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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close up of tree bark

Close Up Of Tree Bark

thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass

a close up of the bark on an old tree

A Close Up Of The Bark On An Old Tree

close up of packing materials

Close Up Of Packing Materials

abstract triangles of red orange and blue

Abstract Triangles Of Red Orange And Blue

blue beaver patch sewn onto green fabric

Blue Beaver Patch Sewn Onto Green Fabric

race track texture

Race Track Texture

old shingles

Old Shingles

pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door

building on an angle with colorful balcony walls

Building On An Angle With Colorful Balcony Walls

corn in husk at harvest

Corn In Husk At Harvest

black shoes on contrete with scattered leaves

Black Shoes On Contrete With Scattered Leaves

varied colorful locks on a fence

Varied Colorful Locks On A Fence

mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop

bamboo stand with carving and color variations

Bamboo Stand With Carving And Color Variations

shadows creating texture in soft beach sand

Shadows Creating Texture In Soft Beach Sand

icy layers of winter shoreline

Icy Layers Of Winter Shoreline

close up of a fern leaf in frame

Close Up Of A Fern Leaf In Frame

close up of variety of padlocks

Close Up Of Variety Of Padlocks

boxes and packages on white background

Boxes and Packages On White Background

moody pine tree branches

Moody Pine Tree Branches

texture of dark waves on the shore

Texture Of Dark Waves On The Shore

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

calm waves rolling on the shore at twilight

Calm Waves Rolling On The Shore At Twilight

look up to the exterior of a carved building

Look Up To The Exterior Of A Carved Building

person standing in sunflower field

Person Standing In Sunflower Field

a white building with beige windows

A White Building With Beige Windows

a closeup view of large jagged mountain rocks cover the ground

A Closeup view Of Large Jagged Mountain Rocks Cover The Ground

boxes and packages spread out

Boxes And Packages Spread Out

two matching archways side by side

Two Matching Archways Side By Side

landscape dry rough rock face texture

Landscape Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

steps down into a lush forest

Steps Down Into A Lush Forest

textured channels in dry sand

Textured Channels In Dry Sand

side of an angled building with balconies

Side Of An Angled Building With Balconies

tree bark texture close up

Tree Bark Texture Close Up

close up of purple blooming flower

Close Up Of Purple Blooming Flower

red paint brush on textured background

Red Paint Brush On Textured Background

scattered coffee on a wooden table

Scattered Coffee On A Wooden Table

blue wavy water of a swimming pool

Blue Wavy Water Of A Swimming Pool

abstract arcitechture plays with light

Abstract Arcitechture Plays With Light

abstract image of blue and orange lines curving

Abstract Image Of Blue And Orange Lines Curving

facial tissue texture

Facial Tissue Texture

colourful light creates bokeh

Colourful Light Creates Bokeh

lush forest on a foggy day

Lush Forest On A Foggy Day

muscle bed at low tide

Muscle Bed At Low Tide

a pattern with a cement staircase

A Pattern With A Cement Staircase

close up of a sliced orange

Close Up Of A Sliced Orange

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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.