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.

colorful ribbon

Colorful Ribbon


light behind leaf close up

Light Behind Leaf Close Up


black yellow and red ink

Black Yellow And Red Ink


soapy texture

Soapy Texture


green plants background

Green Plants Background


texture of wood cladding painted blue

Texture Of Wood Cladding Painted Blue


succulent closeup

Succulent Closeup


clovers on a white woodgrain texture

Clovers On A White Woodgrain Texture


berries pile texture

Berries Pile Texture


butter cream icing swirls

Butter Cream Icing Swirls


sewing tools knolling

Sewing Tools Knolling


brick wall with graphic street art

Brick Wall With Graphic Street Art


ocean water close up

Ocean Water Close Up


coffee beans background

Coffee Beans Background


white sequins

White Sequins


coffee beans with blank white

Coffee Beans With Blank White


ivy vine wall

Ivy Vine Wall


aged wood & brick

Aged Wood & Brick


coffee beans font

Coffee Beans Font


dark brick texture

Dark Brick Texture


paint and brush

Paint And Brush


blue and purple ink abstract face

Blue And Purple Ink Abstract Face


yellow tin roof texture

Yellow Tin Roof Texture


sharpened pencil crayons

Sharpened Pencil Crayons


tall trees reach for blue sky

Tall Trees Reach For Blue Sky


sewing tools corner flatlay

Sewing Tools Corner Flatlay


colored metal panels texture

Colored Metal Panels Texture


bank of india paper notes

Bank Of India Paper Notes


water drops on leaf

Water Drops On Leaf


coffee beans and mug flatlay

Coffee Beans And Mug Flatlay


chain link fence

Chain Link Fence


green cabbage in garden

Green Cabbage In Garden


purple ink cloud

Purple Ink Cloud


sewing some fabric with machine

Sewing Some Fabric With Machine


candy corn pile

Candy Corn Pile


bright red and yellow summer flowers

Bright Red And Yellow Summer Flowers


easter chocolate eggs

Easter Chocolate Eggs


spring in dirt with flower pedals

Spring In Dirt With Flower Pedals


sewing machine in use

Sewing Machine In Use


evergreen branches

Evergreen Branches


close up small pumpkin pile

Close Up Small Pumpkin Pile


coffee on white

Coffee On White


nail hardware pile & texture

Nail Hardware Pile & Texture


vertical wood texture

Vertical Wood Texture


grey blue water texture

Grey Blue Water Texture


deck and vines texture

Deck And Vines Texture


windy ripples on water

Windy Ripples On Water


black fabric in sewing machine

Black Fabric In Sewing Machine


water close up

Water Close Up


top down view of sewing

Top Down View Of Sewing


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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.