20 Attractive Websites That Make Background Patterns Work

Feb 4 2008 by Jacob Gube | 24 Comments

When you mention patterned/tiled backgrounds, people immediately think of horrid MySpace pages and web designs circa-1990’s. It is therefore a worthy achievement when an artist is able to use this technique to make a website look stunning and attractive. An effective background design pattern can leave a memorable and positive feeling on the people who view these works of art.

A pattern - taken by Ben Ostrowsky

by Ben Ostrowsky

Here I’ve compiled 20 beautiful and artistic websites that use tiled patterns to set their webpage apart from the ordinary.

1) Enlighten Designs

Enlighten Designs front page.

2) DNA


3) Sideshow

4) We Do The Web

5) Impressive Work

6) Hotel Belwether

7) David Loop

8) Olly Hite

9) OnTrack

10) Elitist Snob

11) Imagined Creative


13) Tanya Merone

14) kesone.de

15) Jen Gordon

16) Viget Labs

17) variable.nz

18) Robert Beerworth Blog Australia


20) Saint Augustine Bed and Breakfast

These are all designs I feel have truly achieved a unique look by using a background pattern instead of going the safe route with a solid color.

Do you have any other websites to add to the list? Did I miss a website that belongs here? Be sure to leave the links on your comments.

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An Jay

February 13th, 2008

Great article.


March 10th, 2008

One of my favorites will always be 24-7 Media.


Such hotness.


March 19th, 2008

Some excellent examples here. I may even lose my fear of patterned backgrounds now!

Alexander Hahn

April 3rd, 2008

nice! but it`s keasone, not kesone (-;

Jacob Gube

April 3rd, 2008


I sincerely apologize for the spelling mistake and I’ll correct it ASAP. You know how it goes when you work late at night :).

Alexander Hahn

April 23rd, 2008

oh yes! it’s 3.18 am now(-;

Sunlust Designs

August 14th, 2008

That’s a nice list, hope that it’ll inspire me to redesign my website finally.

I came across enlighten designs before, one of designers there made a tutorial that I used for my first website ;-)


August 29th, 2008

i want an attractive template for Natural and ayurveda web site….. plsss help me sooooooon….


February 16th, 2009

hi everyone, i need some ideas, how to make an attractive web site for summer beac bar plz help me sooooooooooooooon………!!!!!!!!!!!!


February 19th, 2009

I love when I stumble a across creative sites like this by chance. Thanks…just what I needed to start my day!


May 7th, 2009

Simple seems to work best, love the Olly Hite site.

Ben Stokes

December 30th, 2009

I agree with Dom – keep it simple, not to keen on the overpowering backgrounds. But I guess sometimes we have to do what the client wants.


February 9th, 2010

I came across enlighten designs before, one of designers there made a tutorial that I used for my first website ;-)


June 27th, 2010

nice article, love ‘The Sides’ website.


July 20th, 2010

http://derricophotography.com uses a nice background


August 30th, 2010

nice article

The Fount

October 21st, 2010

Backgrounds can work well when they are integrated into the actual design of the website like DNA, The Sides and Jen Gordon.

Irfan Suleman

October 30th, 2010

Some of them are really good…


December 14th, 2010

hey nice work.I am designing an education website with piyush, could you help me design some backgrounds.


February 8th, 2011

One of my absolute favorites is Plentywish ( http://www.plentywish.com )


March 4th, 2011

Nice but I want some thing better.


April 12th, 2011

They look really nice, but seems like they look very alike one from another…


September 18th, 2011

My custom login page looks cool with attractive background pattern ;)

Humayun Khalid

October 11th, 2011

fantastic ………..

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