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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close up small pumpkin pile

Close Up Small Pumpkin Pile


bright red fruit growing on apple tree

Bright Red Fruit Growing On Apple Tree


water falls like chandelier

Water Falls Like Chandelier


vine growing up a brick wall

Vine Growing Up A Brick Wall


dark brick texture

Dark Brick Texture


tall trees reach for blue sky

Tall Trees Reach For Blue Sky


reflective water texture

Reflective Water Texture


coffee beans and mug flatlay

Coffee Beans And Mug Flatlay


scissors cutting fabric straight on

Scissors Cutting Fabric Straight On


peeling paint wall texture

Peeling Paint Wall Texture


sewing machine in use

Sewing Machine In Use


coffee on white

Coffee On White


japanese garden rock texture

Japanese Garden Rock Texture


coffee beans font

Coffee Beans Font


aged wood & brick

Aged Wood & Brick


blue and purple ink abstract face

Blue And Purple Ink Abstract Face


sewing tools corner flatlay

Sewing Tools Corner Flatlay


chain link fence

Chain Link Fence


ice cracks on a frozen sea

Ice Cracks On A Frozen Sea


yellow petals covered in yellow bokeh light

Yellow Petals Covered In Yellow Bokeh Light


candy corn pile

Candy Corn Pile


water drops on leaf

Water Drops On Leaf


purple ink cloud

Purple Ink Cloud


black yellow and red ink

Black Yellow And Red Ink


knot in aged wood texture

Knot In Aged Wood Texture


bank of india paper notes

Bank Of India Paper Notes


easter chocolate eggs

Easter Chocolate Eggs


boxes in the process of being packed

Boxes In The Process Of Being Packed


top down view of sewing

Top Down View Of Sewing


ivy vine wall

Ivy Vine Wall


grimey green metal door texture

Grimey Green Metal Door Texture


bright red and yellow summer flowers

Bright Red And Yellow Summer Flowers


light and squares abstract art

Light And Squares Abstract Art


texture of old tree

Texture Of Old Tree


vertical wood texture

Vertical Wood Texture


bamboo wall background

Bamboo Wall Background


blades of tall arching lush green grass

Blades Of Tall Arching Lush Green Grass


colored metal panels texture

Colored Metal Panels Texture


pink and turquise wall with window and wire

Pink And Turquise Wall With Window And Wire


empty boxes on table

Empty Boxes On Table


sheep's wool texture

Sheep's Wool Texture


bright purple ink drop on white

Bright Purple Ink Drop On White


wood or rock?

Wood Or Rock?


green leaf texture close up

Green Leaf Texture Close Up


abstract image of paper in pink and blue stripes

Abstract Image Of Paper In Pink And Blue Stripes


wet green leaf texture

Wet Green Leaf Texture


record vinyl playing music

Record Vinyl Playing Music


nail hardware pile & texture

Nail Hardware Pile & Texture


Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert


abstract image of lime green and pink marbling

Abstract Image Of Lime Green And Pink Marbling


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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.