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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glass windows creating repeat pattern

Glass Windows Creating Repeat Pattern


angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves


waves moving through the ocean at dusk

Waves Moving Through The Ocean At Dusk


mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture


red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree


office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns


icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture


flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table


hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up


light and cubes modern abstract structure

Light And Cubes Modern Abstract Structure


modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation


dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture


close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood


sewing spools

Sewing Spools


indian rupees texture background

Indian Rupees Texture Background


wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up


layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue


spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones


two different textures of sand

Two Different Textures Of Sand


soft pink flower petals against white

Soft Pink Flower Petals Against White


grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture


rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water


close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries


pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture


aged barn

Aged Barn


wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves


fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture


office window pattern

Office Window Pattern


tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture


tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight


cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup


evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture


hands reach high in a sunflower field

Hands Reach High In A Sunflower Field


close up of bubbles in a pink glass

Close Up Of Bubbles In A Pink Glass


abstract white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder


a green triangle and an orange triangle on paper

A Green Triangle And An Orange Triangle On Paper


raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms


curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls


macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture


green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light


latte and dark roasted beans

Latte And Dark Roasted Beans


frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground


interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece


blue terry cloth towel

Blue Terry Cloth Towel


water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf


tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean


water texture of waves

Water Texture Of Waves


sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement


abstract image of paper in pink and blue stripes

Abstract Image Of Paper In Pink And Blue Stripes


dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand


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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.