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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sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

table half filled with packing peanuts

Table Half Filled With Packing Peanuts

tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves

sporadic lights trail pattern

Sporadic Lights Trail Pattern

yellow and blue patterned paper background

Yellow And Blue Patterned Paper Background

persons in blue jeans lays their hands on their thighs

Persons In Blue Jeans Lays Their Hands On Their Thighs

close up texture of metal criss cross tread

Close Up Texture Of Metal Criss Cross Tread

brown and white wood

Brown And White Wood

white and blue marbling abstract view

White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

abstract photo of orange and green marbling

Abstract Photo Of Orange And Green Marbling

aged stone wall close up

Aged Stone Wall Close Up

black and white view of abstract structure

Black And White View Of Abstract Structure

white sign says summer against a yellow curved wall

White Sign Says Summer Against A Yellow Curved Wall

ant silhouette on green leaf

Ant Silhouette On Green Leaf

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

glass jar full of dried lemons

Glass Jar Full Of Dried Lemons

range of packages in different sizes

Range Of Packages In Different Sizes

a close up of green wheat sheaf

A Close Up Of Green Wheat Sheaf

blades of tall arching lush green grass

Blades Of Tall Arching Lush Green Grass

flatlay of boxes on lower half of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Lower Half Of Table

outdoor swimming pool with tall trees behind it

Outdoor Swimming Pool With Tall Trees Behind It

red white and blue marbling abstract view

Red White And Blue Marbling Abstract View

maple leaves texture moody

Maple Leaves Texture Moody

pattern in snow

Pattern In Snow

no parking sign on textured background

No Parking SIgn On Textured Background

ground covered by jagged rocks and boulders

Ground Covered By Jagged Rocks and Boulders

close up on pigeon feathers

Close Up On Pigeon Feathers

purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View

dry rough rock face texture

Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

rain drops on a car

Rain Drops On A Car

pink and red marbling abstract view

Pink And Red Marbling Abstract View

water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms

mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture

silver and holiday horn

Silver And Holiday Horn

making a point

Making A Point

white coffee cup and coffee beans

White Coffee Cup And Coffee Beans

blurry runner through farm field

Blurry Runner Through Farm Field

aged staples texture

Aged Staples Texture

vertical pumpkin pile

Vertical Pumpkin Pile

carnival bottle game texture

Carnival Bottle Game Texture

tissue with red light

Tissue With Red Light

green leaves on a red brick wall

Green Leaves On A Red Brick Wall

photo of black and pink shapes

Photo Of Black And Pink Shapes

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

autumn leaves aerial tree tops

Autumn Leaves Aerial Tree Tops

tree trunk closeup

Tree Trunk Closeup

straw hut roof

Straw Hut Roof

aerial image of green forest treetops

Aerial Image of Green Forest Treetops

aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn

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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.