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.

angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use

empty boxes on table

Empty Boxes On Table

bright green plant closeup

Bright Green Plant Closeup

pine tree texture

Pine Tree Texture

grimey red metal door texture

Grimey Red Metal Door Texture

moody green vine wall texture

Moody Green Vine Wall Texture

wall of succulents

Wall Of Succulents

vinyl record close up

Vinyl Record Close Up

velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture

person using sewing machine

Person Using Sewing Machine

red mesh texture close up

Red Mesh Texture Close Up

white tile corner texture

White Tile Corner Texture

yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket

sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture

reflective water texture

Reflective Water Texture

maroon sofa texture background

Maroon Sofa Texture Background

wet green leaf texture

Wet Green Leaf Texture

black and yellow ink cloud

Black And Yellow Ink Cloud

brick cement wall

Brick Cement Wall

guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up

rolling hills and textures of red soil

Rolling Hills And Textures Of Red Soil

wasp nest texture

Wasp Nest Texture

pink brick wall back alley wood pile

Pink Brick Wall Back Alley Wood Pile

desert cactus thorns

Desert Cactus Thorns

knot in aged wood texture

Knot In Aged Wood Texture

turntable & record

turntable & Record

pink church doors with neon hard above

Pink Church Doors With Neon Hard Above

boxes in the process of being packed

Boxes In The Process Of Being Packed

raw cacao beans

Raw Cacao Beans

rustic living room feel with exposed brick

Rustic Living Room Feel With Exposed Brick

up close stone

Up Close Stone

knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk

crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture

glass blocks texture

Glass Blocks Texture

jelly beans pile

Jelly Beans Pile

sheep's wool close up

Sheep's Wool Close Up

office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern

desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes

sewing machine needle angle view

Sewing Machine Needle Angle View

vine growing up a brick wall

Vine Growing Up A Brick Wall

earth written in dirt

Earth Written In Dirt

hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up

texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials

natures defence

Natures Defence

icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture

aged barn

Aged Barn

tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight

crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture

rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture

sewing spools

Sewing Spools

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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.