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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up close stone

Up Close Stone

thai temple rooftop

Thai Temple Rooftop

light sneaks through cube structures in abstract art

Light Sneaks Through Cube Structures In Abstract Art

soft pink flower petals against white

Soft Pink Flower Petals Against White

guinea pig fur close up

Guinea Pig Fur Close Up

brown wall lit up with a yellow light at top

Brown Wall Lit Up With A Yellow Light At Top

packing materials piled up on floor

Packing Materials Piled Up On Floor

sesame seeds on challah bread texture

Sesame Seeds On Challah Bread Texture

strands of light and color

Strands Of Light And Color

desert cactus thorns

Desert Cactus Thorns

white and blue marbling abstract view

White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

desert plant with spikes

Desert Plant With Spikes

close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood

white sign says summer against a yellow curved wall

White Sign Says Summer Against A Yellow Curved Wall

red curtain texture

Red Curtain Texture

grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door

crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture

rain drops on metal

Rain Drops On Metal

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant

abstract photo of orange and green marbling

Abstract Photo Of Orange And Green Marbling

icy tree branches

Icy Tree Branches

mountain trees green texture

Mountain Trees Green Texture

angled tree branches and green leaves

Angled Tree Branches And Green Leaves

persons in blue jeans lays their hands on their thighs

Persons In Blue Jeans Lays Their Hands On Their Thighs

sweet potato pile

Sweet Potato Pile

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

rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture

turntable & record

turntable & Record

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

glass jar full of dried lemons

Glass Jar Full Of Dried Lemons

red apples ripe on tree

Red Apples Ripe On Tree

office building window patterns

Office Building Window Patterns

crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture

pink and red marbling abstract view

Pink And Red Marbling Abstract View

knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk

stacked fire wood in pattern

Stacked Fire Wood In Pattern

icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture

abstract image of a ceiling with metal lines

Abstract Image Of A Ceiling With Metal Lines

hands reach high in a sunflower field

Hands Reach High In A Sunflower Field

flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table

no parking sign on textured background

No Parking SIgn On Textured Background

dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture

spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones

purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View

abstract white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder

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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.