Top Three Visual Trends of 2019 from Behance

by The Behance Team

posted on 01-01-2020

At the end of every year, we love to pause and reflect on what the vibrant Behance community has accomplished. In 2019, you pushed creative boundaries, took risks, and evolved your style with every new project you’ve taken on. We’ve taken a look at some of the most appreciated projects on Behance and noticed three distinct visual trends across your favorite projects:

Trend #1: Retro Future

This year, retrofuturism was a visual trend that popped up time and again in some of the most-viewed projects on Behance, from ’30s-style vintage animation to ’80s neon and old-school graphic ad styles. These vintage inspired projects are not merely derivatives of past design trends, but an evolution of familiar and timeless motifs into fresh new mediums like digital illustration or photo compositing.

From left to right: work by jesus labarca, Violane & Jeremy, Gustavo Perg, wang 2mu.

Trend #2: Glossy & Chromatic

Glossy textures and chromatic gradients were all the rage in 2019, reflecting an increase in 3D and computer-generated art. This sleek new style plays with how light refracts and disperses across both real and generated objects, and works especially well when paired with motion graphics and bright animations.

From left to right: work by Crea Studio / Bruno Canales, Tendril / Zelig Sound, denfo,.

Trend #3: Peachy Pink Tones

Peachy pink was one of the most popular colors on Behance this year across nearly every creative field. These warm and optimistic colors may well be a reflection of Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year “Living Coral,” or perhaps a cheery take on the famed “Millennial Pink” that has trended for the past decade.

_From left to right: work by Leo Natsume, Mai Creative / Yes Open, _Jorsh Peña.

You can see the full moodboard of top 2019 projects on Behance here. We’re excited to see what new trends and styles you create in 2020!

Topics: Creativity