70+ Subtle Patterns Perfect for Minimal Designs

By / Sep 28, 2012 / Freebies

When taking a minimalistic approach to designing a website, the key is to keep things clean and clutter free. It’s important not to over-design and use tons of graphical elements, but this doesn’t mean you can’t use any. So for this post, we’ve rounded up a collection of subtle patterns for when your minimal design needs a little something.

Subtle Light Tile Pattern Vol3

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs
Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Subtle Light Tile Pattern vol1

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs
Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Subtle Light Tile Pattern Vol2

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Noisy Grid

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Subtle Grey

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Tiny Grid

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

SubtleNet

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

10 Fresh Light Patterns for Websites

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

35 Tiny Pixel Patterns

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

Light Photoshop Patterns

Subtle Patterns perfect for Minimal Designs

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.designfrankenstein.com James Fruth

    I love this freebee set! Thanks so much for posting it. I love using texture and this will fit in with some projects I have going on perfectly!

    • http://www.maximsiebert.com Maxim Siebert

      Check out subtlepatterns.com, its a website full of them!

  • http://www.motocms.com Ceba

    I have been looking for such resources, will definitely use some of them in my future projects, Light photoshop patters are awesome.

  • http://www.dezignmatterz.com Gavin

    Useful patterns, I will try tiny pixel for my projects.

  • http://www.designturnpike.com Design Turnpike

    Wow, I’ll be using these! Thanks as always…

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

    we actually just used tiny grid in one of our recent project.

    have a look at http://www.timelessdesign.com.my if you are interested :)

    thanks for the article!

  • http://www.derby-webdesign.co.uk/ Derby Web Design

    Nice list, thanks for the links :)

  • http://webdesigninspirationtoday.com Web Design Inspiration Today

    Cool stuffs! I have thought to change the background pattern in WDIT. And this article leads me to great resources. Thanks Henry

  • http://www.pragmaticdesign.co.uk Web design Wolverhampton and Birmingham

    Great, thanks. The right pattern can make a page so much more interesting.

  • http://www.earlvarona.com Earl Varona

    Fresh! Thanks for the post.

  • http://burningfiredesign.com Matt

    Thanks for the great resource! Cheers :)

  • http://ucmedia.ir Daniel Zimmerman

    Great collection, thanks a lot

  • http://jimferguson.me Jim

    I use subtlepatterns.com all the time to generate base patterns for designs – glad to see some of these listed here.