We are almost halfway through 2019 and a lot of technological trends have started showing their true colors in terms of usability and scope. As we embark on arguably our most creative year yet, it is vital to embrace new ideas.
Here are our picks of the most stimulating digital design trends of 2019.
Bold Colors & Minimal Design
In the digital design industry, “less is more” has literally been the ruling maxim for years. This trend has continued for a major part of 2019 as well. The visuals have become uncluttered enhancing the content more and making it look extremely pleasant on smartphones and tablets. The massive change this trend has witnessed in itself is the usage of bold colors. Designers are making great use of the 70’s inspired palettes coupled with bright gradients and colors. Such unique color combinations help in smoothing fades and duotones.
After years of designs being 2D, 3D took over for all the right reasons. It literally breathes new life into the projects by embracing 3D elements. The benefit of 3D designs is that these are interactive and promotes engagement among the customers. There is a great expectation that this year, 3D will take over web pages as well as leverage AR and VR technologies to create a fascinating experience for the users and the businesses alike.
Gone are the days of framed finishes. This year has been all about free-flowing final products. The open finishes present a bigger picture of a beautiful piece of art. Elements create a glimpse of infinity, flying on and off the page with ease. Open compositions have the power to tap into the users’ imagination and stimulate curiosity. The concept gels well with 3D, flat designs, and others. It is more like thinking not outside the box but beyond that.
Realism with Flat Design
The laws of physics suggest that opposites do attract. The same rule applies in the digital design industry as well. When you combine two seemingly opposite trends, you open up a whole new world of opportunities with unorthodox dimensions. The combination of real-life objects and flat design can have changed the way digital designs used to be. The mix of solids, as they appear on 3D give a futuristic effect while the floating and flying elements add to this effect by completely changing the abstract aesthetic. This combination is very common in fashion photography but it is now slowly making its way to mainstream advertising.
Designers have become more realistic because of the pop culture pushing for authenticity and transparency. This shift in illustration and digital design style celebrates the imperfections in art. This is the reason why we have started to see more projects featuring stains of color, organic textures, freestyle doodles, and unique brush strokes. The eclectic trend has successfully driven the designers out of the bygone world of grid-based layouts toward a more practical and appealing approach. The raw and kinetic feel in eclectic designs.
Using objects from the internet is an old thing now and designers who still use this technique have no scope going forward. The changes in digital design trends require adoption and using your creativity to your good faith. That means the world is your canvas, your hands are your brush, and software like Adobe Capture, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop are your tools to transform your ideas into the digital world. What matters the most is how you use your creativity to produce digital designs that reflect the mentality of a larger audience and help them to create an association with the product or service you are promoting through designs.