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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person in boots standing in leaves and water

Person In Boots Standing In Leaves And Water


leaves from fall trees cover a pathway

Leaves From Fall Trees Cover A Pathway


person in boots stand on crunchy fall leaves

Person In Boots Stand On Crunchy Fall Leaves


close up wet fall leaves on the forest floor

Close Up Wet Fall Leaves On The Forest Floor


brown tree branches and abstract leaves

Brown Tree Branches And Abstract Leaves


looking up towards the sky at a grey building

Looking Up Towards The Sky At A Grey Building


tall grey building with lines of reflective windows

Tall Grey Building With Lines Of Reflective Windows


soft pink flower petals against white

Soft Pink Flower Petals Against White


fall leaves create ripples in water

Fall Leaves Create Ripples In Water


water creates glass texture on city street

Water Creates Glass Texture On City Street


lush forest on a foggy day

Lush Forest On A Foggy Day


calm waves rolling on the shore at twilight

Calm Waves Rolling On The Shore At Twilight


a pattern with a cement staircase

A Pattern With A Cement Staircase


pattern of colorful artistic building windows

Pattern Of Colorful Artistic Building Windows


a white building with beige windows

A White Building With Beige Windows


texture of dark waves on the shore

Texture Of Dark Waves On The Shore


curved buildings meeting in the middle

Curved Buildings Meeting In The Middle


window pattern in white building

Window Pattern In White Building


close up of purple blooming flower

Close Up Of Purple Blooming Flower


photographer frames their photo in a sunflower field

Photographer Frames Their Photo In A Sunflower Field


person in white dress walks through a sunflower field

Person In White Dress Walks Through A Sunflower Field


person walks down sunflower row

Person Walks Down Sunflower Row


hands reach high in a sunflower field

Hands Reach High In A Sunflower Field


person holding a sunflower over their face

Person Holding A Sunflower Over Their Face


photograher standing in sunflower field

Photograher Standing In Sunflower Field


person standing in sunflower field

Person Standing In Sunflower Field


macro photo of a veiny green leaf

Macro Photo Of A Veiny Green Leaf


detail of paint on tree bark

Detail Of Paint On Tree Bark


white daisies close up

White Daisies Close Up


steps down into a lush forest

Steps Down Into A Lush Forest


water texture of waves

Water Texture Of Waves


fuzzy top of wild foliage

Fuzzy Top Of Wild Foliage


close up of a fern leaf in frame

Close Up Of A Fern Leaf In Frame


detail of a cedar tree

Detail Of A Cedar Tree


no parking sign on textured background

No Parking SIgn On Textured Background


two matching archways side by side

Two Matching Archways Side By Side


abstract white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder


lush green wheat sheafs

Lush Green Wheat Sheafs


a close up of green wheat sheaf

A Close Up Of Green Wheat Sheaf


cozy light pink bed scene

Cozy Light Pink Bed Scene


close up of green leafs

Close Up Of Green Leafs


bare trees and tall brown grass

Bare Trees And Tall Brown Grass


sky view of a river and the shoreline

Sky View Of A River And The Shoreline


large stack of firewood for winter

Large Stack Of Firewood For Winter


stacked fire wood in pattern

Stacked Fire Wood In Pattern


draped textured fabric

Draped Textured Fabric


smooth surface with droplets of water

Smooth Surface With Droplets of Water


close up of water droplets on smooth surface

Close Up Of Water Droplets On Smooth Surface


scattered coffee on a wooden table

Scattered Coffee On A Wooden Table


white coffee cup and coffee beans

White Coffee Cup And Coffee Beans


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Wood, metal, concrete - browse free, high resolution texture images for designers

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.