Whilst creating the theme for this blog, we wanted to find a really nice background pattern. Read on to find out the best sites we discovered.
The Pattern Library
The Pattern Library shows full screen previews, which can make it really easy to see what the pattern looks like full-sized.
A Project by Tim Holman & Claudio Guglieri, the site also has a button you can press to see multiple themes at once.
Pattern Cooler shows 51 background images at a time, with an individual split preview pane.
The design of the site combined with being able to see 51 patterns at a time allows you to browse background patterns really quickly.
COLOURlovers was actually the site upon which we found the pattern we chose to use on this website.
The site is community based, and features over 4 million different patterns!
We searched by keyword, which brought up thousands of different patterns to choose from.
A great site for finding (as per the title) subtle background patterns.
The only slight problem is that sometimes they can be a bit too sublte – and a little hard to see on some monitor settings.
However not everyone wants a background pattern that is too eye catching, as this will allow the content of the site itself to stand out more.
As well as the above, we wanted to include some of the other top sites we found:
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Main image created from a pattern by Brijan Powel