Top 10 App Design Trends for 2021

Top 10 App Design Trends for 2021
27Dec, 2020

While increasing numbers of people are choosing to use their mobile devices over their laptops or PCs to surf the internet, they’re not just using the internet browser on their mobile devices either but using the specific apps. Did you know that mobile apps are expected to generate over $935 billion in revenue by 2023? Or that 21% of Millennials open an app 50+ times per day and 49% of people open an app 11+ times each day. So, with that in mind, the design of the app is imperative. As apps continue to develop, the designs become more advanced too, and here are the top ten mobile app design trends for 2021.

Fresh color palettes

2021 will see the usage of fresh color palettes and rather than basic colors you’ll see a new range of vibrant and energetic colors such as purples, blues, pinks, and neons. Color trends are always changing so this year is no different, it’s just the actual colors where you will notice a difference. It will make your phone look super cool too if you arrange your apps well.

Transparent and semi-transparent elements

Another new trend next year will be to experiment with transparency channels as it creates depth in what we see. Transparency also defines space, and creates a focal point as well as making the app extremely beautiful.

Dark mode

According to research, people spend at least four to six hours a day on their mobile phones. This not only drains the phone’s battery but also puts a strain on your eyes. You may have already noticed on YouTube, Instagram, and Whatsapp, that they have adopted a dark mode already. Next year there will be more designers and more apps doing this and then using neon and glowing gradients to pop up the elements on a dark background. It will be much easier on your eyes and look pretty cool too.

3D design

AR and VR technologies are becoming more popular and today and designers have come up with ways to combine them to create hyper-realistic 3D graphics for mobile apps. This will give users a more immersive experience and help them to feel engaged with the app.

Unique illustrations and animations

Designers are always thinking about ways to create unique animations and illustrations to make your mobile app design more memorable and interesting and 2021 will be no different. Look out for beautiful illustrations that will make your apps stand out.

Geometric and 3D shapes design

You might have seen Geometric shapes appearing when it comes to interior design and homewares lately and now, In 2021 you’ll find these shapes migrating to your apps too. You will see apps with soft, irregular shapes and simple and alluring designs and shapes.

New enhanced typography

Typography will be a big trend in 2021 as designers will want to create more eye-catching apps so that people who are used to rapid scrolling can read the statements. App designers will continue to use bold fonts to make titles and captions eye-catching and to add a sense of information.

Personalized Content Recommendations

Did you know that 80% of people are more likely to buy from a company that provides them with a personalized experience? An app will be successful if it offers users a good experience and as people are getting used to having personalized experiences from companies like Amazon which means they’ll begin to expect it elsewhere.

Face ID

Security is a must to protect the information on your devices and current phones are all coming with Face ID as a security option instead of pin numbers, passwords, or even fingerprint locks. As many of your apps store lots of personal information too, next year you’ll see apps following this trend and implementing Face ID so that you can access them. It adds that extra layer of security which will help you to relax in the knowledge that the information you’re keeping in your app is safe.

Blobs, organic and rounded shapes

As well as the geometric and 3D shapes, you’re also likely to see shapes that don’t really have a name such as ‘blobs’ and rounded shapes. These will not only give a more modern look but a techy vibe too.

Apps next year are going to be good, so make sure you get downloading them. If you see there’s an update available, get it. Also check out popular apps to see what you might be missing out and always check your favorite brands because if they don’t have an app yet, they just might in 2021.

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