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Christmas designs cracked: our top 4 design predictions for 2014

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.

 


Emerald green

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.

 


Woodland animals

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.

 

Bold patterns

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? 

 


Comments

melanie Green
11 Sep 2014 10:49
Robins! Robins are always popular and I sell them all year round but robin sales shoot up at Christmas I can't make enough... Also this year I've noticed miniature decorations are really popular, especially with people who don't have lots of space buts still want to celebrate!
David Brookes
12 Sep 2014 21:14
Love designing Christmas cards
Victoria
15 Sep 2014 11:17
This is a good reminder that I really need to start thinking about designing for Christmas! I'll never get tired of mixed typography so maybe that is the way to go!
Su Mwamba
07 Oct 2014 22:20
Really need to get my (Christmas-)thinking cap on - thanks for a nudge in the right direction!

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