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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green cabbage in garden

Green Cabbage In Garden


aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn


candy corn pile

Candy Corn Pile


sheep's wool texture

Sheep's Wool Texture


sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture


rooftop growth

Rooftop Growth


old shingles

Old Shingles


mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop


ivy vine wall

Ivy Vine Wall


barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture


lake water ripples

Lake Water Ripples


dense forest

Dense Forest


autumn wood texture

Autumn Wood Texture


rainbow birthday cake

Rainbow Birthday Cake


butter cream icing swirls

Butter Cream Icing Swirls


orange vertical lines

Orange Vertical Lines


colorful ribbon

Colorful Ribbon


colorful fabric

Colorful Fabric


water close up

Water Close Up


pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up


raw cacao beans

Raw Cacao Beans


wood pile

Wood Pile


sheep's wool close up

Sheep's Wool Close Up


colored tile design

Colored Tile Design


round colored tile

Round Colored Tile


abstract green & yellow vertical lines

Abstract Green & Yellow Vertical Lines


textured rainbow

Textured Rainbow


orange becomes yellow

Orange Becomes Yellow


abstract blue

Abstract Blue


water drops on leaf

Water Drops On Leaf


dry palm tree trunk

Dry Palm Tree Trunk


evergreen branches

Evergreen Branches


desert cactus thorns

Desert Cactus Thorns


desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes


making a point

Making A Point


knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk


bright green plant closeup

Bright Green Plant Closeup


cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup


up close stone

Up Close Stone


tree trunk closeup

Tree Trunk Closeup


thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass


speckled pavement

Speckled Pavement


seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles


rocky texture

Rocky Texture


rainy window pane

Rainy Window Pane


organic green plant closeup

Organic Green Plant Closeup


natures defence

Natures Defence


mossy wall

Mossy Wall


water droplets on green

Water Droplets On Green


wall of succulents

Wall Of Succulents


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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.