October 19, 2020

30 Most Incredible Textures for Vintage Style Design

One of the most important aspects of a good vintage style design is the use of authentic looking textures. Since most of you probably don’t have time to browse the local antique shop, and your grandmother’s attic is miles away, we’ve put together a list of some of the best vintage textures we have ever seen.

All of these are free, but make sure to read the terms before using.

You are sure to find a use for these textures, but if you want more, check out the best texture packs from 2008.

Vintage XIII

Vintage XIII

+texture

+texture

Vintage Musk

Vintage Musk

Vintage V

Vintage V

Simple Vintage

Simple Vintage

vintage strip texture

vintage strip texture

Vintage Grunge

Vintage Grunge

map texture 1

map texture 1

Vintage IV

Vintage IV

Victorian grunge V

Victorian grunge V

vintage polka dot texture

vintage polka dot texture

Victorian grunge IV

Victorian grunge IV

Vintage Musk 3

Vintage Musk 3

Grunge Wallpaper 1

Grunge Wallpaper 1

Use This 52

Use This 52

Beauty 96

Beauty 96

Beauty 95

Beauty 95

Vintage Texture II

Vintage Texture II

Art Nouveau Pattern Texture

Art Nouveau Pattern Texture

Antique Script Texture

Antique Script Texture

music texture 4

music texture 4

vintage diamonds

vintage diamonds

Vintage II

Vintage II

Vintage XV

Vintage XV

Vintage XVII

Vintage XVII

Vintage Wall Paper Texture

Vintage Wall Paper Texture

Grunge Wallpaper 2

Grunge Wallpaper 2

Cracked Wallpaper

Cracked Wallpaper

Victorian Wallpaper

Victorian Wallpaper

Vintage XII

Vintage XII

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

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87 Comments

  1. Henry Reply

    @Chris W – Yes the seamless ones are nice, but those normally don’t have all of the irregular details that give textures their character.

    @Adelle – Thanks! I’m finally finding time to add the things that I had to leave out when trying to get the site launched.

  2. Chowder Reply

    Im a fan of the art style of a new cartoon show on Cartoon Network called Chowder. instead of coloring in their figures they use alot of these ornate vintage textures and its really well done. if you like this you should check it out

  3. Lindsay Bein Reply

    If you like these patterns I just did a project with seamless patterns in a 2d class. Here are the steps…

    -draw a macro picture of an intense object with a lot of parts. Make sure the project is in a perfect square

    – take thise project and reverse the colors.

    – take these two and expiriment with them in radial symmetry.. repetition is key.. and using photoshop it is easy to re-create your favorite things!

    The brainstorming for my final project is posted as my website.. it isn’t vintage but using that idea try it yourself!

  4. Paul Reply

    Some really nice textures there. I will try and incorporate these into my next project. I have spent a little bit of time getting into textures recently with my new site http://prandall.com – it is the first site where I have really used something other than a gradient.

    It was Jason Beaird’s book The Principles of Beautiful Web Design that really sold to me the importance of textures to a website.

  5. When will it end? Reply

    When will this obsession with “vintage” background design die out?! I for one don’t want my website to look like my bathroom’s old, mildewy wallpaper. Let’s just let another handful of crappy bands use this as their MySpace backdrop and call it done. Sound good everyone??

  6. fowlerok Reply

    I would love to find someone to use these to design me a simple tiny site for my show pug dogs???? Anyone?
    I love vintage….. Never gets old…. just where we all come from;-)

  7. gottalovethefreestuff Reply

    i know these have been up for a year now, but I wanted to let you know that 99% of the links are bad – getting 404 error.

    Thank you so much for your eforts! You rock!!!

  8. Yayu Reply

    ..i just want to say thanks +++ for your xcellent compilation of these vintage textures..amazing and great..waking me up to xplore the ideas more n more..

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