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.

sewing machine needle angle view

Sewing Machine Needle Angle View

desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes

earth written in dirt

Earth Written In Dirt

crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture

natures defence

Natures Defence

hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up

glowing under water plant texture

Glowing Under Water Plant Texture

different sized boxes on white background

Different Sized Boxes On White Background

rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture

sewing spools

Sewing Spools

angled beams of steel bridge

Angled Beams Of Steel Bridge

aged barn

Aged Barn

icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches

icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture

a flatlay of packages on white table

A Flatlay Of Packages On White Table

layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue

tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight

sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement

thai temple rooftop

Thai Temple Rooftop

cloudy blue sky through bright green leaves

Cloudy Blue Sky Through Bright Green Leaves

dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture

boxes and packages arranged on background

Boxes And Packages Arranged On Background

ice cracks on a frozen sea

Ice Cracks On A Frozen Sea

grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture

cube structure abstract architecture

Cube Structure Abstract Architecture

grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door

chopped wood pile close up

Chopped Wood Pile Close Up

wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up

boxes waiting for pickup

Boxes Waiting For Pickup

evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture

office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns

urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies

fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture

decorative brickwork

Decorative Brickwork

dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches

sesame seeds on challah bread texture

Sesame Seeds On Challah Bread Texture

unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant

flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table

packing materials piled up on floor

Packing Materials Piled Up On Floor

single window in large brick wall

Single Window In Large Brick Wall

sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread

raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms

sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

texture of old tree

Texture Of Old Tree

grey brick building front

Grey Brick Building Front

light sneaks through cube structures in abstract art

Light Sneaks Through Cube Structures In Abstract Art

red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture

frozen tree

Frozen Tree

organic green plant closeup

Organic Green Plant Closeup

cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup

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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.