Texture Background Images

Whether itā€™s the soft, whimsical pattern of pink clouds or rough, rugged feel of grey concrete slabs - texture can severely alter an audienceā€™s perception of an image, web page or advertisement.

green orange and yellow ink

Green Orange And Yellow Ink

indoor brick wall texture

Indoor Brick Wall Texture

market peppers

Market Peppers

coffee beans from above

Coffee Beans From Above

teal brick texture

Teal Brick Texture

wooden table texture

Wooden Table Texture

rain coming down window

Rain Coming Down Window

weathered wood texture

Weathered Wood Texture

bright yellow brick

Bright Yellow Brick

red ink on yellow and blue

Red Ink On Yellow And Blue

iphone light art photography

iPhone Light Art Photography

black white wall

Black White Wall

grey painted brick wall

Grey Painted Brick Wall

cyan and gold abstract ink

Cyan And Gold Abstract Ink

river stone texture

River Stone Texture

tall tree trunk close up

Tall Tree Trunk Close Up

abstract blue

Abstract Blue

black & white concrete background

Black & White Concrete Background

faded red cement wall

Faded Red Cement Wall

dense forest

Dense Forest

red textured wall

Red Textured Wall

pink tulips on wood texture

Pink Tulips On Wood Texture

girl running past modern architecture

Girl Running Past Modern Architecture

geometric glass city architecture

Geometric Glass City Architecture

mint green and red ink drop

Mint Green And Red Ink Drop

birthday party gift trimmings

Birthday Party Gift Trimmings

turquoise brick wall texture

Turquoise Brick Wall Texture

textured rainbow

Textured Rainbow

autumn wood texture

Autumn Wood Texture

water droplets on green

Water Droplets On Green

pink brick wall texture

Pink Brick Wall Texture

white linear angled architecture

White Linear Angled Architecture

purple and green ink lines

Purple And Green Ink Lines

purple and red ink pool on white

Purple And Red Ink Pool On White

yellow ink with black drops

Yellow Ink With Black Drops

yellow door wall

Yellow Door Wall

coffee spelled in coffee

Coffee Spelled In Coffee

light woodgrain

Light Woodgrain

pink and black ink drop

Pink And Black Ink Drop

teal ink with red drops

Teal Ink With Red Drops

colorful party plates

Colorful Party Plates

yellow and purple ink with green

Yellow And Purple Ink With Green

easter egg border

Easter Egg Border

man walking by orange

Man Walking By Orange

colorful rainbows

Colorful Rainbows

rainbow birthday cake

Rainbow Birthday Cake

rustic old book open at centre

Rustic Old Book Open At Centre

window iced over

Window Iced Over

rotting wood texture

Rotting Wood Texture

purple and green ink from side

Purple And Green Ink From Side

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In using textured backgrounds in your project - youā€™ll want to be mindful of what emotions and aesthetics are associated with the texture youā€™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

Thereā€™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 donā€™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 youā€™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 youā€™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.