Shot of Inspiration: Beautiful Website Backgrounds

January 29th 2013 | Design Inspiration

Website backgrounds have a reputation of being “in the background”, when in fact they are very important in setting the mood of the entire site and creating a strong impression with visitors.  When you make your own website, the background needs to be one of the first things you decide on – will you use an eye-catching image? Or will you go for an elegant pattern to attract more focus to other parts? Are you going to make the screen shine with colors or create a unique atmosphere with monochromatic shades?

There’s no right answer for these questions. It depends on the type of website you want to create and the brand identity you want to project. There are many different styles you can choose for your website background and they all have a different effect.

Here you will find some outstanding examples of various types of backgrounds. Have a look, visit the sites and get a feel of what each background is good for. This will help you understand what kind of background is the best for your website.

 

One Grand Image

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

 Creative People

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Cappello’s

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Lazzy Bird‘s Wix based website

Blurry Background

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Givers

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Hipstematic

Illustrations

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Royale

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

HTML5 Lab

Vector Patterns

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Alexa B Wilkinson‘s Wix based website

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Paul Sweeney

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Talking Donkey

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Zoubeck‘s Wix based Website

Grunge Textures

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Ths

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Alp kohen‘s Wix based website

Fabric Textures 

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Les Richard‘s Wix based website

Inspirational Backgrounds for Web Design

Alexab Wilkinson‘s Wix based website