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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stacked boxes in abstract art

Stacked Boxes In Abstract Art

yellow and blue patterned paper background

Yellow And Blue Patterned Paper Background

pink and red marbling abstract view

Pink And Red Marbling Abstract View

squares on squares art

Squares On Squares Art

abstract yellow light through wet glass

Abstract Yellow Light Through Wet Glass

unique brick texture

Unique Brick Texture

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

purple and white marbling abstract view

Purple And White Marbling Abstract View

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

brown wall lit up with a yellow light at top

Brown Wall Lit Up With A Yellow Light At Top

anytime sign on wall

Anytime Sign On Wall

no parking sign on textured background

No Parking SIgn On Textured Background

forest tree roots on path

Forest Tree Roots On Path

ventilation texture

Ventilation Texture

geometric ceiling

Geometric Ceiling

sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

silver and holiday horn

Silver And Holiday Horn

red fabric illuminated by the sun

Red Fabric Illuminated By The Sun

table half filled with packing peanuts

Table Half Filled With Packing Peanuts

sporadic lights trail pattern

Sporadic Lights Trail Pattern

aerial image of green forest treetops

Aerial Image of Green Forest Treetops

outdoor swimming pool with tall trees behind it

Outdoor Swimming Pool With Tall Trees Behind It

ant silhouette on green leaf

Ant Silhouette On Green Leaf

tall trees golden leaves

Tall Trees Golden Leaves

brown and white wood

Brown And White Wood

black and white view of abstract structure

Black And White View Of Abstract Structure

a close up of green wheat sheaf

A Close Up Of Green Wheat Sheaf

aged stone wall close up

Aged Stone Wall Close Up

yellow wall with lines and a white sign saying summer

Yellow Wall With Lines And A White Sign Saying Summer

close up of a painted cement wall with splashes of colour

Close Up Of A Painted Cement Wall With Splashes Of Colour

a person swimming lanes in outdoor pool by tall trees

A Person Swimming Lanes In Outdoor Pool By Tall Trees

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

dry rough rock face texture

Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

range of packages in different sizes

Range Of Packages In Different Sizes

smooth surface with droplets of water

Smooth Surface With Droplets of Water

abstract image of a ceiling with metal lines

Abstract Image Of A Ceiling With Metal Lines

flatlay of boxes on lower half of table

Flatlay Of Boxes On Lower Half Of Table

wet window with a tall building out of focus

Wet Window With A Tall Building Out Of Focus

maple leaves texture moody

Maple Leaves Texture Moody

pattern in snow

Pattern In Snow

purple and red marbling abstract view

Purple And Red Marbling Abstract View

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

texture of brown hay and other grasses

Texture Of Brown Hay And Other Grasses

ground covered by jagged rocks and boulders

Ground Covered By Jagged Rocks and Boulders

close up of two red cylinders on a reflective surface

Close Up Of Two Red Cylinders On A Reflective Surface

close up of water droplets on smooth surface

Close Up Of Water Droplets On Smooth Surface

weathered wall with grass growing on cracks

Weathered Wall With Grass Growing On Cracks

hands grip a thick wool blanket

Hands Grip A Thick Wool Blanket

rain drops on a car

Rain Drops On A Car

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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.