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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birch trees in winter

Birch Trees In Winter

windy ripples on water

Windy Ripples On Water

wood or rock?

Wood Or Rock?

orange vertical lines

Orange Vertical Lines

colorful fabric

Colorful Fabric

earth day written in dirt

Earth Day Written In Dirt

colored pencils close up

Colored Pencils Close Up

sewing studio

Sewing Studio

vertical sewing needle closeup

Vertical Sewing Needle Closeup

texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials

lake water ripples

Lake Water Ripples

sewing crafts on texture

Sewing Crafts On Texture

yellow petals covered in yellow bokeh light

Yellow Petals Covered In Yellow Bokeh Light

angled panel wall

Angled Panel Wall

purple brick wall covered in vines texture

Purple Brick Wall Covered In Vines Texture

rusty green tin graphitti wall

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall

two different textures of sand

Two Different Textures Of Sand

person in boots standing in leaves and water

Person In Boots Standing In Leaves And Water

sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture

egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio

yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket

office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern

wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection

close up coffee bean texture

Close Up Coffee Bean Texture

sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars

barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture

abstract image of paper in pink and blue stripes

Abstract Image Of Paper In Pink And Blue Stripes

rocky texture

Rocky Texture

melting chocolate bars

Melting Chocolate Bars

velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture

basketball court corner texture

Basketball Court Corner Texture

mossy wall

Mossy Wall

white graffiti doors

White Graffiti Doors

choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture

wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up

angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use

worn wood texture close up

Worn Wood Texture Close Up

metal floor loading dock texture

Metal Floor Loading Dock Texture

run down building doors and windows

Run Down Building Doors And Windows

turquoise brick wall with wires

Turquoise Brick Wall With Wires

blades of tall arching lush green grass

Blades Of Tall Arching Lush Green Grass

close up of bubbles in a pink glass

Close Up Of Bubbles In A Pink Glass

maroon sofa texture background

Maroon Sofa Texture Background

abstract image of lime green and pink marbling

Abstract Image Of Lime Green And Pink Marbling

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

illuminated paint brush on orange

Illuminated Paint Brush On Orange

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

person using sewing machine

Person Using Sewing Machine

nails for building

Nails For Building

small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture

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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.