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.

tree trunk closeup

Tree Trunk Closeup

blurry runner through farm field

Blurry Runner Through Farm Field

tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture

tissue with red light

Tissue With Red Light

macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

cube structure abstract architecture

Cube Structure Abstract Architecture

sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

single window in large brick wall

Single Window In Large Brick Wall

making a point

Making A Point

light sneaks through cube structures in abstract art

Light Sneaks Through Cube Structures In Abstract Art

straw hut roof

Straw Hut Roof

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture

carnival bottle game texture

Carnival Bottle Game Texture

office window pattern

Office Window Pattern

please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign

chain link fence in the city

Chain Link Fence In the City

flatlay of boxes surrounding table

Flatlay Of Boxes Surrounding Table

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

anytime sign on wall

Anytime Sign On Wall

mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture

pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up

green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light

pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture

mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

autumn leaves on tree canopy

Autumn Leaves On Tree Canopy

light and cubes modern abstract structure

Light And Cubes Modern Abstract Structure

fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door

old shingles

Old Shingles

ice cracks on a frozen sea

Ice Cracks On A Frozen Sea

thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass

sandy beach and person oceanside

Sandy Beach And Person Oceanside

close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries

packages ready to ship to customers

Packages Ready To Ship To Customers

texture of old tree

Texture Of Old Tree

tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves

modern architecture patterns

Modern Architecture Patterns

close up green leaf texture

Close Up Green Leaf Texture

angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves

tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk

modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation

squares on squares art

Squares On Squares Art

decorative brickwork

Decorative Brickwork

curves of modern architechture black and white

Curves Of Modern Architechture Black And White

portrait of boxes and packages

Portrait Of Boxes And Packages

ventilation texture

Ventilation Texture

facial tissue texture

Facial Tissue Texture

packing materials piled up on floor

Packing Materials Piled Up On Floor

racing track lanes textures

Racing Track Lanes Textures

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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.