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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wasp nest texture

Wasp Nest Texture


autumn leaves on tree canopy

Autumn Leaves On Tree Canopy


jelly beans pile

Jelly Beans Pile


pink brick wall back alley wood pile

Pink Brick Wall Back Alley Wood Pile


vinyl record close up

Vinyl Record Close Up


a flatlay of packages on white table

A Flatlay Of Packages On White Table


brick cement wall

Brick Cement Wall


pine tree texture

Pine Tree Texture


wall of succulents

Wall Of Succulents


decorative brickwork

Decorative Brickwork


person in boots standing in leaves and water

Person In Boots Standing In Leaves And Water


black and yellow ink cloud

Black And Yellow Ink Cloud


boxes and packages arranged on background

Boxes And Packages Arranged On Background


single window in large brick wall

Single Window In Large Brick Wall


sewing machine needle angle view

Sewing Machine Needle Angle View


wood or rock?

Wood Or Rock?


glass blocks texture

Glass Blocks Texture


chopped wood pile close up

Chopped Wood Pile Close Up


different sized boxes on white background

Different Sized Boxes On White Background


close up coffee bean texture

Close Up Coffee Bean Texture


cube structure abstract architecture

Cube Structure Abstract Architecture


cloudy blue sky through bright green leaves

Cloudy Blue Sky Through Bright Green Leaves


up close stone

Up Close Stone


desert cactus thorns

Desert Cactus Thorns


thai temple rooftop

Thai Temple Rooftop


sesame seeds on challah bread texture

Sesame Seeds On Challah Bread Texture


illuminated paint brush on orange

Illuminated Paint Brush On Orange


desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes


guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up


light sneaks through cube structures in abstract art

Light Sneaks Through Cube Structures In Abstract Art


unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant


modern architecture patterns

Modern Architecture Patterns


red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture


grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door


crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture


black and white knotted wood

Black And White Knotted Wood


icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches


striations in wood

Striations In Wood


packing materials piled up on floor

Packing Materials Piled Up On Floor


rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture


turntable & record

turntable & Record


crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture


boxes waiting for pickup

Boxes Waiting For Pickup


knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk


portrait of boxes and packages

Portrait Of Boxes And Packages


sweet potato pile

Sweet Potato Pile


angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves


rain drops on metal

Rain Drops On Metal


mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture


flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table


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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.