Patterns are everywhere around us. In art, patterns are an important medium of expression. Is a pattern worth more than a thousand words? We can leave that discussion for later, but it’s certain that patterns do liven up everything they’re applied to. Patterns can be used for nearly everything from website backgrounds to your phone case, for example. For this roundup we’ve prepared 40 fresh, colorful and jovial patterns from this year that’ll conjure up the mood of summer.
25 incredibly versatile, easy to use patterns that make a brilliant addition to a plain background.
A retro and coffee-flavored pattern in vector and Photoshop (.pat) format.
A super-handy set of subtle patterns – great for giving backgrounds a little edge. The download includes the .pat file along with jpgs for quick and dirty use.
A set of Subtle Seamless Geometric Pattern for you to download for free in .PNG and .PAT file format.
Simple, easy to use jeans pattern (.pat).
6. Dark Wall
Simple dark wall pattern from SutblePatterns.
Cubes as far as your eyes can see. You know, because they tile.
8. Plaid Pastel
Free seamless pattern with a tartan look.
Attractive playing card pattern (.gif and .pat).
10. Plaid Pattern
Plaid floral pattern in honour of summer. .gif and .pat.
These subtle light texture patterns are comprised of 4 light tile patterns ideal to create a subtle and original light web background for your next project.
12. Blue Geo
Free repeat pattern with a blue geometric theme.
13. Leaf Curls
Seamless leaf curl pattern. You can modify the colors, scaling and design.
14. Daisy Chain
Seamless flower pattern. You can modify the colors, scaling and design.
15. Sine Wave Tartan
Seamless wave tartan pattern. You can modify the colors, scaling and design.
6 seamless grungy beige patterns. It comes with a .pat file that you can easily generate any size pattern you want.
8 grungy heart and flower textures that come with several colour schemes and are totally repeatable.
18. Heart Pattern
Heart pattern background is available in vector (.eps) and .jpeg format.
Interesting pattern for various artwork since it’s a low-quality photograph.
Abstract and striking. Perfect for madly creative ideas.
This is intentionally created for Facebook covers but there’s no limits in using such a great pattern.
Diamonds. Pure diamonds.
23. Rose Pattern
26. Light Green
27. Hibiscus Stripe
30. Warm Day
32. For xxLynxx
Vector damask seamless pattern (.eps).
36. Flower pattern
Pack of 14 flower Photoshop patterns looks like tapesery.
You’ll find over 2 million user-created seamless patterns to use in your creative projects here. Absolutely best resource for free patterns.
This is a website that celebrates the world of surface pattern design. A lot of artwork is showcased here.
Pattern People is a surface design studio founded by designers Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery who came together with a mutual appreciation of patterns and a shared vision. Collectively they bring their illustrations to all types of surfaces from fashion to interiors. They have a regulary updated blog which offers a lot of inspiration.
What do you think of these patterns and designs? Got any that we missed? Share with us in comments!