Web Design has been jumping across voids every year. 2021 is no exception. Web design trends in 2021 will indicate the path that web designers will now follow in order to make our design dreams come true.
Innovating with web design trends in 2021, given the focus that it has on this planet, from some of the most brilliant minds on Earth, is still not an easy task. As of right now these are some of the web design trends that we are seeing and loving.
Photography – Graphics Mix: Superimposing Graphics on real photographs can create startling impressions, and can release the reins of the creative mind. Its versatility is extremely effective, not only to create charming collages, but also to communicate sophisticated and often abstract concepts like Technology, Space or Finance. Photographic or Graphic content can be inter-mixed to produce memorable visualizations of difficult ideas.
Color Schemes of Luminosity and Glow: Color schemes will become bolder in 2021, using Glow-in-the-dark neons combined with highly saturated colors, with deeper shadows to create a luminous feel that envelops an image.
Solid Framing of White Spaces: Framing the white space around websites is important to stress and identify the websites. Images without framing and parallax designs are often lost in the crowd of texts. Framing gives the website an opportunity to grab eyeballs from a fixed position on the page. It is like the framing of the white canvas background on a painting. 2021 will see greater use of white space framing to allow visuals to pop up and shine. This also helps to partition different parts of the page, and prioritize sections as planned.
Soft Shadows, Layers and Floating Elements: Depth is the focus of this 2021 trend. It is all about toning down 3D, and giving it a ‘3D Light’ look. This effect can not only add depth to graphics, but also to still photos and even text. In-fact, 2D layouts can also have depth impressions with Soft Drop Shadows and Layering elements over each-other. This removes the flatness of web designs, and adds elements of floating to them.
Immersive 3D Elements: Immersive 3D web designs can break down the visual boundaries between Digital Space and Reality. So far Immersive 3D required Space Technology Level equipment, but these barriers are now being removed rapidly. 2021 will definitely see practically Hyper-Realistic 3D occupying screen space, and immersing the visitor into this experience. Of course, VR (Virtual Reality) is gradually becoming the mainstream, as it gets cheaper, and will be the trend of the future. Until then, HR (Hyper Reality) 3D will have to do.
Adding Personality Through Imperfections: The special trend of 2021 lies in injecting emotion and humanity into websites. Impersonal graphics, even if perfect, are devoid of the human touch, for which in 2021 the trend is to add hand-drawn imperfections in the design elements. This gives web designs the soul that attracts visitors. Hand-drawn motifs not only inject reality and appeal, they can also be made into unique and stylized icons, which add to the brand value of the product advertised. In 2021, the trend will be for web designers to add more purposefully amateurish elements to increase the appeals of web design.
Ultra Minimalist Navigation: Precision will be the key for trends in 2021. Text will be reduced to a minimum and video with voice-over will combine to communicate the exact message.
Dark Mode: it is one the rules of classical painting that the Darker the Background, the more the Design Elements stand out. This is done when you create a high contrast ratio by using different colors. This is easier on the eyes, but still make colors and design elements pop up spectacularly. It is using visual ergonomics through reduction of eye strain. This realization dawned on designers almost by accident. It was found that Dark Themes were better for OLED Screens, because they not only saved power, but also extended the life of the screens. Dynamic Designs improvise the accent color visibility. This design concept fits in perfectly with the leading 2021 design trend that stresses dark, moody color schemes.