This page is all about background images for Web pages. You can also use the images as wallpaper if you like.
I visited FreeBackgrounds.com and didn’t like their background images. Many of them would be perfect for those who set up their pages in tables with a specified width for each cell in the table. The images would allow for a different background color on each part of the page. But since I don’t do my pages that way, I prefer a plain-color, textured background. So I made my own, using Windows Paint, Adobe PhotoDeluxe and Netscape’s GIF Lube utility (which is no longer available). They load quickly because they’re all 2.3 kilobytes or less.
The problem with background images is that they can make the page text difficult to read. These are light enough (or dark enough), and low enough on contrast, to avoid this problem.
Below are 12 images. Feel free to copy any, all or none of them and use them as you wish (don’t link directly to the ones on this site; it will not work since I have blocked hot-linking on the server). But if you use one on a Web page, do me a favor, and I’ll do you one in return: Link back to this site, and contact me with your URL, so I can link back to yours (I don’t link to adult-only sites).
Light color backgrounds (use dark text, preferably black)
Dark color backgrounds (use light text, preferably white)
Whenever you use a background image on a Web page, it’s a good idea to use a background color as well, so if your image doesn’t load, the page will at least be the right color. I have provided equivalent colors in Hex codes below:
- LIGHT COLORS
- Desert Sand:
- Sky Blue:
- Light Green:
- DARK COLORS
- Royal Blue:
- Meadow Green:
- Stormy Grey: