Using watercolor backgrounds and textures, with a watercolor painting effect, is a trend that took the world of design by surprise. These unique, colourful backgrounds can work beautifully with typography and simple design elements to give any design a fun edge.
The background is an important part of any design project. Whether it’s a website design, an app, graphic, or even a slideshow, the background is the foundation that helps you highlight the core content of a design. Which is why should always be careful when choosing a background for your designs.
To show you how great these backgrounds can look, we’ve handpicked a set of the best watercolor backgrounds and textures you can use for various kinds of projects — all of which can be downloaded and used in your own projects!
64 Watercolor Textures
This is a big bundle of watercolor textures that include two types of textures: A pack of 32 watercolor textures and 32 neon watercolor textures. All textures come to you in JPG format, which allows you to use them in any app including Photoshop and Sketch.
11 Watercolor Backgrounds
If you’re not a fan of textures, you can use this pack of watercolor backgrounds instead. This pack includes 11 beautiful backgrounds that are ready to be used as a background in your projects. The backgrounds are available in 3000 x 2000 resolution JPG files.
Abstract Watercolor Textures
A unique collection of watercolor textures that have been created with a mix of watercolor paintings and bold inking techniques. This pack comes with 8 colorful and weird abstract watercolor textures for creating your own unique backgrounds.
Watercolor Galaxy Textures
A set of gorgeous watercolor backgrounds that mimic the beautiful starry cosmos. This pack includes 7 unique watercolor textures in 3000 x 2000 resolution. You can download this pack for free. Although, you will have to credit to its author when using it in your projects.
Watercolor Textures Pack
The use of light and calming colors in these watercolor textures makes them more suitable for creating backgrounds with a natural energetic feel. The pack includes 12 different texture designs in print-quality JPG files.
Layered PSD Watercolor Backgrounds
This is a mixed pack of 30 gradients and 15 watercolor canvas textures that have been created inspired by sunsets and sunrise. Each texture in this pack comes as layered PSD files, which gives you more design options to choose from.
Dark Watercolor Textures
Using a watercolor background doesn’t always have to be so colorful. You can use this pack of textures to create more elegant and dark background with the watercolor effect. The pack includes 24 different patterns in 2400 x 3000 resolution.
Large Watercolor Textures
Another pack of free watercolor textures. Even though they are the author’s first textures, they look phenomenal. This pack includes 4 unique textures you can use for free of charge. No author credit required.
Winter Watercolor Backgrounds
This is a pack of Winter themed watercolor backgrounds. If you’re working on a website design, card design, or a promotional campaign design related to Christmas or new year, these backgrounds will come in handy. It includes 10 different backgrounds.
Blue Watercolor Textures Bundle
A bundle of 30 different handpainted watercolor textures featuring an attractive blue color theme. These textures will help you craft the perfect backgrounds for websites, greeting cards, and other print and digital designs. The pack includes 18 watercolor textures, 7 watercolor papers, and 5 watercolor striped patterns.
Colorful Watercolor Backgrounds
It doesn’t get any colorful than this. The watercolor backgrounds in this pack are so colorful that it will instantly grab anyone’s attention. They are perfect for creating backgrounds for a creative website or a children related project. The pack includes 10 unique backgrounds in JPG files.
5 Watercolor Texture Backgrounds
The watercolor background textures in this pack feature a slightly washed-up design that makes them perfect for a vintage or a retro design. It comes with 5 different texture designs you can use with your personal or commercial projects for free.
8 Watercolor Backgrounds
This pack of watercolor backgrounds includes 8 different backgrounds featuring designs of an amazing mix of colors. You can use them for everything from website backgrounds to presentations and more.
Space Watercolor Backgrounds
You will have a hard time deciding whether these backgrounds are real pictures taken by Hubble telescope or created with watercolor paintings. They are that good. This pack of space-themed watercolor backgrounds includes 10 stunning graphics that are suitable for all kinds of design projects.
Handmade Watercolor Backgrounds
Another collection of professional watercolor backgrounds with handmade paintings. This bundle features 10 unique backgrounds in 6000 x 4000 resolution. The unique designs of these backgrounds will help make your websites and presentations stand out from the crowd.
Rosalie Watercolor Patterns
If you’re a fan of pattern backgrounds, this bundle of watercolor patterns will come in handy. This pack includes 6 seamless watercolor patterns in 3 different designs which you can use to creating great backgrounds, borders, effects, or even print on T-shirts and mugs. By the way, it’s free!
11 Duotone Watercolor Backgrounds
A rare pack of watercolor backgrounds featuring a duotone effect. These backgrounds are perfect for creating advertisements, billboards, and other print designs. It includes 11 different backgrounds with several types of designs and colors.
Grunge Watercolor Backgrounds
The unique grunge effect featured in these backgrounds certainly makes them one of a kind. It’s hard to tell if these are actually watercolor paintings. This pack includes 10 unique abstract backgrounds with the grunge effect. They will look great even as your desktop background.
48 Watercolor Backgrounds
This is a big bundle of watercolor backgrounds that includes 48 different backgrounds made from watercolor paintings. These backgrounds have been designed inspired by the four seasons Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. The pack also includes 6 bonus backgrounds as well.
6 Watercolor Textures
This pack of watercolor textures includes 6 different textures with vibrant colors you can use to create your own unique backgrounds and designs featuring watercolor paintings. You can download the pack for free.
12 Watercolor Backgrounds
A pack of 12 unique watercolor backgrounds featuring an unusual design and color. These backgrounds are best for creating backgrounds for presentation slides and logo mockups. The files are available in 3000 x 2500 resolution JPG format.
Watercolor Green Texture
The watercolor textures in this pack feature a natural color scheme. They are perfect for creating greeting cards, ads, backgrounds, and more. It includes 6 unique backgrounds in large sizes.
145 Watercolor Textures
This is a massive bundle of watercolor textures. It includes 145 watercolor textures and shapes. You can use them to create your own unique backgrounds or even add cool watercolor effects to your text, shapes, and designs.
Also, check out our collection of the best polygon background textures for more backgrounds and textures, with a slightly more angular and price edge!