Design & UX
By Tara Hornor

20 Beautiful Water Textures and Patterns

By Tara Hornor

Adding an interesting texture to the background of websites, posters, postcards, banners, and even to the text itself is a great way to make a design stand out. However, you will want to make sure to choose a pattern that relates to your project topic.

The following are some of the best water textures and patterns available on the web perfect for those projects on the wet side. Take your design to the next level by overlaying a water texture on your image, or create a beautiful beach scene with a photographic sea. Whatever your need, below you will find water backgrounds in different shades but all a high resolution for a design that is top-notch.

Water Texture by Jshei

Water by

Water Texture by SimplyBackgrounds

Water Texture 10 by GreenEyezz-stock

Water texture by L K Kelley

Water Ripples Texture stock 1 by Fel182

Water by Pachd

Water texture by ScenicReflections

Water drops texture by ftextures

Water texture by Jiri Vaclavek

Water texture by Justyna Pszczolka

Water drops by IntactZoom

Water texture by Javarman

Water texture by Damir-Olejar

Swimming pool water texture by leungchopan

Drinking water texture by Kristina Afanasyeva

Water drops by FreeStockImages

Water/Ice by XOZ

Water texture I by EvilHateYouAllStock

Natural water drop texture by dink101








  • Good to see everything blue in those water textures

    • Tara Hornor

      Glad you liked the blue!

  • Vaild

    None of them tile. Even the ones that look like they should.

    • Borysses

      You can find very nice selection of seamless textures here:

    • Tara Hornor

      I’m sorry about that! Yes, they are all only photograph textures, none seamless.

      • You can make them tile pretty easily in Photoshop (even Photoshop 7). Just clone portions of the edges, create new cutlines…oh, well, should write a tutorial.

  • Wow thats a very cool Collektion!

    • Tara Hornor

      I’m glad you like the post!

  • Bob

    Digg spam

  • amazing water textures and i am glad to see such an amazing use of colours.

    • Tara Hornor

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked the color variety.

  • Under what license are this published?

    • Tara Hornor

      You will have to check each one for sure. Some are royalty-free, others are free for non-commercial use, while others are entirely free for use as long as you link back to the owner’s site. Some you will just have to contact the owner for sure.

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  • L K Kelley

    Tara, I am L K Kelley, author of the 5th photo down.  I was surprised to find this.  I would never have thought of this being picked up by anyone.     I don’t think I would have thought about it for some of these idea, but thank you.  

    • Tara Hornor

      You’re welcome! It is an excellent texture that I was very impressed with! :)

  • BlankMedia Printing

    Firstly, I would
    like to appreciate the effort that you have put in making such a great
    blogpost. I enjoyed this post of yours and I must say that every time I come
    back to your blog, I always have something new and informative to read.
    Thanks for keeping me updated.

  • very good textures u helped me a lot thanks…………..

  • hi..tara thank you very much, I will use one picture in my web

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