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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layers of white tissue

Layers Of White Tissue

no parking sign on textured background

No Parking SIgn On Textured Background

purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View

close up on freshly washed blueberries

Close Up On Freshly Washed Blueberries

abstract image of a ceiling with metal lines

Abstract Image Of A Ceiling With Metal Lines

pink and red marbling abstract view

Pink And Red Marbling Abstract View

wall of thick, waxy leaves

Wall Of Thick, Waxy Leaves

grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

red fabric illuminated by the sun

Red Fabric Illuminated By The Sun

yellow wall with lines and a white sign saying summer

Yellow Wall With Lines And A White Sign Saying Summer

pistachio nuts texture

Pistachio Nuts Texture

close up of two red cylinders on a reflective surface

Close Up Of Two Red Cylinders On A Reflective Surface

rusted metal in water

Rusted Metal In Water

office window pattern

Office Window Pattern

texture of brown hay and other grasses

Texture Of Brown Hay And Other Grasses

frosty fall leaves on ground

Frosty Fall Leaves On Ground

aged barn

Aged Barn

smooth surface with droplets of water

Smooth Surface With Droplets of Water

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

interior modern architecture art piece

Interior Modern Architecture Art Piece

fallen wasp nest texture

Fallen Wasp Nest Texture

latte and dark roasted beans

Latte And Dark Roasted Beans

flatlay of boxes surrounding table

Flatlay Of Boxes Surrounding Table

macro green leaf texture

Macro Green Leaf Texture

tree bark texture

Tree Bark Texture

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

dense bamboo stand

Dense Bamboo Stand

tire tracks across the beach and deep blue ocean

Tire Tracks Across The Beach And Deep Blue Ocean

evergreen tree texture

Evergreen Tree Texture

raindrops on pink blossoms

Raindrops On Pink Blossoms

green leaf close up glowing in light

Green Leaf Close Up Glowing In Light

silver and holiday horn

Silver And Holiday Horn

tall bronze barrel below skylight

Tall Bronze Barrel Below Skylight

wet window with a tall building out of focus

Wet Window With A Tall Building Out Of Focus

cactus closeup

Cactus Closeup

yellow and blue patterned paper background

Yellow And Blue Patterned Paper Background

water droplets gather on large green leaf

Water Droplets Gather On Large Green Leaf

close up of water droplets on smooth surface

Close Up Of Water Droplets On Smooth Surface

hands grip a thick wool blanket

Hands Grip A Thick Wool Blanket

tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk

close up of a worn barn exterior

Close Up Of A Worn Barn Exterior

racing track lanes textures

Racing Track Lanes Textures

sewer grate in pavement

Sewer Grate In Pavement

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

hand holding up red paint brush

Hand Holding Up Red Paint Brush

close up green leaf texture

Close Up Green Leaf Texture

urban apartment balconies

Urban Apartment Balconies

pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens

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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.