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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water close up

Water Close Up

vine growing up a brick wall

Vine Growing Up A Brick Wall

coffee beans and mug flatlay

Coffee Beans And Mug Flatlay

water falls like chandelier

Water Falls Like Chandelier

scissors cutting fabric straight on

Scissors Cutting Fabric Straight On

sewing machine in use

Sewing Machine In Use

aged wood & brick

Aged Wood & Brick

coffee beans font

Coffee Beans Font

coffee on white

Coffee On White

peeling paint wall texture

Peeling Paint Wall Texture

blue and purple ink abstract face

Blue And Purple Ink Abstract Face

japanese garden rock texture

Japanese Garden Rock Texture

sewing tools corner flatlay

Sewing Tools Corner Flatlay

reflective water texture

Reflective Water Texture

chain link fence

Chain Link Fence

a green triangle and an orange triangle on paper

A Green Triangle And An Orange Triangle On Paper

water drops on leaf

Water Drops On Leaf

black yellow and red ink

Black Yellow And Red Ink

purple ink cloud

Purple Ink Cloud

candy corn pile

Candy Corn Pile

easter chocolate eggs

Easter Chocolate Eggs

ivy vine wall

Ivy Vine Wall

boxes in the process of being packed

Boxes In The Process Of Being Packed

bank of india paper notes

Bank Of India Paper Notes

top down view of sewing

Top Down View Of Sewing

grimey green metal door texture

Grimey Green Metal Door Texture

bright red and yellow summer flowers

Bright Red And Yellow Summer Flowers

knot in aged wood texture

Knot In Aged Wood Texture

colored metal panels texture

Colored Metal Panels Texture

bamboo wall background

Bamboo Wall Background

vertical wood texture

Vertical Wood Texture

ice cracks on a frozen sea

Ice Cracks On A Frozen Sea

light and squares abstract art

Light And Squares Abstract Art

pink and turquise wall with window and wire

Pink And Turquise Wall With Window And Wire

bright purple ink drop on white

Bright Purple Ink Drop On White

empty boxes on table

Empty Boxes On Table

sheep's wool texture

Sheep's Wool Texture

nail hardware pile & texture

Nail Hardware Pile & Texture

record vinyl playing music

Record Vinyl Playing Music

green leaf texture close up

Green Leaf Texture Close Up

evergreen branches

Evergreen Branches

sewing machine needle close up

Sewing Machine Needle Close Up

sicssors cutting fabric topdown

Sicssors Cutting Fabric Topdown

wet green leaf texture

Wet Green Leaf Texture

curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls

green tile wall

Green Tile Wall

grey blue water texture

Grey Blue Water Texture

rainbow pencil crayons

Rainbow Pencil Crayons

windy ripples on water

Windy Ripples On Water

birch trees in winter

Birch Trees In Winter

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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.