WATER-themed Backgrounds

Water-themed Backgrounds in Web Design

Analysis & Showcase



Having a deep symbolic meaning, water is one of the most used themes in landscape design. It also can be used as a functional feature on a website. For instance, an underwater scenery can in an unnoticed manner lure visitors to scroll down and further explore the website. Nature-inspired Background style category — that was discussed before — apparently includes Water-themed backgrounds as well. However, water's blue colored look gives a very special natural feeling to a website and, as a result, there are already a great deal of astonishing water-themed designs on the web. Therefor, it sounds reasonable to treat water-themed designs under a separate design category.

Water-Themed images on business websites

Images of bodies of water in all their varied magnificence are an effective means to easily arouse a range of positive feelings among the visitors. Businesses and organizations whose products or services are directly (or indirectly) related to water or ocean use aquatic background in their website, for example pool and aquarium sites. The color blue is a popular choice for designers. It is associated with trust, calmness, depth and firmness. So, besides businesses who are somehow involved in water activities/products, there are other companies that incorporate some shade of blue and water images into their sites and brand images as well.

How water-themed backgrounds are applied?

There are different methods to implement water-themed backgrounds. It can be an unbelievable photo manipulation or exhilarating pictures of marine life, or an image of an impenetrable and mysterious underwater world taken by scuba diver. It can even simply be a single shot of a seascape. All depends on the organization’s activity, products or services which are related to water. The final goal is to effectively present the company's nameplate or tagline on the website. These websites are basically based on a vertical scrolling that delectably deepens the visitors into magnificent sea depths.











Ocean Resort Residences




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Wild Ocean








Tofino Resort Andmarina








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Boston Waterfront Partners




Surf In Paradise




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