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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desert cactus thorns

Desert Cactus Thorns

guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up

packing materials piled up on floor

Packing Materials Piled Up On Floor

desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes

strands of light and color

Strands Of Light And Color

red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture

grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood

unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant

abstract photo of red marbling into white

Abstract Photo Of Red Marbling Into White

abstract image of purple and blue marbling color

Abstract Image Of Purple And Blue Marbling Color

soft pink flower petals against white

Soft Pink Flower Petals Against White

crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture

icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches

rain drops on metal

Rain Drops On Metal

sweet potato pile

Sweet Potato Pile

mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture

rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture

turntable & record

turntable & Record

angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves

light and cubes modern abstract structure

Light And Cubes Modern Abstract Structure

portrait of boxes and packages

Portrait Of Boxes And Packages

boxes waiting for pickup

Boxes Waiting For Pickup

modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation

brown wall lit up with a yellow light at top

Brown Wall Lit Up With A Yellow Light At Top

crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture

white sign says summer against a yellow curved wall

White Sign Says Summer Against A Yellow Curved Wall

office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

white and blue marbling abstract view

White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

persons in blue jeans lays their hands on their thighs

Persons In Blue Jeans Lays Their Hands On Their Thighs

knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture

flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table

abstract photo of orange and green marbling

Abstract Photo Of Orange And Green Marbling

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture

close up of a painted cement wall with splashes of colour

Close Up Of A Painted Cement Wall With Splashes Of Colour

red white and blue marbling abstract view

Red White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up

spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones

indian rupees texture background

Indian Rupees Texture Background

abstract white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder

stacked fire wood in pattern

Stacked Fire Wood In Pattern

sewing spools

Sewing Spools

glass jar full of dried lemons

Glass Jar Full Of Dried Lemons

hands reach high in a sunflower field

Hands Reach High In A Sunflower Field

wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up

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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.