40+ Beautiful Patterns and Textures for Ornate Backgrounds

By / Mar 23, 2009 / Freebies

The use of ornate patterns in web design has been popular for several years now. Not only does it add a lot of intricate detail, but it’s also a great way to add a level of sophistication to a design. Here are some of the most beautiful ornate patterns and textures that I have found.

damask wallpaper

damask wallpaper

damask wallpaper 2

damask wallpaper 2

Charcoal Damask

Charcoal Damask

Wintry Damask Wallpaper

Wintry Damask Wallpaper

Patterns 2 (6 patterns)

Patterns 2

Baroque pattern

Baroque pattern

Damask Texture

Damask Texture

Damask Wallpaper patterns (25 Patterns)

Damask Wallpaper patterns

Blue Damask

Blue Damask

Grunge Wallpaper 2

Grunge Wallpaper 2

Orange Damask Wallpaper

Orange Damask Wallpaper

Orange Gold Damask

Orange Gold Damask

Dark Teal Damask Wallpaper

Dark Teal Damask Wallpaper

Patterns.2 (2 patterns)


About the Author

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

  • http://www.nyzux.net N_Lite

    Good Patterns!

  • http://www.patternhead.com Patternhead

    As a fan of all things pattern, there’s some great work here, thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.redswish.co.uk Nathan Beck

    Yeah thanks a lot. Are we allowed to used all these?

  • http://www.ediyang.com eddie

    That’s what I really need! Thank for your collections

  • http://www.pixelsandcode.net Bob

    I’ve been using a damask pattern very similar to the seventh one down on my site for a while now. This list has given me a few others for inspiration as well. Cheers!

  • http://www.danhbaweb20.com/ Danh ba web 2.0

    Great patterns and textures for me. Thanks you very much

  • http://henryjones.us Henry

    @Nathan Beck – You are, but just make sure to check the terms on each if there are any.

  • http://CreamyCSS.com Creamy CSS

    Wonderful! Really gorgeous patterns šŸ˜‰

  • http://twitter.com/wyldkyss Kristin

    Nice collection. Good ones can be hard to find!

  • http://modechecker.de/ Ed Hardy

    Nice collection! I’m still looking for a set of darker textures. Maybe you could make a list of those, too.

  • http://xemanhdep.com Anh dep

    Great collection, thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.tweetplate.com Tweetplate


  • http://www.waterdog.me Jeff Marshall

    If only I could get these on the walls in my place.

  • http://www.utogger.com UTogger

    Gorgeous designs! Thanks!

  • http://eyankulov.co.cc eyankulov

    Usefull :)

  • http://www.brushthis.com Liora

    LOVE THESE! Thank you sooooo much.

  • fabulous k

    THANK YOU for sharing this collection! i’ve been looking forever.

  • http://www.proware.it Singularity

    Thanks, they’re awesome.
    Thumb up for you.

  • http://www.dididou.fr Audrey

    Iā€™m going to use it ! very great choice of pattern .

  • http://www.silvanagrass.blogspot.com Silvana Grass

    Very nice patterns!

  • http://www.tmdesigner.it/blog Tmdesigner

    Davvero molto belli… Awesome! grazie per averli messi a disposizione..

  • http://www.gestaltungslabor.de Sascha

    Fine patterns!

  • poc

    Baroque pattern doesn’t exist anymore. :(

  • http://jorenrapini Joren Rapini

    It looks like a few of these have died. Was a good post though, I had it bookmarked!

  • http://www.mediaraid.com Chris Ronk

    I am totally going to use some of these. Thanks a bunch.

  • lintu

    i love them.thanks.=)

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  • http://www.dog-training-advice.org/ wetraindogs

    Really lovely patterns, the charcoal damask may well be used in the near future.

  • http://www.ningbohotelreview.com/ Ningbo Hotel

    Hi Henry!

    THANKS for this great article.
    Links are useful and give lots of ideas.
    What about a next article talking about css with background with 2 or 3 image layers.
    I’m now working on that and not a lot of information available.

    Thank you again! :-)


  • http://www.dirspice.com DirSpice

    Beautiful back grounds, i am going to try one in my new website project!! thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.webdesignkc.co.uk/ Rory

    Awesome, a couple of the links don’t work but the majority do – and they are delicious! thank you so much your to kind

  • davetiye

    woow these are beautiful thans for share.

  • Michael

    so many wonderful patterns, so many 404’s… *sigh*

  • http://www.bingobe.com Susan

    Thanks for this patterns but url Patterns 2 (6 patterns)is 404… :(

  • Karl

    These are some unusual textures – the author says you can use them to paint planets and that you can animate 3D objects in Photoshop – is this true? has anyone checked this out? http://www.creattor.com/textures-patterns/xyn-planet-graphix-5026

  • http://www.geoffreyhale.com/ Geoffrey Hale

    Woo! So pretty, thank you! Been looking all over for some good ones. =)