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.

angled panel wall

Angled Panel Wall


tall trees reach for blue sky

Tall Trees Reach For Blue Sky


deck and vines texture

Deck And Vines Texture


scissors cutting fabric straight on

Scissors Cutting Fabric Straight On


wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up


birch trees in winter

Birch Trees In Winter


black and white marble texture

Black And White Marble Texture


peeling paint wall texture

Peeling Paint Wall Texture


barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture


grimey green metal door texture

Grimey Green Metal Door Texture


scissors cutting fabric

Scissors Cutting Fabric


pink and turquise wall with window and wire

Pink And Turquise Wall With Window And Wire


earth day written in dirt

Earth Day Written In Dirt


rainbow pencil crayons

Rainbow Pencil Crayons


sicssors cutting fabric topdown

Sicssors Cutting Fabric Topdown


colored pencils close up

Colored Pencils Close Up


choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture


sewing studio

Sewing Studio


vertical sewing needle closeup

Vertical Sewing Needle Closeup


sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars


lake water ripples

Lake Water Ripples


mossy wall

Mossy Wall


purple brick wall covered in vines texture

Purple Brick Wall Covered In Vines Texture


orange vertical lines

Orange Vertical Lines


white copper and wood background

White Copper And Wood Background


bright red fruit growing on apple tree

Bright Red Fruit Growing On Apple Tree


run down building doors and windows

Run Down Building Doors And Windows


nails for building

Nails For Building


sewing crafts on texture

Sewing Crafts On Texture


rusty green tin graphitti wall

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall


small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture


sewing machine needle close up

Sewing Machine Needle Close Up


sheep's wool texture

Sheep's Wool Texture


turquoise brick wall with wires

Turquoise Brick Wall With Wires


colored tile design

Colored Tile Design


coffee spelled in beans

Coffee Spelled In Beans


black and yellow ink streams upwards

Black And Yellow Ink Streams Upwards


rocky texture

Rocky Texture


coffee written with beans

Coffee Written With Beans


metal floor loading dock texture

Metal Floor Loading Dock Texture


green leaf texture close up

Green Leaf Texture Close Up


wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection


black and yellow ink with red drop

Black And Yellow Ink With Red Drop


white graffiti doors

White Graffiti Doors


close up small pumpkin pile

Close Up Small Pumpkin Pile


pine tree texture

Pine Tree Texture


circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture


rainbow of pencils

Rainbow Of Pencils


bright green plant closeup

Bright Green Plant Closeup


angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use


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

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.