Design Elements - Texture

Texture is defined as the surface characteristics of a material that can be experienced through the sense of touch or the illusion of touch.


In visual images, actual textures can be used, such as cloth, boxes, small objects, and natural items.

This billboard in Indianapolis, Indiana, is made of discarded materials normally found in a junkyard.


Texture can be used to accent an area so that it becomes more dominant than another.

Which box is more dominant? What makes one box stand out from the others?


The last design element is color.