Simplicity has been a growing trend in design for the last few years and shows no signs of slowing down. This year you’ll see more brands embrace whitespace with cleaner, more simplistic, and sophisticated designs. Simplicity in designs lets your branding shine and places an emphasis on typography and photography used.
Designs with Line Art Illustration
We got a taste of how illustration can impact design last year and can expect to find line art and colorful shapes take hold in 2019. Line art illustrations are incredibly versatile and lend themselves to all styles and design influences. Line art can transform a design to make it art deco, mid century, or any style you prefer. It can add a bold pop of color or a nod to another era, and an unexpected element to any design making it the perfect way to customize designs.
Designers are taking a step back from grid based designs this year and taking a new approach. The split from rigid linear designs allows for energy and movement in unexpected ways. Asymmetrical designs demand attention. They capture your attention and create interest, making you wonder where information or graphics might go next!
Bold typography makes an impact. Typography is integral to all kinds of design and designers are taking a new approach in 2019. Expect combinations of different font weights and styles, variations of vertical, diagonal, and horizontal orientation, and even scattered typography looks. We welcome a little postmodernism and disorder and can’t wait for all the ways it’ll surprise us in 2019.
A Splash of Living Coral
Living Coral is Pantone’s 2019 Color of the year, and you can expect to see it in design! Living coral is the perfect mix of pink and orange with a golden hue. According to Pantone, Living coral “embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.” You’ll see this shade pop up in branding, web design, print, and packaging this year.