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.

vine growing up a brick wall

Vine Growing Up A Brick Wall


layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue


evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture


icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches


green tile wall

Green Tile Wall


egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio


basketball court corner texture

Basketball Court Corner Texture


dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture


urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies


dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches


thai temple rooftop

Thai Temple Rooftop


light and squares abstract art

Light And Squares Abstract Art


grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture


fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture


different sized boxes on white background

Different Sized Boxes On White Background


bamboo wall background

Bamboo Wall Background


unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant


grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door


glowing under water plant texture

Glowing Under Water Plant Texture


angled beams of steel bridge

Angled Beams Of Steel Bridge


sesame seeds on challah bread texture

Sesame Seeds On Challah Bread Texture


rubber tree plant leaves

Rubber Tree Plant Leaves


japanese garden rock texture

Japanese Garden Rock Texture


wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up


office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns


cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup


sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread


grey brick building front

Grey Brick Building Front


melting chocolate bar

Melting Chocolate Bar


sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle


frozen tree

Frozen Tree


a flatlay of packages on white table

A Flatlay Of Packages On White Table


raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms


organic green plant closeup

Organic Green Plant Closeup


boxes waiting for pickup

Boxes Waiting For Pickup


light reflecting on waves

Light Reflecting On Waves


close up on pigeon feathers

Close Up On Pigeon Feathers


unique brick texture

Unique Brick Texture


tissue lit with red

Tissue Lit With Red


wooden effect tiles

Wooden Effect Tiles


cloudy blue sky through bright green leaves

Cloudy Blue Sky Through Bright Green Leaves


red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture


pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens


rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water


flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table


boxes and packages arranged on background

Boxes And Packages Arranged On Background


aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn


water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf


cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green


aged staples texture

Aged Staples 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.