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.

ant silhouette on green leaf

Ant Silhouette On Green Leaf

close up of tree bark

Close Up Of Tree Bark

gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture

wood or rock?

Wood Or Rock?

boxes and packages on white background

Boxes and Packages On White Background

abstract arcitechture plays with light

Abstract Arcitechture Plays With Light

fanned out rupees currency

Fanned Out Rupees Currency

sandscape of badlands

Sandscape Of Badlands

bamboo stand with carving and color variations

Bamboo Stand With Carving And Color Variations

white packing peanuts on table

White Packing Peanuts On table

brown and white wood

Brown And White Wood

window cleaners portrait

Window Cleaners Portrait

geometric ceiling

Geometric Ceiling

queen anns lace texture

Queen Anns Lace Texture

sandy hills with natural reds landscape

Sandy Hills With Natural Reds Landscape

pistachio nuts macro

Pistachio Nuts Macro

rolling shapes of red soil in badlands

Rolling Shapes Of Red Soil In Badlands

stadium risers and worn wooden bench seating

Stadium Risers And Worn Wooden Bench Seating

drone photography of badlands ontario

Drone Photography Of Badlands Ontario

window cleaners

Window Cleaners

close up of wood

Close Up Of Wood

two piers on frozen sea

Two Piers On Frozen Sea

leafy hedge spanning length of wall

Leafy Hedge Spanning Length Of Wall

packing peanuts on left of white table

Packing Peanuts On Left Of White Table

ornate brick building in blizzard

Ornate Brick Building In Blizzard

shellfish bed at low tide

Shellfish Bed At Low Tide

dry tips on long slim leaves

Dry Tips On Long Slim Leaves

green piece of fabric with beaver patch sewn in place

Green Piece Of Fabric With Beaver Patch Sewn In Place

dry sunflower field texture

Dry Sunflower Field Texture

brown and white boxes laid on table

Brown And White Boxes Laid On Table

icy layers of winter shoreline

Icy Layers Of Winter Shoreline

black and white knotted wood

Black And White Knotted Wood

sandy veins of ontario badlands

Sandy Veins Of Ontario Badlands

staples in urban pole texture close up

Staples In Urban Pole Texture Close Up

aerial view of frozen pier

Aerial View Of Frozen Pier

layered wood up close

Layered Wood Up Close

blue beaver patch sewn onto green fabric

Blue Beaver Patch Sewn Onto Green Fabric

dried sunflower field

Dried Sunflower Field

office building with geometric masonwork on snowy day

Office Building With Geometric Masonwork On Snowy Day

striations in wood

Striations In Wood

tree bark texture close up

Tree Bark Texture Close Up

packing peanuts laid on a table

Packing Peanuts Laid On A Table

muscle bed at low tide

Muscle Bed At Low Tide

spread of rounded stones

Spread Of Rounded Stones

packing peanuts on white table

Packing Peanuts On White Table

sunlight and shadows catch every indentation of walking path

Sunlight And Shadows Catch Every Indentation Of Walking Path

muscles and barnacles close up

Muscles And Barnacles Close Up

strands of light and color

Strands Of Light And Color

sporadic lights trail pattern

Sporadic Lights Trail Pattern

smoke break by the plaza

Smoke Break By The Plaza

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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.