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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texture of wood cladding painted blue

Texture Of Wood Cladding Painted Blue

rainbow birthday cake

Rainbow Birthday Cake

yellow regal filagree pattern

Yellow Regal Filagree Pattern

pink wall with grey door

Pink Wall With Grey Door

light woodgrain

Light Woodgrain

pink and black ink drop

Pink And Black Ink Drop

white brick interior wall texture

White Brick Interior Wall Texture

marshmallow candy texture

Marshmallow Candy Texture

sharpened pencil crayons

Sharpened Pencil Crayons

teal ink with red drops

Teal Ink With Red Drops

red brick wall wide texture

Red Brick Wall Wide Texture

white tile corner textures

White Tile Corner Textures

easter egg border

Easter Egg Border

rubber tree plant leaves

Rubber Tree Plant Leaves

rotting wood texture

Rotting Wood Texture

sewing threads on wall

Sewing Threads On Wall

brick wall with graphic street art

Brick Wall With Graphic Street Art

white bathroom tile texture

White Bathroom Tile Texture

rustic wooden window frame against exposed brick

Rustic Wooden Window Frame Against Exposed Brick

purple and green ink from side

Purple And Green Ink From Side

speckled pavement

Speckled Pavement

stackable chips in lines

Stackable Chips In Lines

orange becomes yellow

Orange Becomes Yellow

chestnuts texture

Chestnuts Texture

hands sewing fabric

Hands Sewing Fabric

yellow and purple ink with green

Yellow And Purple Ink With Green

abstract background of four colored triangles

Abstract Background Of Four Colored Triangles

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

colorful rainbows

Colorful Rainbows

easter mini eggs

Easter Mini Eggs

green ink streams on white

Green Ink Streams On White

person walks down sunflower row

Person Walks Down Sunflower Row

bamboo with engravings

Bamboo With Engravings

pink paint peeling off brick wall texture

Pink Paint Peeling Off Brick Wall Texture

sewing tools flatlay knolling

Sewing Tools Flatlay Knolling

fresh rainfall on green leaves

Fresh Rainfall On Green Leaves

colorful gift bag

Colorful Gift Bag

light behind leaf close up

Light Behind Leaf Close Up

yellow black spray painted wall

Yellow Black Spray Painted Wall

paint and brush

Paint And Brush

spring in dirt with flower pedals

Spring In Dirt With Flower Pedals

scissors cutting fabric

Scissors Cutting Fabric

rose pedals framing white surface

Rose Pedals Framing White Surface

abstract image of colored paper creating horizontal lines

Abstract Image Of Colored Paper Creating Horizontal Lines

ocean ice breaking

Ocean Ice Breaking

red and green ink twisted

Red And Green Ink Twisted

rainy window pane

Rainy Window Pane

ontario badlands landscape

Ontario Badlands Landscape

unique metal panel structure

Unique Metal Panel Structure

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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.