70+ Subtle Patterns Perfect for Minimal Designs

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When taking a minimalistic approach to designing a website, the key is to keep things clean and clutter free. It’s important not to over-design and use tons of graphical elements, but this doesn’t mean you can’t use any. So for this post, we’ve rounded up a collection of subtle patterns for when your minimal design needs a little something.

Subtle Light Tile Pattern Vol3

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs
Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Subtle Light Tile Pattern vol1

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs
Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Subtle Light Tile Pattern Vol2

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Noisy Grid

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Subtle Grey

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Tiny Grid

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

SubtleNet

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

10 Fresh Light Patterns for Websites

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

35 Tiny Pixel Patterns

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Light Photoshop Patterns

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

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.

13 Comments

  1. James Fruth
    September 28, 2012

    I love this freebee set! Thanks so much for posting it. I love using texture and this will fit in with some projects I have going on perfectly!

    Reply
    • Maxim Siebert
      October 1, 2012

      Check out subtlepatterns.com, its a website full of them!

      Reply
  2. Ceba
    September 28, 2012

    I have been looking for such resources, will definitely use some of them in my future projects, Light photoshop patters are awesome.

    Reply
  3. Gavin
    September 28, 2012

    Useful patterns, I will try tiny pixel for my projects.

    Reply
  4. Design Turnpike
    September 28, 2012

    Wow, I’ll be using these! Thanks as always…

    Reply
  5. Web Design Malaysia
    September 29, 2012

    we actually just used tiny grid in one of our recent project.

    have a look at http://www.timelessdesign.com.my if you are interested :)

    thanks for the article!

    Reply
  6. Derby Web Design
    September 29, 2012

    Nice list, thanks for the links :)

    Reply
  7. Web Design Inspiration Today
    September 30, 2012

    Cool stuffs! I have thought to change the background pattern in WDIT. And this article leads me to great resources. Thanks Henry

    Reply
  8. Web design Wolverhampton and Birmingham
    October 1, 2012

    Great, thanks. The right pattern can make a page so much more interesting.

    Reply
  9. Earl Varona
    October 1, 2012

    Fresh! Thanks for the post.

    Reply
  10. Matt
    October 5, 2012

    Thanks for the great resource! Cheers :)

    Reply
  11. Daniel Zimmerman
    December 1, 2012

    Great collection, thanks a lot

    Reply
  12. Jim
    November 9, 2013

    I use subtlepatterns.com all the time to generate base patterns for designs – glad to see some of these listed here.

    Reply

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