Best Design Trends 2017

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All beginners and advanced designers, visual artists and HTML-coders use trends to get their most interesting and unique "Best of the Best Design In Trend 2016". Methods presented below satisfy Design Trends 2016 queries to create inspiration web site. Really important to fill your web or print page with colors that make You enjoy. From bright and vivid color palettes to creative typography, all fashion trends you will find here. Note that You need one, two, maximum, three methods used in one form. Avoid many of them become overused to make creative user-friendly websites, print materials, applications and more.

Material design.

Design world get a splash when Google in 2014 introduced its Alexandar Johnson to create a visual language of good design. Material design lives in our world that is responsive, natural, aware, and intentional.

  • Tactile Layers.

    The material is grounded in tactile reality. The fundamentals of light, surface, and movement are key to conveying how objects move, interact, and exist in space and in relation to each other.
  • Bold, graphic, intentional.

    The foundational elements of print-based design (typography, grids, space, scale, color) do far more than please the eye.
  • Motion with meaning.

    Motion is meaningful and appropriate, serving to focus attention and maintain continuity. Watch the video below that illustrates these principles.

Material Design In Print Style is flat 2D Design we assume that the layers are digital paper, then the “digital ink” would be like as stencile painted on these layers multiply. These methods used in traditional graphic design: posters, magazines, newspapers, packaging and so on.

Bright, Bold Colours.

Check our tips on selecting right bright color combinations for digital web design, material print design and accessories. Right colors play a huge role in web design. Bold and vibrant colors is trend in 2016 year. It's a part of Minimalistic Flat Style Design. To eliminate overhelming pairing bold colors with lighter, more neutral colors. Vibrant colors from fashion has a big influence on other styles of design like as interior design, art design, urban architecture, travel and nature. One of designer's law is properly picked trendy color palette have higher conversion rate. Choose one color that You like to use for main typography and furniture and accessories. Then fill your space with softer pseudo-neutral color. Open your vivid design with colors that make you happy. Choose colors that really speaks to your heart!

Vibrant Colors

Geometric Shapes.

You can make something really effective with a beautiful geometric pattern to create really dynamic and beautiful compositions. Geometric patterns when used correctly can be highly flexible, visually effective and in some cases, very functional. Geometric shapes can be strong, bold and striking design elements, so naturally they work fantastically in the world of logos. Heavy use of strong, often random geometric shapes may to be a primary design feature. Mixing flat pops of colours and sharp black and white patterns can help you create a sharp and effective contrast.

Try to get a balance of a colourful and busy pattern with simpler white elements. Experiment with shapes, colours and pixels of different sizes. Scale your pattern to create large or small blocks of colour or geometic shapes. Use a linear, sharp, geometric figured pattern or gradient-like patterns to create a creative and professional design. Pair strong patterns with vibrant or bold colors. Very creative way to pair patterns and images is split your picture into geometric frames.

Geometrical Shapes

Abstract Style with Minimalist Design.

Abstract art is definitely classic and has a great ability to set a mood. Abstract art creates a soft, modern setting when paired with organic forms. Abstract design includes endless pattern applications created from animal print, blotch, liberty-style, non-objective, polka-dot, gradation, airbrush, plaid design, camouflage, Art Nouveau, eccentric, geometric, bull's eye, irregural repeat, dotted-swiss, positive-negative, figure-ground patterns.

Designers are also beginning to incorporate animations into website designs using minimalism. Minimalist design can be identified by a framework that is simple in nature. Only necessary elements for functionality are included in the design. Minimalism is one of the design trends that just never gets old. The simplicity of it makes minimalism easy to incorporate into a number of other styles and trends. The style has an almost timelessness to it that makes designers keep coming back everytime. Minimalist designs often act with abstract image to balance each other. Them can pair very well. Details and space are design factors that really rule the aesthetic. In print design pairing the strong bold colour, minimal logotype and simple elements pattern is incredibly effective as element of recognisability to the branding. The minimalist style is so simple that users don’t have to think about it.

Minimalism in website, application and print design have a many benefits. Minimalist design will continue to take over website, app and print design. Focus and purpose designed around the content comes to making minimalism work at any environments, from responsive to print. How to create minimalist design? Start your project with a goal.And cut all not matched. How to achieve minimalism to minimalist web design? The best way is to reduce design to only the elements that are absolutely essential for it.

abstract design

Negative Space.

Negative space is the space that surrounds an object in a image. It can be in any color, it just doesn’t have any content. Negative space helps to define the boundaries of positive space and brings balance to a composition. Negative space and contrast in design used to entice the viewer’s participation in comparing various design components. Negative space (white space) is an important element in making website layouts and logos although it is very tricky to combine white space in designing but once you are able to do it, it is not something to be overlooked or avoided.

I very like this example of negative space in design. Leeds based designer Alexandar Johnson created this clever Moby Dick book cover for the classic tale Moby Dick. Including both the harpoon and the whale's tale, it's simple, striking and brilliantly unique.

Moby Dick

Creative agency 300million delivers work that is intelligent, looks good and gets results. A great example is The Guild of Food Writers' logo, the replacement of the pen's nib with a spoon shape creates a simple, clever and impactful logo.

food writers

"Modern" Retro Style Design.

Graphic design, and in fact, all the creative arts, are forever evolving. Retro modern design is coming back again with a vengeance. Modern retro gets its name from a style that’s very throwback, but not very far back. Retro means a style that is derived from the recent past. Retro is the shortened word for “retrospective” meaning “looking back”. “Modern” Retro is the latest design theme to put a contemporary twist on iconic oldies. One of the hottest design styles at the moment is the revival of vintage theme. Compared to modern design, retro is mostly a completely different realm, it has a large variety of benefits modern graphic designers often tend to overlook. The fact that each the retro design and the modern design have been around for a long period, the retro modern design visual identity is a relatively new development. To create a “Modern” Retro design, all you need to do is look to the first PC and video games, pixel art and of course, space themes for inspiration. Don’t be afraid to have some fun with color and use it in adventurous and exciting new ways. Mix and match, play with neon and don’t hold back. This is not a muted, color palette design style.

Modern Retro Design

Modular Layouts.

Modular design is rooted deep in design theory and has been used by a number of designers for a long time. It was popularized at various stages by newspaper designers as they created modules for the components of each story in that day’s edition of the paper. It's layouts built on modular or grid-like structures. Modular design is a technique where everything is built using a block grid pattern. In these designs each module is intended to flex based on the screen size. Modularity is the key to creating a flexible design systems. A modular system can be characterized by functional partitioning into discrete scalable, reusable modules, rigorous use of well-defined modular interfaces, and making use of industry standards for interfaces. In modular web design, pages looks similar, but the quality of created pages is still important.

Modular Design

Modular design trumps page driven design. This isn’t exactly a new approach, but the introduction of responsive web design has made it even more useful. In the website design landscape, modular design is a popular option because of the flexible nature of the modular grid. Modular is a popular website design trend because by dividing the space evenly it is easier to have the design adapt. Modular design falls in line with some other quite trendy elements. The first step is to get a handle on all the different building blocks your design is comprised of. If you want to really have your mind blown about ways to think and develop a modular grid, read Complex modular grid by Karl Gerstner.

Dramatic Typography.

With the rebirth of flat design and the popularity of minimalism, typography is taking a more central role in Web design. One defining feature of minimalist web designs is dramatic typography. Typography is being used for more than just legibility and readability (although that is still the primary purpose). The right use of typography is only one feature of minimalist design, so it is best to incorporate other elements like flat patterns and textures, a monochromatic color palette and the maximized used of negative space.

I would like to share with you a collection of Dramatic Typography Design Tricks for Inspiration or Creative Ideas. From print to web layouts, typography is the center piece of a good design and today we gathered a few examples of beautiful typeface combinations in web design to inspire You. The list of typography trends should provide an excellent starting point to reach dramatic typography with a lot of variants to choose or mix below. Keep minimalist site structures visually interesting. Use common sense when combining techniques!

  • Dramatic type. New trends in typography continue to emerge, from dramatic typography to urban fonts and the possible return of the serif thanks to higher resolution screens. Sometimes your typeface needs to convey feeling as much as meaning. Dramatic type demand the reader’s attention and direct it toward points of emphasis.
  • Decorative types (Script, Serif, Slab Serif, Hand-drawn, Artistic). Scripts are one of those traditional typefaces that have appeared in a variety of trendy reincarnations. Hand-drawn typeface is on the rise as a powerful yet versatile option, allowing it to be incorporated into designs, illustrations, custom graphics, advertising copy, and signage. Serif fonts are elegant, readable, and clean. The slab serif is a specific type of serif. Artistic fonts are designed solely for looks. Free Google Fonts is big for typography. In the past, designers may have had to be very selective with typefaces to customize typefaces.
  • Icon fonts. Icon fonts are a modern trend. Icon fonts coming up with a comprehensive range of icons that are scalable vectors. They are responsive enough to adapt to high resolutions and various screen sizes. Check free the complete set of 634 icons in Font Awesome Version 4.6.3
  • Watercolor. Watercolor typeface gives the impression of a fun-loving and light-hearted attitude.
  • Extreme size (big and small types with really difference). Text size is a means of controlling influence by the easest way. The smaller typeface usually calls for high contrast font colors with extremely thick strokes. The trend lately is going to extremes, both very large and very small. Don’t be afraid of different alignments, such as to the right or left, to avoid the “centered” crutch.
  • Retro. Retro fonts give life and soul to any typography design. Many of designers still try to romanticize the past via energetic retro type treatments from the type to the colors to the old classic. Good way to create a retro style typographic poster design with distressed textures and a muted colour scheme. Beautiful, retro ligatures and vintage typeface lead to specific mood.
  • All caps. All caps text with all the let­ters cap­i­tal­ized is best used for one line text or less. All caps is a typography that brings type to the forefront of your design. Caps works well on business cards and letterhead. Don't overhelmed by all caps! WORDS SET IN ALL CAPS LETTERS SEEM TO VISUALLY SHOUT.
  • Photo overlays. The days when images and text were two separate entities are over. As a web design technique, photo overlays owe some of the popularity to developments in CSS that make it easier to make this kind of text editable. Where the text appears on the image will impact both, and a designer must be sensitive about breakpoints on various devices.
  • Geometric design. It’s probably not accurate to say that geometric fonts are themselves on the rise, but they are certainly being swept up within other trends.
  • Creative use of fonts. As with other design elements, experimenting with text and typography can yield some great benefits if you’re up for the risk. Inventing your own creative usage is the best way to stand out.
  • Letterpress type effects. Letterpress printing is an old printing method that transfers ink from a press onto paper, essentially like a rubber stamp. Using the Appearance panel and graphic styles in Adobe Illustrator, you can quickly and consistently apply this letterpress effect to any editable text or vector object. Letterpress effect are now available to web designers using CSS. The letterpress effect is achieved by placing text on a contrasting, but not 100 percent contrast background color (i.e. not 100 percent black or 100 percent white), and then offsetting a text shadow with a color lighter than the background down and to the right and a darker drop shadow up and to the left. The offset should be only slight – one to three pixels depending on the text size – to avoid having the corners show a gap. Smaller type will not need any blur, but larger type may need a slight blur added to soften the effect slightly. Veneer Complete Family is a high resolution hand-crafted letterpress font that’s vintage and authentic with a touch of grunge.
  • Mixed and matched fonts. Mixing and matching fonts can be challenging, but using these tips can help to alleviate the stress associated with pairing them effectively. Color is another important consideration when pairing fonts. The colors should relate to one another in some concrete way; limiting the color scheme to a range of similar colors creates a sense of harmony. Finding a good combination of typeface is more than only good taste, it's an art...
  • Type customization. A custom typeface can have the same effect as creatively using simple type — better, even, considering the potential for furthering brand identity and character. Designing your own font system is a failsafe way to set yourself apart. Keep in mind: custom typeface must work across different browsers and devices.
  • Responsive typography. Responsive typography means that typefaces must be capable of shrinking or expanding depending on the size of screen the viewer is using.

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Custom Illustrations.

Personalize your image to have your website color palette identity. Take photos that would reflect your spirit, don’t use pictures that all another use. Don't use picture just to fill the page, participants ignored images when they there was no purpose other than to fill the page with a visual. An image that have a story is more informative than just having a picture of unknown people smiling.


If you have not needed picture, take it from the stock database where you can find natural looking photos for your design.


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