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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chain link fence in the city

Chain Link Fence In the City

tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean

stacked boxes in abstract art

Stacked Boxes In Abstract Art

curves of modern architechture black and white

Curves Of Modern Architechture Black And White

wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves

packages ready to ship to customers

Packages Ready To Ship To Customers

sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

texture of bark on old tree

Texture Of Bark On Old Tree

tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves

ventilation texture

Ventilation Texture

making a point

Making A Point

close up on pigeon feathers

Close Up On Pigeon Feathers

squares on squares art

Squares On Squares Art

table half filled with packing peanuts

Table Half Filled With Packing Peanuts

colorful leaves fallen in autumn

Colorful Leaves Fallen In Autumn

black and white view of abstract structure

Black And White View Of Abstract Structure

brown boxes tied up in a bow

Brown Boxes Tied Up In A Bow

carnival bottle game texture

Carnival Bottle Game Texture

tissue with red light

Tissue With Red Light

blurry runner through farm field

Blurry Runner Through Farm Field

flatlay of boxes on lower half of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Lower Half Of Table

straw hut roof

Straw Hut Roof

tree trunk closeup

Tree Trunk Closeup

rain drops on a car

Rain Drops On A Car

aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn

jagged cliff rock texture

Jagged Cliff Rock Texture

aged staples texture

Aged Staples Texture

aged tree bark texture

Aged Tree Bark Texture

waves moving through the ocean at dusk

Waves Moving Through The Ocean At Dusk

forest tree roots on path

Forest Tree Roots On Path

green leaves on a red brick wall

Green Leaves On A Red Brick Wall

layered wood up close

Layered Wood Up Close

latte and dark roasted beans

Latte And Dark Roasted Beans

water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms

close up coffee bean texture

Close Up Coffee Bean Texture

geometric ceiling

Geometric Ceiling

ant silhouette on green leaf

Ant Silhouette On Green Leaf

ground covered by jagged rocks and boulders

Ground Covered By Jagged Rocks and Boulders

sporadic lights trail pattern

Sporadic Lights Trail Pattern

aged stone wall close up

Aged Stone Wall Close Up

macro photo of a veiny green leaf

Macro Photo Of A Veiny Green Leaf

pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture

thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass

packages held in the hand

Packages Held In The Hand

please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign

pencils on desk

Pencils On Desk

brown and white wood

Brown And White Wood

different packages ready to be shipped

Different Packages Ready To Be Shipped

pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

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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.