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.

light behind leaf close up

Light Behind Leaf Close Up


round colored tile

Round Colored Tile


spilled roasted coffee beans

Spilled Roasted Coffee Beans


red ink drop on white

Red Ink Drop On White


sewing flatlay

Sewing Flatlay


spring in dirt with flower pedals

Spring In Dirt With Flower Pedals


berries pile texture

Berries Pile Texture


soapy texture

Soapy Texture


clovers on a white woodgrain texture

Clovers On A White Woodgrain Texture


sunlight reflects on water texture

Sunlight Reflects On Water Texture


colorful ribbon

Colorful Ribbon


stackable chips in lines

Stackable Chips In Lines


sewing tools knolling

Sewing Tools Knolling


ontario badlands landscape

Ontario Badlands Landscape


green cabbage in garden

Green Cabbage In Garden


succulent closeup

Succulent Closeup


yellow tin roof texture

Yellow Tin Roof Texture


butter cream icing swirls

Butter Cream Icing Swirls


ocean water close up

Ocean Water Close Up


white sequins

White Sequins


coffee beans background

Coffee Beans Background


black yellow and red ink

Black Yellow And Red Ink


paint and brush

Paint And Brush


coffee beans with blank white

Coffee Beans With Blank White


dark brick texture

Dark Brick Texture


aged wood & brick

Aged Wood & Brick


deck and vines texture

Deck And Vines Texture


sewing tools corner flatlay

Sewing Tools Corner Flatlay


blue and purple ink abstract face

Blue And Purple Ink Abstract Face


tall trees reach for blue sky

Tall Trees Reach For Blue Sky


sewing some fabric with machine

Sewing Some Fabric With Machine


scissors cutting fabric

Scissors Cutting Fabric


coffee beans font

Coffee Beans Font


chain link fence

Chain Link Fence


ivy vine wall

Ivy Vine Wall


black and white marble texture

Black And White Marble Texture


coffee beans and mug flatlay

Coffee Beans And Mug Flatlay


water drops on leaf

Water Drops On Leaf


black fabric in sewing machine

Black Fabric In Sewing Machine


close up small pumpkin pile

Close Up Small Pumpkin Pile


melting chocolate bar

Melting Chocolate Bar


bank of india paper notes

Bank Of India Paper Notes


colored metal panels texture

Colored Metal Panels Texture


white copper and wood background

White Copper And Wood Background


sewing machine in use

Sewing Machine In Use


purple ink cloud

Purple Ink Cloud


scissors cutting fabric straight on

Scissors Cutting Fabric Straight On


easter chocolate eggs

Easter Chocolate Eggs


bright red and yellow summer flowers

Bright Red And Yellow Summer Flowers


coffee on white

Coffee On White


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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.