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.

purple and green ink from side

Purple And Green Ink From Side

pink wall with grey door

Pink Wall With Grey Door

colorful rainbows

Colorful Rainbows

purple ink with green and black drops

Purple Ink With Green And Black Drops

rotting wood texture

Rotting Wood Texture

yellow regal filagree pattern

Yellow Regal Filagree Pattern

purple ink cloud with black drops

Purple Ink Cloud With Black Drops

plaid gift wrap paper background

Plaid Gift Wrap Paper Background

green ink streams on white

Green Ink Streams On White

speckled pavement

Speckled Pavement

easter mini eggs

Easter Mini Eggs

bright golden oil closeup texture

Bright Golden Oil Closeup Texture

white bathroom tile texture

White Bathroom Tile Texture

green orange and yellow ink cloud

Green Orange And Yellow Ink Cloud

marshmallow candy texture

Marshmallow Candy Texture

red brick wall wide texture

Red Brick Wall Wide Texture

orange becomes yellow

Orange Becomes Yellow

unique metal panel structure

Unique Metal Panel Structure

colorful gift bag

Colorful Gift Bag

wood pile

Wood Pile

red and green ink twisted

Red And Green Ink Twisted

purple ink into green and yellow

Purple Ink Into Green And Yellow

sewing tools flatlay knolling

Sewing Tools Flatlay Knolling

red ink drop in yellow liquid

Red Ink Drop In Yellow Liquid

colorful sewing threads on wall

Colorful Sewing Threads On Wall

purple and black ink drop

Purple And Black Ink Drop

pink paint peeling off brick wall texture

Pink Paint Peeling Off Brick Wall Texture

mossy brak texture

Mossy Brak Texture

colorful pencil crayons

Colorful Pencil Crayons

hands sewing fabric

Hands Sewing Fabric

yellow black spray painted wall

Yellow Black Spray Painted Wall

records texture

Records Texture

abstract green & yellow vertical lines

Abstract Green & Yellow Vertical Lines

green ink with yellow and orange drop

Green Ink With Yellow And Orange Drop

geometric purple urban art on brick wall

Geometric Purple Urban Art On Brick Wall

red ink drop on white

Red Ink Drop On White

rainy window pane

Rainy Window Pane

white tile corner textures

White Tile Corner Textures

spilled roasted coffee beans

Spilled Roasted Coffee Beans

round colored tile

Round Colored Tile

vinyl record spinning

Vinyl Record Spinning

bamboo with engravings

Bamboo With Engravings

white brick interior wall texture

White Brick Interior Wall Texture

chestnuts texture

Chestnuts Texture

ocean ice breaking

Ocean Ice Breaking

sewing threads on wall

Sewing Threads On Wall

rose pedals framing white surface

Rose Pedals Framing White Surface

sewing flatlay

Sewing Flatlay

storm clouds from above

Storm Clouds From Above

sunlight reflects on water texture

Sunlight Reflects On Water Texture

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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.