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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wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up

abstract photo of red marbling into white

Abstract Photo Of Red Marbling Into White

metal floor loading dock texture

Metal Floor Loading Dock Texture

turquoise brick wall with wires

Turquoise Brick Wall With Wires

run down building doors and windows

Run Down Building Doors And Windows

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

close up of a painted cement wall with splashes of colour

Close Up Of A Painted Cement Wall With Splashes Of Colour

maroon sofa texture background

Maroon Sofa Texture Background

illuminated paint brush on orange

Illuminated Paint Brush On Orange

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

white and blue marbling abstract view

White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture

white sign says summer against a yellow curved wall

White Sign Says Summer Against A Yellow Curved Wall

person using sewing machine

Person Using Sewing Machine

abstract photo of orange and green marbling

Abstract Photo Of Orange And Green Marbling

water texture of waves

Water Texture Of Waves

angled beams of steel bridge

Angled Beams Of Steel Bridge

abstract image of a ceiling with metal lines

Abstract Image Of A Ceiling With Metal Lines

nails for building

Nails For Building

persons in blue jeans lays their hands on their thighs

Persons In Blue Jeans Lays Their Hands On Their Thighs

red white and blue marbling abstract view

Red White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

colored tile design

Colored Tile Design

black and white knotted wood

Black And White Knotted Wood

sheep's wool close up

Sheep's Wool Close Up

autumn leaves on tree canopy

Autumn Leaves On Tree Canopy

rainbow of pencils

Rainbow Of Pencils

grimey red metal door texture

Grimey Red Metal Door Texture

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

sandy beach and person oceanside

Sandy Beach And Person Oceanside

pink and red marbling abstract view

Pink And Red Marbling Abstract View

circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture

purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View

glowing under water plant texture

Glowing Under Water Plant Texture

glass jar full of dried lemons

Glass Jar Full Of Dried Lemons

white tile corner texture

White Tile Corner Texture

red fabric illuminated by the sun

Red Fabric Illuminated By The Sun

texture of brown hay and other grasses

Texture Of Brown Hay And Other Grasses

coffee written with beans

Coffee Written With Beans

black and yellow ink streams upwards

Black And Yellow Ink Streams Upwards

aerial photo of an outdoor ice rink with a single person on it

Aerial Photo Of An Outdoor Ice Rink With A Single Person On It

close up of two red cylinders on a reflective surface

Close Up Of Two Red Cylinders On A Reflective Surface

a person swimming lanes in outdoor pool by tall trees

A Person Swimming Lanes In Outdoor Pool By Tall Trees

soft pink flower petals against white

Soft Pink Flower Petals Against White

no parking sign on textured background

No Parking SIgn On Textured Background

raw cacao beans

Raw Cacao Beans

waves moving through the ocean at dusk

Waves Moving Through The Ocean At Dusk

purple and red marbling abstract view

Purple And Red Marbling Abstract View

yellow wall with lines and a white sign saying summer

Yellow Wall With Lines And A White Sign Saying Summer

black and yellow ink with red drop

Black And Yellow Ink With Red Drop

earth written in dirt

Earth Written In Dirt

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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.