50 Inspiring Examples of Texture in Web Design

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Our first post showcasing 50 Inspiring Textured Web Designs was a success and we received many nice comments and great feedback from you guys – something we love by the way. So, based on that and also to show you that textures are a hit and there is always something new popping up, we gathered this fresh list of textured sites. With this list you will be able to see that a great choice of texture can really help your design, from delicate and really subtle textures to strong and colorful ones, they are indeed versatile and stylish.

Kritzel Music

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Trapp Family Lodge

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Solid Giant

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CouchCreative

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Rocket Club

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Pilates El Paso

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New Adventures in web design

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Vector Stories

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SimpleBits

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W+K Studio

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Hummingbird and Maskarade

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Life Church

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Frexy

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e-One

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Justin Cosgrove

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MapBox

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Reklama-Audio

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Carlos

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Cafundo Estudio

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Creative Connection

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Enliven

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Sanctuary T Shop

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Cooper Graphic Design

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bahur78

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Collision

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Thomas Bishop

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Harry Ford

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Hugs for Monsters

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Jason Stockman

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David Hellmann

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All for Design

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brows portfolio

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Miles Dowsett

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Ali Felski

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a simple measure

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Rachel Comey Men’s

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All Star Lanes

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Figtree Network

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Jumbalaya

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United Pixelworkers

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GreenOlivz

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weblounge

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Marie Catribs

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Allen Solly

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Salt of the Earth

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six11ink

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Cannolificio Mongibello

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bright creative

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Francesco Molezzi

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arqandgraph

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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

45 Comments

  1. Good Web Design
    July 27, 2010

    Massive! Nice list. And yes. Using a good texture (and used the right way) lot of a difference… Would be funny to take out the textures and compare.. :)

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  2. Lauren
    July 27, 2010

    Lovely selections, texture is great. These sites are very inspiring and many I have not seen. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Reed Botwright
    July 27, 2010

    Great list! The effective use of texture can really give depth to a website. Mix this with good photography and typography, and you have a killer combination. We used the texture of smoke on our site.

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  4. steve
    July 27, 2010

    people really like league gothic. thanks.

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  5. cone crusher
    July 27, 2010

    i think people really like league gothic. thanks for share

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  6. maher
    July 27, 2010

    wooow very cool websites thanks

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  7. Arshad Cini
    July 27, 2010

    Some great usage of textures

    Thanks Gisele

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  8. Exionyte
    July 27, 2010

    Really nice textures presented here.

    Thanks for sharing

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  9. Harry Ford
    July 27, 2010

    Thanks for including my site guys. Really like the ‘All Star Lanes’ & ‘Ali Felski’ sites.

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  10. Helen Gizi
    July 27, 2010

    Thank you for including vectorstories in these great list :)

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  11. kritdeo
    July 27, 2010

    Wow, these are really very creative designs. I hope I could steal some ideas from them to implement on my website http://www.bizz24x7.com

    Friends, please have a look on my this website and suggest if you have some ideas for it.

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  12. Jordan Walker
    July 27, 2010

    I like web design with texture, seems to stand out more than solid colors.

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  13. Attitude Design | Graphic Design Portfolio
    July 27, 2010

    Some really cool designs here – thanks for the post.

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  14. matt
    July 27, 2010

    Great roundup, thanks!

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  15. Kelsey
    July 27, 2010

    This is one of the first articles i’ve seen in the last few months with really new original stuff. Way to dig nice work!

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  16. Divyesh Ardeshana
    July 27, 2010

    very good collection & ideas….

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  17. Bay Area Designer
    July 27, 2010

    these are all beautiful. thanks for the collection!

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  18. uk
    July 27, 2010

    excellent collection ! I really like it

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  19. Sean Rosensteel
    July 27, 2010

    Very cool stuff. It’s amazing how much is out there these days, and I think it’s safe to say that sky is the limit! Keep more inspirational entries like this coming!

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  20. Octavio Corral
    July 27, 2010

    Thanks for the mention with the Pilates El Paso website!

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  21. Kristof at Weblounge
    July 27, 2010

    Hey guys, thank you for having my site (Weblounge.be) in your topic! Feel free to stop by whenever you want!

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  22. Rob Loukotka
    July 27, 2010

    Thanks for including us in this list! Some really great work here, it’s always fun to see how our work fits into these kind of collections.

    Rock.

    –Rob
    Collision Labs

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  23. David the Web Designer
    July 27, 2010

    Thanks for posting, great collection, lots of depth to these designs…

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  24. Brad – Gold Coast Guy
    July 27, 2010

    Great collection of different textures. Very inspiring!

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  25. Joanna @BOCOCreative
    July 27, 2010

    Lovely designs – texture makes a whole lot of difference. Thanks for putting it together.

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  26. Edison A. Leon
    July 27, 2010

    Beautiful selection! That can get me inspired now

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  27. Thomas
    July 28, 2010

    Thanks for featuring my site again (amongst these extremely talented designers), guys! Really love all your features/articles!

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  28. Raelin
    July 28, 2010

    beautiful collection of sites. It is amazing how the correct combination of textures, colors and illustrations can make such a world of difference to a site.

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  29. Lovetextures
    July 28, 2010

    What a great collection, book marked this for inspiration excellent work ;)

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  30. Warren Jerzyszek
    July 28, 2010

    Not only have you shared with us 50 inspiring examples of textures but you have shown us a collection of amazing examples of websites. I really like the e-One site, to pick a clear winner is very hard, the level of design and layout in each site makes it choice. Thanks for the inspiring post, it definitely was inspiring.

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  31. TheodorosPloumis
    July 28, 2010

    Thanks Gisele.

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  32. Ben Daly Mohamed
    July 28, 2010

    Very inspiring collection !!

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  33. Vectorbunker
    July 28, 2010

    really cool, Ctrl+d

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  34. Federico Capoano
    July 28, 2010

    Cool, I really like textures, infact I also do use them in my web-site.
    Be careful with the total size of the page though! I had to do a lot of optimization and base64 encoding to get an average good loading speed.

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  35. Edmonton Wedding Photographer
    July 28, 2010

    I’ve used texture, or we have a template that was fitted with a texture and I just love the effect and dimension that is gives a flat page. This is a great list and really diverse examples of ow they can be used. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Justin Cosgrove
    July 28, 2010

    Thanks for featuring my site. Were very proud of it. Steve Mullen did a fantastic job and it was well worth the investment.

    I wanted awesome textures and a modern/hip look and feel. Most recording engineer sites look like something made on geocities in the early 90′s when HTML was young and full of energy. :D I didn’t want to portray some 80′s burnout engineer with a crappy looking site. So we came together and this is the result of our brainstorming and his fantastic web design skills.

    Thanks again! And enjoy!

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  37. Tucker Graczkowski
    July 29, 2010

    Texture is one thing I want to use more of in my designs, so I greatly appreciate this list. Thanks!

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  38. kumbi
    July 30, 2010

    SolidGiant is solid, and i really dig the Reklama-Audio site too! it immediately reminded me of another Polish site i liked for its rich textures.. http://www.sparkup.pl/en/main

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  39. Olly Bowman
    July 30, 2010

    Thanks, very inspiring!

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  40. Vintarah
    August 1, 2010

    Nice! Indeed, this is one inspiring list of great designs. Thank you Gisele for posting this.

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  41. Andrew
    August 2, 2010

    Wow, what a great collection of fantastic work! I am very inspired!!!

    I love the fact that there are so many talented designer out there!!! :)

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  42. Kaue Ribeiro
    August 2, 2010

    Great list!!
    Thanks for putting this list together.

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  43. Dustin P.
    August 2, 2010

    Really great article! Some really inspiring designs to be used for those future creative blocks! Bookmarked and featured this post in my Tweets of the Week! http://bit.ly/aP30Aa

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  44. Jeff Jones
    September 14, 2010

    Some really nice examples of Texture in web design, Cheers!

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  45. Patrick Lohmann
    August 4, 2012

    Really nice textures. Thanks for the post Gisele.

    Greeting from Germany, Patrick

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