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.