21 Beautiful Examples of Subtle Textures in Web Design

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The use of textures in web design has been popular for a while, and it’s still going strong. It’s definitely an excellent way to add realism and depth to a design, but the key to successfully using textures is not to over do it. The last thing you want to do is add some busy texture as a background that distracts the user’s attention away from what’s important, which is the content. Take a look at these examples to get inspiration on the proper way to do textures in web design.

Flowerly

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Explanimate

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Truett Brooklyn Burciaga

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

S.E.H Kelly

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

NeonMob

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

HDLive 2012

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Oliver Lisher

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Kerem

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

ChatCheckIn

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

A Student’s Guide to Web Design

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Yardsale

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Maverick Digital

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

BigNoise

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Theory

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Wishbone

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Lyudmil Shoshorov

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

ONST Creative

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Elliot Jay Stocks

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Take my Texture

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

J Taylor Design

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

Ermenegildo Zegna

Textures and Patterns in Web Design

About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

17 Comments

  1. aledesign.it – Creative Graphic
    July 17, 2012

    Now is the time of simple background without anything.. The important is the content… but if we don’t have a good content? I think will be better have a good middle of between content and images, in those moment. Good examples..in any case. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Brochure Website Birmingham
    July 17, 2012

    Nice websites, thanks. It’s amazing how many of these websites are for iPhone Apps.

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  3. Michael Meininger
    July 17, 2012

    Nice examples as always Gisele.

    I really enjoy the soft retro colors of HDlive but that text header looks like HO live to me.

    I also enjoy the fun and approachable layout of Explanimate.

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  4. rod
    July 17, 2012

    amasign selection of design, thanks

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  5. Michael
    July 17, 2012

    It seems like textures are making a huge come back in web design in recent weeks. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. patrick
    July 17, 2012

    Great collection! Yardsale and ChatCheckIn are my top picks.

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  7. Richard Buckley
    July 18, 2012

    Love the clean and minimal styling of Maverick Digital and soft focus of Kerem.

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  8. Roman Iakoubtchik
    July 18, 2012

    Excellent collection.

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  9. Attitude Design | Graphic Design Portfolio
    July 18, 2012

    Some great examples here – thanks. Particularly like the Yardsale example.

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  10. inspire
    July 18, 2012

    great collection

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  11. seo russia
    July 20, 2012

    Amaizing selection of the websites! I’m checking the samples and they are all so different an cool!

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  12. Marion
    July 20, 2012

    Very helpful. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. Design Turnpike
    July 20, 2012

    I really do like Yardsale as well…

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  14. Earl Varona
    July 25, 2012

    Love it! Thanks for the post!

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  15. Pavan Somu
    August 17, 2012

    Every design is very creative.These designs play important role in website look.

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  16. Web Design Inspiration Today
    September 13, 2012

    Great list.. Yardsale has very nice layout. Love the wood texture. I will add them up to my own collection.

    Everyone, if you need more design inspiration of web design with texture, you can visit my collection here http://webdesigninspirationtoday.com/design/style/texture

    Cheers :)

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  17. Web Design Malaysia
    September 25, 2012

    Oliver Lisher stands out from the rest i must say!

    Reply

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