Finding 100% free high quality background images for use in web design projects is not easy. Most “free” images come with strings attached. Not in this case. All the photos below are from the excellent unsplash.com website. According to the site’s help section, the images are “free to use, for both commercial and personal purposes” but even though it’s not mandatory, it would be good to give “a credit/link back to the original photographer if possible”.
I have chosen a mix of textures and patterns that can be used across a broad range of web design projects from travel agency sites to home decoration and outdoor adventure. Putting this list together was very inspiring thanks to the amazing vision and quality of the images.
Each photo in this list is linked to the original image file where you can get extra information on the image attributes and the photographer. Enjoy using these images and feel free to leave a link in the comment section below to your site or project if you do end up using one.
Wow, this is a phenomenal image. So much atmosphere with so little lighting. This would be a perfect background image for an arts or photography based website, anything that requires a deep and moody feel.