Free Background Patterns for your Design Project

The subtle use of patterns can greatly enhance the character and depth of a design project. Here’s a list of quality resources you can use to find that perfect pattern.

  1. Squidfingers
    Simple, well-organized navigation. 158 patterns available for download.
  2. Ava7 Patterns
    Search by shape, color, or popularity. 818 patterns available for download.
  3. Pattern4U
    User-submitted patterns, organized by category. 274 patterns available for download.
  4. DinPattern
    Some unique patterns designed by Evan Eckard.
  5. The Pixel Patterns Collection from Kaliber 1000
    One of the largest pattern databases on the web. Over 900 pattens available for download.

If you’re motivated and want to create your own seamless patterns in Illustrator, there’s a great tutorial here.

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