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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orange vertical lines

Orange Vertical Lines

colored pencils close up

Colored Pencils Close Up

sewing studio

Sewing Studio

vertical sewing needle closeup

Vertical Sewing Needle Closeup

texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials

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

sheep wool texture

Sheep Wool Texture

yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket

a green triangle and an orange triangle on paper

A Green Triangle And An Orange Triangle On Paper

texture of old tree

Texture Of Old Tree

sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars

barn wood texture

Barn Wood Texture

egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio

office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern

wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection

wood or rock?

Wood Or Rock?

mossy wall

Mossy Wall

melting chocolate bars

Melting Chocolate Bars

rocky texture

Rocky Texture

wooden barrel close up

Wooden Barrel Close Up

person in boots standing in leaves and water

Person In Boots Standing In Leaves And Water

choppy water texture

Choppy Water Texture

velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture

curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls

turquoise brick wall with wires

Turquoise Brick Wall With Wires

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

maroon sofa texture background

Maroon Sofa Texture Background

colored tile design

Colored Tile Design

nails for building

Nails For Building

person using sewing machine

Person Using Sewing Machine

close up coffee bean texture

Close Up Coffee Bean Texture

abstract image of colored paper in triangular shapes

Abstract Image Of Colored Paper In Triangular Shapes

sheep's wool close up

Sheep's Wool Close Up

angled beams of steel bridge

Angled Beams Of Steel Bridge

small wavy water texture

Small Wavy Water Texture

rainbow of pencils

Rainbow Of Pencils

grimey red metal door texture

Grimey Red Metal Door Texture

illuminated paint brush on orange

Illuminated Paint Brush On Orange

circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture

white tile corner texture

White Tile Corner Texture

coffee written with beans

Coffee Written With Beans

autumn leaves on tree canopy

Autumn Leaves On Tree Canopy

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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.