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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modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation


tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight


grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture


mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture


sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement


fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture


close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries


strands of light and color

Strands Of Light And Color


raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms


indian rupees texture background

Indian Rupees Texture Background


evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture


angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves


urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies


illuminated paint brush on orange

Illuminated Paint Brush On Orange


striations in wood

Striations In Wood


rain drops on metal

Rain Drops On Metal


macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture


sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread


pattern of colorful artistic building windows

Pattern Of Colorful Artistic Building Windows


office window pattern

Office Window Pattern


water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf


sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle


flatlay of boxes surrounding table

Flatlay Of Boxes Surrounding Table


frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground


tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture


green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light


dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches


basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture


dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand


pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens


organic green plant closeup

Organic Green Plant Closeup


frozen tree

Frozen Tree


fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture


cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup


pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture


spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones


puddle on a cobble street

Puddle On A Cobble Street


cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green


grey brick building front

Grey Brick Building Front


close up green leaf texture

Close Up Green Leaf Texture


close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood


tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk


interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece


light reflecting on waves

Light Reflecting On Waves


tissue lit with red

Tissue Lit With Red


structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps


tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean


racing track lanes textures

Racing Track Lanes Textures


large cluster of clothespins

Large Cluster Of Clothespins


wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves


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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.