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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hands reach high in a sunflower field

Hands Reach High In A Sunflower Field

spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones

knot in tree trunk

Knot In Tree Trunk

icy pond texture

Icy Pond Texture

dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture

indian rupees texture background

Indian Rupees Texture Background

flatlay of boxes on left side of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Left Side Of Table

purple and red marbling abstract view

Purple And Red Marbling Abstract View

a person swimming lanes in outdoor pool by tall trees

A Person Swimming Lanes In Outdoor Pool By Tall Trees

hay bail close up

Hay Bail Close Up

wicker picnic basket weave close up

Wicker Picnic Basket Weave Close Up

sewing spools

Sewing Spools

smooth surface with droplets of water

Smooth Surface With Droplets of Water

wet window with a tall building out of focus

Wet Window With A Tall Building Out Of Focus

layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue

aerial photo of an outdoor ice rink with a single person on it

Aerial Photo Of An Outdoor Ice Rink With A Single Person On It

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries

outdoor swimming pool with tall trees behind it

Outdoor Swimming Pool With Tall Trees Behind It

close up of a worn barn exterior

Close Up Of A Worn Barn Exterior

wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves

triangle of round circles create a tree light shape

Triangle Of Round Circles Create A Tree Light Shape

water creates glass texture on city street

Water Creates Glass Texture On City Street

hands grip a thick wool blanket

Hands Grip A Thick Wool Blanket

office window pattern

Office Window Pattern

close up of water droplets on smooth surface

Close Up Of Water Droplets On Smooth Surface

silver and holiday horn

Silver And Holiday Horn

grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

yellow and blue patterned paper background

Yellow And Blue Patterned Paper Background

latte and dark roasted beans

Latte And Dark Roasted Beans

grey worn wood bends separating in the middle

Grey Worn Wood Bends Separating In The Middle

rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water

interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

aged barn

Aged Barn

macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture

hand holding up red paint brush

Hand Holding Up Red Paint Brush

tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean

tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture

evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture

green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light

dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand

raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms

flatlay of boxes surrounding table

Flatlay Of Boxes Surrounding Table

tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight

cozy light pink bed scene

Cozy Light Pink Bed Scene

building on an angle with colorful balcony walls

Building On An Angle With Colorful Balcony Walls

tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk

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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.