60 Beautiful Minimalist Desktop Wallpapers

Minimal art is known for its simplicity in both form and content, where individual expression is isolated in order to achieve effective minimal art. Minimal Art emerged as a movement in the 1950s and continued all throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. And now we see it flourishing all over the art industries, especially the graphic design industry.

The purpose of Minimalism is basically to allow the viewers or the audience to experience the artwork more intensely without all the distractions of the composition, the theme, the organization and so on.

In this article, we will take a closer look at minimal graphic design that has been implemented on desktop wallpapers. And because we all like to customize our personal computers, below are 60 awesome minimalistic wallpapers just for you to download and perhaps even get a little inspiration to create your own!

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One Thing Minimal Wallpaper. Includes 1024×640 resolution. (by RMNMD)

Wooden Noir Wallpaper Pack. Includes 17 resolutions from 640×480 to 2560×1600, including iPhone wallpapers. (by Shod4n)

Cloud Minimal. Includes 1920×1200 resolution. (by Jan Krogh)

Dust. (by Deus Nova)

Attaaack. Includes 1680×1050 resolution. (by McLetDown)

My Favorite Book. Includes 6576×4192 resolution. (by Matt Lowden)

IANE. Includes 3 resolutions: 1280×800, 1680×1050, and 1920×1200. (by Imrik)

Pure Wall. Includes 11 different resolutions with iPad and iPhone versions. (by Heskin Radiophonic)

Type Veteran. Includes 1920×1358 resolution. (by Radu Ceuca)

Calmness. Includes 6 different resolutions from 1920×1200 to 1280×800. (by Akmal Ibn Marmoh)

InDaClub. Includes 2 resolutions 1900×1200 and 1680×1050, as well as a free 150×150 .PSD pattern. (by Fred Perry)

Flower Creature. Includes 1680×1050 resolution. (by SilkyLauper)

Plus. Includes 1920×1080 resolution. (by Adam Leung)

Soccer Field. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Sondre Stensbol)

Also Calm. Includes 3 resolutions with widescreen, HTC Desire and iPhone versions. (by Mattias)

Helvetica Wallpaper. Includes 1900×1200 resolution. (by Jeremy Paillotin)

Snacks. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Jess Neil)

Peace of Mind Minimal Wallpaper. Includes 1024×640 resolution. (by RMNMD)

AMustacheMen. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Jonathan Amoroso)

The Egg Chair. Includes 1920×1200 resolution. (by David Vineis)

Way Far Out. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Nikos Giannakopoulos)

Spark. Includes 1920×1200 resolution. (by Nabhan Abdullatif)

Gumy Bokeh. Includes 8 different resolutions with iPhone versions. (by Philip Illgen)

Pacmate. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Yegor)

Coco. Includes 1920×1200 resolution. (by Michelle Jinx)

Charlies Shirt. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Rodrigo Muniz)

Ace Spades. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Michael Burrows)

My Screen is Clean. Includes 2560×1600 and 1920×1200 resolutions with 6 colors. (by Matan B)

Follow The Leader. Includes 2048×1536 resolution. (by Jorge de la Mata)

Be A Rebel. Includes 1024×768 resolution. (by Sam)

The Best Ideas. Includes 3 resolutions 1920×1080, 1680×1050, and 1440×900. (by Shahrukh)

Wallpaper Focus White. Includes 1680×1050 resolution. (by Kasukedo Gonpori)

Grapefruit. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Jeremy Sallee)

Design Is…. Includes 1920×1200 resolution. (by Goergen)

He’s A Pixel. Includes 1280×1024 resolution. (by Vladislav Perge)

I Love Minimalism Wallpaper. Includes 1680×1050 resolution. (by Chris)

Minimal Joker. Includes 1600×1200 resolution. (by Andre Garrido)

Hot Vs. Cold. Includes 4 different resolutions with an iPhone version. (by Umar Irshad)

Vivid 2. Includes 9 different resolutions. (by Alex L.)

Naer Wallpaper. Includes 5 different resolutions. (by Gravideo Interactive)

Plastic Exploding Circle 01. Includes 1440×900 resolution. (by Graphic Nothing)

Big Idea. Includes 11 different resolutions with iPhone version. (by Big-SB)

iGalax. Includes 3 different resolutions. (by JackieTran)

Helvetica Grunge. Includes 1920×1200 resolution. (by Oliver Wilke)

On A Clean Slate. Includes 4 different resolution. (by Krisha)

Link It Up. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Justin Page)

My Desktop Is Simple. Includes 1600×1200 resolution. (by CajeFM)

Lightbox Love. Includes 2560×1600 resolutions. (by Rohan Nanavati)

Once You Pop. Includes 2560×1600 resolutions. (by TruminHaus)

1972. Includes many different resolutions with iPhone version. (by Nikola Lazarevic)

Lemonade Was Popular. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Scott Tolinski)

Hatch. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Daniel Pessoa DamnOmatic)

Sleepy Jean. Includes 2560×1600 resolution. (by Somalia Jamall)

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Editor’s note: This post is written by Nina Krimly for Hongkiat.com. Nina Krimly is a freelance website blogger and developer. She’s the main owner of Junkiee.Net. Nina is currently studying Information Systems in Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.