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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tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk

aged barn

Aged Barn

dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand

raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms

evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture

close up of variety of padlocks

Close Up Of Variety Of Padlocks

cappuccino sits in coffee beans under a plant

Cappuccino Sits In Coffee Beans Under A Plant

flatlay of boxes surrounding table

Flatlay Of Boxes Surrounding Table

water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf

structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps

puddle on a cobble street

Puddle On A Cobble Street

racing track lanes textures

Racing Track Lanes Textures

close up green leaf texture

Close Up Green Leaf Texture

pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens

tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight

urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies

dry rough rock face texture

Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement

cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup

colorful leaves fallen in autumn

Colorful Leaves Fallen In Autumn

fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture

basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture

texture of bark on old tree

Texture Of Bark On Old Tree

wavy water creating pattern in swimming pool

Wavy Water Creating Pattern In Swimming Pool

frozen tree

Frozen Tree

aged tree bark texture

Aged Tree Bark Texture

sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread

tissue lit with red

Tissue Lit With Red

macro photo of a veiny green leaf

Macro Photo Of A Veiny Green Leaf

cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green

jagged cliff rock texture

Jagged Cliff Rock Texture

pattern in snow

Pattern In Snow

texture of a green leaf very close up

Texture Of A Green Leaf Very Close Up

light reflecting on waves

Light Reflecting On Waves

sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

chain link fence in the city

Chain Link Fence In the City

a close up of green wheat sheaf

A Close Up Of Green Wheat Sheaf

dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches

layered wood up close

Layered Wood Up Close

abstract image of three triangles of color

Abstract Image Of Three Triangles Of Color

curved buildings meeting in the middle

Curved Buildings Meeting In The Middle

photo of black and pink shapes

Photo Of Black And Pink Shapes

sporadic lights trail pattern

Sporadic Lights Trail Pattern

squares on squares art

Squares On Squares Art

abstract image of blue and orange lines curving

Abstract Image Of Blue And Orange Lines Curving

grey brick building front

Grey Brick Building Front

stacked boxes in abstract art

Stacked Boxes In Abstract Art

brown boxes tied up in a bow

Brown Boxes Tied Up In A Bow

large cluster of clothespins

Large Cluster Of Clothespins

lush forest on a foggy day

Lush Forest On A Foggy Day

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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.