Texture Background Images

Whether it’s the soft, whimsical pattern of pink clouds or rough, rugged feel of grey concrete slabs - texture can severely alter an audience’s perception of an image, web page or advertisement.

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aged stone wall close up

Aged Stone Wall Close Up

geometric ceiling

Geometric Ceiling

unique brick texture

Unique Brick Texture

abstract image of blue and orange lines curving

Abstract Image Of Blue And Orange Lines Curving

ventilation texture

Ventilation Texture

black and white view of abstract structure

Black And White View Of Abstract Structure

curves of modern architechture black and white

Curves Of Modern Architechture Black And White

forest tree roots on path

Forest Tree Roots On Path

ground covered by jagged rocks and boulders

Ground Covered By Jagged Rocks and Boulders

lush forest on a foggy day

Lush Forest On A Foggy Day

brown and white wood

Brown And White Wood

tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves

window pattern in white building

Window Pattern In White Building

anytime sign on wall

Anytime Sign On Wall

lush green wheat sheafs

Lush Green Wheat Sheafs

white coffee cup and coffee beans

White Coffee Cup And Coffee Beans

abstract triangles of red orange and blue

Abstract Triangles Of Red Orange And Blue

rain drops on a car

Rain Drops On A Car

large stack of firewood for winter

Large Stack Of Firewood For Winter

ant silhouette on green leaf

Ant Silhouette On Green Leaf

autumn leaves aerial tree tops

Autumn Leaves Aerial Tree Tops

sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture

textured channels in dry sand

Textured Channels In Dry Sand

person holding a sunflower over their face

Person Holding A Sunflower Over Their Face

range of packages in different sizes

Range Of Packages In Different Sizes

vertical pumpkin pile

Vertical Pumpkin Pile

maple leaves texture moody

Maple Leaves Texture Moody

person in white dress walks through a sunflower field

Person In White Dress Walks Through A Sunflower Field

table half filled with packing peanuts

Table Half Filled With Packing Peanuts

packages held in the hand

Packages Held In The Hand

flatlay of boxes on lower half of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Lower Half Of Table

two piers on frozen sea

Two Piers On Frozen Sea

straw hut roof

Straw Hut Roof

water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms

green leaves on a red brick wall

Green Leaves On A Red Brick Wall

close up on pigeon feathers

Close Up On Pigeon Feathers

carnival bottle game texture

Carnival Bottle Game Texture

gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture

close up of the pocket of lite blue jeans

Close Up of The Pocket of Lite Blue Jeans

strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture

blurry runner through farm field

Blurry Runner Through Farm Field

tissue with red light

Tissue With Red Light

icy layers of winter shoreline

Icy Layers Of Winter Shoreline

pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture

scattered coffee beans and milk

Scattered Coffee Beans And Milk

green piece of fabric with beaver patch sewn in place

Green Piece Of Fabric With Beaver Patch Sewn In Place

red paint brush on textured background

Red Paint Brush On Textured Background

aged staples texture

Aged Staples Texture

photographer frames their photo in a sunflower field

Photographer Frames Their Photo In A Sunflower Field

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Wood, metal, concrete - browse free, high resolution texture images for designers

In using textured backgrounds in your project - you’ll want to be mindful of what emotions and aesthetics are associated with the texture you’re using and what you want to communicate through your imagery. More natural textures, such the rippled surface of a birch tree or the seamless feel of thin beach sand can have a calming effect on the viewer. At the same time - certain artistically minded textures like smooth canvas and wet oil paints can inspire creativity. Other textures have a more industrial aesthetic and help to give the audience a sense of ruggedness. These textures can include polished leather, glass, concrete, crumpled paper and metal.

Visual Textures and Tactile Textures

There’s also a distinction to be made between visual texture and tactile texture. Tactile textures like wood, metal, sand, glass, canvas or leather contain physical textures that are differentiated by touch. Use of these textures can affect the smoothness being portrayed in an image and the feeling that the image conveys. For example, a smooth, seamless surface like canvas can be visually restful while a more rough surface like a jagged cliff can give a more active feel to the image.

Visual textures work a bit differently. These are textures that either create the illusion of having a physical texture (such as a 3d rendered image) or don’t have a physical texture that can be perceived by the human sense of touch (such as clouds or smoke).

Using Textures in Design

When used in marketing and design - textured images can portray a number of emotions and aesthetics that help to build a character for your project. For example, if you’re looking to portray your subject as being more environmentally oriented - natural textures like grass, tree bark, and wood might be best to use.

If you’re looking to give your subject a more sleek, futuristic feel - think smooth chrome or glossy plastic. Feel free to experiment with artificial textures and rendered 3d graphics if you wanted - more abstract textures can give your products a sense of creativity.

Maybe you want a vintage feel for your designs - try more muted textures like ripped denim or washed-out fabric. Using a subtle texture in the background of a design is a great way to add character and bring your designs to life.