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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dry tips on long slim leaves

Dry Tips On Long Slim Leaves


tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk


shellfish bed at low tide

Shellfish Bed At Low Tide


sandy beach and person oceanside

Sandy Beach And Person Oceanside


muscles and barnacles close up

Muscles And Barnacles Close Up


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


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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.