Although it will be a while before we all start exchanging season’s greetings, it’s never too early to begin designing and planning your Christmas product range. With that in mind, let us take you through our predictions for the most popular Christmas design trends for 2014.
Pantone’s colour of 2013 isn’t out for the count yet; this little gem is still popping up everywhere. If you plan on incorporating this into your designs, we recommend using a lot of tones of green with emerald as the signature, or making it pop with clashing purple accents.
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If you’re hoping to give your Christmas designs real contemporary appeal, you might want to think about tossing a few woodland animals into the mix. Not literally, of course. Birds of all kinds will be a high flying trend this Christmas, but nothing trumps the owl for festive feels. Foxes are another popular critter for Christmas designs, although nothing can quite overthrow the popularity of the reindeer.
At a time of year when it becomes tempting to go back to the same colour palettes again and again, cool, bold patterns are one of the best ways to keep designs fresh yet traditional. This year, we’re particularly excited about geometric patterns, chevrons and clashing prints in complementary colour palettes.
Mix ‘n’ match typography
This particular trend has taken hold of the design world pretty hard this year, and—much like the popular Dean Martin song— it doesn’t show signs of stopping. Using lyrics from Christmas carols or popular seasonal sayings in complementary, mix ‘n’ match fonts is a brilliant way to use this trend to your advantage.
If you’ve got any Christmas design trends wrapped up and hidden away in the closet, why not dole them out by leaving a comment in the box below?