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.

interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece

racing track lanes textures

Racing Track Lanes Textures

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

stacked boxes in abstract art

Stacked Boxes In Abstract Art

water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms

fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture

indian rupees texture background

Indian Rupees Texture Background

rooftop growth

Rooftop Growth

melting chocolate bars

Melting Chocolate Bars

colorful leaves fallen in autumn

Colorful Leaves Fallen In Autumn

dry palm tree trunk

Dry Palm Tree Trunk

forest tree roots on path

Forest Tree Roots On Path

black and white view of abstract structure

Black And White View Of Abstract Structure

structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps

aged tree bark texture

Aged Tree Bark Texture

ground covered by jagged rocks and boulders

Ground Covered By Jagged Rocks and Boulders

pencils on desk

Pencils On Desk

dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand

grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture

flatlay of boxes on lower half of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Lower Half Of Table

maple leaves texture moody

Maple Leaves Texture Moody

large cluster of clothespins

Large Cluster Of Clothespins

jagged cliff rock texture

Jagged Cliff Rock Texture

silver and holiday horn

Silver And Holiday Horn

range of packages in different sizes

Range Of Packages In Different Sizes

green leaves on a red brick wall

Green Leaves On A Red Brick Wall

packages held in the hand

Packages Held In The Hand

texture of bark on old tree

Texture Of Bark On Old Tree

moody pine tree branches

Moody Pine Tree Branches

boxes and packages spread out

Boxes And Packages Spread Out

vertical pumpkin pile

Vertical Pumpkin Pile

autumn leaves aerial tree tops

Autumn Leaves Aerial Tree Tops

tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean

chopped wood pile close up

Chopped Wood Pile Close Up

table half filled with packing peanuts

Table Half Filled With Packing Peanuts

two paddleboarders coming into shore

Two Paddleboarders Coming Into Shore

wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves

mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture

strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture

race track texture

Race Track Texture

dock out into water

Dock Out Into Water

a closeup view of large jagged mountain rocks cover the ground

A Closeup view Of Large Jagged Mountain Rocks Cover The Ground

brown boxes tied up in a bow

Brown Boxes Tied Up In A Bow

ant silhouette on green leaf

Ant Silhouette On Green Leaf

shadows creating texture in soft beach sand

Shadows Creating Texture In Soft Beach Sand

close up of packing materials

Close Up Of Packing Materials

different packages ready to be shipped

Different Packages Ready To Be Shipped

close up of tree bark

Close Up Of Tree Bark

gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture

a close up of the bark on an old tree

A Close Up Of The Bark On An Old Tree

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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.