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.