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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aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn


different packages ready to be shipped

Different Packages Ready To Be Shipped


photographer frames their photo in a sunflower field

Photographer Frames Their Photo In A Sunflower Field


two paddleboarders coming into shore

Two Paddleboarders Coming Into Shore


white packing peanuts on table

White Packing Peanuts On table


blue beaver patch sewn onto green fabric

Blue Beaver Patch Sewn Onto Green Fabric


dry tips on long slim leaves

Dry Tips On Long Slim Leaves


grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture


close up of tree bark

Close Up Of Tree Bark


textured channels in dry sand

Textured Channels In Dry Sand


lush forest on a foggy day

Lush Forest On A Foggy Day


icy layers of winter shoreline

Icy Layers Of Winter Shoreline


close up of the pocket of lite blue jeans

Close Up of The Pocket of Lite Blue Jeans


two matching archways side by side

Two Matching Archways Side By Side


please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign


a close up of the bark on an old tree

A Close Up Of The Bark On An Old Tree


thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass


red paint brush on textured background

Red Paint Brush On Textured Background


close up of packing materials

Close Up Of Packing Materials


race track texture

Race Track Texture


black shoes on contrete with scattered leaves

Black Shoes On Contrete With Scattered Leaves


close up of a fern leaf in frame

Close Up Of A Fern Leaf In Frame


texture of dark waves on the shore

Texture Of Dark Waves On The Shore


landscape dry rough rock face texture

Landscape Dry Rough Rock Face Texture


seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles


wet pavement reflects a building and city night lights

Wet Pavement Reflects A Building And City Night Lights


close up of purple blooming flower

Close Up Of Purple Blooming Flower


fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door


old shingles

Old Shingles


corn in husk at harvest

Corn In Husk At Harvest


pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up


boxes and packages spread out

Boxes And Packages Spread Out


mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop


bamboo stand with carving and color variations

Bamboo Stand With Carving And Color Variations


moody pine tree branches

Moody Pine Tree Branches


blue wavy water of a swimming pool

Blue Wavy Water Of A Swimming Pool


shadows creating texture in soft beach sand

Shadows Creating Texture In Soft Beach Sand


a white building with beige windows

A White Building With Beige Windows


steps down into a lush forest

Steps Down Into A Lush Forest


person standing in sunflower field

Person Standing In Sunflower Field


close up of lite blue jean fabric

Close Up of Lite Blue Jean Fabric


close up of a sliced orange

Close Up Of A Sliced Orange


calm waves rolling on the shore at twilight

Calm Waves Rolling On The Shore At Twilight


photograher standing in sunflower field

Photograher Standing In Sunflower Field


colourful light creates bokeh

Colourful Light Creates Bokeh


long exposure on a moving escalator

Long Exposure On A Moving Escalator


boxes and packages on white background

Boxes and Packages On White Background


tree bark texture close up

Tree Bark Texture Close Up


a closeup view of large jagged mountain rocks cover the ground

A Closeup view Of Large Jagged Mountain Rocks Cover The Ground


bare trees and tall brown grass

Bare Trees And Tall Brown Grass


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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.