80+ Fresh New Textures for Creating Web Site Backgrounds

By / May 12, 2009 / Freebies

As you’ve probably figured out, I love designing with texture. I also love sharing textures here on WDL. When done properly, a texture used as a background can add depth and set the over all mood for a web design. Here are over 80 textures that have all been released in just the past couple of months and can be very useful for making backgrounds. These are all beautiful as they are, but for truly unique results, I encourage you to use these as foundations for your own creations.

painted textures vol. 12 (12 textures)

painted textures vol. 12



Vintage IV Texture Pack (9 textures)

Vintage IV Texture Pack

Two vintage textures (2 textures)

Two vintage textures

A Little Dirty (8 textures)

A Little Dirty

8 new paper textures (8 textures)

8 new paper textures



Nebulae Grunge (10 textures)

Nebulae Grunge

Grungy Dirty Wood (20 textures)

Grungy Dirty Wood

Light Grunge (5 textures)

Light Grunge

Concrete (5 textures)




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.patternhead.com Patternhead

    Some really great textures.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://networksdesigner.com/ Networksdesigner

    Thank you too!
    Very nice set. I liked especially the grunge textures.

  • http://www.joyoge.com/ joyoge designers’ bookmark

    nice textures thanks..

  • http://www.albert-pak.com Albert Pak

    Very nice :) Much Appreciated :)

  • CandaceK

    Thanks for all you do. These are really great!

  • http:://www.authenticstyle.co.uk Will

    Lovely stuff! Thanks for these.

  • http://katenickerson.com/blog Kate Nickerson

    Beautiful stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://disordereddesign.com Krystian

    Wow man, great stuff. Thanks.

  • http://www.taximen.com Business

    These are oh so very nice. Thank you for sharing! I wonder with so many great resources like this most why most websites are so, bad.

  • http://www.webmaster-source.com redwall_hp

    I like the light grunge textures. Textures like that are always good to make grayscale and colorize yourself. (Or overlay at 10-30% over an existing background)

  • Timothy

    Thanks for sharing these amazing textures. I must admit that I am a BIG fan of the grungy dirty wood textures. They are classic! I work for a boston web design firm and I’m sure the designers will love these.

    Thanks again. I’ll definitely be using some of these.

  • http://www.iamchrisgreen.com Freelance Design

    These are awesome thank you. I especially like the painted textures at the top.

  • http://www.maddogstudios.net Mhaddy

    Textures79 gets my vote, but thanks for the collection.

  • http://www.wanndesign.com Craig Wann

    Great! I think I am going to use one of these on my blog. I will link to this post!

  • http://www.twosocks.com.au Capalaba design

    This is actually quite a cool post, will be sure to use it in the future!!!

  • http://www.thelogorunner.com Rob

    really useful backgrounds, cheers!

  • http://www.acketon.com Acketon Design Studio

    Great collection… very useful, thanks!

  • http://www.bazaralgodon.com Mario Vásquez

    muchas gracias por los recursos…

  • http://survivestyle.com SurviveStyle

    Very nice set. You guys always have great sets of free design assets.

  • http://www.alexander-gessler.de Alexander Gessler

    Great textures! Thanks!

  • http://www.curtisarmstrong.net Curtis

    This is a great set of textures for website backgrounds. Thanks!

  • http://eyebridge.in jay

    great collection i was looking for..
    thanx a ton :)

  • http://logopond.com/members/profile/showcase/5359 Fabian

    Very cool, just what I need right about now!

  • Sabine

    Cool! THANK YOU!

  • http://www.2creative.com.au Web Design Gold Coast

    Very nice thank you.

  • http://www.albert-pak.com Albert Pak

    Sweet textures! Thank you!

  • http://www.sweetpixels.co.uk web design sussex

    Paper textures are most impressive. I have use for those. thanks!

  • http://www.idealhut.com IdealHut

    Great textures! Thanks…

  • http://www.pandadesigns.net Panda Designs

    Quite useful, just dropping in to say thanks.

  • http://www.cactusbeach.com.au Web Design Gold Coast

    Thanks for some great ideas. I will definatly be bookmarking this site.

  • http://www.firdouss.com/ Fird

    Whoa. Awesome share! I love them!

    Thank you so much!


  • http://www.juegos.gs Juegos

    Thanks a lot for sharing these textures, some of them are amazing.

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  • http://jjteamwebdesign.co.cc Jazmin

    Excellent resources!
    Thank you very much

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  • http://www.darrenrivers.com Darren Rivers

    Wow glad I found this! I have bookmarked it for future reference.

    Many Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.texturecase.com paul

    great collection. thanks for providing that for free.

  • http://www.sorinchiriac.ro Sorin

    very nice this texture, i think i will start to use some of this!!

  • http://www.schooltidbits.com chris

    I like the Vintage IV texture pack. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.benimmodam.com benimmodam

    Thank you very much

  • nisha

    super collection of textures ….thnk u so much :)

  • http://www.thetextureclub.com The Texture Club

    Great collection, thanks for sharing