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.

green orange and yellow ink

Green Orange And Yellow Ink


indoor brick wall texture

Indoor Brick Wall Texture


wooden table texture

Wooden Table Texture


coffee beans from above

Coffee Beans From Above


iphone light art photography

iPhone Light Art Photography


grey painted brick wall

Grey Painted Brick Wall


market peppers

Market Peppers


black white wall

Black White Wall


teal brick texture

Teal Brick Texture


red ink on yellow and blue

Red Ink On Yellow And Blue


weathered wood texture

Weathered Wood Texture


bright yellow brick

Bright Yellow Brick


river stone texture

River Stone Texture


tall tree trunk close up

Tall Tree Trunk Close Up


cyan and gold abstract ink

Cyan And Gold Abstract Ink


rain coming down window

Rain Coming Down Window


black & white concrete background

Black & White Concrete Background


abstract blue

Abstract Blue


mint green and red ink drop

Mint Green And Red Ink Drop


girl running past modern architecture

Girl Running Past Modern Architecture


red textured wall

Red Textured Wall


geometric glass city architecture

Geometric Glass City Architecture


dense forest

Dense Forest


faded red cement wall

Faded Red Cement Wall


pink tulips on wood texture

Pink Tulips On Wood Texture


birthday party gift trimmings

Birthday Party Gift Trimmings


autumn wood texture

Autumn Wood Texture


textured rainbow

Textured Rainbow


water droplets on green

Water Droplets On Green


purple and green ink lines

Purple And Green Ink Lines


turquoise brick wall texture

Turquoise Brick Wall Texture


purple and red ink pool on white

Purple And Red Ink Pool On White


coffee spelled in coffee

Coffee Spelled In Coffee


yellow ink with black drops

Yellow Ink With Black Drops


white linear angled architecture

White Linear Angled Architecture


pink and black ink drop

Pink And Black Ink Drop


light woodgrain

Light Woodgrain


pink brick wall texture

Pink Brick Wall Texture


yellow door wall

Yellow Door Wall


teal ink with red drops

Teal Ink With Red Drops


yellow and purple ink with green

Yellow And Purple Ink With Green


colorful rainbows

Colorful Rainbows


colorful party plates

Colorful Party Plates


easter egg border

Easter Egg Border


rainbow birthday cake

Rainbow Birthday Cake


rotting wood texture

Rotting Wood Texture


man walking by orange

Man Walking By Orange


purple and green ink from side

Purple And Green Ink From Side


mossy brak texture

Mossy Brak Texture


purple ink with green and black drops

Purple Ink With Green And Black Drops


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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.