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.

rainbow pencil crayons

Rainbow Pencil Crayons


sewing studio

Sewing Studio


colored tile design

Colored Tile Design


pine tree texture

Pine Tree Texture


lake water ripples

Lake Water Ripples


sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars


orange vertical lines

Orange Vertical Lines


black and yellow ink streams upwards

Black And Yellow Ink Streams Upwards


sicssors cutting fabric topdown

Sicssors Cutting Fabric Topdown


rusty green tin graphitti wall

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall


run down building doors and windows

Run Down Building Doors And Windows


peeling paint wall texture

Peeling Paint Wall Texture


grimey green metal door texture

Grimey Green Metal Door Texture


water close up

Water Close Up


turquoise brick wall with wires

Turquoise Brick Wall With Wires


scissors cutting fabric

Scissors Cutting Fabric


wall of succulents

Wall Of Succulents


rocky texture

Rocky Texture


grey blue water texture

Grey Blue Water Texture


circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture


black and yellow ink with red drop

Black And Yellow Ink With Red Drop


sheep's wool texture

Sheep's Wool Texture


tall trees reach for blue sky

Tall Trees Reach For Blue Sky


sewing some fabric with machine

Sewing Some Fabric With Machine


sewing crafts on texture

Sewing Crafts On Texture


vinyl record close up

Vinyl Record Close Up


turntable & record

turntable & Record


knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk


sewing machine needle close up

Sewing Machine Needle Close Up


guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up


berries pile texture

Berries Pile Texture


bright green plant closeup

Bright Green Plant Closeup


storm clouds from above

Storm Clouds From Above


white graffiti doors

White Graffiti Doors


deck and vines texture

Deck And Vines Texture


black and yellow ink cloud

Black And Yellow Ink Cloud


rainbow of pencils

Rainbow Of Pencils


bright red fruit growing on apple tree

Bright Red Fruit Growing On Apple Tree


black and white marble texture

Black And White Marble Texture


crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture


choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture


raw cacao beans

Raw Cacao Beans


tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight


metal floor loading dock texture

Metal Floor Loading Dock Texture


pink brick wall back alley wood pile

Pink Brick Wall Back Alley Wood Pile


wasp nest texture

Wasp Nest Texture


sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture


white tile corner texture

White Tile Corner Texture


close up small pumpkin pile

Close Up Small Pumpkin Pile


sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement


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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.