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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ground covered by jagged rocks and boulders

Ground Covered By Jagged Rocks and Boulders

water dripping down window as condensation forms

Water Dripping Down Window As Condensation Forms

aged staples texture

Aged Staples Texture

aged wood barn

Aged Wood Barn

maple leaves texture moody

Maple Leaves Texture Moody

autumn leaves aerial tree tops

Autumn Leaves Aerial Tree Tops

packages held in the hand

Packages Held In The Hand

range of packages in different sizes

Range Of Packages In Different Sizes

pine cone close up texture

Pine Cone Close Up Texture

glass windows creating repeat pattern

Glass Windows Creating Repeat Pattern

mushroom close up pile texture

Mushroom Close Up Pile Texture

hand holding up red paint brush

Hand Holding Up Red Paint Brush

gourds and pumpkins texture

Gourds And Pumpkins Texture

pencils on desk

Pencils On Desk

please pick up after your dog sign

Please Pick Up After Your Dog Sign

pattern in snow

Pattern In Snow

different packages ready to be shipped

Different Packages Ready To Be Shipped

strong cube structure in abstract art texture

Strong Cube Structure In Abstract Art Texture

thick curly grass

Thick Curly Grass

green piece of fabric with beaver patch sewn in place

Green Piece Of Fabric With Beaver Patch Sewn In Place

pinecone close up

Pinecone Close Up

white packing peanuts on table

White Packing Peanuts On table

seeds & pebbles

Seeds & Pebbles

white coffee cup and coffee beans

White Coffee Cup And Coffee Beans

fire exit park 6 feet from door

Fire Exit Park 6 Feet From Door

close up of packing materials

Close Up Of Packing Materials

mossy rooftop

Mossy Rooftop

old shingles

Old Shingles

two paddleboarders coming into shore

Two Paddleboarders Coming Into Shore

a close up of green wheat sheaf

A Close Up Of Green Wheat Sheaf

corn in husk at harvest

Corn In Husk At Harvest

grassy turf texture

Grassy Turf Texture

a close up of the bark on an old tree

A Close Up Of The Bark On An Old Tree

two different textures of sand

Two Different Textures Of Sand

race track texture

Race Track Texture

blue beaver patch sewn onto green fabric

Blue Beaver Patch Sewn Onto Green Fabric

shadows creating texture in soft beach sand

Shadows Creating Texture In Soft Beach Sand

blue terry cloth towel

Blue Terry Cloth Towel

bamboo stand with carving and color variations

Bamboo Stand With Carving And Color Variations

moody pine tree branches

Moody Pine Tree Branches

scattered coffee beans and milk

Scattered Coffee Beans And Milk

photo of black and pink shapes

Photo Of Black And Pink Shapes

a closeup view of large jagged mountain rocks cover the ground

A Closeup view Of Large Jagged Mountain Rocks Cover The Ground

dry rough rock face texture

Dry Rough Rock Face Texture

person in white dress walks through a sunflower field

Person In White Dress Walks Through A Sunflower Field

abstract yellow light through wet glass

Abstract Yellow Light Through Wet Glass

silver and holiday horn

Silver And Holiday Horn

icy layers of winter shoreline

Icy Layers Of Winter Shoreline

photographer frames their photo in a sunflower field

Photographer Frames Their Photo In A Sunflower Field

boxes and packages on white background

Boxes and Packages On White Background

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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.