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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turquoise brick wall with wires

Turquoise Brick Wall With Wires

turquoise brick wall texture

Turquoise Brick Wall Texture

rusty green tin graphitti wall

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall

rusty green tin graphitti wall texture

Rusty Green Tin Graphitti Wall Texture

run down building doors and windows

Run Down Building Doors And Windows

red brick wall wide texture

Red Brick Wall Wide Texture

purple brick wall covered in vines texture

Purple Brick Wall Covered In Vines Texture

please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign

pink wall with grey door

Pink Wall With Grey Door

pink paint peeling off brick wall texture

Pink Paint Peeling Off Brick Wall Texture

pink brick wall texture

Pink Brick Wall Texture

pink brick wall back alley wood pile

Pink Brick Wall Back Alley Wood Pile

pink and turquise wall with window and wire

Pink And Turquise Wall With Window And Wire

metal floor loading dock texture

Metal Floor Loading Dock Texture

grimey red metal door texture

Grimey Red Metal Door Texture

grimey green metal door texture

Grimey Green Metal Door Texture

grimey green garage door

Grimey Green Garage Door

grimey green garage door texture

Grimey Green Garage Door Texture

grey brick building front

Grey Brick Building Front

glass blocks texture

Glass Blocks Texture

fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door

dead leaves texture

Dead Leaves Texture

white sequins

White Sequins

clovers on a white woodgrain texture

Clovers On A White Woodgrain Texture

peeling paint wall texture

Peeling Paint Wall Texture

vertical sewing needle closeup

Vertical Sewing Needle Closeup

top down view of sewing

Top Down View Of Sewing

sicssors cutting fabric topdown

Sicssors Cutting Fabric Topdown

sewing tools knolling

Sewing Tools Knolling

sewing tools flatlay knolling

Sewing Tools Flatlay Knolling

sewing tools corner flatlay

Sewing Tools Corner Flatlay

colorful sewing threads on wall

Colorful Sewing Threads On Wall

sewing threads on wall

Sewing Threads On Wall

sewing supply jars

Sewing Supply Jars

sewing studio

Sewing Studio

sewing spools

Sewing Spools

sewing some fabric with machine

Sewing Some Fabric With Machine

sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread

sewing machine needle close up

Sewing Machine Needle Close Up

sewing machine needle angle view

Sewing Machine Needle Angle View

sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

sewing machine in use

Sewing Machine In Use

sewing flatlay

Sewing Flatlay

scissors cutting fabric straight on

Scissors Cutting Fabric Straight On

scissors cutting fabric

Scissors Cutting Fabric

records texture

Records Texture

person using sewing machine

Person Using Sewing Machine

hands sewing fabric

Hands Sewing Fabric

black fabric in sewing machine

Black Fabric In Sewing Machine

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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.