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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yellow door wall

Yellow Door Wall


yellow black spray painted wall

Yellow Black Spray Painted Wall


weathered wood texture

Weathered Wood Texture


vertical wood texture

Vertical Wood Texture


teal brick texture

Teal Brick Texture


light woodgrain

Light Woodgrain


green plants background

Green Plants Background


faded red cement wall

Faded Red Cement Wall


dark brick texture

Dark Brick Texture


bright yellow brick

Bright Yellow Brick


brick cement wall

Brick Cement Wall


black white wall

Black White Wall


black & white concrete background

Black & White Concrete Background


aged wood & brick

Aged Wood & Brick


yellow regal filagree pattern

Yellow Regal Filagree Pattern


wooden table texture

Wooden Table Texture


red textured wall

Red Textured Wall


marshmallow candy texture

Marshmallow Candy Texture


easter mini eggs

Easter Mini Eggs


easter egg border

Easter Egg Border


easter chocolate eggs

Easter Chocolate Eggs


rain coming down window

Rain Coming Down Window


window iced over

Window Iced Over


coffee beans from above

Coffee Beans From Above


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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.