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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
06- Seamless Patterns set by forbidden-storm
Here are some 70 free seamless patterns that you could use for website background.
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.
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
09- Retro Photoshop Patterns by Mae B on Deviantart
A set of 78 retro background patterns you can use as backgrounds, fills or textures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14- Pink Photoshop patterns by ~apricum
Free pink Photoshop Patterns made by Apricum.
15-Blue Photoshop patterns by Apricum
Inspired by the Spring season, here is a set of seamless Photoshop patterns in blue.
16- Retro Butter by Camxso
Seamless patterns featuring canvas, stained glass and a Terra Cotta mosaic. Includes 11 seamless 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.
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.
19 – Pattern set 2 by shoe-fly
A set of 12 seamless tile-able patterns that you can use for Photoshop 7 and above
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.
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.
22- Textured Stripes by aeiryn
A set of of 6 textured stripe patterns made in Photoshop CS2.
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).
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.
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.