Seamless Cardboard Texture #1212
 Cardboard  CC BY-SA 3.0

A free background image with a seamless texture of cardboard. This texture of cardboard looks quite realistic, especially when is actually tiled.

Source V. Hartikainen

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Square ornament 37 #2177
 Dark  CC 0

Remixed from a drawing in 'Paul's Sister', Frances Peard, 1889.

Source Firkin

Paper #657
 Paper  CC BY-SA 3.0

Nicely crafted paper pattern, although a bit on the large side (500x593px).

Source Blaq Annabiosis

[email protected] #277
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

The perfect pattern for all your blogs about type, or type-related matters.

Source Atle Mo

paper filer pack 2 #140
 Noise  CC 0

A set of paper filters. The base texture is generated the same way, only the compositing mode is varied.

Source Lazur URH

Plain & Wood #1355
 Wood  CC 0

CC0 for Free, hope you like it.

Source Yethiel

Dark [email protected] #30
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

A dark denim looking pattern. 145×145 pixels.

Source Atle Mo

Cover Red #1282
 Red  CC 0

Zero CC tileable hard cover red book, scanned and made by me. CC0

Source Sojan Janso

Leaftrim & Black #1684
 Paper  CC 0

Paper-Wallpaper. CC0 License.

Source Unknow

Geometric pattern #2006
 Grid  CC 0

A monochrome pattern from a tile that can be had by selecting the rectangle in Inkscaope and using shift+alt+i

Source Firkin

Arrows pattern #1722
 Noise  CC 0

Inspired by an image that was uploaded to Pixabay by geralt

Source Firkin

Satin [email protected] #1045
 Light  CC BY-SA 3.0

Super simple but very nice indeed. Gray with vertical stripes.

Source Merrin Macleod

Decorative divider 188 #2521
 Dark  CC 0

From a drawing in 'Uit de geschiedenis der Heilige Stede te Amsterdam', Yohannes Sterck, 1898.

Source Firkin

Graphene pattern 1 #2235
 Dark  CC 0

Different from the original in being a simple tile stored as a pattern definition, rather than numerous repeated objects. Hence easy and quick to give this pattern to objects of different shapes. To get the tile in Inkscape, select the rectangle and use shift+alt+i.

Source Firkin

[email protected] #744
 Grid  CC BY-SA 3.0

Sharp but soft triangles in light shades of gray.

Source Pixeden

Stardust #1209
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

Everyone needs some stardust. Sprinkle it on your next project.

Source Atle Mo

Colourful background #2007
 Colorful  CC 0

Made by distorting a simple pattern using the 'sin waves' plugin for Paint.net and vectorising in Vector Magic

Source Firkin

Crisp Paper Ruffles #841
 Light  CC BY-SA 3.0

Sort of reminds me of those old house wallpapers.

Source Tish

SubtleNet #855
 Light  CC BY-SA 3.0

You can never get enough of these tiny pixel patterns with sharp lines.

Source Designova

Background pattern 207 #2466
 Yellow  CC 0

A seamless pattern created from a square tile. To get the tile, select the rectangle in Inkscape and use shift+alt+i.

Source Firkin

Inspiration Geometry #1175
 Unknow  CC BY-SA 3.0

This one is rather fun and playful. The 2X could be used at 1X too!

Source Welsley

Paper 3 #2114
 Paper  CC 0

CC0 textures, backgrounds.

Source SliverKnight

Fabric pattern (colour 3) #2400
 Fabric  CC 0

Alternative colour scheme. Not a pattern for fabrics, but one produced from a jpg of a stack of fabric items that was posted on Pixabay. The tile that this is based on can be had by selecting the rectangle in Inkscape and using shift+alt+i.

Source Firkin

Light [email protected] #696
 Grid  CC BY-SA 3.0

Submitted as a black pattern, I made it light and a few steps more subtle.

Source Andy

Dark [email protected] #373
 Dark  CC BY-SA 3.0

Thin lines, noise and texture creates this crisp dark denim pattern.

Source Marco Slooten

Decorative divider 274 #1922
 Dark  CC 0

Redrawn based on a drawing in 'По Сѣверо-Западу Россіи' Konstantin Sluchevsky, 1897.

Source Firkin

Background pattern 328 (colour 5) #1797
 Blue  CC 0

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

Source Firkin

Configurable Graph Paper #141
 Stripes  CC BY-SA 3.0

Pass parameters to the URL or edit the source code variables to configure the graph paper for the division desired.

Source JayNick

Shapes pattern 2 #2241
 Red  CC 0

A background made up of shapes.

Source Firkin