Design Trends Wish List for 2019

We love design. We live it and breathe it every day, and we have strong opinions about it. So when it comes to analyzing design trends for 2019, we have two categories for our wish list: trends we hope to see more of and those we hope to never see again.

No More Hipster Websites

Our number one wish for 2019 is to see the trend of hipster websites fade away. What, exactly, is a “hipster” website? It’s a site with thin lines, thin fonts, and way too much white space. Don’t get us wrong, we love white space and believe it’s an important element in any good design. But you can have too much of a good thing. Our biggest beef with these websites is that everything tends to be the same visual weight. This homogenous look is unappealing and makes the page static rather than creating movement. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to turn a too-trendy hipster website into a well-balanced site with beautiful design. (We can help!)

Abstract over Literal

Our next wish is to see brands move away from literal icons and logos towards more abstract illustrations. Abstract designs are more unique and customized, and they suggest a greater sense of creativity. Literal icon packs, on the other hand, are convenient and can usually be downloaded in bulk for free. Too many businesses rely on these free resources and devalue their own brand in the process. If you’ve read our post, Website Templates vs. Custom Web Design, then you know our feelings about how eerily similar websites look these days…

Broken Grids

Our final wish for 2019 is for more websites to break the mold of rigid, boxy layouts. The Diace Designs website went through a major redesign last year. One of the biggest changes we made was using a broken grid layout for the new site. This new approach instantly revitalized the look and feel of our brand online, and we highly recommend it to any business that wants to give a modern edge to its brand.

What’s in store for your business design trends this year? Think you could benefit from making any of the changes we described above? If so, our team can help you make it happen. Use our contact form to share your wish list for the future. We’re ready when you are.


About Kara Franco
Kara writes copy that speaks. She has a knack for creating clear, compelling messages without wasting words. She is passionate about digital marketing and believes that copy is the cornerstone of user experience.

Copywriter + Content Strategist
Kara@diacedesigns.com