What makes something unique in web design? Small details. One of these are background textures, maybe this is not the most important thing in the web design but can help you with overall look. Instead of using gradients or just solid colors, sometimes it’s way better to have a nice texture background on your website.
In web design this kind of texture backgrounds can be used as visual point of convergence but also can add gentle character to the layout. Modern, sophisticated background textures are very popular now. They are really often used by web designers instead of solid colors or heavy patterns which can overshadow or even ruin the best design.
Textures are also good if you’re thinking about website optimization, that’s pretty obvious, small repeating textures will load way faster than big background image in your design. Now, if you’ll have a such great base of textures this should accelerate your web design process.
Below you can find some nice web designs with great, modern texture backgrounds. I think these websites will provide you some inspiration of how nice textures can be used and how much this can bring to the overall look.