50 Inspiring Examples of Texture in Web Design

By / Jul 27, 2010 / Inspiration

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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Sources:

The Best Designs
Site Inspire

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://goodwebdesign.co.nz Good Web Design

    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.. :)

  • http://www.nymfont.com Lauren

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

  • http://hiredgunscreative.com Reed Botwright

    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.

  • http://www.stevebeyatte.com steve

    people really like league gothic. thanks.

  • http://www.usedconecrusher.com cone crusher

    i think people really like league gothic. thanks for share

  • http://www.twitter.com/mnghali maher

    wooow very cool websites thanks

  • http://designbeep.com Arshad Cini

    Some great usage of textures

    Thanks Gisele

  • http://www.exionyte.com Exionyte

    Really nice textures presented here.

    Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.hford.co.uk Harry Ford

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

  • http://www.vectorstories.com Helen Gizi

    Thank you for including vectorstories in these great list :)

  • http://www.bizz24x7.com kritdeo

    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.

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net Jordan Walker

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

  • http://www.attitudedesign.co.uk Attitude Design | Graphic Design Portfolio

    Some really cool designs here – thanks for the post.

  • http://twitter.com/MatthewWirt matt

    Great roundup, thanks!

  • Kelsey

    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!

  • http://www.cagloo.com Divyesh Ardeshana

    very good collection & ideas….

  • http://penupdesigns.com Bay Area Designer

    these are all beautiful. thanks for the collection!

  • uk

    excellent collection ! I really like it

  • http://www.activecollab.com/interviews/ Sean Rosensteel

    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!

  • http://www.mindwarpentertainment.com Octavio Corral

    Thanks for the mention with the Pilates El Paso website!

  • http://www.weblounge.be Kristof at Weblounge

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

  • http://collisionlabs.com Rob Loukotka

    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

  • http://www.helloeverything.co.uk David the Web Designer

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

  • http://www.sixthsensemarketing.com.au/ Brad – Gold Coast Guy

    Great collection of different textures. Very inspiring!

  • http://www.bococreative.com/ Joanna @BOCOCreative

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

  • Edison A. Leon

    Beautiful selection! That can get me inspired now

  • http://iamthomasbishop.com Thomas

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

  • http://www.isisdsn.com Raelin

    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.

  • Lovetextures

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

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Warren Jerzyszek

    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.

  • http://theodorosplumis.com TheodorosPloumis

    Thanks Gisele.

  • http://www.bendalyfolio.com Ben Daly Mohamed

    Very inspiring collection !!

  • http://www.vectorbunker.com Vectorbunker

    really cool, Ctrl+d

  • http://nemesisdesign.net/ Federico Capoano

    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.

  • http://www.careynash.com Edmonton Wedding Photographer

    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.

  • http://www.justincosgrove.com Justin Cosgrove

    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. 😀 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!

  • http://tuckedgraphics.com Tucker Graczkowski

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

  • http://twitter.com/kumbi kumbi

    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

  • http://www.rocksolidpr.co.uk Olly Bowman

    Thanks, very inspiring!

  • http://blog.codedigo.com/ Vintarah

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

  • http://www.kaidesign.ca Andrew

    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!!! :)

  • http://kaueribeiro.com Kaue Ribeiro

    Great list!!
    Thanks for putting this list together.

  • http://dmp-webdesign.com Dustin P.

    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

  • http://www.bestcardprinter.com Jeff Jones

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

  • Patrick Lohmann

    Really nice textures. Thanks for the post Gisele.

    Greeting from Germany, Patrick