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.

frozen tree

Frozen Tree

cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup

pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens

organic green plant closeup

Organic Green Plant Closeup

sandy beach and person oceanside

Sandy Beach And Person Oceanside

modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation

flatlay of boxes surrounding table

Flatlay Of Boxes Surrounding Table

macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

office window pattern

Office Window Pattern

water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf

water falls like chandelier

Water Falls Like Chandelier

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

portrait of boxes and packages

Portrait Of Boxes And Packages

sweet potato pile

Sweet Potato Pile

tissue lit with red

Tissue Lit With Red

light reflecting on waves

Light Reflecting On Waves

cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green

green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light

close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries

tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture

mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture

angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves

basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture

unique brick texture

Unique Brick Texture

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

wood or rock?

Wood Or Rock?

rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water

close up on pigeon feathers

Close Up On Pigeon Feathers

chain link fence in the city

Chain Link Fence In the City

anytime sign on wall

Anytime Sign On Wall

close up green leaf texture

Close Up Green Leaf Texture

dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand

sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

indian rupees texture background

Indian Rupees Texture Background

blurry runner through farm field

Blurry Runner Through Farm Field

tissue with red light

Tissue With Red Light

packages ready to ship to customers

Packages Ready To Ship To Customers

aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn

stacked boxes in abstract art

Stacked Boxes In Abstract Art

aged staples texture

Aged Staples Texture

tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk

rain drops on metal

Rain Drops On Metal

racing track lanes textures

Racing Track Lanes Textures

making a point

Making A Point

large cluster of clothespins

Large Cluster Of Clothespins

interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece

curves of modern architechture black and white

Curves Of Modern Architechture Black And White

tree trunk closeup

Tree Trunk Closeup

fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture

squares on squares art

Squares On Squares Art

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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.