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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grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door

abstract image of lime green and pink marbling

Abstract Image Of Lime Green And Pink Marbling

icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches

rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture

close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood

blue terry cloth towel

Blue Terry Cloth Towel

yellow platforms and shapes with a white summer sign

Yellow Platforms And Shapes With A White Summer Sign

turntable & record

turntable & Record

rain drops on metal

Rain Drops On Metal

portrait of boxes and packages

Portrait Of Boxes And Packages

water texture of waves

Water Texture Of Waves

mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture

boxes waiting for pickup

Boxes Waiting For Pickup

angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves

soft pink flower petals against white

Soft Pink Flower Petals Against White

sweet potato pile

Sweet Potato Pile

crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture

light and cubes modern abstract structure

Light And Cubes Modern Abstract Structure

modern architecture art installation

Modern Architecture Art Installation

knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk

marbling of vibrant pink and purple colors

Marbling Of Vibrant Pink And Purple Colors

office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table

close up texture of metal criss cross tread

Close Up Texture Of Metal Criss Cross Tread

icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture

hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up

dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture

blades of tall arching lush green grass

Blades Of Tall Arching Lush Green Grass

sewing spools

Sewing Spools

indian rupees texture background

Indian Rupees Texture Background

abstract image of purple and blue marbling color

Abstract Image Of Purple And Blue Marbling Color

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones

abstract photo of red marbling into white

Abstract Photo Of Red Marbling Into White

wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue

hands reach high in a sunflower field

Hands Reach High In A Sunflower Field

abstract white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder

stacked fire wood in pattern

Stacked Fire Wood In Pattern

grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture

close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries

white sign says summer against a yellow curved wall

White Sign Says Summer Against A Yellow Curved Wall

wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves

persons in blue jeans lays their hands on their thighs

Persons In Blue Jeans Lays Their Hands On Their Thighs

white and blue marbling abstract view

White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

abstract photo of orange and green marbling

Abstract Photo Of Orange And Green Marbling

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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.