Leafy design 18 #1788
 Dark  CC 0

From a drawing in 'Art Embroidery', M.S. Lockwood and E. Glaister, 1878.

Source Firkin

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[email protected] #973
 Light  CC BY-SA 3.0

Super detailed 16×16 tile that forms a beautiful pattern of straws.

Source Pavel

Floral pattern 13 #1756
 Green  CC 0

From a drawing in 'At home', J. Sowerby, J. Crane and T. Frederick, 1881.

Source Firkin

Grunge For Surfaces 3 #1400
 Dark  CC 0

Gamedev - Metal Textures. CC0 License.

Source Davit Masia

Redox [email protected] #850
 Light  CC BY-SA 3.0

Bright gray tones with a hint of some metal surface.

Source Hendrik Lammers

"Dark Brick Wall", Background Pattern #1024
 Stone  CC BY-SA 3.0

Like the name suggests, this background image consists of a pattern of dark bricks. It may be an option for you, if you are looking for something that looks like a brick wall for use as a background on web pages. It's not a masterpiece, but looks pretty nice when is tiled.

Source V. Hartikainen

Stone Wall & Green #1533
 Stone  CC 0

Incoming catena. Stone & well. CC0 texture.

Source Unknow

3px [email protected] #343
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

Tiny dark square tiles with varied color tones.

Source Gre3g

Wavy background #2020
 Green  CC 0

CC0 and a seamless pattern from a tile drawn in Paint.net .

Source SliverKnight

Bedge Grunge #978
 Paper  CC BY-SA 3.0

A large (588x375px) sand-colored pattern for your ever-growing collection. Shrink at will.

Source Alex Tapein

Indian Red Web Background #1172
 Concrete  CC BY-SA 3.0

A free web background image with a seamless concrete-like texture and an Indian-red color.

Source V. Hartikainen

Grid #974
 Gray  CC BY-SA 3.0

There are quite a few grid patterns, but this one is a super tiny grid with some dust for good measure.

Source Dominik Kiss

Metal & Red #1655
 Metal  CC 0

Metal-Rusty. CC0 License.

Source Unknow

Background pattern 239 #2218
 Dark  CC 0

To get the tile this is based on, select the rectangle in Inkscape and use shift+alt+i.

Source Firkin

White [email protected] #640
 Fabric  CC BY-SA 3.0

I took the liberty of using Dmitry’s pattern and made a version without perforation.

Source Atle Mo

Candy cane pattern #1853
 Noise  CC 0

Remixed from a PNG that was uploaded to Pixabay by k_jprather

Source Firkin

Floral pattern 8 #2096
 Colorful  CC 0

Remixed from a pattern on Pixabay

Source Firkin

seigaiha subtle color #2278
 Pink  CC 0

This is a remix of "blue wave-seigaiha".I hope this subtle color version of Seigaiha would be suitable for background .

Source Yamachem

Dark Fish Skin #1048
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

It almost looks a bit blurry, but then again, so are fishes.

Source Petr Šulc

Halftone #1310
 Light  CC BY-SA 3.0

Halftone, not halfling. Got it?

Source Atle Mo

Parquet flooring pattern (colour 3) #2425
 Pink  CC 0

A seamless pattern recreated from an image on Pixabay. It is reminiscent of parquet flooring and is formed from a square tile, which can be recovered in Inkscape by selecting the ungrouped rectangle and using shift-alt-I together.

Source Firkin

Seamless Paper Texture (Pale Yellow) #1217
 Yellow  CC BY-SA 3.0

A seamless paper background texture colored in pale yellow. This seamless texture is ideal for those who need a yellow background image for their website. The texture resembles paper.

Source V. Hartikainen

Argyle #643
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

Classy golf-pants pattern, or crossed stripes if you will.

Source Will Monson

Stone Wall & Dark #1582
 Stone  CC 0

Incoming catena. Stone & well. CC0 texture.

Source Unknow

Green and Yellow Lines on White Background #1000
 Stripes  CC BY-SA 3.0

A seamless pattern with green and yellow diagonal lines on top of a white dotted background.

Source V. Hartikainen

French Stucco #697
 Paper  CC BY-SA 3.0

Fabric-ish patterns are close to my heart. French Stucco to the rescue.

Source Christopher Buecheler

White [email protected] #1184
 Wall  CC BY-SA 3.0

Brushed aluminum, in a bright gray version. Lovely 2X as well.

Source Andre Schouten

Prismatic Dots Background 2 #503
 Noise  CC 0

Prismatic Dots Background 2

Source GDJ

Floral background 22 #1780
 Dark  CC 0

From a drawing in 'Art Embroidery', M.S. Lockwood and E. Glaister, 1878.

Source Firkin

Noisy [email protected] #960
 Gray  CC BY-SA 3.0

This is a grid, only it’s noisy. You know. Reminds you of those printed grids you draw on.

Source Vectorpile