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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abstract photo of orange and green marbling

Abstract Photo Of Orange And Green Marbling

lush forest on a foggy day

Lush Forest On A Foggy Day

office building with geometric masonwork on snowy day

Office Building With Geometric Masonwork On Snowy Day

red white and blue marbling abstract view

Red White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

aerial image of green forest treetops

Aerial Image of Green Forest Treetops

detail of paint on tree bark

Detail Of Paint On Tree Bark

leaves from fall trees cover a pathway

Leaves From Fall Trees Cover A Pathway

a cobble stone residential street

A Cobble Stone Residential Street

hands grip a thick wool blanket

Hands Grip A Thick Wool Blanket

purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View

water creates glass texture on city street

Water Creates Glass Texture On City Street

close up of green leafs

Close Up Of Green Leafs

weathered wall with grass growing on cracks

Weathered Wall With Grass Growing On Cracks

yellow wall with lines and a white sign saying summer

Yellow Wall With Lines And A White Sign Saying Summer

close up wet fall leaves on the forest floor

Close Up Wet Fall Leaves On The Forest Floor

purple and red marbling abstract view

Purple And Red Marbling Abstract View

close up of two red cylinders on a reflective surface

Close Up Of Two Red Cylinders On A Reflective Surface

jade face roller on a white cloth

Jade Face Roller On A White Cloth

varied colorful locks on a fence

Varied Colorful Locks On A Fence

red fabric illuminated by the sun

Red Fabric Illuminated By The Sun

triangle made of round circles

Triangle Made Of Round Circles

two large jars of dried lemon slices

Two Large Jars Of Dried Lemon Slices

close up of a worn barn exterior

Close Up Of A Worn Barn Exterior

fall leaves create ripples in water

Fall Leaves Create Ripples In Water

abstract image of blue and orange lines curving

Abstract Image Of Blue And Orange Lines Curving

tall grey building with lines of reflective windows

Tall Grey Building With Lines Of Reflective Windows

looking up towards the sky at a grey building

Looking Up Towards The Sky At A Grey Building

texture of brown hay and other grasses

Texture Of Brown Hay And Other Grasses

a jar overflowing with dried lemon slices

A Jar Overflowing With Dried Lemon Slices

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

close up of variety of padlocks

Close Up Of Variety Of Padlocks

view of a rustic textured hillside

View Of A Rustic Textured Hillside

grey worn wood bends separating in the middle

Grey Worn Wood Bends Separating In The Middle

yellow petals covered in yellow bokeh light

Yellow Petals Covered In Yellow Bokeh Light

triangle of round circles create a tree light shape

Triangle Of Round Circles Create A Tree Light Shape

abstract marbled colors in pink and purple

Abstract Marbled Colors In Pink And Purple

close up of a red sauce and a wooden spoon

Close Up of A Red Sauce And A Wooden Spoon

smoke break by the plaza

Smoke Break By The Plaza

winter log pile

Winter Log Pile

contoured landscape in black and white

Contoured Landscape In Black And White

blue and orange lines create a wavy pattern

Blue And Orange Lines Create A Wavy Pattern

textured building exterior

Textured Building Exterior

abstract image of orange lines

Abstract Image Of Orange Lines

side of white building with windows and black balconies

Side Of White Building With Windows And Black Balconies

close up of a painted cement wall with splashes of colour

Close Up Of A Painted Cement Wall With Splashes Of Colour

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

building on an angle with colorful balcony walls

Building On An Angle With Colorful Balcony Walls

abstract image of blue white marbling

Abstract Image Of Blue White Marbling

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

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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.