I love watercolors in my designs because they bring back good and happy childhood memories. As a child, I loved drawing landscapes, people and things in vibrant colors. These days, watercolor art is one of the hottest trend in web design. Using watercolor textures in web design is one of the easiest trick to make your websites look more artistic. Watercolor textures also give your design a personal touch, making it more warm and inviting to others. At the same time, watercolor textures, especially those in bright happy colors, make our designs lively.
So in this roundup, we listed down some of the best free watercolor textures that can be found online. I hope you will also find most of these free watercolor textures useful.
01 – High Resolution Watercolor Textures by Gomediazine
This pack consists two very high-resolution ( 8.5″ x 11″ at 300 DPI) free watercolor textures that you can use for free. To get the best results, try setting the layers to multiply or overlay in Photoshop.
02 – Free Watercolor Textures by Outlaw Design
Outlaw has come up with high-resolution and beautiful free watercolor textures that you can download for free. The free watercolor textures are posted in five batches, which means you have to download these textures separately and in batches. But it’s worth it!
03 – Grungy Watercolor Textures by Bittbox
This pack consists 10 very high-resolution free watercolor textures that you can use in your designs. These textures were created using Photoshop brushes created by the same author. You can either download only the free watercolor textures that you want by clicking on the images at Bittbox or download the entire set by clicking the “download” button.
04 – Textures: Watercolors by Jocosity
This pack consists 8 free watercolor textures with resolution of at least 1300 x 1900 pixels.
05 – Large painted textures by Kiho-chan
Five high-resolution free watercolor textures.
06 -High Resolution Watercolor Textures by PSDTuts+
This set includes 27 high resolution free watercolor textures at about 2400 x 3500 pixels wide and can be used to easily add a splash of color to your designs.
07 – Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Looks like rain
This pack consists 8 colorful free watercolor textures with resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels each. Total file size of the zipped download pack is 10.2 MB.
08 – Painted Textures by Ikeschatzi
This pack consists 5 free watercolor textures. Total file size of the zipped download pack is only 1.1 MB.
09 – Watercolor Painting by I Love Colors
This pack consists two very high-resolution scanned watercolor painting.
10 – High Resolution Watercolor Textures by Cgarofani
Cgarofani’s gallery at deviantart features 10 high resolution watercolor textures that you can use for free. However, you have to download the textures one by one since these textures were posted individually (not as a package that you can download as a set). But it’s worth the hassle because the textures are really high-resolution at around 2349×3037 pixels each.
11 – 25 Free Hi-Res Watercolor Textures by Lost and Taken
This set contains 25 super high-quality free watercolor textures that you can use to add some artistic flare in your layout. Each of these textures is 30-40mb in size and the zip file is over 800mb. So expect downloading time to be longer than the usual.
12 – 23 High-Res Water Color Backgrounds from Sad Monkey
Here are 23 more watercolor textures that you can use for free, including commercial usage. Each individual file can be found and downloaded for free at Sad Monkey’s Deviant Art Page. Follow the link below the preview image to download each watercolor texture that you want.
13 – Watercolors Pack Volume 1 by Media Militia
This collection of 36 high quality free watercolor textures is great for adding that spicy freshness to your style. They are an awesome way to change up and tweak your Photoshop projects.
14 – Watercolors Pack Volume 2 by Media Militia
Here’s the second batch of Media Militia’s free watercolor textures that are sure to make a great addition to your designs. Try switching the colors by adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer or a gradient layer and changing the layer style to overlay. Personal and commercial use is welcomed and encouraged! This set contains 30 free watercolor textures.
If you like this post, then you might also be interested to checkout our roundup of free watercolor Photoshop brushes, featuring 14 sets of top notch brushes for your designs.