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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dry tips on long slim leaves

Dry Tips On Long Slim Leaves

person in white dress walks through a sunflower field

Person In White Dress Walks Through A Sunflower Field

leafy hedge spanning length of wall

Leafy Hedge Spanning Length Of Wall

aerial view of frozen pier

Aerial View Of Frozen Pier

rolling shapes of red soil in badlands

Rolling Shapes Of Red Soil In Badlands

black shoes on contrete with scattered leaves

Black Shoes On Contrete With Scattered Leaves

dry rough rock face texture

Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

shellfish bed at low tide

Shellfish Bed At Low Tide

a close up of green wheat sheaf

A Close Up Of Green Wheat Sheaf

drone photography of badlands ontario

Drone Photography Of Badlands Ontario

muscle bed at low tide

Muscle Bed At Low Tide

packing peanuts on left of white table

Packing Peanuts On Left Of White Table

queen anns lace texture

Queen Anns Lace Texture

window cleaners portrait

Window Cleaners Portrait

pistachio nuts macro

Pistachio Nuts Macro

large stack of firewood for winter

Large Stack Of Firewood For Winter

window pattern in white building

Window Pattern In White Building

stadium risers and worn wooden bench seating

Stadium Risers And Worn Wooden Bench Seating

person holding a sunflower over their face

Person Holding A Sunflower Over Their Face

brown and white boxes laid on table

Brown And White Boxes Laid On Table

water cascading over rock face

Water Cascading Over Rock Face

packing peanuts laid on a table

Packing Peanuts Laid On A Table

calm waves rolling on the shore at twilight

Calm Waves Rolling On The Shore At Twilight

sandy veins of ontario badlands

Sandy Veins Of Ontario Badlands

window cleaners

Window Cleaners

cliffside by the water in italy

Cliffside By The Water In Italy

sandy hills with natural reds landscape

Sandy Hills With Natural Reds Landscape

dry sunflower field texture

Dry Sunflower Field Texture

dried sunflower field

Dried Sunflower Field

curved buildings meeting in the middle

Curved Buildings Meeting In The Middle

landscape dry rough rock face texture

Landscape Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

photo of black and pink shapes

Photo Of Black And Pink Shapes

muscles and barnacles close up

Muscles And Barnacles Close Up

lush green wheat sheafs

Lush Green Wheat Sheafs

lily petal close up

Lily Petal Close Up

red paint brush on textured background

Red Paint Brush On Textured Background

a white building with beige windows

A White Building With Beige Windows

staples in urban pole texture close up

Staples In Urban Pole Texture Close Up

scattered coffee on a wooden table

Scattered Coffee On A Wooden Table

photograher standing in sunflower field

Photograher Standing In Sunflower Field

ornate brick building in blizzard

Ornate Brick Building In Blizzard

close up of purple blooming flower

Close Up Of Purple Blooming Flower

sunlight and shadows catch every indentation of walking path

Sunlight And Shadows Catch Every Indentation Of Walking Path

steps down into a lush forest

Steps Down Into A Lush Forest

abstract yellow light through wet glass

Abstract Yellow Light Through Wet Glass

texture of dark waves on the shore

Texture Of Dark Waves On The Shore

a pattern with a cement staircase

A Pattern With A Cement Staircase

person standing in sunflower field

Person Standing In Sunflower Field

close up of a fern leaf in frame

Close Up Of A Fern Leaf In Frame

packing peanuts on white table

Packing Peanuts On White Table

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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.