Changing your wallpaper every now and then can help to make your mobile or desktop background more interesting. Here is a collection of images you can use as trippy wallpaper to get a psychedelic look.
On this page, you’ll find horizontal images to use as desktop backgrounds, and vertical images to use as mobile backgrounds. When you see something you like, click on the image to visit the source. Then, download a high-resolution version for free and set it as your background.
Trippy Wallpaper & Desktop Backgrounds
Let’s start with horizontal images to use for desktop backgrounds.
This colorful image features swirls of many shades.
Here is an experimental photo that was created with a slow shutter speed. The result is an abstract image with bright light trails.
Saturated Neon Background
Blurred bokeh backgrounds are common, but this image stands out by using bright neon colors.
Colorful Abstract Painting
This close-up of multi-colored paint works well as a psychedelic trippy wallpaper.
Trippy Spinning Shot
The spinning motion in this photo makes it an interesting desktop background.
Purple, Green, and Blue Abstract Painting
Here is an abstract painting that uses several colors of paint on a dark background. There are also some specks and splatters of color.
Green and Blue Abstract Painting
Green and blue paint were used to create this psychedelic background of wavy lines.
Blue, Yellow, and Red Abstract Painting
The bright colors in this image provide stark contrast to the darker blue. The swirling of colors creates an interesting psychedelic look.
Wavy Lines Optical Illusion
This trippy wallpaper features wavy black and white lines that create an optical illusion for viewers.
This photo was captured by using a slow shutter speed while driving. A yellow roadside sign is blurred, as is the background of trees.
Slow Shutter Speed
Here’s another abstract photo created by using a long shutter speed or long exposure. Bright colors resemble the look of fire on a black background.
Optical Illusion Pattern
This psychedelic wallpaper was created by using a distorted pattern to create an optical illusion.
Psychedelic Swirled Paint
Similar to the first image in our showcase, this psychedelic wallpaper was created by swirling multiple colors together.
An escalator and it’s reflections create this trippy wallpaper. It’s hard to tell where to tell where the object ends and the reflection begins.
Colorful Vibrant Star
Your eyes will bug out if you look at this vibrant star for too long.
Orbs and Light Trails
The bright light trails inside the orbs on a black background create the intrigue in this photo.
Purple, Green, and Yellow Abstract Painting
Here’s another psychedelic wallpaper created with multiple colors of paint, swirled together.
Multicolored Abstract Painting
Many different shades of color are represented in this abstract image of a painting.
This abstract image features many sparks of bright light on a dark background.
Dripping liquid was used to create this abstract image that works well as a desktop background.
Trippy Mobile Wallpaper
Now, let’s look at vertical images that work well as psychedelic or trippy mobile wallpaper for your smartphone. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, using these images as your background will add some intrigue.
Black and white spirals are an excellent option if you’re looking for psychedelic wallpaper.
Above, we saw many desktop backgrounds created with multiple colors of swirled paint. Here, we have a similar vertical image that works well as mobile wallpaper.
Colorful Psychedelic Pattern
The light pastel colors of this trippy pattern make it different from anything we’ve seen so far.
If you like the swirled or spiraled look but you prefer color to black and white, here’s a colorful psychedelic background.
Black and White Abstract
This black abstract wallpaper works well as mobile background.
Green, Orange, and Blue Abstract Painting
The bright, bold colors of this swirled abstract background make it an interesting psychedelic mobile wallpaper.
Here’s another option for an abstract background created with colorful paint swirls.
Can you tell how this long exposure photo was created? It features a person juggling with light. The slow shuter speed results in bright arches of light.
The blurred appearance of these flowers, photographed from eye level, give this image a psychedelic, trippy appearnace.
This digital artwork features curvy lines or strips in multiple colors.
Multicolor Abstract Painting
Multiple colors of paint have been swirled together to create this abstract background image.
This interesting image was created by photographing light trails reflected through an ice cube.
Black and white lines create this abstract with a white ball or mound at the center.
Trippy Wallpaper: Final Thoughts
The photos and images showcased here can serve as psychedelic or trippy wallpaper. Whether you’re looking for desktop or mobile backgrounds, there are plenty of options here. Pick one that appeals to you and set it as your background.
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