Mexican Backgrounds & Patterns (Cinco de Mayo, Day of the Dead, & More)

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Mexican culture is full of fun celebrations, bold & vibrant colors, and fresh, flavorful cuisine. Tradition is at the heart of what makes Mexico and its heritage so special.

What better way to showcase the spirit of Mexican culture in your design than with festive Mexican backgrounds and patterns?

Mexican Backgrounds

This roundup of Mexican backgrounds covers a variety of themes, from Mexican holidays (like Dia de Los Muertos and Cinco de Mayo) to foods (like tacos, chili peppers, jalapeños, and margaritas) and beyond.

Whether you’re looking for something specific, such as a pattern with  Mexican blanket stripes or a pattern with skulls, or you need something more generic, like a general Mexican background stock illustration or a general fiesta-themed background, you’ll find what you need in the list below.

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Mexico Pattern Collection

Mexico Pattern Collection

This collection features Cinco de Mayo patterns, Dia de Los Muertos patterns, and Mexican-inspired patterns that boast beautiful bold colors and various elements of Mexican culture and folk art. These are a perfect choice if your design requires a dark background.

You get 100 ready-to-use seamless patterns in JPG format plus 70 PNG files with a transparent background so you can layer the pattern over a color of your choice. These would make a beautiful Mexican fabric pattern, poster design, web background, and more.

Cinco de Mayo Seamless Patterns

Cinco de Mayo Seamless Patterns

There’s no better excuse to throw a fiesta than Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate with these adorable seamless Cinco de Mayo-themed patterns, complete with cute Mexican elements and illustrations. From papel picado (handmade cut paper flags used as fiesta decorations) to confetti and pinatas, Mexican culture has so many fun festive elements that create a fun and spirited mood.

These patterns come in a white background, a bright yellow background, a navy blue background, and more. The patterns come in AI, EPS, JPG, and PNG file types. They’d make a cute party decoration accent, a festive design for card or invitation prints, or anything else your fiesta may need.

Vector Cinco de Mayo Seamless Patterns

Vector Cinco de Mayo Seamless Patterns

The celebration continues with these seamless Cinco de Mayo patterns! If you’re looking for a fun, cute, colorful seamless vector pattern to bring your party to life, this set of green, red, white, and yellow patterns is just what you need. The illustrated Mexican elements in these patterns include musical instruments like maracas, sombreros, and margaritas.

The files include AI, EPS, PNG, and JPG formats. Make a festive party invitation, party decor, or any project that needs a festive touch.

Cinco de Mayo Backgrounds

Cinco de Mayo Backgrounds

Take a cue from Latin American textiles and use these Mexican blanket stripes to add festive colors and an authentic look to your Cinco de Mayo design. You get four seamless patterns in fully layered PSD and high-resolution JPEG files.

Some of the backgrounds have text making them a perfect option if you need a horizontal banner template to make a party banner or a decorative background for your celebration. Simply download and print.

Cinco de Mayo Seamless Patterns Set

Cinco de Mayo Seamless Pattern Set

These seamless Cinco de Mayo patterns are perfect as is for a screen background or wallpaper, but they also work well placed as a party decoration, an invitation card, a poster design, and more.

Each seamless vector pattern includes cute icons like piñatas, chili peppers, mustaches, and other Mexican-inspired elements. You get 16 unique designs in AI, EPS, and JPG formats.

Cinco de Mayo Digital Papers

Cinco de Mayo Digital Papers

Whether your next fiesta celebration is Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday, National Margarita Day, or any other occasion, you’ll find the perfect Mexican holiday background in this pack of digital papers.

All 12 patterns come in high-resolution JPEG files that are 12 x 12 inches in size. They’re not seamless or tileable, but they’re excellent for printed projects (like a poster design or scrapbooking background) and digital projects (like web banners and blog layouts).

Cinco de Mayo Seamless Patterns

Cinco de Mayo Seamless Patterns

A party isn’t a party without the perfect party decoration! These 12 seamless Cinco de Mayo patterns come in various bright-colored backgrounds, including green, red, yellow, blue, white, and brown.

All the cute elements are hand drawn, and the patterns come in EPS and JPG formats. They’re also tileable! Use as a screen background for virtual parties or as wrapping paper, greeting cards, and other items for an in-person celebration.

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Patterns

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Patterns

If you’re looking for a Mexican background stock illustration ideal for smaller-sized designs, stop scrolling and download this pack of patterns! Each design is 8.5 x 11 inches in size (not seamless).

Patterns include a black background, white background, orange background, purple background, green background, and yellow background. Choose your favorite color and get to crafting!

Cinco de Mayo Backgrounds

Cinco de Mayo Backgrounds

The watercolor elements in this set of patterns make for a cute and more abstract decorative background. The design elements include flowers, guitars, chili peppers, cacti, and other colorful illustrations.

You’ll get 7 different patterns in JPG format, and they’re standard US letter size (8.5 x 11 inches). The backgrounds are not seamless but are great for simple print and digital designs.

Mexican Patterns

Mexican Patterns

This set of patterns and elements is your ultimate pack for Mexican-themed designs. It includes over 80 white and colored design elements, plus 12 seamless backgrounds. All of the elements are hand drawn and grouped by theme.

You’ll find a food-themed set (perfect for designing a Mexican food restaurant menu or decorations for your fiesta’s snack table), a Viva Mexico set (highlighting the national flag, sombreros, and other symbols of Mexican heritage), and a fiesta-themed set (featuring balloons, piñatas, and of course, tequila).

With so many elements, patterns, and color options, the possibilities are endless for creating an original and festive design.

Dia De Los Muertos Seamless Patterns

Die De Los Muertos Seamless Patterns

Dia de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a holiday rooted deep in Mexican culture.  It’s a day to remember the lives of loved ones who’ve passed and to welcome their souls with a celebration. This set of seamless Dia de Los Muertos patterns includes a pattern with skulls, maracas, flowers, and other festive elements.

You get eight patterns total in JPEG format, sized 16 x 16 inches. Use as a surface design for textile and fabric, a design for card or paper print projects, or a digital design for social media and websites.

Day of the Dead Skull Patterns

Day of the Dead Skull Patterns

If you’re specifically looking for a pattern with sugar skulls, these Day of the Dead skull patterns are exactly what you need! Each decorative background is 12 x 12” in size and comes in both a JPG format and an AI vector format that is seamless and tileable.

This set includes 10 designs total in various background colors, including a purple, orange, green, red, pink, and black background. Simply download and apply the fiesta vector design to your project for an instant festive look!

Blue Sky Succulents

Blue Sky Succulents

This Blue Sky Succulents pattern is a beautiful abstract background that will add a pop of color to any project. It’s a seamless vector pattern that is fully editable and layered for a simple design process. You can easily change the colors and edit the shapes to put your own creative spin on your design!

Print it out as a poster design and frame it, apply it to home textiles and fabrics as floral decor, or use it as a cute screen background on your devices.

Succulents Pattern

Succulents Pattern

Are you a sucker for succulents? Then you’ll adore this cute and vibrant succulent pattern! This is a seamless vector pattern and fully editable, like the pattern above. Create your own Mexican style pattern by arranging the elements and editing the colors, then apply it to your project for a one-of-a-kind design!

It’s perfect for digital projects, like a vector web banner or blog background, or printed projects, like cards, packaging, and scrapbooking paper.

Long Cacti Pattern

Long Cacti Pattern

This cute pattern is perfect for any design with a whimsical Western feel! Create cute party decor for wedding showers, baby showers  or birthday celebrations, make a festive party invitation or greeting card, or even create an adorable DIY wrapping paper. This is a seamless vector pattern that is fully editable. Change the colors and sizes to make it completely yours!

Cacti in a Pot Pattern

Cacti in a Pot Pattern

This seamless vector pattern features — you guessed it — potted cacti! Just like the cactus pattern above,  this pattern is fully editable. Use for digital designs (like a custom screen background or a vector web banner) or print designs, like cards, stationery, and invitations.

Pink Desert Pattern

Pink Desert Pattern

This pink desert pattern is another fun, playful design to add to your collection! Fully edit the vector in Adobe Illustrator to fit perfectly into your design.

Prickly Pear Pattern

Prickly Pear Pattern

Prickly pear cactus is native to southern North America Mexico, so it’s only fitting that they get used in a Mexican-inspired pattern too! This pattern is also completely customizable and fully layered for an easy design process.

Pink and Green Cacti Pattern

Pink and Green Cacti Pattern

Keep the desert vibes going with this cute pink and green cacti pattern! With this fully customizable pattern, there are endless background designs you can make. Apply your final pattern to a surface design (like textiles, stationery, and packaging) or any design with images that are cactus themed.

Hand-Drawn Cacti Pattern

Hand-Drawn Cacti Pattern

This hand-drawn cacti pattern makes the perfect desert chic background! Simply download, edit the colors and size to your preference, and apply it to your design for an easy yet high-quality project.

Cactus Backgrounds

Cactus Background Seamless Pattern

This pair of seamless cactus patterns is perfect if you need a cactus background with bold and bright colors. One pattern comes in an eye-catching lime green color scheme and the other features colorful elements on a white background. Both patterns come in EPS, AI, PNG, and JPEG formats.

Mexican Cactus Patterns

Mexican Cactus Patterns

These cactus patterns feature beautifully illustrated prickly pear and cactus elements. The seamless patterns create a chic background ideal for various projects, including wallpaper, t-shirts, wrapping paper, and more. You receive a full-color version and a black-and-white version too.

Mexican Food Seamless Patterns

Mexican Food Seamless Patterns

One of the best parts of Mexican culture is the cuisine! Mexican dishes are full of fresh ingredients, flavor, and spice. Serve up some seriously hot designs with this set of Mexican food patterns. Each seamless pattern features doodle-style illustrations that would look adorable on a casual Mexican food restaurant menu, a cooking apron or oven mitts, and more.

Tacos and Jalapenos Patterns

Tacos and Jalepenos Patterns

Tacos, avocados, and jalapeños: We can’t think of a better combo for our plate or this set of patterns! You get 12 hand-drawn seamless patterns featuring a combination of food illustrations and colorful abstract patterns. Simply download it to start cooking up your next design! 

Doodle Mexican Patterns

Doodle Mexican Patterns

This doodle pattern is a perfect option if you need a more generic Mexican background stock illustration. It’s simply a design with images from Mexican culture, like sugar skulls, ponchos, and maracas, but it can be used in various projects. If you need a background with shapes that illustrate a variety of elements from Mexican culture, these doodle patterns are a perfect choice.

Mexican Symbols Seamless Pattern

Mexico Symbols Seamless Pattern

The symbols in this pattern highlight national cuisine, landmarks, and tourist attractions throughout Mexico. It’s a seamless Mexican-style pattern perfect for all Mexican-style designs!

Fiesta Digital Paper Pack

Fiesta Digital Paper Pack

Get the party started with this fiesta-themed paper pack! These patterns feature adorable pastel-colored watercolor elements and are recommended if you’re looking for a background with colors that are light and soft.

Fiesta Seamless Patterns Set

Fiesta Seamless Patterns Set

With this set of seamless fiesta patterns, you’ll find a background with shapes that illustrate common elements from Mexican culture, like sombreros, cacti, salsa, and margaritas. The pattern comes in five variations and is available in EPS and JPEG formats.

Fiesta Papers

Fiesta Papers

This cute collection of fiesta papers includes a design with mariachi cartoon illustrations, a pattern with sugar skulls, a background with confetti, and other fun prints. You get 10 patterns (12 x 12 inches in size and both PNG and JPEG format). It also includes coordinating clip art that can be downloaded separately.

Mexican Digital Paper

Mexican Digital Paper

With 10 high-quality digital papers, you’ll never run out of ideas for your next Mexican-inspired design! Backgrounds in this set include paper picado (handmade cut paper flags), cacti, sombreros, and more.

This pack is perfect for those who need a Mexican background stock illustration that features a variety of generic Mexican elements.

Latin American Seamless Patterns

Latin American Seamless Patterns

Add some character to your design with this set of Latin America-inspired doodle patterns! You get seven seamless patterns perfect for a cool screen background, wallpaper, scrapbooking paper, and more.

Latin American Patterns

Latin American Patterns

These seamless patterns are also covered in hand-drawn doodles inspired by Latin America and its unique culture. They come in black-and-white vector backgrounds and can be used on the packaging, backgrounds, wallpaper, and more.

Start Using These Mexican Backgrounds Today

From festive fiesta vector designs and food-themed patterns to cute cactus elements and Mexican fabric patterns, there are endless background options to choose from when creating a Mexico-inspired project. Download these Mexican backgrounds and patterns today, and add a little piece of Mexico to your next design.