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So Real, You Want to Touch It: Wood Backgrounds for Banners

Not all banners are created equal. They don't all have elaborate images or fancy typography, or even  a message. But one thing you can do is put a pretty awesome background on your banner. There's a couple of things you need to focus on to help you pick the best background: texture, relation to your business, and any text you're including. You don't want some dizzying checkerboard pattern with some text that no one can read, because they're too busy spinning from all the black and white checks.

But for today, we're going to take a look at some ideas for a wood background. :)

"Wooden" Banner Examples

Textures

Since it's autumn right now, it's pretty appropriate to check out these kinds of banner backgrounds. So, when it comes to textures and colors of wood, it goes hand in hand with what sort of type you are using as well.

A darker wood (such as the example above) would be better for lighter type. It also has more space for a coherent image, without over-powering the wood or making the whole piece look too busy

If something lighter is the texture you're going for, obviously use darker text. However, a lighter toned wood might seem too busy with a lot of text or images, so this would be more appropriate for something less text-heavy. You want the ruggedness to show through, and leave that "Earthy" feel.

Banners Related to your business

Let's say you are an environmental group. You've got a big fundraiser/charity event coming up and you want to accentuate your cause in all of your advertising. A wooden background would be the perfect example!

Wood not only gives that cliche "earthy" feel, but it also makes your event feel homey and comfortable.

Another example is if you have a store getting ready for an autumn/Thanksgiving sale. A wooden banner is reminiscent of family dining tables, picnics outdoors, or even the trees in autumn. With a wooden background, customers will immediately hone in on that Fall feel and be more likely to come check out what your sale is about.

For more examples and some great background downloads, check out this compilation article from SpeckyBoy magazine.

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