Adding a paper texture to a design are much easier to achieve using patterns. Seamless patterns are great because they are not resolution-dependent. Her are over 300 seamless paper patterns and backgrounds that you can download for free. Some look vintage and grungy while others look crisp and versatile.
Damasks, which originated in Damascus, Syria, is a classic yet trendy pattern for home decoration, craft, and apparel projects. Here is a roundup of more than 200 damask patterns that you can download free. Use them to add vintage feel to digital and printed designs.
Ethnic or tribal patterns are very popular. Here are 79 tribal patterns in both vector and .pat formats you can download and use for free. These loud bright patterns have overtaken not just the web but also packaging and fashion as well as interior design. They are everywhere. You see them in clothes in packaging of cosmetics as well as in upholstered furniture.
Another design trend that is steadily gaining popularity (in addition is the use of paisley patterns. Surely, you have encountered one paisley designed item once in your life but maybe you just don’t know what a paisley is. Here are free resources for paisley patterns both vector and PAT files.
Seamless patterns are very useful for website backgrounds because they are lightweight, making your website load faster. And, that is perfect if you are optimizing your website for Google and other web search engines. Here are over 100 free seamless black patterns with subtle textures that are perfect as website backgrounds. These are also ideal for print designs.
The use of brick patterns in both web and printed designs have been consistently popular. You see brick patterns as website background, in 3D animation, in architectural renderings, and even as background texture for brochure and advertisement mockups. Here are about 165 seamless brick patterns you can use for free. These patterns are great for web pages or as textures in your projects.
Here are over 150 free flower patterns in editable vector format. These patterns are ideal as background for web and print designs as well as wallpapers. These are vector patterns therefore you need a program like Adobe Illustrator to be able to use or edit them. Vector patterns are more flexible since you can edit them as you want like changing background colors, changing the colors of flowers as well as the arrangement of floral elements in the pattern.
There is nothing more Rock N’ Roll than leather. It is sexy and raw yet sleek at the same time. So, if you want to infuse a bit of attitude in your design, then simply drag and drop a leather texture in your design, and presto! you are ready to rock ‘n roll. Here are over 500 free leather textures and seamless background patterns for your web and print projects.
Feeling nautical and ready for a refreshing sea breeze? Well, it is summertime—the perfect season to hit the beach or take a sail. Here are more than 90 nautical background patterns in vector format. These background patterns are perfect for your Summer-themed designs. These patterns are mostly editable vector EPS or illustrator files, giving you extra flexibility when it comes to colors and arrangements of the design symbols and patterns.
Herringbone is a distinctive V-shaped or a zigzag weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric and in flooring or pavements. It differs from a plain chevron pattern by the break at reversal, which makes it resemble a broken zigzag. Here are around 100 herringbone pattern backgrounds that you can download for free. These are great as background for websites and printed materials.