Patterns can be used in web design as a visual focal point, or they can be used subtly to add character to a design. The use of subtle patterns is very popular at the moment. In many cases subtle patterns are used on backgrounds instead of a flat, solid color or a heavy texture that might dominate the design.
In this post we’ll showcase more than 25 Patterns in Web Design that make use of visual patterns in their design. You’ll notice that subtle grids in particular are very common, and the sites in this gallery use them effectively.