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.