2019 will see experimentation in design to continue, from bold colors to the abandonment of the grid. So seeing all of the great designs from this past year, here are 5 design trends I believe we should look out for.
It’s a trend that has established itself in recent years is still going strong in the new year. For instance, a mix of bold vivid colors, gradients, and duotones are expected to continue to make a pop! So, according to Shutter Stock, the fastest growing colors are “UFO Green”, “Plastic Pink” and “Proton Purple” and the Pantone color of the year is “Living Coral”.
Typography will take a more active role, bigger, and bolder — typography will be integrated as a design element in print, and on screen. Here is a fun example of typography integrated as a design element.
Dream-like, flowing, glitch effects, or metallic in typography and image design will make a statement— achieving a futuristic, immersive, and interesting feel. Here are a couple great Nike ads that use dream-like and futuristic glitch. Pinterest even added this lucid feel to their most popular decor trends for 2019.
Asymmetrical + Open Compositions
Symmetry is more comfortable than asymmetry. However, you’ll see designers are abandoning template designs and embrace the freedom of experimenting with layouts and websites that don’t follow a grid. In addition, they will still create an engaging and coherent design. For instance, here are a couple of great examples.
The New Stock Photo
The Overly polished or staged stock images are not exciting to consumers. So we will see a shift in images that look raw and a little unpolished; shot on a cell phone or point and shoot camera, bringing in a sense of authenticity. Furthermore, Pexels.com and unsplash.com