Previous studies have shown that texture regularity is adaptable, and have suggested that texture regularity might be coded by the peakedness of the underlying spatial frequency distribution. Here we demonstrate the related phenomenon of simultaneous regularity contrast (SRC), in which the perceived regularity of a central texture is influenced by the regularity of a surrounding texture. We presented center-surround arrangements of textures and measured the perceived regularity of the centre, using a centre-only comparison stimulus and a 2AFC procedure. From the resulting psychometric functions the SRC was measured as the difference between test and comparison regularity at the PSE (point of subjective equality). Observers generally exhibited asymmetric bidirectional SRC, in that more regular surrounds decreased the perceived regularity of the centre by between 20-40%, while less regular surrounds increased the perceived regularity of the centre by about 10%. Consistent with previous studies, a wavelet spatial frequency (SF) analysis of the stimuli revealed that their SF distributions became sharper with increased regularity, and therefore that distribution statistics such as kurtosis and SF bandwidth might be used to code regularity.