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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maple leaves texture moody

Maple Leaves Texture Moody

mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture

stacked fire wood in pattern

Stacked Fire Wood In Pattern

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

abstract white marble and a ladder

Abstract White Marble And A Ladder

vertical pumpkin pile

Vertical Pumpkin Pile

pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up

fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door

range of packages in different sizes

Range Of Packages In Different Sizes

autumn leaves aerial tree tops

Autumn Leaves Aerial Tree Tops

mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop

strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture

old shingles

Old Shingles

soft pink flower petals against white

Soft Pink Flower Petals Against White

close up of packing materials

Close Up Of Packing Materials

white packing peanuts on table

White Packing Peanuts On table

cozy light pink bed scene

Cozy Light Pink Bed Scene

grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture

gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture

green piece of fabric with beaver patch sewn in place

Green Piece Of Fabric With Beaver Patch Sewn In Place

corn in husk at harvest

Corn In Husk At Harvest

pattern in snow

Pattern In Snow

race track texture

Race Track Texture

a close up of the bark on an old tree

A Close Up Of The Bark On An Old Tree

shadows creating texture in soft beach sand

Shadows Creating Texture In Soft Beach Sand

facial tissue texture

Facial Tissue Texture

a closeup view of large jagged mountain rocks cover the ground

A Closeup view Of Large Jagged Mountain Rocks Cover The Ground

bamboo stand with carving and color variations

Bamboo Stand With Carving And Color Variations

moody pine tree branches

Moody Pine Tree Branches

water texture of waves

Water Texture Of Waves

two paddleboarders coming into shore

Two Paddleboarders Coming Into Shore

boxes and packages on white background

Boxes and Packages On White Background

hand holding up red paint brush

Hand Holding Up Red Paint Brush

boxes and packages spread out

Boxes And Packages Spread Out

silver and holiday horn

Silver And Holiday Horn

blue beaver patch sewn onto green fabric

Blue Beaver Patch Sewn Onto Green Fabric

white coffee cup and coffee beans

White Coffee Cup And Coffee Beans

dry palm tree trunk

Dry Palm Tree Trunk

two piers on frozen sea

Two Piers On Frozen Sea

icy layers of winter shoreline

Icy Layers Of Winter Shoreline

rooftop growth

Rooftop Growth

a close up of green wheat sheaf

A Close Up Of Green Wheat Sheaf

tree bark texture close up

Tree Bark Texture Close Up

photographer frames their photo in a sunflower field

Photographer Frames Their Photo In A Sunflower Field

person in white dress walks through a sunflower field

Person In White Dress Walks Through A Sunflower Field

scattered coffee beans and milk

Scattered Coffee Beans And Milk

close up of tree bark

Close Up Of Tree Bark

abstract arcitechture plays with light

Abstract Arcitechture Plays With Light

dry tips on long slim leaves

Dry Tips On Long Slim Leaves

sandscape of badlands

Sandscape Of Badlands

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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.