Design Trend Report: Fall 2021
Trends give us a hint of the underlying patterns inspiring creative professionals around the globe. As we’ve mentioned here before, design trends are meant to serve as starting points to kickstart your own creative process. A set of insights to spark a design that is still uniquely yours.
Inspire your perspective as we go over some of this Fall’s most popular design themes. A detailed overview of Cosmic Iris, our Color of the Season, is also available here. If you’d like to see these trends in action, check out our handpicked collections with fonts, graphics, photos, templates, and more assets featuring each theme.
The spirit of the Renaissance is alive and well in these bold graphic sets. Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures come to life surrounded by whimsical gradients and botanical motifs.
As forest nightlife awakens, so does fantasy. This trend is all about nature’s mysteries and that eerie, fairy tale ambiance. Picture moonlit tree branches, forest spirits, and owls howling at a distance.
Something magical is cooking. This theme features botanical concoctions prepared in cozy, bohemian spaces. An ideal mood for wellness and beauty brands leaning on natural ingredients.
Just like the 1920s marked the end of the 1918 influenza pandemic, the 2020s will see a radical revival of social life. As glamour and social events make a comeback, this aesthetic captures the much-missed joys of hosting, celebrating, and getting dressed up for an ocassion.
No need or desire for perfection: these simple, organic shapes represent nature without attempting realism. Details and shadows recede in favor of striking color palettes. Floral minimalism at its best.
At a time when screens and platforms invade our waking hours, here’s a trend that celebrates the Internet’s early days. Simpler times with unassuming interfaces that offered fewer best practices and more self-expression.
All things 2021 considered, space sounds like a great place to visit. As commercial space flights become a reality, many artists on Earth indulge in Galactic Escapism as a theme. Planet graphics, Sci-fi fonts, and celestial textures come together in dreamy compositions.
Cosmic Iris, our Color of the Season for fall 2021, is a perfect example of a space-inspired tone that’s making its way into design projects of all kinds.
What are you seeing more of?
Have any other trends caught your eye this season? Any other products you think would be a great fit for these collections? We’d love to hear! Share your findings in the comments section below.