First of all, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! To kick things off for 2012, we’ve gathered some amazing examples of subtle textures and patterns in web design. The web sites in this collection demonstrate that you don’t always have to over do it to make a big impression. Sometimes it’s better to use subtle design elements so that the focus is on the content. In many of these examples you’ll notice that the textures and patterns used are barely noticeable at first glance, but just enough to add an extra layer of interest and depth.
I know you’ll get plenty of inspiration from these web designs, and hopefully they’ll help you come up with new ways to use subtle textures and patterns in your own projects.
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