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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macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight

interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece

blades of tall arching lush green grass

Blades Of Tall Arching Lush Green Grass

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms

cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light

dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand

tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean

water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf

flatlay of boxes surrounding table

Flatlay Of Boxes Surrounding Table

sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

white sign says summer against a yellow curved wall

White Sign Says Summer Against A Yellow Curved Wall

racing track lanes textures

Racing Track Lanes Textures

persons in blue jeans lays their hands on their thighs

Persons In Blue Jeans Lays Their Hands On Their Thighs

urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies

abstract photo of orange and green marbling

Abstract Photo Of Orange And Green Marbling

structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps

tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk

close up green leaf texture

Close Up Green Leaf Texture

sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread

white and blue marbling abstract view

White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture

pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens

puddle on a cobble street

Puddle On A Cobble Street

basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture

frozen tree

Frozen Tree

brown wall lit up with a yellow light at top

Brown Wall Lit Up With A Yellow Light At Top

sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

glass jar full of dried lemons

Glass Jar Full Of Dried Lemons

texture of bark on old tree

Texture Of Bark On Old Tree

tissue lit with red

Tissue Lit With Red

red white and blue marbling abstract view

Red White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

cozy light pink bed scene

Cozy Light Pink Bed Scene

colorful leaves fallen in autumn

Colorful Leaves Fallen In Autumn

cappuccino sits in coffee beans under a plant

Cappuccino Sits In Coffee Beans Under A Plant

pink and red marbling abstract view

Pink And Red Marbling Abstract View

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View

cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green

dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches

no parking sign on textured background

No Parking SIgn On Textured Background

chain link fence in the city

Chain Link Fence In the City

light reflecting on waves

Light Reflecting On Waves

close up of a painted cement wall with splashes of colour

Close Up Of A Painted Cement Wall With Splashes Of Colour

yellow and blue patterned paper background

Yellow And Blue Patterned Paper Background

packages ready to ship to customers

Packages Ready To Ship To Customers

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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.