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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yellow regal filagree pattern

Yellow Regal Filagree Pattern

texture of wood cladding painted blue

Texture Of Wood Cladding Painted Blue

rainbow birthday cake

Rainbow Birthday Cake

pink wall with grey door

Pink Wall With Grey Door

light woodgrain

Light Woodgrain

white brick interior wall texture

White Brick Interior Wall Texture

sharpened pencil crayons

Sharpened Pencil Crayons

pink and black ink drop

Pink And Black Ink Drop

marshmallow candy texture

Marshmallow Candy Texture

rubber tree plant leaves

Rubber Tree Plant Leaves

white tile corner textures

White Tile Corner Textures

teal ink with red drops

Teal Ink With Red Drops

abstract background of four colored triangles

Abstract Background Of Four Colored Triangles

red brick wall wide texture

Red Brick Wall Wide Texture

rustic wooden window frame against exposed brick

Rustic Wooden Window Frame Against Exposed Brick

sewing threads on wall

Sewing Threads On Wall

rotting wood texture

Rotting Wood Texture

easter egg border

Easter Egg Border

stackable chips in lines

Stackable Chips In Lines

person walks down sunflower row

Person Walks Down Sunflower Row

brick wall with graphic street art

Brick Wall With Graphic Street Art

white bathroom tile texture

White Bathroom Tile Texture

fresh rainfall on green leaves

Fresh Rainfall On Green Leaves

speckled pavement

Speckled Pavement

orange becomes yellow

Orange Becomes Yellow

hands sewing fabric

Hands Sewing Fabric

purple and green ink from side

Purple And Green Ink From Side

chestnuts texture

Chestnuts Texture

yellow and purple ink with green

Yellow And Purple Ink With Green

colorful rainbows

Colorful Rainbows

purple ink with green and black drops

Purple Ink With Green And Black Drops

purple ink cloud with black drops

Purple Ink Cloud With Black Drops

abstract image of colored paper creating horizontal lines

Abstract Image Of Colored Paper Creating Horizontal Lines

paint and brush

Paint And Brush

easter mini eggs

Easter Mini Eggs

green ink streams on white

Green Ink Streams On White

scissors cutting fabric

Scissors Cutting Fabric

bamboo with engravings

Bamboo With Engravings

sewing tools flatlay knolling

Sewing Tools Flatlay Knolling

pink paint peeling off brick wall texture

Pink Paint Peeling Off Brick Wall Texture

light behind leaf close up

Light Behind Leaf Close Up

colorful gift bag

Colorful Gift Bag

yellow black spray painted wall

Yellow Black Spray Painted Wall

spring in dirt with flower pedals

Spring In Dirt With Flower Pedals

wet orange and white paint filling frame

Wet Orange And White Paint Filling Frame

ontario badlands landscape

Ontario Badlands Landscape

rose pedals framing white surface

Rose Pedals Framing White Surface

rainy window pane

Rainy Window Pane

ocean ice breaking

Ocean Ice Breaking

red and green ink twisted

Red And Green Ink Twisted

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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.