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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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.