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Using plain backgrounds is often taken as a sign of good taste, or at least sophisticated preferences. Geometric patterns, duotone or monotone gradients, subtle textures, vintage calico designs, and border patterns are among the most popular and attractive background and desktop wallpaper designs being created and shared on the Internet these days.

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Here is a collection of some of the nice ones we’ve found. If you’re looking for your next background design, these will surely inspire you, whatever your preferred aesthetic. Download them now for free. Many are available in different sizes, and some are even available as editable vectors.

Wedding Background Design


Vector Background Design


Poster Background Design


Abstract Background Design

Floral Background Design


A Wallpaper for Everyone’s Screen

Whatever your style, abstract backgrounds do a good job of giving you just the look you want for your screen. The less detail there is on a background, the better, since it will not clash or get in the way of your app icons.

You’re likely to find something interesting from this list.

  • Newly married? The Wedding Background Design is a sweet graphic reminder of your big day. This download is free license with attribution and available in two different sizes (800 × 800 and 800 × 1200 pixels).
  • Speaking of special occasions, why not try the Birthday Background Design, perhaps as a surprise on your loved one’s computer. This is a resizable vector you can even use this as a banner background for parties.
  • Modern and artistic? Many default backgrounds will have the same glow-and-flow design of the Vector Background Design for good reason. This one is available in six size presets.
  • Another bright, minimalist look can be achieved with the Poster Background Design. Also available in six sizes and an additional TIFF format.
  • The sci-fi enthusiasts and tech-savvy will love the classic deep-blue matrix effect of the Abstract Background Design.
  • The Floral Background Design is a tasteful way to show girly and feminine without overdoing it.
  • For a more subtle classic look, try the Vintage Background Design, available in different JPG sizes and EPS vector formats.
  • Spartan minimalists will love the dramatic, poignant touch of the Grunge Background Design, available for personal use only.
  • You might also like the textured chalkboard-gray of the Black Background Design. Anything you put on this background will pop out for sure.

Like more than one? No one’s stopping you from downloading any or all of them now at no cost.

Birthday Background Design



Vintage Background Design

Black Background Design

Banner Background Design


Grunge Background Design


Notes on Using These Backgrounds

All the featured backgrounds are available to download from their affiliate sites for free. Just click on the download button under each one to be taken to the host page, where you can choose your file type and image sizes.

  • These downloads are offered for personal use only. Please check the respective download pages for product details and licensing restrictions.
  • Certain downloads can only be accessed with a registered account on some websites.

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Liked these? You haven’t seen the half of it. Check out’s archives for even more background options, so you don’t have to stick with the same old wallpaper for too long.

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