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 blue

Abstract Blue

red textured wall

Red Textured Wall

green orange and yellow ink

Green Orange And Yellow Ink

indoor brick wall texture

Indoor Brick Wall Texture

bright yellow brick

Bright Yellow Brick

coffee beans from above

Coffee Beans From Above

rain coming down window

Rain Coming Down Window

black & white concrete background

Black & White Concrete Background

black white wall

Black White Wall

market peppers

Market Peppers

wooden table texture

Wooden Table Texture

teal brick texture

Teal Brick Texture

cyan and gold abstract ink

Cyan And Gold Abstract Ink

weathered wood texture

Weathered Wood Texture

tall tree trunk close up

Tall Tree Trunk Close Up

red ink on yellow and blue

Red Ink On Yellow And Blue

grey painted brick wall

Grey Painted Brick Wall

iphone light art photography

iPhone Light Art Photography

river stone texture

River Stone Texture

pink tulips on wood texture

Pink Tulips On Wood Texture

geometric glass city architecture

Geometric Glass City Architecture

girl running past modern architecture

Girl Running Past Modern Architecture

faded red cement wall

Faded Red Cement Wall

birthday party gift trimmings

Birthday Party Gift Trimmings

turquoise brick wall texture

Turquoise Brick Wall Texture

textured rainbow

Textured Rainbow

dense forest

Dense Forest

pink brick wall texture

Pink Brick Wall Texture

autumn wood texture

Autumn Wood Texture

mossy tree bark texture

Mossy Tree Bark Texture

mint green and red ink drop

Mint Green And Red Ink Drop

colorful party plates

Colorful Party Plates

geometric purple urban art on brick wall

Geometric Purple Urban Art On Brick Wall

storm clouds from above

Storm Clouds From Above

coffee spelled in coffee

Coffee Spelled In Coffee

moody green vine wall texture

Moody Green Vine Wall Texture

white linear angled architecture

White Linear Angled Architecture

water droplets on green

Water Droplets On Green

man walking by orange

Man Walking By Orange

green orange and yellow ink cloud

Green Orange And Yellow Ink Cloud

yellow door wall

Yellow Door Wall

bright golden oil closeup texture

Bright Golden Oil Closeup Texture

plaid gift wrap paper background

Plaid Gift Wrap Paper Background

window iced over

Window Iced Over

holiday gift wrap background texture

Holiday Gift Wrap Background Texture

rustic old book open at centre

Rustic Old Book Open At Centre

purple and red ink pool on white

Purple And Red Ink Pool On White

yellow ink with black drops

Yellow Ink With Black Drops

green flowers on white texture

Green Flowers On White Texture

purple and green ink lines

Purple And Green Ink Lines

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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.