Graphic Design Trends for 2021

Nature-Inspired Design

For the last decade, the design trends that have slowly risen to the top were organic, softer and more natural. Nature-inspired designs that include natural lights, color schemes with natural gradients, soft, earthy shades as well as flowing lines are making a comeback. They go together with minimalism trends, muted color schemes, illustrations as well as color filters meant to produce natural ambiance and textures like wood and stone, among others. Though the signs were just around the corner, the big push just happened unexpectedly.

The present situation brought about by the pandemic has resulted to the people’s thirst for nature and this has been well-documented. Those who were never able to experience the outdoors suddenly try to look for excuses to go out. Others who have never been to a field before like to go for a picnic while individuals who used to frequent bars now long to stroll along a beach on their bare feet. Designers may like to set the scene and hype the trends but commercial designers will do so by reflecting the mood. When people can’t visit nature, designers will bring it to them.

Nature’s most important qualities suit every design, technique and commercial field. This is sort of a blessing and designers get their inspiration from a design trend that is desired by the people of 2021.

Optical Illusion Design

If the brain receives an image that is not the same as the one that designers perceive it to be like a trick of the eye, this is what they need to do. They should either leave and forget all about it or stare at it longer and try to work it out. When in doubt, they can go through the following featured designs and see the amount of time they need to look at each one.

As earlier discussed, a great design has the advantage of capturing the attention of viewers and keeping them longer on a website. Optical illusion design is the most effective way to do this and designers should make the most of this fashion in 2021. This would even be better if a brand has something to do with movement, spiritually and strangeness. Those who want their design to stand out and have the wow factor to let it be retained in the memory of viewers should consider using illusion design.

The longer you look the better. The longer the time spent on trying to fix it, the longer the time needed to work it out. It is the smart thing to do. It is the magical way to draw more viewers. Designers should take note, though. There is a right time and place for this. It is also not good to overthink or overcomplicate things. A design should be appropriate, and not overbearing and confusing. The illusion design should not take away the essence just to look wild.

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