Textured backgrounds in web design has been very popular not only because it can give you a unique, beautiful and artistic touch on your site but also because it can highlight the elements that you want to standout visibly. Indeed, textures can make an otherwise flat and coldly impersonal design into something more intimate because of its tactile feel.
For those reasons, you will notice that some websites would tend to exude a distinct feel of neglect and dilapidation, etc. through the use of grunge textures on its backgrounds. In some cases on the other hand, you will come across websites using some kind of paper texture to give their work an artistic and fragile feel while others would employ wood texture to give their designs a sturdy, timeless, yet more intimate flavor.
In this article, you will come across different ways by which different textures are used to create backgrounds. While it is part of the trend to use textures and noise in designs I personally like simple layouts a lot. Less is often more as you know… using a WordPress simple theme is always a good start and it is not hard to e.g. add a bit of textured background. Here you will notice some design practices implemented that can in a way provide you with some loose inspiration for your next web design with textured backgrounds. We hope you enjoy as you go along with this collection.