17 free textures that can help your designs kick ass | Pitter Pattern

Are you a little bit obsessed with textures and patterns? Are you always the one pointing out ‘that cool pattern there’ or ‘this pretty texture here’? I know I am, and if you’re here in the Pitter Pattern blog I’m guessing you are too.

I went on holiday to Colombia (my native country) last summer and while I was there I took many photos of gorgeous surfaces in the wild, and I thought I could share some of them with you… So in this blog post you’re getting 17 free textures that you can use to enrich your surface pattern designs!

You can use these textures in many ways, for example:

This last example is one of my favourite ways to use cool textures in my designs, so I will be showing you step by step how to do this in next week’s post, so stay tuned…

These are the previews of the free textures that you will be getting in your download file:

The files are JPGs, 2448x2448px at 300dpi, so they’re suitable for hi-res printing. The download files are not watermarked.

You may use them for personal and/or commercial projects. The only thing I ask is that you don’t redistribute or sell them as they are, that’s all… They’re meant to inspire you and help you create gorgeous stuff!

If you do use them on your projects I would love to see the end result. You can share them with me via Instagram, just tag me @republicofhappy, or hashtag your image with #PitterPatternTextures.

Remember to check next week’s post for a little tutorial about how to convert these textures to bitmap images, and use them to enhance your surface designs by adding a new level of interest!

If you don’t see the download box below please try turning off any ad blocker on your browser temporarily or try using another browser!


I am a designer, originally from Colombia and now living permanently in Cornwall, UK. I graduated in Product Design but since then have mostly worked in graphics for print and web. A few years ago I decided to specialise in Surface Pattern Design and I'm loving it!


  1. Juliana

    Hi Veronica! Thanks for the video tutorial about adding texture to Illustrator. The download link on this page is for 24 color palettes, not the 17 textures. I wanted to try it out with the textures from this set if possible. Thanks.

    • Hi Juliana! Thanks so much for picking up on this… The tech gremlins attack again! I’ve fixed it now… I hope you enjoy the textures. Please share any results, would love to see them! :-)

  2. Hi Eileen, thank you for visiting the blog, always nice to meet like minded people! The button for the download should be at the bottom of the post in a box called ‘Download the textures’. Write your email in the box and hit the big orange button that says ‘Let me have them!’ (click here to see a screenshot of how it should look: https://pitter-pattern.com/download-screenshot.png). That will open up a new browser window (Dropbox). Once there click the download button and it will download the ZIP file directly to your computer. Let me know if you find it… :-)

  3. Eileen Celentano

    Hi there, I am currently determining my direction from a fashion design professor to developing my own business. I have always had a passion for textiles, colors, patterns, etc. I have woven fabric, dyed fabric and and created surfaces for fabrics. I would like to download your file for these interesting pattern images, but don’t see a place for the download button.
    Thank you and have a beautiful day!

  4. Thank you how fo i download

    • My pleasure Chrissie! There’s a box at the bottom of the post called ‘Download the textures’, write your email in the box and click the big orange button that says ‘Let me have them!’. That will open up a new browser window (Dropbox). Once there click the download button and it will download the ZIP file directly to your computer! Let me know how it goes… :-)

  5. Thank you Bren, that’s very kind of you! Comments like that are what keep me going… :-)

  6. My pleasure Nanceonomy! :-)

  7. Bren

    You’ve created a great blog Veronica! It’s really fabulous, well done

  8. Thank you! Much appreciated.


    i am a french fashion designer
    nice work thanks
    Eva GUGUIN

  10. It is probably very obvious, but I cannot locate the download link.

    • My absolute pleasure Brenda! And I agree with you, textures are great to give your work some originality and personality… I’m really getting into them at the moment.

      The link should be at the very end of the post, with a big orange button… I checked on Safari, Firefox and Chrome, and on iPad and iPhone and it seems to be working alright. Have you found it? Please let me know what kind of device/browser are you on and I’ll try to solve the issue!

  11. This is VERY generous. Thank you so much. I think that textures are very under-utilized.

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