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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vinyl record spinning

Vinyl Record Spinning

colorful sewing threads on wall

Colorful Sewing Threads On Wall

unique metal panel structure

Unique Metal Panel Structure

pattern of colorful artistic building windows

Pattern Of Colorful Artistic Building Windows

colorful pencil crayons

Colorful Pencil Crayons

berries pile texture

Berries Pile Texture

records texture

Records Texture

red ink drop in yellow liquid

Red Ink Drop In Yellow Liquid

green plants background

Green Plants Background

spilled roasted coffee beans

Spilled Roasted Coffee Beans

purple ink into green and yellow

Purple Ink Into Green And Yellow

wood pile

Wood Pile

blue red pink and yellow paper fanned out

Blue Red Pink And Yellow Paper Fanned Out

abstract green & yellow vertical lines

Abstract Green & Yellow Vertical Lines

purple and black ink drop

Purple And Black Ink Drop

sewing flatlay

Sewing Flatlay

round colored tile

Round Colored Tile

soapy texture

Soapy Texture

white sequins

White Sequins

rustic living room feel with exposed brick

Rustic Living Room Feel With Exposed Brick

red ink drop on white

Red Ink Drop On White

green ink with yellow and orange drop

Green Ink With Yellow And Orange Drop

mossy brak texture

Mossy Brak Texture

a green triangle and an orange triangle on paper

A Green Triangle And An Orange Triangle On Paper

yellow tin roof texture

Yellow Tin Roof Texture

wooden effect tiles

Wooden Effect Tiles

clovers on a white woodgrain texture

Clovers On A White Woodgrain Texture

dark waves in the sea

Dark Waves In The Sea

sunlight reflects on water texture

Sunlight Reflects On Water Texture

melting chocolate bar

Melting Chocolate Bar

black and white marble texture

Black And White Marble Texture

flatlay of jade face roller laying on a grey stone

Flatlay Of Jade Face Roller Laying On A Grey Stone

coffee beans background

Coffee Beans Background

curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls

butter cream icing swirls

Butter Cream Icing Swirls

abstract image of colored paper in triangular shapes

Abstract Image Of Colored Paper In Triangular Shapes

sewing tools knolling

Sewing Tools Knolling

coffee beans with blank white

Coffee Beans With Blank White

deck and vines texture

Deck And Vines Texture

colorful ribbon

Colorful Ribbon

ocean water close up

Ocean Water Close Up

green cabbage in garden

Green Cabbage In Garden

pink church doors with neon hard above

Pink Church Doors With Neon Hard Above

water and moisture texture close up

Water And Moisture Texture Close Up

black fabric in sewing machine

Black Fabric In Sewing Machine

red mesh texture close up

Red Mesh Texture Close Up

sewing some fabric with machine

Sewing Some Fabric With Machine

water close up

Water Close Up

white copper and wood background

White Copper And Wood Background

succulent closeup

Succulent Closeup

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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.