Be Microsoft's Valentine with this free Windows wallpaper set

Microsoft Valentines Day Wallpaper
Microsoft Valentines Day Wallpaper (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • February 14 is Valentine's Day.
  • Microsoft has a four-set theme of desktop wallpapers to celebrate the occasion.
  • Microsoft says the images are only to be used as desktop wallpapers.

It's that special time of the year again when unspoken pressure falls on you to buy Russell Stover chocolates and fresh roses in the name of a saint who died an unhappy death in the year 269 A.D. or thereabouts. And Microsoft's helping get you in the holiday spirit with four very, very lacy Windows 11-friendly wallpapers (they work on other Windows as well). If you're seeing any other kind of lace this Valentine's Day, hats off to you! For everyone else, Microsoft will keep you company.

The four flavors of the Valentine-themed set are:

  • red with an emphasis on pink
  • red with an emphasis on white
  • red with an emphasis on black
  • red with an emphasis on red

This isn't unusual for Microsoft; there's typically a holiday-themed wallpaper floating around somewhere for big happenings. Recall the snow-and-cold Windows 11 wallpaper used to ring in the winter holidays a few months ago. And don't forget the soothing pastels of the Windows 11 SE wallpaper, or the wallpaper honoring Pantone's color of the year, Very Peri (it's just a weird way to say purple).

Use those above links to find a wallpaper that suits your current mood if you're not feeling the red aesthetic of Valentine's Day. Or, stick with the hearts and get festive.

Robert Carnevale

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to