Snow, Ice And Frost ☃️ 48 Winter Wallpapers!

Winter is coming. Dreaming of a snowy childhood? Winter is the greatest time to walk, ski, play snowballs and have fun with friends. Winter wallpaper are white and icy. Download something cold for your desktop for the chilly time of the year. And get prepared to freeze.

These pictures are the best winter wallpapers from Smashing Magazine’s monthly contest – running from 2008 until 2016 and still counting. Please note: The images here do not contain any calendars. If you spot one, there is none. Spread the word: Winter is fun! A season to cuddle up in the warmth inside, light some candles and hang out with family while avoiding the bitter cold and snow outside. [Last updated: Dec/16/2016]

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Fun in the Snow

A girl and her friend, The Snowman, being silly in the first snow. Designed by Anca Varsandan from Romania.

Winter Wallpaper

Winter Church

Designed by Pietje Precies from The Netherlands.

Winter Wallpaper

Icy Life

Designed by Rajeesh from India.

Smashing Wallpaper Snow

Snow queen

Designed by Helena Lunding from Sweden.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 09

Catch Your Perfect Snowflake

This time of year people tend to dream big and expect miracles. Let your dreams come true! Designed by Igor Izhik from Canada.

Catch Your Perfect Snowflake

The Greatest Gift of All

The most important thing is to have someone to share time with. That’s what this wallpaper is all about. The two birds - Milo and Pipita - are a wallpaper series and usually they argue about things men and women argue about. Designed by Nicole Bauer from Germany.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

Winter Magic

Designed by Pietje Precies from The Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 09

Silver Winter Wallpaper

Designed by Violeta Dabija from Moldova.

Smashing Wallpaper - January 2011

Foxy Winter

Designed by Imagine Forest from the United Kingdom.

Foxy Winter!

Winter Garphee

Garphee’s flufiness glowing in the snow. Designed by Razvan Garofeanu from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - December 2012

Winter Fun

Designed by cheloveche.ru from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - January 2011

Tongue Stuck On Lamppost

Designed by Josh Cleland from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

Winter Fun

Snow boys and snow dog enjoying a winter day. Designed by Anne Alexander from USA.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Snowman

I wanted to convey something wintery, but still joyful, to keep me upbeat when I start up my laptop every chilly morning. Designed by Steph Struthers from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - January 2011

Yeti weekends

The winter sports season has arrived, beware with the deadly Yeti. Designed by joaomalveiro from Portugal.

Smashing Wallpaper - January 2011

Online Snowball Fight

It’s wintertime here at thunder::tech, and we’re gearing up for a snowball fight! You’ve been in snowball fights before, but never like this—you can throw snowballs at your friends but you’ll never touch a flake of snow or go outside in the freezing cold! Enjoy this little piece of wonderland, complete with winter-themed animals and abominable snowmen! Designed by tech from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 10

Winter Forest

Designed by Oxana Kostromina from Poland/Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - January 2011

Mountain Island

Designed by Monia Gabhi from Canada.

Mountain Island

Cool Winter

Wanted to abstractly sum up January. Showcase the cool, crisp colors and give an overall feeling of winter. Designed by Matt Noa from United States.

Cool Winter

Abstract Winter

Winter is a cold and dark up here in the north. Designed by Terese Brännström from Sweden.

Abstract winter

Winter Flakes

A slightly different take on the traditional green and red of the holidays with delicate snowflakes and a touch of mistletoe. Designed by Soochie from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

Robin Bird

I have chosen this little bird in honor of my grandfather, who passed away three years ago. He was fascinated by nature, especially birds. Because of him, I also have a fascination with birds. When I think of winter, I think of the birds, flying around searching for food. And why a robin? Because it is a cute little bird, who is also very recognizable. — Designed by Engin Seline from Belgium.

Robin Bird

Winter Is Better Together

I live in a place where it never snows however I love snow. I used to live in a snowy place and the winter was wonderful time with my friends. Designed by Maria Keller from Mexico.

Winter is better together

Icy

In this wallpaper I have shown the penguins (representing all creatures on earth) enjoying winter. Designed by Abhijit Sarkar from India.

Icy december,2014

Crayon’s Snowy Sailing

When I was a little girl, I was greatly fascinated about the magic of crayons. I still am. This illustration pays homage to the humble crayon. A life shared with children (and grown-ups who refuse to grow old). A small but a colorful, textured life. This winter season, I want to portray “Crayosa” as she peacefully sails through the snowy sea, carried by the stack of crayons in different shades of blue and purple. Designed by Jessette Dayate - Catral from Singapore.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

Blue Frost

Blue frost is reminiscent of a scene from a classic stop motion film. Designed by Colin Whitehurst from Philippines.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

Lost Wiseman

I Decided to make a little joke with the 3 wiseman, so I made them lost,so insted they’re in the desert they’re in a snow region. Designed by Rui Madeira from Portugal.

Smashing Wallpaper - January 2011

All That Belongs To The Past

Sometimes new beginnings make us revisit our favourite places or people from the past. We don’t visit them often because they remind us of the past but enjoy the brief reunion. Cheers to new beginnings in the new year! Designed by Dorvan Davoudi from Canada.

All That Belongs To The Past

Winter Wallpaper: It’s Snow

Winter is a time of long nights, childhood stories, hot tea, cozy fireplaces and cookies with milk. I’d like to share this spirit in my image. Designed by Inna Ogando from Portugal.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 10

Frosted Glass

An illustration of someone who wiped a frosted window and is looking down on a town and lake below. Designed by Shawn Rinkenbaugh from United States.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

Pow Time

I’ve created this wallpaper in hope that december brings us many inches of bright white snow. There’s plenty of fun outside with this frozen water anyway! Designed by Marek Chrenko from Slovakia.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 11

Delicate Frost

Don’t let Jack Frost nip too much at your nose but do let him decorate your windows! Designed by Tirelessweaver from Canada.

Smashing Desktop Wallpapers - January 2012

The Three Owls

My inspiration from this wallpaper is from both the love of owls, and attempting to incorporate humor for a theme. Designed by Briana Williams from the United States.

The Three Owls

Hungry Owl

“February, just one more cold month.. :).” Designed by Katerina Bobkova from Ukraine.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12

Happiness In Winter

Designed by Mancar from Turkey.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

The Season To Snowboard

Time to hit the slopes because it’s snowboarding season! Designed by Marina Zhukov from USA.

Smashing Desktop Wallpaper — January 2013

Happy Family Time

Sheep are really cute, so we decided to picture them as a merry family where each one has their own interests and hobbies, but in spite of this they are together and happy — Designed by MotoPress team from Ukraine.

Happy family time

Cool bulbs

We wish you a lot of cool ideas in 2010. 3D Modeling rendered with Cinema 4D. Designed by Hansjoerg Schneider from Switzerland.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 10

Electricity

Designed by Giada Degli Agostini from Italy.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 09

Frosty Globe

Designed by Adrian Limbasan from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - December 2012

Snowforest

“For those who love snowy days.” Designed by Bas Fellerhoff from Netherlands.

Smashing Wallpaper - December 2012

Ice Flowers

I took some photos during a very frosty and cold week before Christmas. Designed by Anca Varsandan from Romania.

Smashing Wallpaper - january 10

Winter Peace

December is a month of peace due to the holiday but because of all the presents and decorations people forget the tranquility that this holiday brings. That’s why I desided to create a very simple wallpaper that shows the ‘winter peace’. Designed by Sebastian Navas from Belgium.

Winter peace

Snow Angel

Winter makes me think of all the fun times we had as kids playing in the snow! Designed by Rob Rijken from Belgium.

Snow Angel

Snowman

He’s a smashing snowman, isn’t he? Designed by Megan Burleson from USA.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 10

Snow Bird

Designed by Kenneth Meert from Belgium.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 10

Fairy Wood

There is a strong fairy-tale feeling in a winter forest. Designed by cheloveche.ru from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - February 2011

Penguin Winter Hockey

No coward plays hockey! Designed by Cheloveche.ru from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12

Father Frost

Designed by Cheloveche.ru from Russia.

Smashing Wallpaper - december 11