Background patterns are very useful in web design. You can instantly improve a rather boring appearance of a website and make it more lively, for example, by just changing the background using patterns. You might also try changing the background of your twitter account to make it stand out from other twitter accounts.
Background patterns, especially those seamless and scalable patterns, are very useful as design elements. As background for websites, for example, you can simply add a bright and interesting seamless pattern as background and presto! the appearance of your website will instantly improve without much effort. Patterns as backgrounds are also useful for scrapbooks, invitation cards, even business card designs.
Using patterns and swatches in your Adobe Illustrator projects lets you save time but still presents you with an opportunity to create beautiful designs. I have always been fascinated with plaid and swirl patterns, so in this roundup, I am going to list some of the free illustrator patterns featuring plaids, floral, swirls, retro and other types of patterns that I found online.