Textures and Patterns Design Showcase

Well, we don’t think that wood is a new revolutionary trend — after all, it
was used and explored for years. However, since wood isn’t used everywhere — in
correct and wrong contexts — experimenting with it makes perfectly sense.
Still, there are a number of options beyond wood: e.g. fabric patterns, tiles,
ground, stone, walls, bricks, stiches, cardboard, ceramics, decay, rust, old
tapes, illustrations, plastic and glass.


In this post we present a showcase of sites using textures and
patterns
— we want to focus designer’s attention on design options
available beyond wood. Reason: we strongly believe that vibrant, realistic
background images are becoming a new trend. If it sounds familiar to you, you
are absolutely right: we’ve seen the same trend 8-10 years ago. The sources for
the background images are usually either photos (e.g. you can download free
textures in the Smashing Texture Library) or
illustrations created with Photoshop, Illustration etc.

  Textures and Patterns Design Showcase