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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angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use

straw hut roof

Straw Hut Roof

rainbow of pencils

Rainbow Of Pencils

colorful pencil crayons

Colorful Pencil Crayons

colored pencils close up

Colored Pencils Close Up

rainbow pencil crayons

Rainbow Pencil Crayons

sharpened pencil crayons

Sharpened Pencil Crayons

coffee on white

Coffee On White

coffee beans and mug flatlay

Coffee Beans And Mug Flatlay

coffee spelled in beans

Coffee Spelled In Beans

coffee beans background

Coffee Beans Background

spilled roasted coffee beans

Spilled Roasted Coffee Beans

coffee written with beans

Coffee Written With Beans

coffee beans font

Coffee Beans Font

coffee spelled in coffee

Coffee Spelled In Coffee

coffee beans with blank white

Coffee Beans With Blank White

rustic old book open at centre

Rustic Old Book Open At Centre

birch trees in winter

Birch Trees In Winter

succulent closeup

Succulent Closeup

icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture

dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches

pine tree texture

Pine Tree Texture

evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture

yellow and purple ink with green

Yellow And Purple Ink With Green

green orange and yellow ink

Green Orange And Yellow Ink

black yellow and red ink

Black Yellow And Red Ink

red ink on yellow and blue

Red Ink On Yellow And Blue

pink and black ink drop

Pink And Black Ink Drop

mint green and red ink drop

Mint Green And Red Ink Drop

cyan and gold abstract ink

Cyan And Gold Abstract Ink

wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up

tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight

indoor brick wall texture

Indoor Brick Wall Texture

yellow ink with black drops

Yellow Ink With Black Drops

teal ink with red drops

Teal Ink With Red Drops

red ink drop on white

Red Ink Drop On White

red ink drop in yellow liquid

Red Ink Drop In Yellow Liquid

red and green ink twisted

Red And Green Ink Twisted

purple ink with green and black drops

Purple Ink With Green And Black Drops

purple ink into green and yellow

Purple Ink Into Green And Yellow

purple ink cloud

Purple Ink Cloud

purple ink cloud with black drops

Purple Ink Cloud With Black Drops

purple and red ink pool on white

Purple And Red Ink Pool On White

purple and green ink lines

Purple And Green Ink Lines

purple and green ink from side

Purple And Green Ink From Side

purple and black ink drop

Purple And Black Ink Drop

green orange and yellow ink cloud

Green Orange And Yellow Ink Cloud

green ink with yellow and orange drop

Green Ink With Yellow And Orange Drop

green ink streams on white

Green Ink Streams On White

bright purple ink drop on white

Bright Purple Ink Drop On White

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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.