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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colored pencils close up

Colored Pencils Close Up


sewing studio

Sewing Studio


texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials


vertical sewing needle closeup

Vertical Sewing Needle Closeup


sewing crafts on texture

Sewing Crafts On Texture


angled panel wall

Angled Panel Wall


purple brick wall covered in vines texture

Purple Brick Wall Covered In Vines Texture


lake water ripples

Lake Water Ripples


rusty green tin graphitti wall

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall


blue red pink and yellow paper fanned out

Blue Red Pink And Yellow Paper Fanned Out


sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars


barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture


sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture


yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket


egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio


wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection


office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern


mossy wall

Mossy Wall


texture of old tree

Texture Of Old Tree


rocky texture

Rocky Texture


wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up


choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture


melting chocolate bars

Melting Chocolate Bars


turquoise brick wall with wires

Turquoise Brick Wall With Wires


velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture


white graffiti doors

White Graffiti Doors


basketball court corner texture

Basketball Court Corner Texture


angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use


run down building doors and windows

Run Down Building Doors And Windows


metal floor loading dock texture

Metal Floor Loading Dock Texture


wood or rock?

Wood Or Rock?


maroon sofa texture background

Maroon Sofa Texture Background


colored tile design

Colored Tile Design


nails for building

Nails For Building


person in boots standing in leaves and water

Person In Boots Standing In Leaves And Water


person using sewing machine

Person Using Sewing Machine


sheep's wool close up

Sheep's Wool Close Up


rainbow of pencils

Rainbow Of Pencils


angled beams of steel bridge

Angled Beams Of Steel Bridge


small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture


close up coffee bean texture

Close Up Coffee Bean Texture


grimey red metal door texture

Grimey Red Metal Door Texture


a green triangle and an orange triangle on paper

A Green Triangle And An Orange Triangle On Paper


circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture


white tile corner texture

White Tile Corner Texture


curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls


illuminated paint brush on orange

Illuminated Paint Brush On Orange


black and yellow ink streams upwards

Black And Yellow Ink Streams Upwards


autumn leaves on tree canopy

Autumn Leaves On Tree Canopy


black and yellow ink with red drop

Black And Yellow Ink With Red Drop


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Wood, metal, concrete - browse free, high resolution texture images for designers

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.