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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easter chocolate eggs

Easter Chocolate Eggs


coffee on white

Coffee On White


purple ink cloud

Purple Ink Cloud


candy corn pile

Candy Corn Pile


water and moisture texture close up

Water And Moisture Texture Close Up


water close up

Water Close Up


colored metal panels texture

Colored Metal Panels Texture


peeling paint wall texture

Peeling Paint Wall Texture


bank of india paper notes

Bank Of India Paper Notes


top down view of sewing

Top Down View Of Sewing


japanese garden rock texture

Japanese Garden Rock Texture


bright purple ink drop on white

Bright Purple Ink Drop On White


bright red and yellow summer flowers

Bright Red And Yellow Summer Flowers


vertical wood texture

Vertical Wood Texture


red mesh texture close up

Red Mesh Texture Close Up


pink and turquise wall with window and wire

Pink And Turquise Wall With Window And Wire


grimey green metal door texture

Grimey Green Metal Door Texture


nail hardware pile & texture

Nail Hardware Pile & Texture


vine growing up a brick wall

Vine Growing Up A Brick Wall


evergreen branches

Evergreen Branches


sicssors cutting fabric topdown

Sicssors Cutting Fabric Topdown


colorful fabric

Colorful Fabric


record vinyl playing music

Record Vinyl Playing Music


reflective water texture

Reflective Water Texture


empty boxes on table

Empty Boxes On Table


windy ripples on water

Windy Ripples On Water


grey blue water texture

Grey Blue Water Texture


boxes in the process of being packed

Boxes In The Process Of Being Packed


green leaf texture close up

Green Leaf Texture Close Up


sheep's wool texture

Sheep's Wool Texture


rainbow pencil crayons

Rainbow Pencil Crayons


earth day written in dirt

Earth Day Written In Dirt


bamboo wall background

Bamboo Wall Background


sewing machine needle close up

Sewing Machine Needle Close Up


orange vertical lines

Orange Vertical Lines


birch trees in winter

Birch Trees In Winter


colored pencils close up

Colored Pencils Close Up


angled panel wall

Angled Panel Wall


knot in aged wood texture

Knot In Aged Wood Texture


vertical sewing needle closeup

Vertical Sewing Needle Closeup


wet green leaf texture

Wet Green Leaf Texture


sewing studio

Sewing Studio


sewing crafts on texture

Sewing Crafts On Texture


purple brick wall covered in vines texture

Purple Brick Wall Covered In Vines Texture


texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials


wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up


barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture


light and squares abstract art

Light And Squares Abstract Art


sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars


wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection


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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.