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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yellow wall with lines and a white sign saying summer

Yellow Wall With Lines And A White Sign Saying Summer

smooth surface with droplets of water

Smooth Surface With Droplets of Water

close up of a painted cement wall with splashes of colour

Close Up Of A Painted Cement Wall With Splashes Of Colour

wavy water creating pattern in swimming pool

Wavy Water Creating Pattern In Swimming Pool

aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn

packages held in the hand

Packages Held In The Hand

wet window with a tall building out of focus

Wet Window With A Tall Building Out Of Focus

red fabric illuminated by the sun

Red Fabric Illuminated By The Sun

green piece of fabric with beaver patch sewn in place

Green Piece Of Fabric With Beaver Patch Sewn In Place

abstract image of a ceiling with metal lines

Abstract Image Of A Ceiling With Metal Lines

brown wall lit up with a yellow light at top

Brown Wall Lit Up With A Yellow Light At Top

pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture

close up of water droplets on smooth surface

Close Up Of Water Droplets On Smooth Surface

purple and red marbling abstract view

Purple And Red Marbling Abstract View

person holding a sunflower over their face

Person Holding A Sunflower Over Their Face

different packages ready to be shipped

Different Packages Ready To Be Shipped

weathered wall with grass growing on cracks

Weathered Wall With Grass Growing On Cracks

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

window pattern in white building

Window Pattern In White Building

texture of brown hay and other grasses

Texture Of Brown Hay And Other Grasses

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

close up of two red cylinders on a reflective surface

Close Up Of Two Red Cylinders On A Reflective Surface

gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture

two piers on frozen sea

Two Piers On Frozen Sea

hands grip a thick wool blanket

Hands Grip A Thick Wool Blanket

person in white dress walks through a sunflower field

Person In White Dress Walks Through A Sunflower Field

pencils on desk

Pencils On Desk

water creates glass texture on city street

Water Creates Glass Texture On City Street

grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture

lush green wheat sheafs

Lush Green Wheat Sheafs

strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture

dry tips on long slim leaves

Dry Tips On Long Slim Leaves

scattered coffee beans and milk

Scattered Coffee Beans And Milk

two paddleboarders coming into shore

Two Paddleboarders Coming Into Shore

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

photographer frames their photo in a sunflower field

Photographer Frames Their Photo In A Sunflower Field

white packing peanuts on table

White Packing Peanuts On table

close up of a worn barn exterior

Close Up Of A Worn Barn Exterior

large stack of firewood for winter

Large Stack Of Firewood For Winter

curved buildings meeting in the middle

Curved Buildings Meeting In The Middle

texture of a green leaf very close up

Texture Of A Green Leaf Very Close Up

please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign

thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass

aerial photo of an outdoor ice rink with a single person on it

Aerial Photo Of An Outdoor Ice Rink With A Single Person On It

close up of tree bark

Close Up Of Tree Bark

close up of packing materials

Close Up Of Packing Materials

a close up of the bark on an old tree

A Close Up Of The Bark On An Old Tree

triangle of round circles create a tree light shape

Triangle Of Round Circles Create A Tree Light Shape

pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

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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.