Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now
Design moves fast: minimalism one day, bright and busy the next.
Luckily, we have a team of reviewers who see hundreds of new items on Envato’s marketplaces every day, and they’re tapped in to latest trends in web design, code, video, and more. We asked them to share their insights for this month — here’s what they had to say.
1. Bold patterns
“I think 2017 is going to be about clean classic design,” said a reviewer on our GraphicRiver team. “Less wood and vintage, more bold geometry, warm bright colours and an emphasis on photos.”
2. Website templates with big typography and off-canvas navigation
According to our Themeforest team, there’s been an increate in website templates with large typography, big images, off-canvas navigation by default, and lots of white space. These two templates, Kaster and Younger Blogger, were cited as particularly well-designed examples.
3. Animation everything
GIFs might be old news by now, but animation isn’t. Instead, we’re seeing subtle animation pop up in every aspect of design. In anything they’re doing, designers seem to be thinking: can I add some animation to this?
- Shape Animation Logo
- Particle Reveal
- Spectacular Animated Presentation (pictured above, left)
- A Pitch Deck PowerPoint Presentation Template
- Success Powerpoint Bundle 2017 (pictured above, right)
4. High-quality mobile games
“The one thing I’ve been noticing is the influx of high quality mobile games,” a reviewer on CodeCanyon told us. “Most of them are built using multi-platform frameworks like Buildbox or Construct so they work on both iOS and Android. And they’re usually pretty cheap as well.”
5. Apple Motion
Apple’s motion graphics editing software, Apple Motion, is often overshadowed by programs like Adobe’s After Effects. But with recent updates, it’s a software we’re seeing rise in popularity lately. Here’s a few standout templates for Apple Motion users:
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6. Green, green, green
You’ve definitely heard that Greenery is the Pantone Color of the Year by now, right? Even if you’re not draping yourself in green-colored veils (like Beyonce), try refreshing your designs with green patterns and graphics.
This article was originally published on the Envato blog.