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.

straw hut roof

Straw Hut Roof

aged staples texture

Aged Staples Texture

office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern

sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread

white brick interior wall texture

White Brick Interior Wall Texture

pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture

pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up

please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign

wet green leaf texture

Wet Green Leaf Texture

organic green plant closeup

Organic Green Plant Closeup

sesame seeds on challah bread texture

Sesame Seeds On Challah Bread Texture

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms

old shingles

Old Shingles

sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop

moody green vine wall texture

Moody Green Vine Wall Texture

thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass

rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water

carnival bottle game texture

Carnival Bottle Game Texture

office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns

pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens

red mesh texture close up

Red Mesh Texture Close Up

tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture

sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up

fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door

knot in aged wood texture

Knot In Aged Wood Texture

water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf

water and moisture texture close up

Water And Moisture Texture Close Up

texture of wood cladding painted blue

Texture Of Wood Cladding Painted Blue

geometric purple urban art on brick wall

Geometric Purple Urban Art On Brick Wall

cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green

facial tissue texture

Facial Tissue Texture

making a point

Making A Point

rooftop growth

Rooftop Growth

red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture

dry palm tree trunk

Dry Palm Tree Trunk

basketball court corner texture

Basketball Court Corner Texture

egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio

green leaf texture close up

Green Leaf Texture Close Up

glowing under water plant texture

Glowing Under Water Plant Texture

tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves

green tile wall

Green Tile Wall

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

chain link fence in the city

Chain Link Fence In the City

office window pattern

Office Window Pattern

macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture

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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.