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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grimey red metal door texture

Grimey Red Metal Door Texture

autumn leaves on tree canopy

Autumn Leaves On Tree Canopy

circular hay bail texture

Circular Hay Bail Texture

abstract image of lime green and pink marbling

Abstract Image Of Lime Green And Pink Marbling

white tile corner texture

White Tile Corner Texture

blades of tall arching lush green grass

Blades Of Tall Arching Lush Green Grass

glowing under water plant texture

Glowing Under Water Plant Texture

black and yellow ink streams upwards

Black And Yellow Ink Streams Upwards

coffee written with beans

Coffee Written With Beans

sandy beach and person oceanside

Sandy Beach And Person Oceanside

black and yellow ink with red drop

Black And Yellow Ink With Red Drop

black and white knotted wood

Black And White Knotted Wood

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

yellow platforms and shapes with a white summer sign

Yellow Platforms And Shapes With A White Summer Sign

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

raw cacao beans

Raw Cacao Beans

earth written in dirt

Earth Written In Dirt

close up texture of metal criss cross tread

Close Up Texture Of Metal Criss Cross Tread

blue terry cloth towel

Blue Terry Cloth Towel

marbling of vibrant pink and purple colors

Marbling Of Vibrant Pink And Purple Colors

natures defence

Natures Defence

vinyl record close up

Vinyl Record Close Up

decorative brickwork

Decorative Brickwork

bright green plant closeup

Bright Green Plant Closeup

a flatlay of packages on white table

A Flatlay Of Packages On White Table

jelly beans pile

Jelly Beans Pile

boxes and packages arranged on background

Boxes And Packages Arranged On Background

coffee spelled in beans

Coffee Spelled In Beans

water texture of waves

Water Texture Of Waves

rolling hills and textures of red soil

Rolling Hills And Textures Of Red Soil

waves moving through the ocean at dusk

Waves Moving Through The Ocean At Dusk

brick cement wall

Brick Cement Wall

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

wasp nest texture

Wasp Nest Texture

striations in wood

Striations In Wood

abstract image of purple and blue marbling color

Abstract Image Of Purple And Blue Marbling Color

wall of succulents

Wall Of Succulents

cube structure abstract architecture

Cube Structure Abstract Architecture

pink brick wall back alley wood pile

Pink Brick Wall Back Alley Wood Pile

pine tree texture

Pine Tree Texture

abstract photo of red marbling into white

Abstract Photo Of Red Marbling Into White

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

single window in large brick wall

Single Window In Large Brick Wall

sewing machine needle angle view

Sewing Machine Needle Angle View

black and yellow ink cloud

Black And Yellow Ink Cloud

modern architecture patterns

Modern Architecture Patterns

brown wall lit up with a yellow light at top

Brown Wall Lit Up With A Yellow Light At Top

glass blocks texture

Glass Blocks Texture

soft pink flower petals against white

Soft Pink Flower Petals Against White

cloudy blue sky through bright green leaves

Cloudy Blue Sky Through Bright Green Leaves

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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.