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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wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up

modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture

layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue

strands of light and color

Strands Of Light And Color

striations in wood

Striations In Wood

rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water

angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves

aged barn

Aged Barn

rain drops on metal

Rain Drops On Metal

indian rupees texture background

Indian Rupees Texture Background

grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture

fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture

close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries

tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight

evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture

close up coffee bean texture

Close Up Coffee Bean Texture

raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms

office window pattern

Office Window Pattern

sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement

tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture

macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies

flatlay of boxes surrounding table

Flatlay Of Boxes Surrounding Table

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf

green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light

sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread

interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece

close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood

dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand

waves moving through the ocean at dusk

Waves Moving Through The Ocean At Dusk

sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves

fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture

dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches

basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture

frozen tree

Frozen Tree

cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green

cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup

pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens

puddle on a cobble street

Puddle On A Cobble Street

tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean

close up green leaf texture

Close Up Green Leaf Texture

tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk

structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps

organic green plant closeup

Organic Green Plant Closeup

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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.