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.

wet green leaf texture

Wet Green Leaf Texture

metal floor loading dock texture

Metal Floor Loading Dock Texture

knot in aged wood texture

Knot In Aged Wood Texture

colored tile design

Colored Tile Design

wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection

white graffiti doors

White Graffiti Doors

bamboo wall background

Bamboo Wall Background

yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket

nails for building

Nails For Building

small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture

angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use

black and yellow ink streams upwards

Black And Yellow Ink Streams Upwards

black and yellow ink with red drop

Black And Yellow Ink With Red Drop

velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture

texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials

light and squares abstract art

Light And Squares Abstract Art

sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture

grimey red metal door texture

Grimey Red Metal Door Texture

bright green plant closeup

Bright Green Plant Closeup

circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture

person using sewing machine

Person Using Sewing Machine

coffee spelled in beans

Coffee Spelled In Beans

rainbow of pencils

Rainbow Of Pencils

maroon sofa texture background

Maroon Sofa Texture Background

green tile wall

Green Tile Wall

coffee written with beans

Coffee Written With Beans

office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern

melting chocolate bars

Melting Chocolate Bars

white tile corner texture

White Tile Corner Texture

rolling hills and textures of red soil

Rolling Hills And Textures Of Red Soil

wall of succulents

Wall Of Succulents

vinyl record close up

Vinyl Record Close Up

rubber tree plant leaves

Rubber Tree Plant Leaves

basketball court corner texture

Basketball Court Corner Texture

wasp nest texture

Wasp Nest Texture

black and yellow ink cloud

Black And Yellow Ink Cloud

brick cement wall

Brick Cement Wall

raw cacao beans

Raw Cacao Beans

pine tree texture

Pine Tree Texture

egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio

desert cactus thorns

Desert Cactus Thorns

pink brick wall back alley wood pile

Pink Brick Wall Back Alley Wood Pile

sheep's wool close up

Sheep's Wool Close Up

jelly beans pile

Jelly Beans Pile

guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up

up close stone

Up Close Stone

glass blocks texture

Glass Blocks Texture

turntable & record

turntable & Record

crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture

sewing machine needle angle view

Sewing Machine Needle Angle View

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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.