Wood Textures in Web Design: Showcase of 15 Websites

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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.

Poogan’s Porch Restaurant

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.


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Barrel and crow

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.

Barrel and Crow wood textures in web design


This retro-themed, dark website design uses subtle wood textures that pair nicely with the vintage style and realistic images.

Leather Milk wood textures in web design


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.

Rethink Your Walls wood textures in web design

Night Owl Interactive

You could barely tell, but this website has a very dark wood texture as background. The texture is very subtle and looks modern.

Night Owl Interactive wood textures in web design

Voltage new media

Here’s an example of how to incorporate realistic wood images into your design. This image is perfect to be used as a background.

 Voltage New Media - Shopify eCommerce Web Design


Here’s another example of how wood photos can be used as backgrounds. This adds a homemade atmosphere to the whole website.

Special Recipe wood textures in web design


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!

Keep SA Real wood textures in web design


Here’s a unique way of featuring your social media accounts – use a light wooden background for the icons!

taptaptap wood textures


This website’s theme is “countryside” and it’s perfectly created using old/aged wood textures as backgrounds, plus some realistic, 3D objects.

sheldonfarmbaskets wood textures


This simple website design successfully combines realistic objects, with wood textures.

fishmarketing 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.

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This wood background may be too harsh, but it really matches the website’s niche and overall style.

Cottonseed Oil wood textures

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.

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Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques, collating creative website designs, and writing about the latest design trends, inspiration, design freebies, and more. You can follow him on Twitter

28 thoughts on “Wood Textures in Web Design: Showcase of 15 Websites”

  1. This is an awesome list Iggy. A good website design determine the success or failure of a web-site. Since the visitor of the page is the only person who clicks the mouse and therefore decides everything, user-centric design has become a standard approach for successful and profit-oriented web design.

  2. I really enjoy working with wood texture backgrouds. Thank you for sharing these greta designs and layouts. Its refreshing to see the backgrounds being applied so artistically on the websites.

  3. Hipstamatic is a great example of a website using wood textures in an appealing matter. Wood textures, in my opinion, only really lost its edge because of the amount of websites that were designed using wood textures in the exact same manner which made it really boring.

  4. I think wood texture is always nice and give a website or any graphic piece a certain depth to it. Love the collection you came up with!

  5. I think that Designer Founders website is the best here, but maybe that's because I was already backing their project over KickStart. Either way, you got yourself a pretty awesome collection Chris! Thanks for sharing.


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