New year, new trends! Every now and then, design trends continue to grow. Sometimes, designers make use of the old trends to make something new. As people say, “everything old is new again”. Designers are predicting that 2018 will be the year of modernizing old trends. Others are also predicting that 2018 will be the peak of crazy and out of the box ideas that will surely blow your artistic minds away.
What are these awesome 2018 trends? Time to reveal the top 6!
1. Gradient/Color Transitions
Gradient colors, also known as color transitions, used to be the big trend. Flat designs, which reigned the digital world for a long time, slowly took gradient colors out of the spotlight. This year, gradient colors will have a big modern comeback.
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2. Hand-drawn and Custom Illustrations
This design trend has become popular over the years. Illustrations add personal touch to their designs, which brings out the uniqueness of each designer. These illustrations magically communicate with the audience with their intended message.
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3. Bold Colors
Bright and bold colors will be one of the hottest trends in 2018. It aims the design to pop and stand out from the rest of the designs.
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4. Creative and Bold Typography
This design trend has been going around for several years and it’s just about to reign. Creativity and imagination is the key to this design trend. The bigger and bolder the texts are, the better it gets! As sans-serif took over the design trends the past years, serif fonts are making its big comeback to the trend. Cropped typography, the art of taking out parts of the letters, and Chaotic typography, the art of following no rules to aligning the letters, are also the biggest trends recently, which will take over 2018 as well.
5. Inspired by 80’s and 90’s
From pastels to electric hues and striking abstract and geometric patterns, this design trend is a major comeback! With its retro look and fun colors, these designs bring a touch of nostalgia that gives visual excitement.
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