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1000+ Free Seamless Background Patterns

Background patterns, especially those seamless and scalable ones,  are very useful as design elements. As background for websites, for example, you can simply add a bright and interesting 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.

In case you are looking for some pretty but free background patterns that you can use for free, here are more than a thousand (1000+)  designs that you can use for your projects. To download the set  that you like, just click on the text link found below each preview image. Also, do not forget to check out the terms of use of each set as license could change from time to time and from one author to another.

background patterns

On the other hand, if you need scalable and high quality pattern that you can edit in programs like Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw, then check out our earlier posts about free illustrator patterns or vector patterns.

01- Ava7 Patterns by Ava Patterns
There are hundreds of seamless patterns that can be downloaded from this site. You can browse them by colors or by shape or by popularity. All background patterns are free to use and download.

free purple floral background patterns

02- Seamless Polka Dot Pattern Swatches by Pattern Cooler
A set of seamless polka dot pattern swatches that you can use for any designs including invitations for baby showers, birthdays, package design, website design or any other project that you are working on. There are 25 different designs in this set that are free for personal use.

dark purple seamless polka dot patterns

03- Floral Photoshop Patterns from redheadstock
A set of Photoshop patterns made up of various floral designs. Compatible with as early as Photoshop 7, Photoshop Elements 2, GIMP 2.2.6 and newer versions. There are 17 patterns in this pack.

free floral background patterns

04- Seamless Blue Patterns by Sedma
These are in blue color and in JPEG format. So if you do not have Photoshop CS2 you can use it anyway. There are 115 background patterns in this pack that you can use freely.

seamless blue patterns and backgrounds

05- Thousands of free seamless patterns for Photoshop layering from Web Treats
Web treats has a massive collection of free seamless patterns that you can download and use for free. The collection includes around a hundred sets of patterns in various themes–from grunge to stripes to polka dots and a lot more!

striped grunge seamless patterns

06- Seamless Patterns set by forbidden-storm
Here are some 70 free seamless patterns that you could use for website background.

free mosaic background patterns in pastel color

07- Mellow Mint Photoshop Patterns by Camxso
Here are 16 seamless tiling patterns for use with Photoshop CS3.  These are free for personal and commercial purposes.

candy color seamless background patterns

08- Retro Tartan by aaskie
A set of seamless patterns to give your web design or scrapbook a retro look. The zipped file includes a .pat file that you can use for Photoshop and an image pack for those who do not use Photoshop. Number of patterns: 10 patterns

retro tartan background patterns

09- Retro Photoshop Patterns by Mae B on Deviantart
A set of 78 retro background patterns you can use as backgrounds, fills or textures.

retro floral backgrounds and patterns

10- Water Patterns or Textures by ~iceytina (no longer available)
There are 33 patterns or textures featuring water and ice in .bmp format. These are .bmp files for easy conversion using any program that supports something similar to textures/patterns.

free seamless blue water patterns and backgrounds

11- Indian fabric patterns by melemel
Here are seamless patterns featuring Indian fabric designs. There are four patterns in this set that are free for personal use only.

free seamless indian fabric patterns

12-Miscellaneous Textures and Patterns from toybirds
This DeviantArt member has a lovely collection of patterns that you can use in your projects. Most of the patterns in the collection are floral and other decorative patterns.

free floral background patterns

13- Ice Patterns by silver (no longer available)
These patterns are seamless at 100dpi in a 1024×1024 tile. There are 10 patterns that are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

ice background patterns for photoshop

14- Pink Photoshop patterns by ~apricum
Free pink Photoshop Patterns made by Apricum.

seamless geometric pink patterns

15-Blue Photoshop patterns by Apricum
Inspired by the Spring season, here is a set of seamless Photoshop patterns in blue.

seamless geometric blue photoshop patterns

16- Retro Butter by Camxso
Seamless patterns featuring canvas, stained glass and a Terra Cotta mosaic. Includes 11 seamless patterns.

seamless retro photoshop patterns

17- Pretty Plaids 001 by faded-ink
This set features 30 100×100 seamless plaid patterns that you can tile as background for websites.

plaid photoshop patterns free

18- Seamless Tiled Backgrounds by piandaoist
This set contains 50 seamless patterns that you can use as tiled background for personal sites, blogs and social networking profiles, family sites, kid-friendly sites, and business sites (of a certain nature). Very clean and professional-looking, fun and cute. Plus, These backgrounds will work at any resolution.

seamless tiled background patterns in light and dark colors

19 – Pattern set 2 by shoe-fly
A set of 12 seamless tile-able patterns that you can use for Photoshop 7 and above

decorative seamless free patterns

20- Patterns #38 by crazykira-resources
This pack includes 25 seamless patterns for Photoshop and an image pack just in case you need to use these patterns in another program.

floral and geometric background patterns

21- GypsyGarden” Seamless tile by pixels and ice cream
A pack of seamless patterns thatyou can use as background. Included are two sets of .pat files in different resolutions and a PNG files so you could also use these patterns outside of Photoshop.

seamless swirls and floral background patterns

22- Textured Stripes by aeiryn
A set of of 6 textured stripe patterns made in Photoshop CS2.

textured striped background patterns

23- Pattern Part 1 by crazy-alice
A set of 9 seamless patterns featuring floral and swirl designs that you can use as background. The zipped download file include .pat (for Photoshop patterns) and JPEG files (in case you want to use it outside of Photoshop).

flower seamless patterns and backgrounds

24- Patterns #23 by crazykira-resources
This set of seamless and can be tiled patterns is intended for Photoshop CS+. In case you want to use it outside of Photoshop, an image pack is provided as well.Includes a total of 33 background patterns.

seamless decorative background patterns

25- Green Patterns by luthien black
This set of 6 green patterns is made in Photoshop CS2 & PSP 9. The zipped download pack contains .pat file and an image pack for other programs.

free green seamless patterns and backgrounds

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38 Comments

  1. Great selection of patterns here.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out jeeer! :) I should change the title, then :)

  3. But…1,000 is still 500+. The title is correct, nonetheless!

  4. very nice collection I love pink, blue and Indian fabric patterns

  5. Thanks for the great resources!

  6. 1000+ sounds better :D
    cheers

  7. Wow, a great find.

  8. very nice collection!!!

  9. Great design! Thumb up for your hard work! Thanks!

    To Your Success
    Bryan Hee

  10. Excellent collection, everything you have on your website, thanks for sharing. I’m looking for swooches – any idea where I could find those?

  11. @San Diego Web Designer
    Are you referring to swatches? If you do, then http://colourlovers.com would be a great site for swatches.

  12. Thanks for sharing these background patterns. These will be useful for our next projects.

  13. I do have an RSS Feed. Here’s the link: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/BestDesignOptions. Thanks.

  14. Nice collections.

  15. wonderful

    thank a lot.
    this is my looking for.

  16. Very interesting… thanks.

  17. For some reason, I have such a hard time with these darn captcha codes. So glad this place doesnt’ use it! You can hardly read them!

  18. @Tim Matheew
    I am actually contemplating to get one. But akismet is working nice. although there are still spammers that can get through.

  19. awesome stuff. These will definitely come in handy. You know how hard it is to make this stuff? ridiculous.. Thanks!!

  20. Wow! I love tiled backgrounds! I’ll definitely use some of these.

  21. nice background, thanks bro

  22. Thank you for a wonderful selection of textures. Besides, this is my favorite price ;-)

  23. Looking for a pattern of illustrated animals. Any ideas? Thanks for such a great, reliable resource!

  24. Hey, I’m looking for seemless background tile to use on my website.
    its a business website (im a photographer and videographer).

  25. Sure! You are free to use them.

  26. I love this collection, great variety on patterns. Thanks for doing all this work.

  27. absouley great paterns & at my favourite price (£0.00)!! thanks alot, i will print these for my scrap book wich so far has 76 pages in it lol! great site, highly recommended by me ;-) you cant knock this site! A+++++++++

  28. One of the very nice collection!!!
    Many thanks

  29. OMG I cant believe the amazing talents here!! TY so much for those who have offered up their time and designs!!!

  30. Thanks for the great ideas! Will be using one of these background images on my newest website!

  31. I was trying to download/open the Ice Patterns but there is no jpg or png file, only .pat and i dont have any program that can open them. I use PSP. Any option to get them in that jpg format?

  32. This is great. It’s not easy to find good backgrounds with high resolution. This is a list I’ll come back to again and again.

  33. thanks to you now i have lots of ideas and inspirations when it comes to patterns

  34. I have been looking for a seamless pattern like the one used on this blog. Can you help me find one or tell me where you got this one please.

    Kind regards,
    Jon

  35. wow, really great collection!!! it’s really hard to make all of them. I really appreciate your works. thanks a lot

  36. very nice collection!!!

  37. thank you for this awesome share.

  38. great share thnx, downloading ….

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