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.