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.

deck and vines texture

Deck And Vines Texture


desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes


up close stone

Up Close Stone


bright red fruit growing on apple tree

Bright Red Fruit Growing On Apple Tree


hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up


brick cement wall

Brick Cement Wall


angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use


desert cactus thorns

Desert Cactus Thorns


earth day written in dirt

Earth Day Written In Dirt


sheep's wool close up

Sheep's Wool Close Up


person using sewing machine

Person Using Sewing Machine


aged barn

Aged Barn


glass blocks texture

Glass Blocks Texture


spring in dirt with flower pedals

Spring In Dirt With Flower Pedals


dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches


rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture


crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture


storm clouds from above

Storm Clouds From Above


small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture


urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies


earth written in dirt

Earth Written In Dirt


jelly beans pile

Jelly Beans Pile


layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue


white copper and wood background

White Copper And Wood Background


sewing machine needle angle view

Sewing Machine Needle Angle View


maroon sofa texture background

Maroon Sofa Texture Background


dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture


velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture


sewing spools

Sewing Spools


icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches


light reflecting on waves

Light Reflecting On Waves


fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture


thai temple rooftop

Thai Temple Rooftop


natures defence

Natures Defence


unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant


close up on pigeon feathers

Close Up On Pigeon Feathers


grey brick building front

Grey Brick Building Front


grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture


tree trunk closeup

Tree Trunk Closeup


wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection


tissue lit with red

Tissue Lit With Red


aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn


grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door


texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials


cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup


frozen tree

Frozen Tree


tissue with red light

Tissue With Red Light


yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket


white brick interior wall texture

White Brick Interior Wall Texture


unique brick texture

Unique Brick Texture


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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.