50 Watercolor Textures and Backgrounds — Free & Premium

May 12, 2021

There is nothing more fascinating than watercolor art — so we've prepared a selection of our most-used watercolor textures to source inspiration from!

Is there anything more fascinating than watercolor art? Whether you draw watercolors yourself or use ready-made clipart, textures and backgrounds, you'll feast your eyes on their subtle beauty and versatility. Various decorations, branding, packaging, apparel and stationery design — there isn't a project where a watercolor texture or illustration would be irrelevant.

It would be great if you once tried creating watercolor assets yourself — from painting to digitizing. The process is very satisfying, so you'll both make a handy item for your project and unveil new aspects of your creativity. And for now, we've prepared a selection of our most-used watercolor textures. Each of them is filled with artistic charm, and it will be great to use them for work or source inspiration from the finest color combinations.

 

Peach & Purple Decor Collection

Peach & Purple includes washes & backgrounds you can apply to your designs to add some tenderness, 10 splashes in gold & silver and a collection of frames that are a perfect fit wedding invitations, cards, posters and even apparel & stationery design.

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Watercolor Backgrounds Set

This pack contains 16 watercolor textures you're about to fall in love with. Their high resolution and attention to detail make it one of the essential things your toolbox must-have. However, the best thing about them is their multipurposeness.

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Aqua Mellon Artistic Toolkit

50 vector shapes, 5 sunny watercolor textures, and 20 bonus transparent splashes to complement your creative outbursts with taste and color! Perfect for any project, this artistic toolkit will create lots of eye-popping details for your designs.

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16 Sprayed Vector Textures

Watching the waterfall, breaking into millions of crystal drops — isn't it the best meditation? Replace water with paint and get thousands of colored drops, giving sound and vibrancy to the plain surfaces and then you'll see what these 16 sprayed vector textures are for.

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Woodland Ravens Watercolor Kit

The magnetism of this watercolor pack is sky high, and we're happy to bring you this beautiful collection! It is made in blush, ballet slipper, tawny port, cedarwood, taupe, sage, ivory and embraces watercolor textures, frames, bouquets and wreaths.

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Watercolor Texture Papers

Discover these beautifully and richly textured 12 digital papers for all your graphic design needs! Each paper comes with a gold-accented version as well. These papers are saved in a high resolution, perfect for any kind of project.

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Forest Watercolor Landscapes

Calm, peaceful and a little unpredictable, just like nature herself, these 15 watercolor landscapes will give your projects a mysterious and dreamy touch. Don't forget about 4 mountains, 10 birds, 3 paint splatters, and 4 premade scenes, finishing the composition.

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16 Abstract Paint Textures

The transparent background and high resolution of these PNGs bring an artistic touch to your artworks, add vibrancy and mood to posters, photos, illustrations, logo designs, postcards, flyers or t-shirts you work on.

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Fluid Textures Set

A few rough brushes and some water, oil or ink: that's all you need to get a texture that acts like a powerful magnet. Don't hesitate to combine 10 hi-res textures with a winning typeface to create an artwork for the community to focus on.

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Peach And Purple Artistic Toolkit

The collection includes splashes, frames and geometry decor elements, textures and backgrounds, so there is nothing to bound your creativity. Mix and match the items, add some magnetic typography and let your personality be embodied in the artwork.

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Mystical Winter Watercolor Set

Find over 100 elements inside the bundle: handcrafted elements, bouquets, wreaths, Christmas postcards/invitations with craft paper in a vintage style, seamless patterns, art deco floral frames with rose gold texture, amazing woodland characters and much more.

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5 Free Abstract Watercolor Backgrounds

There're 5 different JPG watercolor texture images created in high resolution. You can use these abstractions to design your website background, posters, greeting cards and more — or showcase art in various areas of life with this free pack.

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6 Watercolor Textures

The free set includes 6 watercolor textures in vibrant hues you can use to add vivid details to your designs. These high-quality images come in PNG format with a transparent background so they can easily match any surface.

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Sand — Neutral Abstract Textures

This collection is enriched with hand-painted watercolor textures and abstract elements in neutral tones. Soft watercolors, pastel colors with a pinch of sparkling gold — these textures can support you with any of your projects.

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Abstract Collection Shapes

There are more than 300 items in this free pack: shapes, textures, line art, compositions and much more. They are perfect for print and web projects and you can create your compositions or use any of the ten pre-made ones to get started.

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Aquaflow Free Watercolor Styles

A free demo version of the Aquaflow Watercolor Generator, an artistic toolkit bringing high-quality assets and tools for Photoshop and Illustrator, is designed to create stunning watercolor designs with ease and no professional skills!

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Watercolor Backgrounds and Textures

Soft watercolor textures interspersed with sparkling gold will help you in any of your projects. In this collection, the artist tried to reveal and show you how to use the backgrounds and textures for different purposes.

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Free Folklore Watercolor Set

Add charm and magic to your creative projects with this set of free folklore watercolor swatches from Tatiana Lyubimova. This set features 20 individual watercolor swatches in PNG format with transparent backgrounds.

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6 Watercolor Textures vol. 2

Another stunning collection of 6 watercolor textures from Graphic Burger. You can use them freely to create vibrant designs. These splashes of color come with a transparent background and don't carry a paper texture.

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Abstract Modern Bundle

How about a bundle where every subtle watercolor texture and element breathes tenderness and charm? There are over 250 fascinating elements, which will be a real treasure for your toolbox and every project you onboard.

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15 Free Watercolor Colorful Textures

A versatile collection of free hand-painted watercolor textures with different color variations for any taste. These watercolor textures and backgrounds would be an excellent addition for branding, graphic design, printing, and much more.

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Abstract Watercolor Textures

With these high-resolution watercolor textures, there is no need to hold yourself: use them to electrify your typography, illustrations, packaging design or apparel prints. So, I hope this freebie will come in handy for you.

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Abstract Watercolor & Paper Textures

Another huge and totally fascinating collection of textures designed in trendy earthy colors. There are 254 items: watercolors, shapes, paper texture, transparent textures, splashes, compositions and much more!

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Abstract Watercolor Textures vol. 2

Happy to share this set of free watercolor textures in the abstract style. We're sure you will find a beautiful way to complement your artworks with watercolor painting and bold inking to create something unique and outstanding.

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Abstract Watercolor & Paper Textures

These 8 free watercolor textures are so beautiful that it's impossible to resist their charm. Allow some ombre to your projects, and if this collection grabs your heart once and forever, feel free to check the entire bundle on Creative Market.

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Abstract Landscape Watercolor Papers

Let yourself fall for this collection of landscape watercolor papers with abstract shapes and grunge textures, ocean blue, pink and earthy colors. In total, you will find 70 hand-painted watercolor textures and collage landscapes.

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15 Free Gold and Silver Watercolor Textures

A bit more versatility with 15 gold and silver watercolor textures from NassyArt. This pack is free, and all textures are high-resolution images: 5000×5000 pixels, 300 dpi. Who's told watercolor can't imitate the gloss of precious metals?

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6 Watercolor Textures vol. 3

The freebie is a free collection of colorful watercolor textures that will add a handcrafted feel to your designs. You can add these images to any project since they are hi-res and have a transparent background.

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Watercolor Landscape Backgrounds

There's been so much vibrancy and colorful bizarrerie already — so this pack with be an opposite solution. These watercolor textures are filled with natural charm and bring back the best of hand-drawn landscape aesthetic.

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Pastel Watercolor Texture

A free vector watercolor texture where purple meets yellow. You can bring these faded hues to your new poster, banner, advertising, packaging, or even product presentation. No matter what you choose, it's going to be splendid!

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Abstract Background With a Watercolor Texture

We hope you will get a charge of ideas and inspiration with this free watercolor texture for Illustrator. It can be used for invitation design and gift boxes, social media, branding, textiles, websites, wrapping paper and for a huge number of things.

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Ombre Watercolor Texture

This is the collection of 21 ombre watercolor textures in 8 color variations. You can use these watercolors for greeting cards and wedding invitations, blogs and websites, stationery and apparel design guess, ombre aesthetic has never been so inspiring and versatile!

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Seamless Watercolor Textures

These high-resolution watercolor wash textures are 100% seamless, which makes them ideal for backgrounds. You could use them as repeating web backgrounds or apply them as pattern overlays on vector shapes in Photoshop.

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Watercolor Background in Turquoise Tones

Bring some vague watercolors and sophisticated swashes to your creations — with this soft turquoise watercolor texture. It comes in vector format, so you can scale and edit it to your liking for any projects you are up to.

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Abstract Collection Watercolor Art

With the right texture at hand, you can easily create a design that attracts everyone's attention. So here's a bundle with more than 250 items! Watercolor textures, shapes, splashes, compositions and much more, crafted to make your works shine.

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5 Free Peach & Cream Textures

Warm peachy papers with gold leaks. Great to use in branding and packaging design. These watercolor textures would be a great addition to any project, they can be used anywhere: web design, cards, posters, textile design, and decorations.

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10 Watercolor Textures vol. 4

Treat yourself to a collection of hand-painted watercolor textures in vivid tones and use them freely in your designs. These high-quality images work for any project since they have a transparent background and no paper texture.

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Foggy Mountains & Forest Watercolor

Soft watercolors, pastel colors with a touch of sparkling gold — these textures will help you with any of your projects. All elements are easily combined. You may use them for invitations, gift boxes, social media, branding, or wrapping paper.

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25 Free Watercolour Circle Textures

This free pack of watercolor texture images contains 25 circular watercolors. They're authentically made by hand and have been processed in Photoshop to create two sets of resources: a collection of high-resolution images for print and a series of PNG images with transparent backgrounds.

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Free Deep Dark Ocean Abstract Watercolor

There is a deep ocean in these 10 watercolor textures that you can use for posters, product packaging textures, prints, presentation designs, etc. The paintings have different textures and colors created with a variety of different pressures.

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10 Watercolor Textures vol. 5

This rainbow watercolor texture set will help you add a splash of color to your various design projects. The images have a transparent background and don't carry a paper texture. Hope you have lots of fun working with them!

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Deep Blue — Abstract Watercolor Set

In this set you will find everything for your projects — line art objects, blue and gold watercolor textures, abstract spots, lines and splashes. You can combine and use these elements to design cards and gift boxes, textiles, wrapping paper, and invitations.

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Colorful Watercolor Texture

This free pink watercolor texture is suitable for wedding stationery, wall art, packaging, brand design and more. You can use this vector image on its own or combine it with the custom elements to create a unique scene.

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Watercolor Galaxy Textures

Feast your eyes on these galaxy watercolor texture papers! Artistic touch with interspersing of some mysterious forms and visions charge with a pleasant handicraft feeling. They are perfect for scrapbooking, branding, stationery, and background solutions.

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Watercolor Textures

Use these colorful watercolor textures for wedding and anniversary invitations, cards and decor, enjoying their juicy freshness — and don't hesitate to combine them with signature typefaces to increase the product vibrancy to the burning point.

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Abstract Watercolor Texture

Meant to serve as a great complement to your designs, this blue & green watercolor texture is available in JPG and AI format for Adobe Illustrator. Give it a try for stationery, packaging, branding or clothing, and add lots of artistic harmony to these project.

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Jade — Green & Gold Abstract Textures

The collection includes hand-painted watercolor texture images and abstract elements in green & gold colors and line art illustrations and abstract watercolor elements. Soft watercolors and trendy palette with a touch of sparkling gold will help you create your most fanciful projects.

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Watercolor Pack

This free pack contains 10 PNG images of watercolor textures. Its author has breathed life in every pixel and color stain, so feel free to try every watercolor texture for your creative experiments and outburst — these are great to help you succeed.

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10 Watercolor Textures vol. 6

Light touch, sensual texture and a harmonic merge of shades that's how we'd describe this wonderful collection of 10 vibrant watercolor textures that you can use freely to create eye-catching designs. So artistic and extremely vivacious!

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5 Watercolor Texture Backgrounds

300 DPI JPEG watercolor textures in dreamy hues! Discover the magnetism and beauty of the pink-blue-grass green color palette complementing this free watercolor texture set. The collection is available for personal and commercial use.

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