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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curves of modern architechture black and white

Curves Of Modern Architechture Black And White

autumn leaves aerial tree tops

Autumn Leaves Aerial Tree Tops

colorful leaves fallen in autumn

Colorful Leaves Fallen In Autumn

rubber tree plant leaves

Rubber Tree Plant Leaves

red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture

grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture

green tile wall

Green Tile Wall

white brick interior wall texture

White Brick Interior Wall Texture

texture of wood cladding painted blue

Texture Of Wood Cladding Painted Blue

water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms

bright red fruit growing on apple tree

Bright Red Fruit Growing On Apple Tree

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture

corn in husk at harvest

Corn In Husk At Harvest

interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece

light sneaks through cube structures in abstract art

Light Sneaks Through Cube Structures In Abstract Art

squares on squares art

Squares On Squares Art

sweet potato pile

Sweet Potato Pile

light and squares abstract art

Light And Squares Abstract Art

structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps

stacked boxes in abstract art

Stacked Boxes In Abstract Art

modern architecture patterns

Modern Architecture Patterns

modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation

strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture

abstract arcitechture plays with light

Abstract Arcitechture Plays With Light

cube structure abstract architecture

Cube Structure Abstract Architecture

berries pile texture

Berries Pile Texture

close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries

black and white view of abstract structure

Black And White View Of Abstract Structure

light and cubes modern abstract structure

Light And Cubes Modern Abstract Structure

fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture

staples in urban pole texture close up

Staples In Urban Pole Texture Close Up

autumn leaves on tree canopy

Autumn Leaves On Tree Canopy

drone photography of badlands ontario

Drone Photography Of Badlands Ontario

rolling hills and textures of red soil

Rolling Hills And Textures Of Red Soil

sandscape of badlands

Sandscape Of Badlands

rolling shapes of red soil in badlands

Rolling Shapes Of Red Soil In Badlands

ontario badlands landscape

Ontario Badlands Landscape

sandy veins of ontario badlands

Sandy Veins Of Ontario Badlands

sandy hills with natural reds landscape

Sandy Hills With Natural Reds Landscape

vertical pumpkin pile

Vertical Pumpkin Pile

close up small pumpkin pile

Close Up Small Pumpkin Pile

gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture

water and moisture texture close up

Water And Moisture Texture Close Up

knot in aged wood texture

Knot In Aged Wood Texture

dry tips on long slim leaves

Dry Tips On Long Slim Leaves

tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk

shellfish bed at low tide

Shellfish Bed At Low Tide

sandy beach and person oceanside

Sandy Beach And Person Oceanside

muscles and barnacles close up

Muscles And Barnacles Close Up

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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.