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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two piers on frozen sea

Two Piers On Frozen Sea

gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture

pink and red marbling abstract view

Pink And Red Marbling Abstract View

pencils on desk

Pencils On Desk

person holding a sunflower over their face

Person Holding A Sunflower Over Their Face

blades of tall arching lush green grass

Blades Of Tall Arching Lush Green Grass

wavy water creating pattern in swimming pool

Wavy Water Creating Pattern In Swimming Pool

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 paddleboarders coming into shore

Two Paddleboarders Coming Into Shore

scattered coffee beans and milk

Scattered Coffee Beans And Milk

grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture

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

large stack of firewood for winter

Large Stack Of Firewood For Winter

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

please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign

a person swimming lanes in outdoor pool by tall trees

A Person Swimming Lanes In Outdoor Pool By Tall Trees

smooth surface with droplets of water

Smooth Surface With Droplets of Water

curved buildings meeting in the middle

Curved Buildings Meeting In The Middle

lush green wheat sheafs

Lush Green Wheat Sheafs

thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

aerial image of green forest treetops

Aerial Image of Green Forest Treetops

close up of packing materials

Close Up Of Packing Materials

close up of water droplets on smooth surface

Close Up Of Water Droplets On Smooth Surface

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

yellow wall with lines and a white sign saying summer

Yellow Wall With Lines And A White Sign Saying Summer

close up of tree bark

Close Up Of Tree Bark

pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up

a close up of the bark on an old tree

A Close Up Of The Bark On An Old Tree

texture of a green leaf very close up

Texture Of A Green Leaf Very Close Up

fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door

old shingles

Old Shingles

blue beaver patch sewn onto green fabric

Blue Beaver Patch Sewn Onto Green Fabric

wet window with a tall building out of focus

Wet Window With A Tall Building Out Of Focus

purple and red marbling abstract view

Purple And Red Marbling Abstract View

close up of a painted cement wall with splashes of colour

Close Up Of A Painted Cement Wall With Splashes Of Colour

red fabric illuminated by the sun

Red Fabric Illuminated By The Sun

mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop

texture of brown hay and other grasses

Texture Of Brown Hay And Other Grasses

race track texture

Race Track Texture

abstract image of a ceiling with metal lines

Abstract Image Of A Ceiling With Metal Lines

weathered wall with grass growing on cracks

Weathered Wall With Grass Growing On Cracks

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

corn in husk at harvest

Corn In Husk At Harvest

close up of two red cylinders on a reflective surface

Close Up Of Two Red Cylinders On A Reflective Surface

black shoes on contrete with scattered leaves

Black Shoes On Contrete With Scattered Leaves

hands grip a thick wool blanket

Hands Grip A Thick Wool Blanket

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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.