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.

record vinyl playing music

Record Vinyl Playing Music

bright purple ink drop on white

Bright Purple Ink Drop On White

colorful fabric

Colorful Fabric

scissors cutting fabric straight on

Scissors Cutting Fabric Straight On

angled panel wall

Angled Panel Wall

black and white marble texture

Black And White Marble Texture

peeling paint wall texture

Peeling Paint Wall Texture

wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up

birch trees in winter

Birch Trees In Winter

grimey green metal door texture

Grimey Green Metal Door Texture

pink and turquise wall with window and wire

Pink And Turquise Wall With Window And Wire

scissors cutting fabric

Scissors Cutting Fabric

barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture

rainbow pencil crayons

Rainbow Pencil Crayons

sicssors cutting fabric topdown

Sicssors Cutting Fabric Topdown

colored pencils close up

Colored Pencils Close Up

earth day written in dirt

Earth Day Written In Dirt

white copper and wood background

White Copper And Wood Background

bright red fruit growing on apple tree

Bright Red Fruit Growing On Apple Tree

orange vertical lines

Orange Vertical Lines

sewing studio

Sewing Studio

vertical sewing needle closeup

Vertical Sewing Needle Closeup

choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture

purple brick wall covered in vines texture

Purple Brick Wall Covered In Vines Texture

sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars

mossy wall

Mossy Wall

lake water ripples

Lake Water Ripples

run down building doors and windows

Run Down Building Doors And Windows

sewing machine needle close up

Sewing Machine Needle Close Up

sheep's wool texture

Sheep's Wool Texture

rusty green tin graphitti wall

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall

green leaf texture close up

Green Leaf Texture Close Up

turquoise brick wall with wires

Turquoise Brick Wall With Wires

nails for building

Nails For Building

sewing crafts on texture

Sewing Crafts On Texture

wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection

small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture

rocky texture

Rocky Texture

metal floor loading dock texture

Metal Floor Loading Dock Texture

colored tile design

Colored Tile Design

water and moisture texture close up

Water And Moisture Texture Close Up

stackable chips in lines

Stackable Chips In Lines

black and yellow ink streams upwards

Black And Yellow Ink Streams Upwards

coffee spelled in beans

Coffee Spelled In Beans

coffee written with beans

Coffee Written With Beans

black and yellow ink with red drop

Black And Yellow Ink With Red Drop

white graffiti doors

White Graffiti Doors

ontario badlands landscape

Ontario Badlands Landscape

circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture

rainbow of pencils

Rainbow Of Pencils

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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.