Have you ever felt bored with the plain colored background on your website? When a plain colored background can’t create the mood you want to present in your design, maybe you should try to improve your design by using a tiled pattern for your background.
Though repetitive patterns often remind us of the old-fashioned era, sometimes a pattern can also be the answer to your confusion in taking your design appearance to the next level. Let’s take a look at some examples of nice websites with a repetitive pattern as the background below.
Some Good Examples
From Kaleidoscope website, we learn that a patterned background can be combined with some colorful elements and the result is still eye-catching. For web-designers with great talent in illustration, they can mix and match a colorful illustration and paste it on a repetitive background to make the design more memorable like what we see on the Hugs For Monster website.
As in Tanya Merone and Elitist Snob’s websites, we learn that combining a tiled patterned background and a plain colored background is just like getting the best of both worlds. We could get a bit of simplicity from the plain background and also a bit of crowd from the repetitive pattern which together turn the design appearance into something in balance.
Patterns remind us of our home’s wallpapers and some designers also use it to create a real situation in design. Take a look at the Viget Labs website, the designer has combined the tiled pattern with real object photos to make the design look real, it feels like we’re staring at the wall of someone’s house for real.
Lots Of Patterns To Be Downloaded Below
To power up your pattern collection, here we have sorted out some of the nice patterns for use in Photoshop. Browse around, dig in and put a better background in your next project.
Final Words and More Resources
Hopefully these resources will be useful for your current or next website projects. For more in-depth resources on free patterns, you can also check out these websites:
What do you think about the usage of patterns for website backgrounds? Do share some of your opinions in our comments section below.
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