

    Reply
  34. giselle
    June 8, 2011

    Love them!

    Reply
  35. Buburu Resources
    June 27, 2011

    I love grunge and vintage style! I have a Free Set of 52 Grunge brushes here – http://bubururesources.info/?p=478 which can help creating these effects.

    Reply
  36. Alicia
    September 7, 2011

    These are pretty cool. Thanks!

    Reply
  37. soso
    December 25, 2011

    Thanks these are realy FANTASTIC

    Reply
  38. mangeshi
    March 24, 2012

    These are really nice texture…Nice collection

    Reply
  39. john
    May 10, 2012

    Nice textures, thank you for sharing. I would like to add at this collection another set of free vintage textures check here: http://www.creattor.com/textures-patterns/vintage-grunge-papers-textures-pack-3770

    Reply
  40. eyzhel
    May 15, 2012

    Nice collections!
    Here’s mine:
    http://eyzhel.tumblr.com/post/23096565455/vintage-textures

    :)

    Reply

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