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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different sized boxes on white background

Different Sized Boxes On White Background

white and blue marbling abstract view

White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

white sign says summer against a yellow curved wall

White Sign Says Summer Against A Yellow Curved Wall

abstract photo of orange and green marbling

Abstract Photo Of Orange And Green Marbling

packing materials piled up on floor

Packing Materials Piled Up On Floor

chopped wood pile close up

Chopped Wood Pile Close Up

thai temple rooftop

Thai Temple Rooftop

up close stone

Up Close Stone

persons in blue jeans lays their hands on their thighs

Persons In Blue Jeans Lays Their Hands On Their Thighs

light sneaks through cube structures in abstract art

Light Sneaks Through Cube Structures In Abstract Art

strands of light and color

Strands Of Light And Color

red white and blue marbling abstract view

Red White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

sesame seeds on challah bread texture

Sesame Seeds On Challah Bread Texture

guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up

close up of a painted cement wall with splashes of colour

Close Up Of A Painted Cement Wall With Splashes Of Colour

close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood

desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes

desert cactus thorns

Desert Cactus Thorns

rain drops on metal

Rain Drops On Metal

mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture

angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves

crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture

red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture

grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door

unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant

glass jar full of dried lemons

Glass Jar Full Of Dried Lemons

light and cubes modern abstract structure

Light And Cubes Modern Abstract Structure

icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches

sweet potato pile

Sweet Potato Pile

pink and red marbling abstract view

Pink And Red Marbling Abstract View

rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture

portrait of boxes and packages

Portrait Of Boxes And Packages

turntable & record

turntable & Record

purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View

boxes waiting for pickup

Boxes Waiting For Pickup

modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

abstract image of a ceiling with metal lines

Abstract Image Of A Ceiling With Metal Lines

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns

no parking sign on textured background

No Parking SIgn On Textured Background

red fabric illuminated by the sun

Red Fabric Illuminated By The Sun

close up of two red cylinders on a reflective surface

Close Up Of Two Red Cylinders On A Reflective Surface

texture of brown hay and other grasses

Texture Of Brown Hay And Other Grasses

abstract white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder

stacked fire wood in pattern

Stacked Fire Wood In Pattern

yellow wall with lines and a white sign saying summer

Yellow Wall With Lines And A White Sign Saying Summer

crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

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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.