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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tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves


range of packages in different sizes

Range Of Packages In Different Sizes


wavy water creating pattern in swimming pool

Wavy Water Creating Pattern In Swimming Pool


grey worn wood bends separating in the middle

Grey Worn Wood Bends Separating In The Middle


jade face roller on a white cloth

Jade Face Roller On A White Cloth


Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs


flatlay of boxes on lower half of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Lower Half Of Table


photo of black and pink shapes

Photo Of Black And Pink Shapes


rain drops on a car

Rain Drops On A Car


ground covered by jagged rocks and boulders

Ground Covered By Jagged Rocks and Boulders


mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture


maple leaves texture moody

Maple Leaves Texture Moody


autumn leaves aerial tree tops

Autumn Leaves Aerial Tree Tops


close up on pigeon feathers

Close Up On Pigeon Feathers


vertical pumpkin pile

Vertical Pumpkin Pile


water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms


aged staples texture

Aged Staples Texture


white coffee cup and coffee beans

White Coffee Cup And Coffee Beans


tissue with red light

Tissue With Red Light


person in boots stand on crunchy fall leaves

Person In Boots Stand On Crunchy Fall Leaves


making a point

Making A Point


blurry runner through farm field

Blurry Runner Through Farm Field


green leaves on a red brick wall

Green Leaves On A Red Brick Wall


carnival bottle game texture

Carnival Bottle Game Texture


straw hut roof

Straw Hut Roof


person holding a sunflower over their face

Person Holding A Sunflower Over Their Face


packages held in the hand

Packages Held In The Hand


person in white dress walks through a sunflower field

Person In White Dress Walks Through A Sunflower Field


window pattern in white building

Window Pattern In White Building


two piers on frozen sea

Two Piers On Frozen Sea


curved buildings meeting in the middle

Curved Buildings Meeting In The Middle


tree trunk closeup

Tree Trunk Closeup


pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture


building on an angle with colorful balcony walls

Building On An Angle With Colorful Balcony Walls


pencils on desk

Pencils On Desk


texture of a green leaf very close up

Texture Of A Green Leaf Very Close Up


lush green wheat sheafs

Lush Green Wheat Sheafs


aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn


varied colorful locks on a fence

Varied Colorful Locks On A Fence


large stack of firewood for winter

Large Stack Of Firewood For Winter


gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture


green piece of fabric with beaver patch sewn in place

Green Piece Of Fabric With Beaver Patch Sewn In Place


abstract image of three triangles of color

Abstract Image Of Three Triangles Of Color


different packages ready to be shipped

Different Packages Ready To Be Shipped


scattered coffee beans and milk

Scattered Coffee Beans And Milk


photographer frames their photo in a sunflower field

Photographer Frames Their Photo In A Sunflower Field


strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture


two paddleboarders coming into shore

Two Paddleboarders Coming Into Shore


white packing peanuts on table

White Packing Peanuts On table


look up to the exterior of a carved building

Look Up To The Exterior Of A Carved Building


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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.