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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desert cactus thorns

Desert Cactus Thorns


glass blocks texture

Glass Blocks Texture


up close stone

Up Close Stone


guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up


person walks down sunflower row

Person Walks Down Sunflower Row


different sized boxes on white background

Different Sized Boxes On White Background


boxes and packages arranged on background

Boxes And Packages Arranged On Background


decorative brickwork

Decorative Brickwork


chopped wood pile close up

Chopped Wood Pile Close Up


sandy beach and person oceanside

Sandy Beach And Person Oceanside


texture of old tree

Texture Of Old Tree


turntable & record

turntable & Record


crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture


desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes


cloudy blue sky through bright green leaves

Cloudy Blue Sky Through Bright Green Leaves


thai temple rooftop

Thai Temple Rooftop


natures defence

Natures Defence


crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture


cube structure abstract architecture

Cube Structure Abstract Architecture


autumn leaves on tree canopy

Autumn Leaves On Tree Canopy


sesame seeds on challah bread texture

Sesame Seeds On Challah Bread Texture


knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk


rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture


icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches


hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up


single window in large brick wall

Single Window In Large Brick Wall


packing materials piled up on floor

Packing Materials Piled Up On Floor


boxes waiting for pickup

Boxes Waiting For Pickup


grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door


sewing spools

Sewing Spools


modern architecture patterns

Modern Architecture Patterns


light sneaks through cube structures in abstract art

Light Sneaks Through Cube Structures In Abstract Art


flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table


unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant


red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture


dark waves in the sea

Dark Waves In The Sea


office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns


wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up


portrait of boxes and packages

Portrait Of Boxes And Packages


sweet potato pile

Sweet Potato Pile


wood or rock?

Wood Or Rock?


person in boots standing in leaves and water

Person In Boots Standing In Leaves And Water


light and cubes modern abstract structure

Light And Cubes Modern Abstract Structure


dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture


icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture


layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue


aged barn

Aged Barn


rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water


black and white knotted wood

Black And White Knotted Wood


red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree


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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.