Design Trends for 2019


There’s nothing like finishing off 2018 with everybody’s favourite phrase, where has the year gone? It’s true, this year has gone faster than most, and according to our parents the older you get the fast time goes…thanks dad! Well it’s time to say, out with the old and in with the new.

2018 has been the year of pineapples, sparkling wine and 80’s fashion, but in the design world, it has been filled with gradients, bold typography, GIF’s and Illustration (Yay). But what does 2019 have in store for us?

Design by  Anastasia Dunaeva
Design by  Levi Lowell

Design by Levi Lowell



Design is definitely spreading its wings as it’s set to fly its way into 2019. Floating elements are the hot trend of 2019. Not only do they look pretty fab, they are supposed to give the viewer a sense of freedom, think opening the door to another dimension!

Vivid colours

2019 will be bright! Vivid, futuristic colours are set to come in. You may just feel like you have stepped into a Beatles song!


2019 is going to be filled with shiny elements, think metallic, metal and all things iridescent. Look out for packaging containing metallic elements, not only do they look jazzy, but they give products a sense of luxury and exclusivity.


We all know typography and design go hand in hand, well on the typography front, 2019 is going to be big. Not only is typography bigger than ever, next year suggests type is going to play an even bigger part in the world of design, whether its shiny, metallic, floating or vivid, typography will be sat front and centre.


“To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatise, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry.”

–Paul Rand


Design by Kelly Anna


Design by Foxtrot Studios


Design by Mamba Studio



We live in a world where our attention span is now less than a goldfish. Our focus is being diminished by increased digital consumption. Heck, I have probably already lost your attention, so I’ll make this quick. It’s a very similar rule for design, it constantly changes to keep the attention of the viewer, we all get bored of seeing the same thing, so, just like everything in life, design has to come up with new exciting ways to keep you intrigued.


Notes to take away

  1. Typography is no longer lettering, it’s design in itself.

  2. You’re going start seeing a whole lot of metallics

  3. Floating elements are going to be setting the viewer free.

  4. In 2019, we are headed back to the sixties with fluorescent colours.

  5. We are all turning into goldfish.