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.