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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sicssors cutting fabric topdown

Sicssors Cutting Fabric Topdown


grey blue water texture

Grey Blue Water Texture


abstract image of paper in pink and blue stripes

Abstract Image Of Paper In Pink And Blue Stripes


windy ripples on water

Windy Ripples On Water


birch trees in winter

Birch Trees In Winter


rainbow pencil crayons

Rainbow Pencil Crayons


Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert


worn wood texture close up

Worn Wood Texture Close Up


orange vertical lines

Orange Vertical Lines


abstract image of lime green and pink marbling

Abstract Image Of Lime Green And Pink Marbling


person in boots standing in leaves and water

Person In Boots Standing In Leaves And Water


colorful fabric

Colorful Fabric


earth day written in dirt

Earth Day Written In Dirt


colored pencils close up

Colored Pencils Close Up


two different textures of sand

Two Different Textures Of Sand


close up texture of metal criss cross tread

Close Up Texture Of Metal Criss Cross Tread


Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes


vertical sewing needle closeup

Vertical Sewing Needle Closeup


close up coffee bean texture

Close Up Coffee Bean Texture


sewing crafts on texture

Sewing Crafts On Texture


sewing studio

Sewing Studio


lake water ripples

Lake Water Ripples


texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials


close up of bubbles in a pink glass

Close Up Of Bubbles In A Pink Glass


angled panel wall

Angled Panel Wall


office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern


purple brick wall covered in vines texture

Purple Brick Wall Covered In Vines Texture


sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture


egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio


rusty green tin graphitti wall

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall


yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket


Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water


wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection


sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars


barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture


Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View


marbling of vibrant pink and purple colors

Marbling Of Vibrant Pink And Purple Colors


melting chocolate bars

Melting Chocolate Bars


yellow platforms and shapes with a white summer sign

Yellow Platforms And Shapes With A White Summer Sign


rocky texture

Rocky Texture


velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture


brown wall lit up with a yellow light at top

Brown Wall Lit Up With A Yellow Light At Top


blue terry cloth towel

Blue Terry Cloth Towel


angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use


Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape


basketball court corner texture

Basketball Court Corner Texture


choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture


mossy wall

Mossy Wall


abstract image of purple and blue marbling color

Abstract Image Of Purple And Blue Marbling Color


wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up


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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.