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.