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.

black and white knotted wood

Black And White Knotted Wood

structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps

straw hut roof

Straw Hut Roof

carnival bottle game texture

Carnival Bottle Game Texture

table half filled with packing peanuts

Table Half Filled With Packing Peanuts

tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves

ventilation texture

Ventilation Texture

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

black and white view of abstract structure

Black And White View Of Abstract Structure

please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign

pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up

fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door

strands of light and color

Strands Of Light And Color

pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture

thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass

water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

colorful leaves fallen in autumn

Colorful Leaves Fallen In Autumn

forest tree roots on path

Forest Tree Roots On Path

flatlay of boxes on lower half of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Lower Half Of Table

mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop

spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones

green leaves on a red brick wall

Green Leaves On A Red Brick Wall

old shingles

Old Shingles

texture of bark on old tree

Texture Of Bark On Old Tree

aged tree bark texture

Aged Tree Bark Texture

tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean

ground covered by jagged rocks and boulders

Ground Covered By Jagged Rocks and Boulders

striations in wood

Striations In Wood

close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood

pencils on desk

Pencils On Desk

packages held in the hand

Packages Held In The Hand

puddle on a cobble street

Puddle On A Cobble Street

brown boxes tied up in a bow

Brown Boxes Tied Up In A Bow

facial tissue texture

Facial Tissue Texture

rain drops on a car

Rain Drops On A Car

jagged cliff rock texture

Jagged Cliff Rock Texture

range of packages in different sizes

Range Of Packages In Different Sizes

layered wood up close

Layered Wood Up Close

grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture

strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture

different packages ready to be shipped

Different Packages Ready To Be Shipped

maple leaves texture moody

Maple Leaves Texture Moody

vertical pumpkin pile

Vertical Pumpkin Pile

mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture

rooftop growth

Rooftop Growth

dry palm tree trunk

Dry Palm Tree Trunk

ant silhouette on green leaf

Ant Silhouette On Green Leaf

corn in husk at harvest

Corn In Husk At Harvest

moody pine tree branches

Moody Pine Tree Branches

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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.