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.