You like to express yourself, right? Who doesn’t? And you probably spend plenty of time on the computer too. So why not express yourself on your Mac computer? Style-wise, Mac desktop backgrounds contain a little bit of everything. Whether you’re looking for bright, eye-popping colors or motivational phrases to greet you each morning, there is a perfect desktop background for you.

Be sure to check out a few of our favorite free desktop backgrounds for Mac below.

Conquer the Universe

Conquer the Universe Desktop Theme 

Sometimes it feels like Apple really is taking over the universe, which wouldn’t necessarily be such a bad thing (we think). Prepare for the company’s inevitable domination with this space-themed Mac desktop background.

Mac OS X Desktop

Mac OSX Desktop background

Of course, there are plenty of Mac OS X desktop backgrounds as well. If you find yourself eagerly anticipating each new software release from Apple, this is the perfect background.

Colorsplash for Mac

Colorsplash Desktop Theme

Artists and designers often love Macs because of their capabilities and software. As a visually-appealing computer, there aren’t many ways to better complement that than with this vibrant, jaw-dropping array of color. Other Mac desktop backgrounds are great, but this one really shows off what it’s capable of in terms of visual display.

Mac Colors Theme

Mac Colors Desktop Background

Sticking with the theme of colors, this paint splash is one of the more hip and vibrant desktop backgrounds you can find. It’s got somewhat of an 80s vibe to it as well, which is a decade that is fast becoming vintage in itself.

The Mac Revolution Desktop Background

The Mac Revolution Desktop Theme

In many ways, the Mac has revolutionized the way we all think about computers, especially in the design world. If you are a designer or artist of any kind, ask yourself this: why haven’t you joined the Mac revolution yet?

Hunua Falls

Hunua Falls Desktop Background

When you work all day, your mind inevitably wanders off to other places. Instead of working at a desk or in a cubicle, you dream of some beautiful escape from your current reality. Luckily, there are plenty of HD Mac desktop backgrounds to help take your mind to another place.

Lights, Camera, Action

Lights Camera Action Mac Background

We love this Mac background solely for the perspective it represents. Not only is it something fun, but it should also be noted that Mac computers have done wonders for photographers in the digital age.

I Love Typography

I Love Typography Mac Desktop

Chances are, if you own a Mac computer, you probably have a deep appreciation for typography. That may be a gross generalization, but really, who doesn’t love a good font design?

Flying Apple Desktop Background

Flying Vintage Apple Mac Desktop

This soaring Apple logo background has a decidedly retro vibe to it, especially since this logo is the one that was in use from 1976 all the way through 1998. And if you want to be continuously amazed, think about how far computers have come since that time.

Super Vintage Mac Background

Super vintage Mac Desktop Background Theme

Are you noticing a retro/vintage theme here yet? Despite Apple’s hip, industry-leading capabilities that continue to alter the way we see technology, the idea of juxtaposing those qualities with vintage desktop backgrounds for Mac computers is too enticing to pass up.

Use Your Browser Theme to Create Awesome Desktop Backgrounds for Mac

If you like to spice up the look of your desktop, there’s a good possibility you’ve customized the look of your browser as well. After all, that’s what you’re staring at most of the day, right? And did you know you can easily use your browser themes to create free Mac desktop backgrounds too?

1. Simply install a browser theme from our gallery.

2. Open a new tab.

3. Right click and select “Set as Desktop Background”.

4. Preview and then click “Set as Desktop Backgroun” button.

5. You’re done! You converted your browser theme to a Mac Desktop Background!

Check out this NEON Lights Browser Theme that was converted to a desktop background:


Take a look here for detailed instructions on just how easy it is to convert your favorite browser themes into amazing desktop backgrounds – you can even create your own browser themes that can also be turned into wallpaper!

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