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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silver and holiday horn

Silver And Holiday Horn


window pattern in white building

Window Pattern In White Building


bamboo stand with carving and color variations

Bamboo Stand With Carving And Color Variations


abstract image of paper in pink and blue stripes

Abstract Image Of Paper In Pink And Blue Stripes


person holding a sunflower over their face

Person Holding A Sunflower Over Their Face


close up of tree bark

Close Up Of Tree Bark


boxes and packages on white background

Boxes and Packages On White Background


yellow platforms and shapes with a white summer sign

Yellow Platforms And Shapes With A White Summer Sign


boxes and packages spread out

Boxes And Packages Spread Out


lush green wheat sheafs

Lush Green Wheat Sheafs


a closeup view of large jagged mountain rocks cover the ground

A Closeup view Of Large Jagged Mountain Rocks Cover The Ground


icy layers of winter shoreline

Icy Layers Of Winter Shoreline


large stack of firewood for winter

Large Stack Of Firewood For Winter


black shoes on contrete with scattered leaves

Black Shoes On Contrete With Scattered Leaves


moody pine tree branches

Moody Pine Tree Branches


abstract image of lime green and pink marbling

Abstract Image Of Lime Green And Pink Marbling


facial tissue texture

Facial Tissue Texture


wavy water creating pattern in swimming pool

Wavy Water Creating Pattern In Swimming Pool


curved buildings meeting in the middle

Curved Buildings Meeting In The Middle


marbling of vibrant pink and purple colors

Marbling Of Vibrant Pink And Purple Colors


abstract arcitechture plays with light

Abstract Arcitechture Plays With Light


wet orange and white paint filling frame

Wet Orange And White Paint Filling Frame


tree bark texture close up

Tree Bark Texture Close Up


texture of a green leaf very close up

Texture Of A Green Leaf Very Close Up


muscle bed at low tide

Muscle Bed At Low Tide


calm waves rolling on the shore at twilight

Calm Waves Rolling On The Shore At Twilight


dry palm tree trunk

Dry Palm Tree Trunk


yellow petals covered in yellow bokeh light

Yellow Petals Covered In Yellow Bokeh Light


sandscape of badlands

Sandscape Of Badlands


persons in blue jeans lays their hands on their thighs

Persons In Blue Jeans Lays Their Hands On Their Thighs


blue red pink and yellow paper fanned out

Blue Red Pink And Yellow Paper Fanned Out


shellfish bed at low tide

Shellfish Bed At Low Tide


a white building with beige windows

A White Building With Beige Windows


no parking sign on textured background

No Parking SIgn On Textured Background


photograher standing in sunflower field

Photograher Standing In Sunflower Field


rooftop growth

Rooftop Growth


landscape dry rough rock face texture

Landscape Dry Rough Rock Face Texture


scattered coffee on a wooden table

Scattered Coffee On A Wooden Table


abstract image of purple and blue marbling color

Abstract Image Of Purple And Blue Marbling Color


dried sunflower field

Dried Sunflower Field


person standing in sunflower field

Person Standing In Sunflower Field


texture of dark waves on the shore

Texture Of Dark Waves On The Shore


window cleaners

Window Cleaners


leafy hedge spanning length of wall

Leafy Hedge Spanning Length Of Wall


dock out into water

Dock Out Into Water


red paint brush on textured background

Red Paint Brush On Textured Background


close up of a fern leaf in frame

Close Up Of A Fern Leaf In Frame


two matching archways side by side

Two Matching Archways Side By Side


muscles and barnacles close up

Muscles And Barnacles Close Up


abstract triangles of red orange and blue

Abstract Triangles Of Red Orange And Blue


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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.