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 beaver patch sewn onto green fabric

Blue Beaver Patch Sewn Onto Green Fabric

fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door

abstract image of three triangles of color

Abstract Image Of Three Triangles Of Color

race track texture

Race Track Texture

triangle of round circles create a tree light shape

Triangle Of Round Circles Create A Tree Light Shape

corn in husk at harvest

Corn In Husk At Harvest

grey worn wood bends separating in the middle

Grey Worn Wood Bends Separating In The Middle

jade face roller on a white cloth

Jade Face Roller On A White Cloth

mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop

black shoes on contrete with scattered leaves

Black Shoes On Contrete With Scattered Leaves

bamboo stand with carving and color variations

Bamboo Stand With Carving And Color Variations

abstract triangles of red orange and blue

Abstract Triangles Of Red Orange And Blue

person in boots stand on crunchy fall leaves

Person In Boots Stand On Crunchy Fall Leaves

shadows creating texture in soft beach sand

Shadows Creating Texture In Soft Beach Sand

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

icy layers of winter shoreline

Icy Layers Of Winter Shoreline

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

boxes and packages on white background

Boxes and Packages On White Background

moody pine tree branches

Moody Pine Tree Branches

a closeup view of large jagged mountain rocks cover the ground

A Closeup view Of Large Jagged Mountain Rocks Cover The Ground

close up of a fern leaf in frame

Close Up Of A Fern Leaf In Frame

calm waves rolling on the shore at twilight

Calm Waves Rolling On The Shore At Twilight

boxes and packages spread out

Boxes And Packages Spread Out

photograher standing in sunflower field

Photograher Standing In Sunflower Field

close up of the pocket of lite blue jeans

Close Up of The Pocket of Lite Blue Jeans

a white building with beige windows

A White Building With Beige Windows

landscape dry rough rock face texture

Landscape Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

person standing in sunflower field

Person Standing In Sunflower Field

texture of dark waves on the shore

Texture Of Dark Waves On The Shore

two matching archways side by side

Two Matching Archways Side By Side

textured channels in dry sand

Textured Channels In Dry Sand

close up of purple blooming flower

Close Up Of Purple Blooming Flower

steps down into a lush forest

Steps Down Into A Lush Forest

red paint brush on textured background

Red Paint Brush On Textured Background

scattered coffee on a wooden table

Scattered Coffee On A Wooden Table

facial tissue texture

Facial Tissue Texture

tree bark texture close up

Tree Bark Texture Close Up

muscle bed at low tide

Muscle Bed At Low Tide

varied colorful locks on a fence

Varied Colorful Locks On A Fence

blue wavy water of a swimming pool

Blue Wavy Water Of A Swimming Pool

building on an angle with colorful balcony walls

Building On An Angle With Colorful Balcony Walls

abstract arcitechture plays with light

Abstract Arcitechture Plays With Light

wet pavement reflects a building and city night lights

Wet Pavement Reflects A Building And City Night Lights

a pattern with a cement staircase

A Pattern With A Cement Staircase

colourful light creates bokeh

Colourful Light Creates Bokeh

close up of variety of padlocks

Close Up Of Variety Of Padlocks

long exposure on a moving escalator

Long Exposure On A Moving Escalator

shellfish bed at low tide

Shellfish Bed At Low Tide

close up of a sliced orange

Close Up Of A Sliced Orange

abstract image of blue and orange lines curving

Abstract Image Of Blue And Orange Lines Curving

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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.