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 white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder

red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture

grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door

stacked fire wood in pattern

Stacked Fire Wood In Pattern

modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation

icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches

unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant

portrait of boxes and packages

Portrait Of Boxes And Packages

hands reach high in a sunflower field

Hands Reach High In A Sunflower Field

rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture

office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

look up to the exterior of a carved building

Look Up To The Exterior Of A Carved Building

boxes waiting for pickup

Boxes Waiting For Pickup

turntable & record

turntable & Record

spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones

dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture

crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture

indian rupees texture background

Indian Rupees Texture Background

outdoor swimming pool with tall trees behind it

Outdoor Swimming Pool With Tall Trees Behind It

icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture

yellow and blue patterned paper background

Yellow And Blue Patterned Paper Background

person in boots stand on crunchy fall leaves

Person In Boots Stand On Crunchy Fall Leaves

jade face roller on a white cloth

Jade Face Roller On A White Cloth

side of an angled building with balconies

Side Of An Angled Building With Balconies

knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk

flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table

wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up

hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up

sewing spools

Sewing Spools

close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries

abstract yellow light through wet glass

Abstract Yellow Light Through Wet Glass

layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue

office window pattern

Office Window Pattern

hand holding up red paint brush

Hand Holding Up Red Paint Brush

macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

latte and dark roasted beans

Latte And Dark Roasted Beans

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

cozy light pink bed scene

Cozy Light Pink Bed Scene

rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water

grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture

interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece

tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture

tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean

photo of large deep green plant leaves

Photo Of Large Deep Green Plant Leaves

green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light

aged barn

Aged Barn

fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest 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.