15 Beautiful Sky Textures

The sky can take on so many forms and can also create so many forms of inspiration and design. Clouds, weather, stars, day and night all make for great design.

Enjoy these 15 Beautiful Sky Textures found on Flickr. All are large scale, high resolution– great for backgrounds or texture use.

Clouds on Steroids

Cumulus in a Blue Sky

Snowflakes at Night

Pink Sunset Clouds

Happy Day Sky

Storm Clouds

Even Darker Storm Clouds

Lightening Strike

Sunset Lightening

Calm After the Storm

The Real Milky Way

Cirrus and Stars

Crescent Moon

Cloud Types


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Kayla Knight is a 20 year old college student, part-time web developer, freelancer, and blogger. Webitect is where she spends too much of her freetime, sharing interesting finds and valuable resources. Be sure to check out her portfolio.


  1. faye

    April 8th, 2009 at 03:58 pm

    Wow. I really like the calm after storm one. The sky does indeed make such pretty textures. Im going to have to experiment with them moreeee! xD

  2. Kari

    April 8th, 2009 at 04:16 pm

    Those are awesome cloud textures! I love using those types of textures. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  3. claire

    April 8th, 2009 at 08:03 pm

    when you said hi res, you werent kidding. some of these are absolutely breath taking