40+ Beautiful Patterns and Textures for Ornate Backgrounds

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The use of ornate patterns in web design has been popular for several years now. Not only does it add a lot of intricate detail, but it’s also a great way to add a level of sophistication to a design. Here are some of the most beautiful ornate patterns and textures that I have found.

damask wallpaper

damask wallpaper

damask wallpaper 2

damask wallpaper 2

Charcoal Damask

Charcoal Damask

Wintry Damask Wallpaper

Wintry Damask Wallpaper

Patterns 2 (6 patterns)

Patterns 2

Baroque pattern

Baroque pattern

Damask Texture

Damask Texture

Damask Wallpaper patterns (25 Patterns)

Damask Wallpaper patterns

Blue Damask

Blue Damask

Grunge Wallpaper 2

Grunge Wallpaper 2

Orange Damask Wallpaper

Orange Damask Wallpaper

Orange Gold Damask

Orange Gold Damask

Dark Teal Damask Wallpaper

Dark Teal Damask Wallpaper

Patterns.2 (2 patterns)

Patterns.2

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.

37 Comments

  1. N_Lite
    March 23, 2009

    Good Patterns!

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  2. Patternhead
    March 23, 2009

    As a fan of all things pattern, there’s some great work here, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Nathan Beck
    March 23, 2009

    Yeah thanks a lot. Are we allowed to used all these?

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  4. eddie
    March 23, 2009

    That’s what I really need! Thank for your collections

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  5. Bob
    March 23, 2009

    I’ve been using a damask pattern very similar to the seventh one down on my site for a while now. This list has given me a few others for inspiration as well. Cheers!

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  6. Danh ba web 2.0
    March 23, 2009

    Great patterns and textures for me. Thanks you very much

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  7. Henry
    March 23, 2009

    @Nathan Beck – You are, but just make sure to check the terms on each if there are any.

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  8. Creamy CSS
    March 23, 2009

    Wonderful! Really gorgeous patterns ;)

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  9. Kristin
    March 23, 2009

    Nice collection. Good ones can be hard to find!

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  10. Ed Hardy
    March 23, 2009

    Nice collection! I’m still looking for a set of darker textures. Maybe you could make a list of those, too.

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  11. Anh dep
    March 23, 2009

    Great collection, thanks for sharing!

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  12. Tweetplate
    March 23, 2009

    Pretty!

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  13. Jeff Marshall
    March 31, 2009

    If only I could get these on the walls in my place.

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  14. UTogger
    April 5, 2009

    Gorgeous designs! Thanks!

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  15. eyankulov
    April 7, 2009

    Usefull :)

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  16. Liora
    April 16, 2009

    LOVE THESE! Thank you sooooo much.

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  17. fabulous k
    May 13, 2009

    THANK YOU for sharing this collection! i’ve been looking forever.

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  18. Singularity
    May 15, 2009

    Thanks, they’re awesome.
    Thumb up for you.

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  19. Audrey
    June 4, 2009

    I’m going to use it ! very great choice of pattern .

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  20. Silvana Grass
    June 10, 2009

    Very nice patterns!

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  21. Tmdesigner
    September 10, 2009

    Davvero molto belli… Awesome! grazie per averli messi a disposizione..

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  22. Sascha
    September 17, 2009

    Fine patterns!

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  23. poc
    November 9, 2009

    Baroque pattern doesn’t exist anymore. :(

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  24. Joren Rapini
    November 10, 2009

    It looks like a few of these have died. Was a good post though, I had it bookmarked!

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  25. Chris Ronk
    November 21, 2009

    I am totally going to use some of these. Thanks a bunch.

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  26. lintu
    November 21, 2009

    i love them.thanks.=)

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  27. travelmono
    February 17, 2010

    Cool,thxx

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  28. travelmono
    February 17, 2010

    lovely,thanks

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  29. wetraindogs
    March 23, 2010

    Really lovely patterns, the charcoal damask may well be used in the near future.

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  30. Ningbo Hotel
    March 23, 2010

    Hi Henry!

    THANKS for this great article.
    Links are useful and give lots of ideas.
    What about a next article talking about css with background with 2 or 3 image layers.
    I’m now working on that and not a lot of information available.

    Thank you again! :-)

    Jamy

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  31. DirSpice
    June 3, 2010

    Beautiful back grounds, i am going to try one in my new website project!! thanks for sharing.

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  32. Rory
    August 27, 2010

    Awesome, a couple of the links don’t work but the majority do – and they are delicious! thank you so much your to kind

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  33. davetiye
    August 27, 2010

    woow these are beautiful thans for share.

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  34. Michael
    August 27, 2010

    so many wonderful patterns, so many 404′s… *sigh*

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  35. Susan
    October 14, 2011

    Thanks for this patterns but url Patterns 2 (6 patterns)is 404… :(

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  36. Karl
    May 12, 2012

    These are some unusual textures – the author says you can use them to paint planets and that you can animate 3D objects in Photoshop – is this true? has anyone checked this out? http://www.creattor.com/textures-patterns/xyn-planet-graphix-5026

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  37. Geoffrey Hale
    June 13, 2012

    Woo! So pretty, thank you! Been looking all over for some good ones. =)

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