21 Examples of Subtle Textures and Patterns in Web Design

By / Jan 2, 2012 / Inspiration

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.

create

Subtle Textures and Patterns

Percival

Subtle Textures and Patterns

Cast Iron Design

Subtle Textures and Patterns

Beckin

Subtle Textures and Patterns

The Neighborhood Studio

Subtle Textures and Patterns

STRBK

Subtle Textures and Patterns

dwd co

Subtle Textures and Patterns

St Kilda High Hopes

Subtle Textures and Patterns

Freitag

Subtle Textures and Patterns

decode

Subtle Textures and Patterns

Tabspresso

Subtle Textures and Patterns

radoor & co

Subtle Textures and Patterns

workdiary.de

Subtle Textures and Patterns

Berg Cloud

Subtle Textures and Patterns

Brad Evans

Subtle Textures and Patterns

Viljami Salminen

Subtle Textures and Patterns

What Happens Next?

Subtle Textures and Patterns

John A Jacob

Subtle Textures and Patterns

bloom

Subtle Textures and Patterns

Preeti Cakes

Subtle Textures and Patterns

bluebell giving

Subtle Textures and Patterns

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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

  • http://www.dzinepress.com Dzinepress

    beautiful and useful for me as designer.

  • http://www.aledesign.it aledesign.it

    Very nice this post. So useful and I see more interesting Ideas. Thanks for sharing. subtle textures in the webdesign sometimes when you don’t have so much info or products are important!

  • http://ploovia.com Piero Salardi

    Excellent post :) great sites!

  • http://www.pragmaticdesign.co.uk Web Design Wolverhampton

    A subtle texture can be very useful in a design that might otherwise be a little too sparse.

    Thanks for finding and sharing.

  • http://massonn.com Jean Paul Massonnier

    Excuse me I recommend massonn.com 😉 Thanks

  • http://www.moazafonline.com/ Moazaf

    When it comes to web designs, I think bringing uniqueness and attractiveness at the same time is really important and that is what each design posted above is all about. To create a catchy design uniqueness is the key.

  • http://www.sweetmag.my Web Design Malaysia

    thanks for the awesome collections!

  • http://purposeinspiredmarketing.com/ Justin

    These are some very inspiring designs and backgrounds. I always have to keep reminding myself to add a unique and attractive design to my client’s sites.

  • http://www.xhtmlspruce.com/ Mikel

    very nice design and very good collections…..Thanks for finding and sharing.

  • http://raffy.eu Raffy

    thanks for the nice collection!

  • http://www.smashious.com Smashious

    Great inspiration source! Thanks for the Share!

  • http://nuvomedia.dk Nicolai Busekist Ohlsen

    Wow, I love the John A Jacob-website! Great inspiration source too!

  • http://bloggingwordpress.net/ Liam

    nice collection!
    thanks for sharing!

  • http://bloggingwordpress.net/ Liam

    see again. great