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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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.