50 Creative & Dark Nighttime Desktop Wallpapers

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Often times it is easier to leave your rig with the default desktop settings. Both Windows and Mac OS X have a nice default setup and although they are recognizable, sometimes you want more.

Custom desktop wallpapers may be found all over the web and almost all of them for free download. I want to present a collection of night wallpapers focused on landscapes and cities. All of these examples are from InterfaceLift which publishes over 10 image dimensions & sizes for desktops and mobile screens.

Chicago Night

chicago dark skyline storm

Silent Night

dark water silent night wallpaper

Hong Kong by Night

hong kong china city landscape nighttime

Christmas Lighthouse

christmas lighthouse cape cod massachusetts

Maligne Lake

maligne lake alberta canada wallpaper

Boston Harbor

boston massachusetts desktop wallpaper nighttime


curve taiwan night time photo wallpaper

The Sleeping Harbour

lahti harbor finland wallpaper

Cloud Cover

rizal park seattle washington wallpaper


33rd street manhattan new york city wallpaper

Northern Sunset

northern sunset sweden wallpaper desktop

Wanchai, Hong Kong

wanchai hong kong city nighttime wallpaper

Over San Francisco

california san francisco desktop wallpaper

Cave Dwellers

valley of fire state park nevada wallpaper

4th of July

july 4th independence day fireworks wallpaper

Electric Night

dark photograph wallpaper lightning

Atlanta Lights

atlanta georgia city lights nighttime wallpaper


zurich switzerland at night wallpaper

Downtown Los Angeles

LA california griffith observatory wallpaper

Chicago Skyline

city chicago illinois nighttime wallpaper


ice aqua water desktop wallpaper

Empire of the Lights

uetliberg switzerland swiss mountain wallpaper

ChongYang Bridge

dark night bridge taiwan wallpaper

The Nature of Moonlight

moonlight lake lucern switzerland wallpaper

Grenoble, France

into the night wallpaper france photograph

New York Rush

nyc rush hour traffic lights nighttime wallpaper

Tokyo Skyline

dark night tokyo japan skyline wallpaper

Twin Peaks

san francisco california twin peaks desktop

Sedona Milky Way

sedona arizona nighttime stars sky

Treasure Island

dark night on treasure island wallpaper

Fading Night in Sydney

sydney australia photo dark nighttime wallpaper


mojave desert california camping photo

Mumbai Coast

marine drive mumbai india wallpaper

Geiranger at Night

geiranger norway small village nighttime wallpaper

A Wrecked Boat

taiwan ocean wrecked boat ocean

Seattle Skyline

seattle washington skyline nighttime wallpaper

All Saints’ Day

all saints day lantern wallpaper

Amazing Mirror Sunset

dark night sunset mirror wallpaper

San Francisco Full Moon

california san francisco city fullmoon wallpaper

Lake Wakatipu

lake wakatipu new zealand wallpaper

SF Nighttime

san francisco night skyline wallpaper


italy wallpaper lake maggiore

Toward The Sea

sunrise photo foggy morning horizon wallpaper

Deep Blue Night

bremanger norway photo nighttime dark blue

Lake Garda

milky way tremosine italy lake wallpaper

Arago Lighthouse Sunset

arago lighthouse sunset photo dark

Coos Bay Oregon

coos bay oregon sunset wallpaper

Chicago North Side

city chicago cloudy overcast wallpaper

Seattle from the Beach

seattle washington beach sunset wallpaper

Offices at Night

canary wharf london office building nighttime

Softball Cage

orange sunset softball cage wallpaper

Author: Jaime Morrison

Jaime is a jr. designer interested in mobile UI/UX research and frontend web development with JavaScript frameworks. He covers general news and useful resources in the web design space.