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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muscle bed at low tide

Muscle Bed At Low Tide

stadium risers and worn wooden bench seating

Stadium Risers And Worn Wooden Bench Seating

silver and holiday horn

Silver And Holiday Horn

japanese garden rock texture

Japanese Garden Rock Texture

chopped wood pile close up

Chopped Wood Pile Close Up

bamboo wall background

Bamboo Wall Background

ant silhouette on green leaf

Ant Silhouette On Green Leaf

angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves

angled beams of steel bridge

Angled Beams Of Steel Bridge

aged tree bark texture

Aged Tree Bark Texture

shadows creating texture in soft beach sand

Shadows Creating Texture In Soft Beach Sand

mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture

jagged cliff rock texture

Jagged Cliff Rock Texture

dry sunflower field texture

Dry Sunflower Field Texture

sunflower head texture close up

Sunflower Head Texture Close Up

dried sunflower field

Dried Sunflower Field

pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens

two paddleboarders coming into shore

Two Paddleboarders Coming Into Shore

dock out into water

Dock Out Into Water

moody pine tree branches

Moody Pine Tree Branches

racing track lanes textures

Racing Track Lanes Textures

race track texture

Race Track Texture

texture knob and synthesizer dials

Texture Knob And Synthesizer Dials

green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light

egg carton foam for soundproofing studio

Egg Carton Foam For Soundproofing Studio

deck and vines texture

Deck And Vines Texture

glowing under water plant texture

Glowing Under Water Plant Texture

maple leaves texture moody

Maple Leaves Texture Moody

queen anns lace texture

Queen Anns Lace Texture

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

forest tree roots on path

Forest Tree Roots On Path

anytime sign on wall

Anytime Sign On Wall

moody green vine wall texture

Moody Green Vine Wall Texture

ventilation texture

Ventilation Texture

office windows pattern

Office Windows Pattern

office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns

office window pattern

Office Window Pattern

tall trees reach for blue sky

Tall Trees Reach For Blue Sky

tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves

bright red and yellow summer flowers

Bright Red And Yellow Summer Flowers

raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms

light behind leaf close up

Light Behind Leaf Close Up

close up green leaf texture

Close Up Green Leaf Texture

wet green leaf texture

Wet Green Leaf Texture

macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

green leaf texture close up

Green Leaf Texture Close Up

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

pistachio nuts macro

Pistachio Nuts Macro

red mesh texture close up

Red Mesh Texture Close Up

window cleaners

Window Cleaners

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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.