Texture Background Images

Whether itā€™s the soft, whimsical pattern of pink clouds or rough, rugged feel of grey concrete slabs - texture can severely alter an audienceā€™s perception of an image, web page or advertisement.

soapy texture

Soapy Texture

green plants background

Green Plants Background

succulent closeup

Succulent Closeup

clovers on a white woodgrain texture

Clovers On A White Woodgrain Texture

storm clouds from above

Storm Clouds From Above

sewing tools knolling

Sewing Tools Knolling

light behind leaf close up

Light Behind Leaf Close Up

ivy vine wall

Ivy Vine Wall

coffee beans background

Coffee Beans Background

ocean water close up

Ocean Water Close Up

butter cream icing swirls

Butter Cream Icing Swirls

coffee beans with blank white

Coffee Beans With Blank White

coffee beans font

Coffee Beans Font

white sequins

White Sequins

aged wood & brick

Aged Wood & Brick

blue and purple ink abstract face

Blue And Purple Ink Abstract Face

texture of wood cladding painted blue

Texture Of Wood Cladding Painted Blue

yellow tin roof texture

Yellow Tin Roof Texture

dark brick texture

Dark Brick Texture

colored metal panels texture

Colored Metal Panels Texture

water drops on leaf

Water Drops On Leaf

sewing tools corner flatlay

Sewing Tools Corner Flatlay

coffee beans and mug flatlay

Coffee Beans And Mug Flatlay

sharpened pencil crayons

Sharpened Pencil Crayons

purple ink cloud

Purple Ink Cloud

paint and brush

Paint And Brush

chain link fence

Chain Link Fence

green cabbage in garden

Green Cabbage In Garden

bank of india paper notes

Bank Of India Paper Notes

bright red and yellow summer flowers

Bright Red And Yellow Summer Flowers

sewing some fabric with machine

Sewing Some Fabric With Machine

easter chocolate eggs

Easter Chocolate Eggs

brick wall with graphic street art

Brick Wall With Graphic Street Art

coffee on white

Coffee On White

grey blue water texture

Grey Blue Water Texture

evergreen branches

Evergreen Branches

nail hardware pile & texture

Nail Hardware Pile & Texture

candy corn pile

Candy Corn Pile

sewing machine in use

Sewing Machine In Use

windy ripples on water

Windy Ripples On Water

plaid gift wrap paper background

Plaid Gift Wrap Paper Background

spring in dirt with flower pedals

Spring In Dirt With Flower Pedals

berries pile texture

Berries Pile Texture

bright purple ink drop on white

Bright Purple Ink Drop On White

vertical wood texture

Vertical Wood Texture

top down view of sewing

Top Down View Of Sewing

black fabric in sewing machine

Black Fabric In Sewing Machine

water close up

Water Close Up

record vinyl playing music

Record Vinyl Playing Music

colorful fabric

Colorful Fabric

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In using textured backgrounds in your project - youā€™ll want to be mindful of what emotions and aesthetics are associated with the texture youā€™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

Thereā€™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 donā€™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 youā€™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 youā€™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.