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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water creates glass texture on city street

Water Creates Glass Texture On City Street

rain drops on a car

Rain Drops On A Car

mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture

water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms

photo of black and pink shapes

Photo Of Black And Pink Shapes

close up on pigeon feathers

Close Up On Pigeon Feathers

wavy water creating pattern in swimming pool

Wavy Water Creating Pattern In Swimming Pool

making a point

Making A Point

aged staples texture

Aged Staples Texture

close up of a worn barn exterior

Close Up Of A Worn Barn Exterior

tissue with red light

Tissue With Red Light

white coffee cup and coffee beans

White Coffee Cup And Coffee Beans

blurry runner through farm field

Blurry Runner Through Farm Field

green leaves on a red brick wall

Green Leaves On A Red Brick Wall

vertical pumpkin pile

Vertical Pumpkin Pile

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

carnival bottle game texture

Carnival Bottle Game Texture

straw hut roof

Straw Hut Roof

autumn leaves aerial tree tops

Autumn Leaves Aerial Tree Tops

tree trunk closeup

Tree Trunk Closeup

packages held in the hand

Packages Held In The Hand

triangle of round circles create a tree light shape

Triangle Of Round Circles Create A Tree Light Shape

aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn

jade face roller on a white cloth

Jade Face Roller On A White Cloth

pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture

window pattern in white building

Window Pattern In White Building

green piece of fabric with beaver patch sewn in place

Green Piece Of Fabric With Beaver Patch Sewn In Place

two piers on frozen sea

Two Piers On Frozen Sea

person holding a sunflower over their face

Person Holding A Sunflower Over Their Face

grey worn wood bends separating in the middle

Grey Worn Wood Bends Separating In The Middle

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

person in white dress walks through a sunflower field

Person In White Dress Walks Through A Sunflower Field

different packages ready to be shipped

Different Packages Ready To Be Shipped

lush green wheat sheafs

Lush Green Wheat Sheafs

pencils on desk

Pencils On Desk

strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture

gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture

large stack of firewood for winter

Large Stack Of Firewood For Winter

person in boots stand on crunchy fall leaves

Person In Boots Stand On Crunchy Fall Leaves

scattered coffee beans and milk

Scattered Coffee Beans And Milk

texture of a green leaf very close up

Texture Of A Green Leaf Very Close Up

grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture

two paddleboarders coming into shore

Two Paddleboarders Coming Into Shore

dry tips on long slim leaves

Dry Tips On Long Slim Leaves

white packing peanuts on table

White Packing Peanuts On table

curved buildings meeting in the middle

Curved Buildings Meeting In The Middle

photographer frames their photo in a sunflower field

Photographer Frames Their Photo In A Sunflower Field

abstract image of three triangles of color

Abstract Image Of Three Triangles Of Color

please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign

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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.