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.