Using futuristic backgrounds is one of the best ways to help sell any digital project’s innovation and forward-thinking nature. These images, often abstract and evoking technological imagery, can imply a future sight and cutting-edge nature to any design.
There are a lot to choose from, so we wanted to help by spotlighting some of the best tech and dark theme backgrounds for your projects.
We’ve combed through thousands of themes and image sets, arriving at this curated selection. If you’re looking for futuristic background stock photos, we have you covered.
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These futuristic backgrounds are primarily found in collections of image packs. As these are for professional designers, you’re looking at versatile and high-quality renders. Many of these renders would make for fantastic HD wallpapers as well.
The only tricky part is not downloading them all, honestly.
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This collection features 20 cutting-edge backdrops. The images feature the futuristic look of vibrant colors with a bold composition of geometric shapes. These rendered backgrounds come at 300 DPI and are about 5000 pixels wide, useful for any number of projects.
The techno-organic nature of these 3D renders gives the backgrounds a slightly sinister edge. The uneasy fusion of technology and organic form evokes a vision of the future, but maybe a darker image than most. You have many bold options here with 15 JPG files at 300 DPI and 6000 pixels wide. This set also makes for great possibilities for futuristic wallpaper.
The Abstract Polygon Backgrounds pack evokes futuristic computer interfaces and complex depictions of networks. This collection makes for a beautiful showcase background for anything evoking networks and connections. You can benefit from connecting with this image pack with eight different backgrounds at 300 DPI and a 6000-pixel width.
Are you looking for a collection of modern backgrounds for our tech-influenced world? This futuristic abstract background collection features ten modern backgrounds featuring wavy particles, dots, and polygons. The abstract shapes and “fluid” motion of the renders create a futuristic touch while remaining contemporary. Best of all, this set comes as AI, EPS, and JPEG formatted images.
Live a throwback future dream style with Neon Maze, a collection of minimalist backgrounds. Evoking the maze-like imagery of past arcade games, the nine different designs of the Neon Maze create an aura of mystery and nostalgia. The collection features 6000px wide JPGs at 300 dpi, useful for web and print projects.
What is more future than deep space? The futuristic nature of this cosmic background offers spacey vistas of waving and fluid colors. This background file measures over 4500 pixels wide and features colorful spectrum-like backgrounds on a dark field. This release is a super-modern image for designers working with dark theme colors.
This set is another collection of rendered geometry worth a download. With 12 backgrounds composed of abstract renders of white polygons evoking crystalline structures, you have a ton of flexibility in modifying them to your need. Add some color effects for some fun and futuristic website or desktop backgrounds.
If your vision of the future is full of color and abstraction, this collection of light motion background is just what you are after. This finely-tuned collection of 10 background images finds a proper balance between being visually interesting and not interfering too significantly with the content that the backgrounds serve. With a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 6000 px width, you have plenty of potential uses for this set.
This collection of generated electrical field backgrounds adds a touch of futuristic energy. This set of images evokes the abstract but powerful image of electrical exchange across ten different backgrounds. These can be used for everything from wallpapers to website backgrounds, interfaces, and displays.
This collection of 5 futuristic vector backgrounds offers excellent solutions for colorful designs on bright displays or the contrast of dark images. Brilliant ribbons of colored lights dance across these renders. These vector-based backgrounds come in AI and EPS formats, but the high-resolution JPEGs mean you can work right away with 4000 pixel-wide images.
This abstract background features a render of motion lines and a spectrum of brilliant colors. It is a single image but full of potential use for all futuristic and sci-fi designs. Give this one a download and see what new trails you can open up in your design portfolio. Plus, this is an excellent resource for HD wallpapers.
Bright colors across darkened backgrounds create a futuristic neon effect common as a design trope, and this collection of 10 images is a great example. Different colors of electric fields give you a whole host of options for your high-energy designs. These are 300 dpi and 5000 px JPGs, meaning you have many design options. This set is a great multipurpose neon-style template.
You can generate abstract energy with this futurist background pack. Featuring ten different abstract futuristic backgrounds, the high-quality, print-ready materials are a great resource. This set of renders is multifunctional thanks to the 300 dpi resolution and 5000 px width. That means that these images work at all sorts of screen resolutions.
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Things can get a little twisted in the future, and this abstract 3D background set is a great example. This collection of ten abstract renders can sew a little weirdness into your design projects and create stunning images on which to complement or anchor your projects—these pair exceptionally well with digital and tech displays.
Add a jolt of uncertainty to your promotional content designs with this set of network turbulence backgrounds. The thrill of the geometric met with organic shapes creates visual interest. These abstract patterns across a dark background can add a little mood and mystery to any design project.
These abstract liquid shapes can present many exciting visions for a more organic glimpse at the future. The abstract, fluid shapes and exciting textures can create a ton of visual interest for any project and come in multiple shades. The marbled collection of indigo-themed liquids is truly eye-catching. This is one of those must-have graphics & design tools.
We have another glimpse and the bio-future with isolated liquid shapes. This collection of transparent 3D renders can provide an incredible range to your projects. This set’s wavy, reflective objects come in 10 files at 5000 pixels wide. Simple tweaks can turn these renders from ice to lava or metallic ooze. The only limit is your image editing skills.
The fully editable vector surfaces of these perspective motion line backgrounds give you plenty of design power. With ten variations and the individual elements within the geometric designs editable as their files, you can perform customizations to the images to get just the right look you are after. Also, as these are scalable, you can design for projects of just about any size.
This electric particle flow collection can help create visual interest in your interfaces and websites. With the single design but ten color variations, you can always tweak the settings to your heart’s content if you can’t find the look you want. The set also features a folder of the isolated particle streams so that you can do some impressive remixing of the assets.
This first set of cyber wall backgrounds appears like the surface of a cyberpunk castle, and for a good reason. These ten different designs evoke the colors and forms of modern design, but the interlocking elements evoke traditional masonry, giving these backgrounds a timeless quality. Also, at 6000 pixels wide and 300 dpi, the images work for most design projects without needing to scale them up.
Evoke the feeling of strength and unity with a futuristic angle by incorporating this second set of cyber wall backgrounds into your next project. The 12 different designs in this pack feature elements of armor and circuit boards, appealing to a sense of pattern and futurism. At 6000 pixels wide and 300 dpi, there is plenty that designers can use for these backgrounds.
The flowing nature of this render evokes a convenient, easy-going future where technology is not rigid. The abstract background features a flowing, gridline waveform. Ten color solutions within the package present a load of fascinating design options. This is a minimal light wallpaper with plenty of project flexibility. Minimal lighting is one of those favorite futuristic themes.
Nothing evokes the imagery of future thinking like a fractal, the application of math to an image. This fractal background features brilliant blue and red renders on a darkened void background. While seemingly abstract, the contrary and mirrored nature of the renders implies a structure or logic. Not a bad way to support your design projects.
One of the few backgrounds on this list featuring a design with a tangible quality, this one forgoes abstraction for a futuristic stage. Perfect for display projects, the podium-like nature sells futuristic tech quite well. At 5700 px wide, this is a flexible render for your needs. The podium image is a great tech theme.
Add a sense of menace and motion with this pack of backgrounds. Based on 3D renders, the backgrounds are super high resolution and utilize the imagery of lights and beams. The five premium renders in the pack each feature a unique color palette and can be used as patterns, textures, and backgrounds.
Start Using These Futuristic Backgrounds Today
This collection of futuristic backgrounds is incredibly flexible, allowing you to best creature a future you wish to see in your design projects. Depending on your project scope, many of these backgrounds are good to go upon purchase, but many also can be edited and tweaked to your specific need. Consider adding these incredibly futuristic images to your theme library.