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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red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up

office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns

icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture

strands of light and color

Strands Of Light And Color

light and cubes modern abstract structure

Light And Cubes Modern Abstract Structure

waves moving through the ocean at dusk

Waves Moving Through The Ocean At Dusk

dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture

sewing spools

Sewing Spools

modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation

wet orange and white paint filling frame

Wet Orange And White Paint Filling Frame

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

close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood

glass windows creating repeat pattern

Glass Windows Creating Repeat Pattern

spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones

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

aged barn

Aged Barn

wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

soft pink flower petals against white

Soft Pink Flower Petals Against White

fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture

tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture

evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture

office window pattern

Office Window Pattern

cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup

tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight

raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms

two different textures of sand

Two Different Textures Of Sand

blue red pink and yellow paper fanned out

Blue Red Pink And Yellow Paper Fanned Out

macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece

hands reach high in a sunflower field

Hands Reach High In A Sunflower Field

green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

latte and dark roasted beans

Latte And Dark Roasted Beans

sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement

abstract white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder

tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean

water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf

flatlay of boxes surrounding table

Flatlay Of Boxes Surrounding Table

sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread

dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand

urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies

frozen tree

Frozen Tree

sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture

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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.