50 Inspiring Textured Web Designs

By / Mar 8, 2010 / Inspiration

After showing you A Showcase of Clean White Web Designs a couple weeks ago, it’s time for us to add some textured designs to our lists. Textures are a great way to give a special touch to a website. They can be used in a specific part of the layout – the header/footer, for example, or they can be used in the whole page as a background. The thing is that textures are versatile, beautiful and stylish. So here are 50 excellent examples of textures in web design to inspire you.

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ok.cogaoke.com

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theiheartfilm.com

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scheppsdesign.com

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giantantmedia.com

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adflavor.net

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Voices of Haiti

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maggietaylor.com

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jamesmli.net

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freshlimesoda

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monkeyworks illustration

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jeroenhoman.com

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Chalet Minouchet

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LogicbombMedia

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swiths.com

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established1986.com

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crush + lovely

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Walk to Washington

DPS – Designer Peter Steven

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harmonyrepublic.com

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bikeandsaddle.com

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Istok Pavlovic

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spoutcreative.com

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custodialabuse.org

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the Blizzards

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the darling tree

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giantantmedia.com

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frisk web

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villadario.it

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Min Tran’s Blog

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nickstedt.de

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theseen.biz

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colazionedamichy.it

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Jobs on The Wall

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goodbytes.be

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Healthy Harvest

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dnadarwin.org

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spoongraphics

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Inspire 2010

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kilian muster

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carolrivello

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xgraphica.com

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Ronnie Wright

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Camille Boidron

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Divensis

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KalyanChatterjee

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designfabrika

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thinkup.org

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corvus

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pixelthread

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baneydesign

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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.nordisch-arts.de Sebastian

    A very nice list – good for inspiration! :-)

    greets from germany…

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Daniel Long

    There are some really creative and inspiring pieces here. Healthy Harvest is one of my favourites. I like the earthy feel it has, layout and use of colours. This post is definitely inspiring my to do some exciting web design.

  • Darja

    Really good designs but the loading time of some pages takes part of their beauty away. Usability still counts. No matter how inspiring and gorgeous the design is.

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

    I really like to see different textures on a website, makes it feel more realistic.

  • http://www.twitter.com/snarphblat Hillary H.

    Beautiful. I love textured designs, it brings a whole new element to it, and draws people in. Thanks for the list!

  • http://www.curlykale.net matt

    lovely designs, they really make the site. i do enjoy that think up one

  • http://www.nickhand.net Nick Hand

    You have “giantantmedia” over the Cherokee Mills screenshot, might want to change that.

    Other than that, great list! Also some nice transparency and texture on http://www.nickhand.net :)

  • http://www.sarahlynndesign.com Sarah Lynn

    This is a FANTASTIC collection. Great post! I love the Harmony Republic site, very cool! A lot of CSS3 in this studios web designs. Can’t wait for IE to jump on board.

  • http://sexidesign.com Melody

    I love how the textures for these designs are not too overpowering..very nice selection..

  • http://ansh.thisisitonline.info Amberly | Web Designer

    Such a nice collection.
    What a Brilliant example you have featured here. theseen.biz i love it.

  • http://carolrivello.com Carol Rivello

    Hey, thanks for featuring me! :)

    Obrigada Gisele, beijo de Floripa.

  • http://www.jeroenhoman.com Jeroen

    Thanks for the mention, great list to be mentioned in, makes a designer humble :)

  • http://erozer.com Jusuf

    simply love adflavor.net template
    great article thank you

  • http://www.stevemullencreative.com Steve Mullen

    I love textures! A nice clean site can be quite great, but my favorites to design always have great texture. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.tidydesign.com Tidy Design

    I like the Chalet Minouchet website… Very tidy! Cool collection 😀

  • http://www.matthamm.com Matt Hamm

    Ah shucks! you missed my website out:
    http://www.matthamm.com

    Nice list though.

  • http://pixelblast.jp Kilian Muster

    Thanks for the link!

    I feel honoured to see my site alongside all these other brilliant designs.

    I don’t know what happened but my redesigned site has been picked up by several design blogs lately, I’m seeing a 700% increase in traffic.

    Kilian

  • http://www.bebop-ad.com BebopDesigner

    Beautiful collection! My favourites are Healthy Harvest and Spoon graphics. They’re brilliant!

    Thanks for sharing

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

    Nice collection. we get idea from it…

  • http://www.northern-ireland-hotels.com Northern Ireland Hotels

    Superb collection as usual!

    Bookmarked and shared for inspiration later in the year.

    Cheers,

    Lee.

  • http://logolitic.com/ looglitic

    nice collection here, keep it coming!

  • http://www.giantantmedia.com Jay Grandin

    Thanks for the mention, WDL! We’re pumped to be part of such a luscious list.

    xo

    Jay and the Giant Ant Media team

  • http://www.corvusart.com Jessica

    Wonderful collection; very inspiring. And thank you for including Corvus Design Studio and our client Healthy Harvest Hydro!

  • http://doctype.tv Nick Pettit

    Glad to see an article about texture. I think it’s an element and principal of art that doesn’t get the attention it deserves on the web.

    Here’s a cool technique I like to use:
    1. Use a CSS3 gradient or flat background color.
    2. Create a black and white transparent png in Photoshop, with the opacity set really low.
    3. Overlay the texture image onto the color or gradient background.

    It’s pretty easy, it loads fast, and it creates great results. We just did an episode of Doctype that includes this technique: http://doctype.tv/websql

  • http://www.leahcanseco.com Leah

    Great collection! thanks for sharing.

  • http://inspiredmonster.com Sam

    Great collections. Nice texture in the websites. I like it.

  • http://www.g13media.com G13media

    Awesome round up of textured sites. A few very creative examples in there

  • http://www.websitesdesigned.co.uk Matt

    LOVE the designs! Lots of creative inspiration here!.

  • FELIPE

    BEAUTIFUL WORKS….

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  • http://www.louisvuittonhouse.com/ vuitton

    t’s just great how you used the company as an example! Wonderful read, as always.

  • http://aurstad.org Haavard from Aurstad Web Consulting

    Nice designs Gisele. Using textures sure give a great touch to the final design. Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

  • Ashish

    Very Good nice beautiful & wonderfull Collection Design

  • http://www.savorweb.com SavorWeb

    Amazing designs. An excellent resource for our custom website design company!