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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blue and purple ink abstract face

Blue And Purple Ink Abstract Face

black and yellow ink with red drop

Black And Yellow Ink With Red Drop

black and yellow ink streams upwards

Black And Yellow Ink Streams Upwards

black and yellow ink cloud

Black And Yellow Ink Cloud

white linear angled architecture

White Linear Angled Architecture

geometric glass city architecture

Geometric Glass City Architecture

rotting wood texture

Rotting Wood Texture

mossy brak texture

Mossy Brak Texture

unique metal panel structure

Unique Metal Panel Structure

colorful rainbows

Colorful Rainbows

colored metal panels texture

Colored Metal Panels Texture

guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up

angled panel wall

Angled Panel Wall

iphone light art photography

iPhone Light Art Photography

girl running past modern architecture

Girl Running Past Modern Architecture

tall tree trunk close up

Tall Tree Trunk Close Up

mossy tree bark texture

Mossy Tree Bark Texture

sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement

grey painted brick wall

Grey Painted Brick Wall

close up on pigeon feathers

Close Up On Pigeon Feathers

windy ripples on water

Windy Ripples On Water

sunlight reflects on water texture

Sunlight Reflects On Water Texture

small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture

river stone texture

River Stone Texture

ocean water close up

Ocean Water Close Up

light reflecting on waves

Light Reflecting On Waves

grey blue water texture

Grey Blue Water Texture

choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture

nails for building

Nails For Building

nail hardware pile & texture

Nail Hardware Pile & Texture

circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture

blurry runner through farm field

Blurry Runner Through Farm Field

ocean ice breaking

Ocean Ice Breaking

vinyl record spinning

Vinyl Record Spinning

vinyl record close up

Vinyl Record Close Up

turntable & record

turntable & Record

record vinyl playing music

Record Vinyl Playing Music

colorful party plates

Colorful Party Plates

colorful gift bag

Colorful Gift Bag

birthday party gift trimmings

Birthday Party Gift Trimmings

man walking by orange

Man Walking By Orange

hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up

chain link fence

Chain Link Fence

icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches

frozen tree

Frozen Tree

market peppers

Market Peppers

aged staples texture

Aged Staples Texture

soapy texture

Soapy Texture

unique brick texture

Unique Brick Texture

aged barn

Aged Barn

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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.