Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

Luckily, we have a team of reviewers who see hundreds of new items on ThemeKeeper’s marketplaces every day, and they’re tapped in to latest trends in web design, code, video, and more. We asked them to share their insights for this month – here’s what they had to say.

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

1. Bold patterns

“I think 2017 is going to be about clean classic design,” said a reviewer on our GraphicRiver team. “Less wood and vintage, more bold geometry, warm bright colours and an emphasis on photos.”

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

For a more subtle look, try decreasing the opacity on these patterns. Clockwise from top: geometric typeface, gradient geometric backgrounds, and geometric shapes photo effect templates.

2. Website templates with big typography and off-canvas navigation

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

According to our ThemeKeeper team, there’s been an increate in website templates with large typography, big images, off-canvas navigation by default, and lots of white space. These two templates, Kaster and Younger Blogger, were cited as particularly well-designed examples.

3. Animation everything

GIFs might be old news by now, but animation isn’t. Instead, we’re seeing subtle animation pop up in every aspect of design. In anything they’re doing, designers seem to be thinking: can I add some animation to this?

The answer seems to be yes – but should you? We’re fans of adding animation into PowerPoint templates and logo designs, but keep it within reason.

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

4. High-quality mobile games

“The one thing I’ve been noticing is the influx of high quality mobile games,” a reviewer on СodeHolder told us. “Most of them are built using multi-platform frameworks like Buildbox or Construct so they work on both iOS and Android. And they’re usually pretty cheap as well.”

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

Did you know – on СodeHolder, you can preview some of the games and play them online? Try your hand at: Raffle game, FlappyBot, Slot Machine the Fruits, Indiara and Skull Gold, Jumper, or BlackJack.

5. Apple Motion

Apple’s motion graphics editing software, Apple Motion, is often overshadowed by programs like Adobe’s After Effects. But with recent updates, it’s a software we’re seeing rise in popularity lately. Here’s a few standout templates for Apple Motion users:

Titles and lower thirds:

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

Opening sequences:

YouTube-ready:

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

6. Green, green, green

You’ve definitely heard that Greenery is the Pantone Color of the Year by now, right? Even if you’re not draping yourself in green-colored veils (like Beyonce), try refreshing your designs with green patterns and graphics.

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

Green Watercolor textures, volume 2

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

Watercolor foliage collection (left) and Pine Branches (right).

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

Floral seamless patterns (set of 6).

Bold, bright, animated, mobile: the top design trends right now

Read about more trends in design.