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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water creates glass texture on city street

Water Creates Glass Texture On City Street

triangle of round circles create a tree light shape

Triangle Of Round Circles Create A Tree Light Shape

cappuccino sits in coffee beans under a plant

Cappuccino Sits In Coffee Beans Under A Plant

pine tree texture dark greens

Pine Tree Texture Dark Greens

structured art with cubes like steps

Structured Art With Cubes Like Steps

fresh berries close up texture

Fresh Berries Close Up Texture

cozy light pink bed scene

Cozy Light Pink Bed Scene

puddle on a cobble street

Puddle On A Cobble Street

sewing scissors cutting thread

Sewing Scissors Cutting Thread

texture of bark on old tree

Texture Of Bark On Old Tree

grey worn wood bends separating in the middle

Grey Worn Wood Bends Separating In The Middle

basketball court circle texture

Basketball Court Circle Texture

tissue lit with red

Tissue Lit With Red

colorful leaves fallen in autumn

Colorful Leaves Fallen In Autumn

outdoor swimming pool with tall trees behind it

Outdoor Swimming Pool With Tall Trees Behind It

frozen tree

Frozen Tree

sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

abstract yellow light through wet glass

Abstract Yellow Light Through Wet Glass

cactus close up in green

Cactus Close Up In Green

chain link fence in the city

Chain Link Fence In the City

jade face roller on a white cloth

Jade Face Roller On A White Cloth

aged tree bark texture

Aged Tree Bark Texture

dense snowy branches

Dense Snowy Branches

person in boots stand on crunchy fall leaves

Person In Boots Stand On Crunchy Fall Leaves

macro photo of a veiny green leaf

Macro Photo Of A Veiny Green Leaf

light reflecting on waves

Light Reflecting On Waves

building on an angle with colorful balcony walls

Building On An Angle With Colorful Balcony Walls

packages ready to ship to customers

Packages Ready To Ship To Customers

grey brick building front

Grey Brick Building Front

layered wood up close

Layered Wood Up Close

jagged cliff rock texture

Jagged Cliff Rock Texture

organic green plant closeup

Organic Green Plant Closeup

brown boxes tied up in a bow

Brown Boxes Tied Up In A Bow

look up to the exterior of a carved building

Look Up To The Exterior Of A Carved Building

dry rough rock face texture

Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

large cluster of clothespins

Large Cluster Of Clothespins

stacked boxes in abstract art

Stacked Boxes In Abstract Art

pattern in snow

Pattern In Snow

sporadic lights trail pattern

Sporadic Lights Trail Pattern

a close up of green wheat sheaf

A Close Up Of Green Wheat Sheaf

photo of black and pink shapes

Photo Of Black And Pink Shapes

squares on squares art

Squares On Squares Art

ventilation texture

Ventilation Texture

curves of modern architechture black and white

Curves Of Modern Architechture Black And White

geometric ceiling

Geometric Ceiling

ground covered by jagged rocks and boulders

Ground Covered By Jagged Rocks and Boulders

side of an angled building with balconies

Side Of An Angled Building With Balconies

wavy water creating pattern in swimming pool

Wavy Water Creating Pattern In Swimming Pool

unique brick texture

Unique Brick Texture

forest tree roots on path

Forest Tree Roots On Path

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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.