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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abstract image of lime green and pink marbling

Abstract Image Of Lime Green And Pink Marbling

evergreen branches

Evergreen Branches

green tile wall

Green Tile Wall

worn wood texture close up

Worn Wood Texture Close Up

sicssors cutting fabric topdown

Sicssors Cutting Fabric Topdown

close up texture of metal criss cross tread

Close Up Texture Of Metal Criss Cross Tread

grey blue water texture

Grey Blue Water Texture

windy ripples on water

Windy Ripples On Water

birch trees in winter

Birch Trees In Winter

rainbow pencil crayons

Rainbow Pencil Crayons

person in boots standing in leaves and water

Person In Boots Standing In Leaves And Water

orange vertical lines

Orange Vertical Lines

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

brown wall lit up with a yellow light at top

Brown Wall Lit Up With A Yellow Light At Top

two different textures of sand

Two Different Textures Of Sand

earth day written in dirt

Earth Day Written In Dirt

colored pencils close up

Colored Pencils Close Up

colorful fabric

Colorful Fabric

close up of bubbles in a pink glass

Close Up Of Bubbles In A Pink Glass

close up coffee bean texture

Close Up Coffee Bean Texture

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

sewing studio

Sewing Studio

office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern

sewing crafts on texture

Sewing Crafts On Texture

vertical sewing needle closeup

Vertical Sewing Needle Closeup

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture

texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials

lake water ripples

Lake Water Ripples

angled panel wall

Angled Panel Wall

purple brick wall covered in vines texture

Purple Brick Wall Covered In Vines Texture

egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio

yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket

marbling of vibrant pink and purple colors

Marbling Of Vibrant Pink And Purple Colors

rusty green tin graphitti wall

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall

wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection

yellow platforms and shapes with a white summer sign

Yellow Platforms And Shapes With A White Summer Sign

sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture

abstract image of purple and blue marbling color

Abstract Image Of Purple And Blue Marbling Color

blue terry cloth towel

Blue Terry Cloth Towel

melting chocolate bars

Melting Chocolate Bars

angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use

rocky texture

Rocky Texture

velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture

basketball court corner texture

Basketball Court Corner Texture

choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture

mossy wall

Mossy Wall

white graffiti doors

White Graffiti Doors

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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.