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This post rounds up a showcase of web designs that are all helping make the wood texture cool again. Wood textures in web design aren’t anything new, actually, they were pretty trendy after the days of “web 2.0” until they kind of lost their coolness.
Recently though, we’ve begun to see wood textures make a return in website designs and iPhone and iPad app interfaces. There are many styles, depending on what you are looking for. These websites will definitely inspire your future designs, making things even more professional.
This website uses a teal-colored wooden background which makes the photos and texts really stand out. The site has a friendly atmosphere, perfect for a family restaurant.
This website is a perfect example of how to use wooden backgrounds in modern web design. It also uses another popular trend – large, bold typography on the homepage.
This retro-themed, dark website design uses subtle wood textures that pair nicely with the vintage style and realistic images.
This website doesn’t use wood textures as background, but it has plenty of wood elements in the photos. The slider is perfect for this kind of small online shop.
You could barely tell, but this website has a very dark wood texture as background. The texture is very subtle and looks modern.
Here’s an example of how to incorporate realistic wood images into your design. This image is perfect to be used as a background.
Here’s another example of how wood photos can be used as backgrounds. This adds a homemade atmosphere to the whole website.
Instead of showcasing their products on a plain white background, this apparel online shop decided to use dark wood textures instead. It looks really good!
Here’s a unique way of featuring your social media accounts – use a light wooden background for the icons!
This website’s theme is “countryside” and it’s perfectly created using old/aged wood textures as backgrounds, plus some realistic, 3D objects.
This simple website design successfully combines realistic objects, with wood textures.
Domino Box App
This is the presentation website for an app. It combines cardboard textures with wood backgrounds and looks really good, matching the app’s style.
This wood background may be too harsh, but it really matches the website’s niche and overall style.
Fine Goods Market
Here’s another great example of how to use dark, wood backgrounds in web design. It also uses realistic 3D images and texts.