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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raw cacao beans

Raw Cacao Beans

illuminated paint brush on orange

Illuminated Paint Brush On Orange

sandy beach and person oceanside

Sandy Beach And Person Oceanside

bright green plant closeup

Bright Green Plant Closeup

glowing under water plant texture

Glowing Under Water Plant Texture

jelly beans pile

Jelly Beans Pile

vinyl record close up

Vinyl Record Close Up

coffee spelled in beans

Coffee Spelled In Beans

a flatlay of packages on white table

A Flatlay Of Packages On White Table

rolling hills and textures of red soil

Rolling Hills And Textures Of Red Soil

pink brick wall back alley wood pile

Pink Brick Wall Back Alley Wood Pile

wasp nest texture

Wasp Nest Texture

wall of succulents

Wall Of Succulents

boxes and packages arranged on background

Boxes And Packages Arranged On Background

decorative brickwork

Decorative Brickwork

brick cement wall

Brick Cement Wall

pine tree texture

Pine Tree Texture

single window in large brick wall

Single Window In Large Brick Wall

black and yellow ink cloud

Black And Yellow Ink Cloud

cube structure abstract architecture

Cube Structure Abstract Architecture

sewing machine needle angle view

Sewing Machine Needle Angle View

black and white knotted wood

Black And White Knotted Wood

glass blocks texture

Glass Blocks Texture

curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls

a green triangle and an orange triangle on paper

A Green Triangle And An Orange Triangle On Paper

different sized boxes on white background

Different Sized Boxes On White Background

chopped wood pile close up

Chopped Wood Pile Close Up

glass windows creating repeat pattern

Glass Windows Creating Repeat Pattern

striations in wood

Striations In Wood

cloudy blue sky through bright green leaves

Cloudy Blue Sky Through Bright Green Leaves

modern architecture patterns

Modern Architecture Patterns

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

light sneaks through cube structures in abstract art

Light Sneaks Through Cube Structures In Abstract Art

desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes

two different textures of sand

Two Different Textures Of Sand

red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture

unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant

guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up

packing materials piled up on floor

Packing Materials Piled Up On Floor

abstract image of colored paper in triangular shapes

Abstract Image Of Colored Paper In Triangular Shapes

grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door

crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture

waves moving through the ocean at dusk

Waves Moving Through The Ocean At Dusk

icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches

strands of light and color

Strands Of Light And Color

rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture

yellow petals covered in yellow bokeh light

Yellow Petals Covered In Yellow Bokeh Light

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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.