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Space Backgrounds (Nebula, Galaxy, Stars, Planets & More)

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Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Graphic Design, seeking new and exciting backgrounds to use in a variety of projects. Your mission in space: to explore strand new worlds, seek out exciting and unusual space-themed backgrounds, and boldly go where no graphic designer has gone before! (cue dramatic music)

Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly what happens on Star Trek, but you get the idea — finding cool space backgrounds is a bit like an adventure for us graphic designers. And we’re excited to share some of our favorite finds with you! So if you’re looking for some eye-catching and inspiring space backgrounds for your next design project, look no further.

While a look up into the night sky will yield pretty similar results from one night to the next, there are a wide variety of different types of space backgrounds out there. You have your realistic space backgrounds, your colorful vector space backgrounds, your abstract watercolor space backgrounds, and even a huge collection of video space backgrounds. And each type of space background has its own unique look that can be used in a variety of different design projects.

So, no matter if you’re looking for a realistic nebula background for your next package design or pastel stars for a new website design, we’ve got you covered with our roundup of the best space backgrounds on the web.

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Space Backgrounds

If you’re in need of some fresh and inspiring background designs for your next project, you’re in the right place. This showcase features a wide variety of space-themed backgrounds that are perfect for a wide range of design projects. From realistic to abstract and everything in between, there’s sure to be a space background here that catches your eye. So suit up and explore the possibilities!

Space Nebula Backgrounds

Space Nebula Backgrounds

This set of ten high-resolution PNG nebula backgrounds is so realistic, they look like they were plucked straight from a high-powered space telescope’s viewfinder. Perfect for your designs that call for black, blue, pink, and purple colors.

Space Backgrounds

Space Backgrounds

This colorful set comes with one realistic space galaxy background in ten different beautiful color concepts, from green to purple, and a fiery orange color. The high-res JPG files are perfect for print or web.

Watercolor Space Backgrounds Set

Watercolor Space Backgrounds Set

A lover of art and a space fanatic alike will love this set of 10 space-themed watercolor textures. They’re perfect abstract backgrounds for package designs, websites, or just simply print to make beautiful wall art.

Colorful Space Tunnel Backgrounds

Colorful Space Tunnel Backgrounds

This set of 6 space tunnel backgrounds in purple, red, orange, yellow, white, red-green, and pink-purple is perfect for giving your designs an otherworldly or cinematic feel. Try these backgrounds on websites, posters, flyers, and desktop wallpapers.

Comets in Space Backgrounds

Comets in Space Backgrounds

Every fan of space will adore these. This set of six awesome space backgrounds is designed with comets hurling through the black of space. So if your design calls for a realistic-looking space scene, look no further! 

Space Nebula Backgrounds

Nebula Backgrounds

Add an intergalactic vibe to your graphic designs with this stylish and colorful set of ten cosmic nebula backgrounds. They’re perfect for sci fi space wallpapers, product packaging backgrounds, space zoom backgrounds, and much more.

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Space Backgrounds

Space Backgrounds

This set of six vibrant outer space backgrounds is bursting with beautiful colors, like orange, purple, and blue, complete with a cluster of stars and dust from space. These high-resolution JPG files are perfect for either print or web media.

Abstract Space Backgrounds

Abstract Space Backgrounds

Here’s a set of five handmade, beautiful space backgrounds. A perfect choice for websites, sci fi space wallpapers, social media graphics, YouTube video covers, greeting cards, posters, invitations, posters, and packaging.

Abstract Space Backgrounds

Abstract Space Backgrounds

This abstract space background concept includes six different high-res JPG images that are suitable for either print projects or web projects — so use them however you want to add a touch of interplanetary ambiance to your design.

Galaxy Vector Backgrounds

Galaxy Vector Backgrounds

If you’re working on a science or sci-fi design and need a vector-based background to go with it, this one just might fit the bill! It includes six different designs with stars, galaxies, and planets in vector AI and EPS, and high-res JPG.

Space Watercolor Backgrounds

Space Watercolor Backgrounds

If you’re a huge space fan and a lover of art, you’ll enjoy these amazing space watercolor backgrounds that combine the best of both worlds. Ten unique, handmade, high-resolution JPG files that would make awesome zoom meeting backgrounds, packaging, invitations, and more.

Nebula Abstract Design Pack

Nebula Abstract Design Pack

Here’s a jam-packed set that will give you a lot of intergalactic bang for your buck! Thirty different high-res TIFF backgrounds to add a bit of space to your designs! Some will give the illusion that you’re flying in space, while others look like clouds of literal space dust. All of them are perfect for space lovers.

Space Nebula Backgrounds

Space Nebula Backgrounds

If you need a space scene to complete your project, this set of 10 high-resolution nebula backgrounds comes in just about any color you need to bring space vibes into your design. It comes in blue, red, purple, brown, and more. 

Realistic Nebula Backgrounds

Realistic Nebula Backgrounds

If you want to look like an astronaut in space taking a selfie in your next zoom meeting, then use one of these realistic nebula backgrounds as your zoom space background. Just be sure to wear an astronaut’s helmet through your call since there’s no air in space!

Space Backgrounds

Space Backgrounds

When your design project calls for a background from space, whether you need stars, planets, nebulas, or some other shot of space, you’ll get it with this set of six high-res colorful space background files. They feature all of your favorite space elements and are perfect for print and web.

Space Marble Backgrounds

Space Marble Backgrounds

This set of twenty unique backgrounds combines the look of galaxies in space with artistic, swirling marble paint. The result is a collection of colorful, abstract, horizontal space backgrounds that any fan of space and art will love. They are a perfect choice for posters, flyers, invitations, textiles, and the coolest space zoom backgrounds.

Space Starscape Backgrounds

Space Starscape Backgrounds

These space starscape backgrounds are more subtle and subdued than some of the others on our list. This set of five backgrounds is more representative of deep blue space, with stars and clouds of space dust. A perfect choice for a space game background, space industry website or presentation, and app design.

Realistic Nebula Backgrounds

Realistic Nebula Backgrounds

if you have a passion for space, then you’ll love this set of eight absolutely gorgeous, realistic nebula backgrounds. Use them in your design and you’ll feel like you’ve won the space race! They’re the ideal choice for websites, presentations, desktop wallpapers, textiles, greeting cards, invitations, and more.

Pastel Space Backgrounds

Pastel Space Backgrounds

Not only does this collection of backgrounds come with a whopping 34 different backgrounds, but they come in a huge variety of colors ranging from vivid to pastel, so you’ll have no problem finding one that’s a perfect match for your interplanetary project.

Deep Space Backgrounds

Deep Space Backgrounds

If you’re looking for some truly out-of-this-world background designs, then you’ll want to check out this massive collection of fifty different 4K backgrounds. There’s a lot of variety here, so if your design is more space exploration or space warfare — you’ll find exactly what you need.

Deep Space Backgrounds

Deep Space Backgrounds

Here’s another set of twelve deep space backgrounds in deep, dark colors for any print or online project. These high-res JPG files are perfect for zoom backgrounds, desktop wallpapers, social media graphics, packaging designs, textiles, posters, album covers, presentations, YouTube video covers, and so much more.

Space Triangle Backgrounds

Space Triangles

This set of ten backgrounds combines the space theme with abstract, geometric shapes and blurry texture, giving you an otherworldly, cosmic vibe with a bit of hipster aesthetic mixed in. Try this one for album covers, social media graphics, and packaging designs.

Prismatic Space Backgrounds

Prismatic Space Backgrounds

This set of ten out-of-this-world backgrounds has the unique appearance of looking into deep space through a prism. Use these high-resolution JPG files for social media, music album covers, posters, website backgrounds, and packaging. 

Solar Backgrounds

Solar Backgrounds

You might need to put on some SPF before you download this set! This set of solar backgrounds includes six high-res JPG images of the realistic-looking sun in the galaxy, complete with solar flares, space dust, and clumps of stars. This set is ideal for social media.

Space Video Backgrounds

If you need some out-of-this-world backgrounds for a video project, then look no further! This selection of space-themed video backgrounds are sure to give your project that extra bit of interstellar flair. From stars and planets to galaxies and beyond, these space background videos are perfect for any galactic video project. Get ready to blast off!

4K Colorful Space Background

4K Colorful Space Background

This colorful 4K abstract loop gives the appearance of traveling through space. Use it as the video background on your website, in a presentation, in a video game, or on social media.

Space Video Background

Space Video Background

This 20-second loop is a perfect background video loop. The elegant light and lines give the effect of moving through space. It’s a great choice for background video at a concert, fashion, or awards show. Or, use it for the opener for a movie about space.

Space Background

Space Background

Here’s a 30-second abstract looped animation that features deep space and gently moving stars. It would be ideal as a desktop screensaver, the background for a science presentation, or a video background for a space-themed website.

Earth Space Background

Earth Space Background

Our next space background features an element you might recognize. That’s right — our own planet Earth! This 20-second clip is an animation of the Earth rotating on its axis. This isn’t a loop, so it’s best suited as an opening video for a longer feature or presentation.

Deep Space Backgrounds

Deep Space Video Backgrounds

This background package comes with several different loops of different colored animated nebulae in deep space. You’ll get blue, orange, pink, and purple exploding and swirling with stars and space dust. These clips are great for video intros, website backgrounds, games, social media, and more.

Fast Space Background

Fast Space Backgrounds

When you need your viewer to feel like they’ve gone into hyperspeed — use this 20-second loop! It’s perfect for futuristic, sci-fi, and space-themed projects that call for a video background and it’s sure to stop the scroll on social media.

Space Background

Space Background

This 15-second clip of a beautiful, scenic, and starry night sky is a perfect background video for opening credits, social media shorts, advertising, and landscape or travel-related videos. 

Start Using These Space Backgrounds Today

Space backgrounds are perfect for any out-of-this-world design project. From realistic space backgrounds to abstract galaxies and pastel nebulas, there’s sure to be something here that catches your eye. So zip up your space suit and explore the possibilities! And don’t forget to check out our collection of the best space video backgrounds for your next galaxy-themed video project.