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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fall leaves create ripples in water

Fall Leaves Create Ripples In Water


textured building exterior

Textured Building Exterior


aerial photo of an outdoor ice rink with a single person on it

Aerial Photo Of An Outdoor Ice Rink With A Single Person On It


varied colorful locks on a fence

Varied Colorful Locks On A Fence


two large jars of dried lemon slices

Two Large Jars Of Dried Lemon Slices


close up of jean fabric

Close Up of Jean Fabric


a jar overflowing with dried lemon slices

A Jar Overflowing With Dried Lemon Slices


jade face roller on a white cloth

Jade Face Roller On A White Cloth


purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View


abstract photo of orange and green marbling

Abstract Photo Of Orange And Green Marbling


close up of variety of padlocks

Close Up Of Variety Of Padlocks


white and blue marbling abstract view

White And Blue Marbling Abstract View


red white and blue marbling abstract view

Red White And Blue Marbling Abstract View


pink and red marbling abstract view

Pink And Red Marbling Abstract View


colourful light creates bokeh

Colourful Light Creates Bokeh


weathered wall with grass growing on cracks

Weathered Wall With Grass Growing On Cracks


close up of a worn barn exterior

Close Up Of A Worn Barn Exterior


close up of bubbles in a pink glass

Close Up Of Bubbles In A Pink Glass


aerial image of green forest treetops

Aerial Image of Green Forest Treetops


close up of a red sauce and a wooden spoon

Close Up of A Red Sauce And A Wooden Spoon


texture of brown hay and other grasses

Texture Of Brown Hay And Other Grasses


grey worn wood bends separating in the middle

Grey Worn Wood Bends Separating In The Middle


glass windows creating repeat pattern

Glass Windows Creating Repeat Pattern


abstract marbled colors in pink and purple

Abstract Marbled Colors In Pink And Purple


purple and red marbling abstract view

Purple And Red Marbling Abstract View


contoured landscape in black and white

Contoured Landscape In Black And White


red fabric illuminated by the sun

Red Fabric Illuminated By The Sun


triangle made of round circles

Triangle Made Of Round Circles


view of a rustic textured hillside

View Of A Rustic Textured Hillside


triangle of round circles create a tree light shape

Triangle Of Round Circles Create A Tree Light Shape


abstract image of blue white marbling

Abstract Image Of Blue White Marbling


abstract image of blue and orange lines curving

Abstract Image Of Blue And Orange Lines Curving


blue and orange lines create a wavy pattern

Blue And Orange Lines Create A Wavy Pattern


abstract image of red white and orange lines curving together

Abstract Image Of Red White And Orange Lines Curving Together


abstract image of orange lines

Abstract Image Of Orange Lines


abstract image of a blue clouds surrounded by white

Abstract Image Of A Blue Clouds Surrounded By White


side of white building with windows and black balconies

Side Of White Building With Windows And Black Balconies


abstract image of a ceiling with metal lines

Abstract Image Of A Ceiling With Metal Lines


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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.