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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pink wall with grey door

Pink Wall With Grey Door

texture of wood cladding painted blue

Texture Of Wood Cladding Painted Blue

pink and black ink drop

Pink And Black Ink Drop

moody green vine wall texture

Moody Green Vine Wall Texture

holiday gift wrap background texture

Holiday Gift Wrap Background Texture

yellow regal filagree pattern

Yellow Regal Filagree Pattern

teal ink with red drops

Teal Ink With Red Drops

marshmallow candy texture

Marshmallow Candy Texture

white brick interior wall texture

White Brick Interior Wall Texture

easter egg border

Easter Egg Border

red brick wall wide texture

Red Brick Wall Wide Texture

sharpened pencil crayons

Sharpened Pencil Crayons

white tile corner textures

White Tile Corner Textures

rotting wood texture

Rotting Wood Texture

white bathroom tile texture

White Bathroom Tile Texture

purple and green ink from side

Purple And Green Ink From Side

orange becomes yellow

Orange Becomes Yellow

yellow and purple ink with green

Yellow And Purple Ink With Green

purple ink with green and black drops

Purple Ink With Green And Black Drops

purple ink cloud with black drops

Purple Ink Cloud With Black Drops

chestnuts texture

Chestnuts Texture

speckled pavement

Speckled Pavement

hands sewing fabric

Hands Sewing Fabric

colorful rainbows

Colorful Rainbows

brick wall with graphic street art

Brick Wall With Graphic Street Art

green ink streams on white

Green Ink Streams On White

sewing threads on wall

Sewing Threads On Wall

easter mini eggs

Easter Mini Eggs

colorful gift bag

Colorful Gift Bag

pink paint peeling off brick wall texture

Pink Paint Peeling Off Brick Wall Texture

sewing tools flatlay knolling

Sewing Tools Flatlay Knolling

stackable chips in lines

Stackable Chips In Lines

bamboo with engravings

Bamboo With Engravings

yellow black spray painted wall

Yellow Black Spray Painted Wall

rustic wooden window frame against exposed brick

Rustic Wooden Window Frame Against Exposed Brick

rose pedals framing white surface

Rose Pedals Framing White Surface

spring in dirt with flower pedals

Spring In Dirt With Flower Pedals

red and green ink twisted

Red And Green Ink Twisted

ocean ice breaking

Ocean Ice Breaking

unique metal panel structure

Unique Metal Panel Structure

red ink drop in yellow liquid

Red Ink Drop In Yellow Liquid

colorful pencil crayons

Colorful Pencil Crayons

colorful sewing threads on wall

Colorful Sewing Threads On Wall

light behind leaf close up

Light Behind Leaf Close Up

rainy window pane

Rainy Window Pane

purple ink into green and yellow

Purple Ink Into Green And Yellow

records texture

Records Texture

purple and black ink drop

Purple And Black Ink Drop

wood pile

Wood Pile

green plants background

Green Plants Background

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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.