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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barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture

wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up

lake water ripples

Lake Water Ripples

rusty green tin graphitti wall

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall

sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars

mossy wall

Mossy Wall

yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket

choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture

run down building doors and windows

Run Down Building Doors And Windows

turquoise brick wall with wires

Turquoise Brick Wall With Wires

sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture

rocky texture

Rocky Texture

ice cracks on a frozen sea

Ice Cracks On A Frozen Sea

metal floor loading dock texture

Metal Floor Loading Dock Texture

white graffiti doors

White Graffiti Doors

melting chocolate bars

Melting Chocolate Bars

colored tile design

Colored Tile Design

velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture

angled view of sewing machine use

Angled View Of Sewing Machine Use

office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern

egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio

nails for building

Nails For Building

maroon sofa texture background

Maroon Sofa Texture Background

sheep's wool close up

Sheep's Wool Close Up

basketball court corner texture

Basketball Court Corner Texture

person using sewing machine

Person Using Sewing Machine

small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture

white tile corner texture

White Tile Corner Texture

black and yellow ink with red drop

Black And Yellow Ink With Red Drop

black and yellow ink streams upwards

Black And Yellow Ink Streams Upwards

circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture

grimey red metal door texture

Grimey Red Metal Door Texture

rainbow of pencils

Rainbow Of Pencils

angled beams of steel bridge

Angled Beams Of Steel Bridge

coffee written with beans

Coffee Written With Beans

coffee spelled in beans

Coffee Spelled In Beans

bright green plant closeup

Bright Green Plant Closeup

rolling hills and textures of red soil

Rolling Hills And Textures Of Red Soil

raw cacao beans

Raw Cacao Beans

earth written in dirt

Earth Written In Dirt

pink brick wall back alley wood pile

Pink Brick Wall Back Alley Wood Pile

wasp nest texture

Wasp Nest Texture

brick cement wall

Brick Cement Wall

vinyl record close up

Vinyl Record Close Up

a flatlay of packages on white table

A Flatlay Of Packages On White Table

wall of succulents

Wall Of Succulents

glowing under water plant texture

Glowing Under Water Plant Texture

jelly beans pile

Jelly Beans Pile

pattern of colorful artistic building windows

Pattern Of Colorful Artistic Building Windows

abstract background of four colored triangles

Abstract Background Of Four Colored Triangles

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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.