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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fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture

structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps

close up green leaf texture

Close Up Green Leaf Texture

stacked fire wood in pattern

Stacked Fire Wood In Pattern

racing track lanes textures

Racing Track Lanes Textures

tall forest trees from trunk

Tall Forest Trees From Trunk

pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens

water texture of waves

Water Texture Of Waves

dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches

texture of bark on old tree

Texture Of Bark On Old Tree

puddle on a cobble street

Puddle On A Cobble Street

tissue lit with red

Tissue Lit With Red

light reflecting on waves

Light Reflecting On Waves

cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green

close up of bubbles in a pink glass

Close Up Of Bubbles In A Pink Glass

blue terry cloth towel

Blue Terry Cloth Towel

chain link fence in the city

Chain Link Fence In the City

packages ready to ship to customers

Packages Ready To Ship To Customers

colorful leaves fallen in autumn

Colorful Leaves Fallen In Autumn

grey brick building front

Grey Brick Building Front

aged tree bark texture

Aged Tree Bark Texture

organic green plant closeup

Organic Green Plant Closeup

cappuccino sits in coffee beans under a plant

Cappuccino Sits In Coffee Beans Under A Plant

abstract image of paper in pink and blue stripes

Abstract Image Of Paper In Pink And Blue Stripes

jagged cliff rock texture

Jagged Cliff Rock Texture

cozy light pink bed scene

Cozy Light Pink Bed Scene

worn wood texture close up

Worn Wood Texture Close Up

layered wood up close

Layered Wood Up Close

large cluster of clothespins

Large Cluster Of Clothespins

a green triangle and an orange triangle on paper

A Green Triangle And An Orange Triangle On Paper

macro photo of a veiny green leaf

Macro Photo Of A Veiny Green Leaf

curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls

unique brick texture

Unique Brick Texture

yellow petals covered in yellow bokeh light

Yellow Petals Covered In Yellow Bokeh Light

brown boxes tied up in a bow

Brown Boxes Tied Up In A Bow

curves of modern architechture black and white

Curves Of Modern Architechture Black And White

squares on squares art

Squares On Squares Art

marbling of vibrant pink and purple colors

Marbling Of Vibrant Pink And Purple Colors

abstract image of lime green and pink marbling

Abstract Image Of Lime Green And Pink Marbling

anytime sign on wall

Anytime Sign On Wall

stacked boxes in abstract art

Stacked Boxes In Abstract Art

hand holding up red paint brush

Hand Holding Up Red Paint Brush

abstract image of colored paper in triangular shapes

Abstract Image Of Colored Paper In Triangular Shapes

forest tree roots on path

Forest Tree Roots On Path

yellow platforms and shapes with a white summer sign

Yellow Platforms And Shapes With A White Summer Sign

ventilation texture

Ventilation Texture

sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

geometric ceiling

Geometric Ceiling

tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves

table half filled with packing peanuts

Table Half Filled With Packing Peanuts

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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.