8 Design Trends to Use in 2020

Sarah Miles
01/27/2020 0 Comment

Make sure your website is up to date with these top eight trends for 2020. Designs are constantly evolving, and these trends are just the beginning of what is to come this year.

  1. Dark mode

Dark backgrounds allow for a higher contrast ratio while reducing eye strain at the same time. For example, Twitter has begun offering users the ability to toggle between light and dark mode. Dark backgrounds improve the visibility of accent colors.

  1. Embracing imperfections

Hand-drawn elements included in websites allow for a personal and emotional aspect to any site. These personal graphics add a realness to web design that previously hasn’t been seen much. An example of this can be seen here.

  1. Immersive 3D elements

With the ability to create 3D elements at a more affordable price, more and more designers will incorporate these elements. 3D elements draw users in and can decrease the boundaries between digital and reality. An example of this can be seen here.

  1. Soft shadows and layers

Adding soft shadows or layers is a way of creating depth without the extremity of the 3D effect. The layers and shadows give the design contrast of normal flat design and can give it a lightweight feel. An example of this can be seen here.

  1. Mixing photography and graphics

If you feel like you have been unable to convey your message thoroughly, mixing photography and graphic elements can help. This versatile trend can be used to upgrade a basic photo or customize a stock photo. If your photos and graphics match your brand personality, this trend can help increase the impact of your images.

  1. White space frames

Though previous trends including full-bleed layouts, white space, and solid structures are having a moment in 2020. Clean framing increases the structure and stability of elements to be the center of attention. This helps to separate different elements on a page for clean and easy reading.

  1. Minimalist navigation

Minimalist navigation means less for the user to think about when moving around, which leads to more time spent immersed in the site and less time figuring out how to navigate it. Large scale images and videos with less text also increase the minimalistic approach. Less is more in this design trend.

  1. Luminous color schemes

Futuristic color palettes combined with dark mode allow for colors to contrast and pop. These colors, when used on a website, are visually appealing ad can make your users more intrigued and immersed in the page.

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