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.

window cleaners

Window Cleaners

ornate brick building in blizzard

Ornate Brick Building In Blizzard

stacked fire wood in pattern

Stacked Fire Wood In Pattern

shellfish bed at low tide

Shellfish Bed At Low Tide

dried sunflower field

Dried Sunflower Field

staples in urban pole texture close up

Staples In Urban Pole Texture Close Up

sunlight and shadows catch every indentation of walking path

Sunlight And Shadows Catch Every Indentation Of Walking Path

muscle bed at low tide

Muscle Bed At Low Tide

white coffee cup and coffee beans

White Coffee Cup And Coffee Beans

lily petal close up

Lily Petal Close Up

packing peanuts on white table

Packing Peanuts On White Table

office building with geometric masonwork on snowy day

Office Building With Geometric Masonwork On Snowy Day

scattered coffee beans and milk

Scattered Coffee Beans And Milk

muscles and barnacles close up

Muscles And Barnacles Close Up

black shoes on contrete with scattered leaves

Black Shoes On Contrete With Scattered Leaves

cliffside by the water in italy

Cliffside By The Water In Italy

close up coffee bean texture

Close Up Coffee Bean Texture

dry rough rock face texture

Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

a cobble stone residential street

A Cobble Stone Residential Street

water cascading over rock face

Water Cascading Over Rock Face

hand holding up red paint brush

Hand Holding Up Red Paint Brush

landscape dry rough rock face texture

Landscape Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

large stack of firewood for winter

Large Stack Of Firewood For Winter

smoke break by the plaza

Smoke Break By The Plaza

abstract white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder

red paint brush on textured background

Red Paint Brush On Textured Background

winter log pile

Winter Log Pile

textured building exterior

Textured Building Exterior

cozy light pink bed scene

Cozy Light Pink Bed Scene

scattered coffee on a wooden table

Scattered Coffee On A Wooden Table

person in white dress walks through a sunflower field

Person In White Dress Walks Through A Sunflower Field

calm waves rolling on the shore at twilight

Calm Waves Rolling On The Shore At Twilight

photographer frames their photo in a sunflower field

Photographer Frames Their Photo In A Sunflower Field

person holding a sunflower over their face

Person Holding A Sunflower Over Their Face

window pattern in white building

Window Pattern In White Building

hands reach high in a sunflower field

Hands Reach High In A Sunflower Field

pattern of colorful artistic building windows

Pattern Of Colorful Artistic Building Windows

water texture of waves

Water Texture Of Waves

curved buildings meeting in the middle

Curved Buildings Meeting In The Middle

sky view of a river and the shoreline

Sky View Of A River And The Shoreline

bare trees and tall brown grass

Bare Trees And Tall Brown Grass

a close up of green wheat sheaf

A Close Up Of Green Wheat Sheaf

close up of purple blooming flower

Close Up Of Purple Blooming Flower

lush green wheat sheafs

Lush Green Wheat Sheafs

two matching archways side by side

Two Matching Archways Side By Side

close up of a fern leaf in frame

Close Up Of A Fern Leaf In Frame

steps down into a lush forest

Steps Down Into A Lush Forest

white daisies close up

White Daisies Close Up

smooth surface with droplets of water

Smooth Surface With Droplets of Water

person walks down sunflower row

Person Walks Down Sunflower Row

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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.