With 2018 behind us and 2019 on full steam ahead, we have decided to predict some graphic design trends for 2019! We think this year will be the year of the future with ‘out of the box’ designs pushing the boundaries of reality and colour.
1. Bright and vivid colours & gradients
With TV and computer screens increasing in quality and resolution, and the ability for a bigger spectrum of colour to be used in a brighter more visual way, businesses are starting to choose more vivid colours in their branding, adverts and designs-just like this Apple ad for the new iPad Pro. The aim is to stop the readers in their tracks and take note of what is being shown, making the users look into the design for longer. Bright colours and gradients are relevant to this day, and we believe that this trend will continue for a long time with increasingly noticeable gradients in bright colour combinations.
Minimalism in design has typically been a white background with a minimal colour palette, which gives a subtle, clinical feel. Minimalism continues to show everything in its place, without confusion – even the mind feels more relaxed and ready to concentrate. Minimalism will continue to be popular, waiting for more purity in 2019.
3. Custom 3D graphics
This year, 3D design will shift up a gear! Now the influence of 3D design is noticeable in many branches of design and we predict that 3D design will evolve at a faster rate in the near future. We also predict it will be seen a lot more on web, as well as in advertising campaigns.
4. Colourful illustrations
These have come to life over the past few months with designers using them in many different ways. These illustrations use simple shapes and a limited but vibrant colour palette to represent figures, where the proportions may be messed with to create a futuristic and sometimes surreal image. Again, we predict these to take off within website design, especially for use where images just don’t quite cut the mustard.
5. Dark themes (Mohave style)
After ‘dark style’ Mac OS was finally released last year, we’re predicting the world of web and apps will now be filled with darker user interfaces, as well as the possibility to switch between different themes, such as with Twitter and its night mode. We feel that allowing interface customisation by the user is the future of app development. It’s great to have the possibility to customise and personalise what you use!
6. Isometric graphics
Isometric projection is a method of representing 3D objects in two dimensions. Designers are now preferring isometry to show a complete composition. We are waiting out for the new super-creative isometries in 2019. Isometric designs create whole scenes in tiny little spaces. The illustration is clean and simple, but has a depth that flat design doesn’t. The area where this trend is heating up the most is with icons. Isometric icons have a lot more to them on web than flat design, better engaging users.
So, these are our predictions for 2019. We believe it will be the year of vibrant colour and detailed designs. But what are your predictions? Check back later in December and see if we were right!