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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mossy brak texture

Mossy Brak Texture


abstract green & yellow vertical lines

Abstract Green & Yellow Vertical Lines


spilled roasted coffee beans

Spilled Roasted Coffee Beans


green ink with yellow and orange drop

Green Ink With Yellow And Orange Drop


vinyl record spinning

Vinyl Record Spinning


berries pile texture

Berries Pile Texture


sewing flatlay

Sewing Flatlay


round colored tile

Round Colored Tile


ontario badlands landscape

Ontario Badlands Landscape


red ink drop on white

Red Ink Drop On White


rubber tree plant leaves

Rubber Tree Plant Leaves


soapy texture

Soapy Texture


scissors cutting fabric

Scissors Cutting Fabric


yellow tin roof texture

Yellow Tin Roof Texture


paint and brush

Paint And Brush


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


sewing tools knolling

Sewing Tools Knolling


wooden effect tiles

Wooden Effect Tiles


coffee beans background

Coffee Beans Background


butter cream icing swirls

Butter Cream Icing Swirls


green cabbage in garden

Green Cabbage In Garden


white sequins

White Sequins


melting chocolate bar

Melting Chocolate Bar


rustic living room feel with exposed brick

Rustic Living Room Feel With Exposed Brick


deck and vines texture

Deck And Vines Texture


coffee beans with blank white

Coffee Beans With Blank White


succulent closeup

Succulent Closeup


black and white marble texture

Black And White Marble Texture


ocean water close up

Ocean Water Close Up


sewing some fabric with machine

Sewing Some Fabric With Machine


dark brick texture

Dark Brick Texture


black fabric in sewing machine

Black Fabric In Sewing Machine


aged wood & brick

Aged Wood & Brick


white copper and wood background

White Copper And Wood Background


close up small pumpkin pile

Close Up Small Pumpkin Pile


tall trees reach for blue sky

Tall Trees Reach For Blue Sky


pink church doors with neon hard above

Pink Church Doors With Neon Hard Above


sewing tools corner flatlay

Sewing Tools Corner Flatlay


blue and purple ink abstract face

Blue And Purple Ink Abstract Face


coffee beans and mug flatlay

Coffee Beans And Mug Flatlay


black yellow and red ink

Black Yellow And Red Ink


coffee beans font

Coffee Beans Font


bright red fruit growing on apple tree

Bright Red Fruit Growing On Apple Tree


chain link fence

Chain Link Fence


scissors cutting fabric straight on

Scissors Cutting Fabric Straight On


sewing machine in use

Sewing Machine In Use


water and moisture texture close up

Water And Moisture Texture Close Up


water drops on leaf

Water Drops On Leaf


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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.