Top 14 Neutral Background Images of 2021

The say­ing “less is more” applies to pho­tog­ra­phy just as much as every­thing else in life. Neu­tral back­ground images can be great for sit­u­a­tions where you want to cre­ate visu­al inter­est, but don’t want the pho­to in ques­tion to steal the par­ty. This is why ocean images are so pop­u­lar in busi­ness com­mu­ni­ca­tion. But look close­ly and you will see that neu­tral images are far from bland. In fact, they are often inter­est­ing enough to stand as works of art on their own. Browse any art muse­um and you will see neu­tral-look­ing works every­where. With that in mind we encour­age you to revis­it any pre­con­cep­tions about the mean­ing of “neu­tral” and browse our com­pi­la­tion below with an open mind.

Blue Ocean Photo by Manu-Schwendener

Blue Ocean Photo by Manu-Schwendener

Maybe it’s just us, but we could gaze at this neu­tral blue ocean image for hours. There is so much to see in this work!

 

Blue And Pink Sea by Harli-Marten

Blue And Pink Sea by Harli-Marten

Sun­sets may seem blaise among sea­soned pho­tog­ra­phers, but a good artist always sees some­thing new in the every­day. Such is the case with this blue and pink sea image by Harli-Martin.

 

White Flowers Photo by Kalle-Kortelainen

White Flowers Photo by Kalle-Kortelainen

These snowflakes look almost like white flow­ers— hence the name “white flow­ers.” This image is per­fect if you need a near­ly white back­ground pho­to but still want to pro­vide some lev­el of visu­al appeal.

 

Silhouette of Trees by Freestocks

Silhouette of Trees by Freestocks

Anoth­er gor­geous sun­set photo.

 

Time Lapsed Photography of Cumulus Clouds by Anthony-Cantin

Time Lapsed Photography of Cumulus Clouds by Anthony-Cantin

Blue skies and water pro­vide the per­fect tones for neu­tral back­grounds as you can see in this image of both.

 

Bird’s-Eye View Photography of Mountain by Carolinie-Cavalli

Bird's-Eye View Photography of Mountain by Carolinie-Cavalli

Pho­tog­ra­phers often use bright expo­sures and sun glare to wash out col­ors, cre­at­ing a more netur­al look.

 

Shallow Focus White Flowers by Aaron-Burden

Shallow Focus White Flowers by Aaron-Burden

 

White Staircase with Pink Background by Max-Ostrozhinskiy

White Staircase with Pink Background by Max-Ostrozhinskiy

Neu­tral images come in many col­ors besides blue.

 

Black Background Texture by Mike Jones

Black Background Texture by Mike Jones

Black is a neu­tral col­or, too.

 

Underwater Photography of Water Bubbles by Sime-Basioli

Underwater Photography of Water Bubbles by Sime-Basioli

Water drops and bokeh are also com­mon ways to enhance a neu­tral look in a photo.

 

Pink, Yellow, And Purple Cloudy Sky by Ferdinand-Stohr

Pink, Yellow, And Purple Cloudy Sky by Ferdinand-Stohr

We love the pur­ple hues of this pho­to by Ferdinand-Stohr.

 

Flowers Beside Yellow Wall by Mona-Eendra

Flowers Beside Yellow Wall by Mona-Eendra

Abstract gra­di­ents such as this rur­al wall make for per­fect neu­tral art.

 

Focused A Snow Flake by Aaron-Burden

Focused A Snow Flake by Aaron-Burden

Anoth­er snowflake image.

 

Calm Sea Water by Linda-Xu

Calm Sea Water by Linda-Xu

This pho­to by Lin­da-Xu is par­tic­u­lar­ly hyp­no­tiz­ing. One can look down and pon­der on the deep depths of the ocean. Or one can look up and explore the heav­ens of the earth.

 

Neutral backgrounds: Going beyond the ordinary

As you can see, neu­tral back­grounds take a vari­ety of forms. We also invite you to explore more images on Wun­der­stock– the images list­ed here are only a small part of our collection!

 

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