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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wet orange and white paint filling frame

Wet Orange And White Paint Filling Frame


blue red pink and yellow paper fanned out

Blue Red Pink And Yellow Paper Fanned Out


a green triangle and an orange triangle on paper

A Green Triangle And An Orange Triangle On Paper


abstract image of colored paper in triangular shapes

Abstract Image Of Colored Paper In Triangular Shapes


curved rust colored natural walls

Curved Rust Colored Natural Walls


blades of tall arching lush green grass

Blades Of Tall Arching Lush Green Grass


close up texture of metal criss cross tread

Close Up Texture Of Metal Criss Cross Tread


brown wall lit up with a yellow light at top

Brown Wall Lit Up With A Yellow Light At Top


Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes

Close Up Of Wavy Orange Curving Sand Dunes


Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View

Landscape Of Sand Dunes With Photographer In View


Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape

Orange Sunset Over Wavy Sand Dune Landscape


Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water

Vibrant Sandy Hills Curve To Meet Still Orange Water


Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert

Landscape Of Sandy Wavy Texture In The Desert


Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs

Rolling Orange Sand With Scattered Shrubs


Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture

Hills Of Vibrant Orange Sand And Wavy Texture


Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints

Waves In Vibrant Orange Sand With Small Footprints


close up of soft pink flower petals

Close Up Of Soft Pink Flower Petals


close up of a painted cement wall with splashes of colour

Close Up Of A Painted Cement Wall With Splashes Of Colour


yellow petals covered in yellow bokeh light

Yellow Petals Covered In Yellow Bokeh Light


black background and green leaves of a plant

Black Background And Green Leaves Of A Plant


close up of a leaves texture with thick stem

Close Up Of A Leaves Texture With Thick Stem


large leaves of a green plant overlaid

Large Leaves Of A Green Plant Overlaid


photo of large deep green plant leaves

Photo Of Large Deep Green Plant Leaves


abstract image of paper in pink and blue stripes

Abstract Image Of Paper In Pink And Blue Stripes


abstract triangles of red orange and blue

Abstract Triangles Of Red Orange And Blue


abstract image of colored paper creating horizontal lines

Abstract Image Of Colored Paper Creating Horizontal Lines


abstract background of four colored triangles

Abstract Background Of Four Colored Triangles


yellow and blue patterned paper background

Yellow And Blue Patterned Paper Background


abstract image of three triangles of color

Abstract Image Of Three Triangles Of Color


yellow wall with lines and a white sign saying summer

Yellow Wall With Lines And A White Sign Saying Summer


yellow platforms and shapes with a white summer sign

Yellow Platforms And Shapes With A White Summer Sign


white sign says summer against a yellow curved wall

White Sign Says Summer Against A Yellow Curved Wall


building on an angle with colorful balcony walls

Building On An Angle With Colorful Balcony Walls


side of an angled building with balconies

Side Of An Angled Building With Balconies


look up to the exterior of a carved building

Look Up To The Exterior Of A Carved Building


side of a building with no windows and a fences shadow

Side Of A Building With No Windows And A Fences Shadow


side of white building with windows and black balconies

Side Of White Building With Windows And Black Balconies


abstract image of a ceiling with metal lines

Abstract Image Of A Ceiling With Metal Lines


red fabric illuminated by the sun

Red Fabric Illuminated By The Sun


blue and orange lines create a wavy pattern

Blue And Orange Lines Create A Wavy Pattern


abstract image of red white and orange lines curving together

Abstract Image Of Red White And Orange Lines Curving Together


abstract image of blue and orange lines curving

Abstract Image Of Blue And Orange Lines Curving


abstract image of orange lines

Abstract Image Of Orange Lines


triangle of round circles create a tree light shape

Triangle Of Round Circles Create A Tree Light Shape


colourful light creates bokeh

Colourful Light Creates Bokeh


triangle made of round circles

Triangle Made Of Round Circles


close up of bubbles in a pink glass

Close Up Of Bubbles In A Pink Glass


view of a rustic textured hillside

View Of A Rustic Textured Hillside


weathered wall with grass growing on cracks

Weathered Wall With Grass Growing On Cracks


close up of a red sauce and a wooden spoon

Close Up of A Red Sauce And A Wooden Spoon


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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.