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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green leaf texture close up

Green Leaf Texture Close Up

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

pistachio nuts macro

Pistachio Nuts Macro

red mesh texture close up

Red Mesh Texture Close Up

window cleaners

Window Cleaners

window cleaners portrait

Window Cleaners Portrait

basketball court corner texture

Basketball Court Corner Texture

basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture

water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf

bright golden oil closeup texture

Bright Golden Oil Closeup Texture

black and white marble texture

Black And White Marble Texture

maroon sofa texture background

Maroon Sofa Texture Background

white copper and wood background

White Copper And Wood Background

velvet blue sofa texture

Velvet Blue Sofa Texture

jelly beans pile

Jelly Beans Pile

cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green

yellow flowers on picnic blanket

Yellow Flowers On Picnic Blanket

wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up

sesame seeds on challah bread texture

Sesame Seeds On Challah Bread Texture

tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture

rose pedals framing white surface

Rose Pedals Framing White Surface

sewing crafts on texture

Sewing Crafts On Texture

paint and brush

Paint And Brush

crafting flatlay on texture

Crafting Flatlay On Texture

green flowers on white texture

Green Flowers On White Texture

urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies

crumbling wall texture

Crumbling Wall Texture

carnival bottle game texture

Carnival Bottle Game Texture

earth written in dirt

Earth Written In Dirt

earth day written in dirt

Earth Day Written In Dirt

wasp nest texture

Wasp Nest Texture

spring in dirt with flower pedals

Spring In Dirt With Flower Pedals

pink tulips on wood texture

Pink Tulips On Wood Texture

fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture

tissue with red light

Tissue With Red Light

tissue lit with red

Tissue Lit With Red

pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture

layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue

facial tissue texture

Facial Tissue Texture

white tile corner textures

White Tile Corner Textures

thai temple rooftop

Thai Temple Rooftop

bamboo with engravings

Bamboo With Engravings

wood wall and bamboo bundle reflection

Wood Wall And Bamboo Bundle Reflection

rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water

white tile corner texture

White Tile Corner Texture

white bathroom tile texture

White Bathroom Tile Texture

chestnuts texture

Chestnuts Texture

unique cactus plant

Unique Cactus Plant

yellow tin roof texture

Yellow Tin Roof Texture

white graffiti doors

White Graffiti Doors

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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.