Your friends might all be coming to your birthday party regardless of how well designed your invite is, but why not be a little extra and send all your friends a super cool invitation to get them all excited for the event? Let’s look at some of the recent design trends and how you can incorporate them in your birthday invite using Crello’s free templates!
The trend to use clean lines with no shading on a contrasting background reflects a larger movement towards minimalist and flat design, writes Meg Reid in her piece for 99designs. Line art will give your invite a handmade, sentimental feel that will fit perfectly with a simple, back-to-basics celebration:
It’s not just the movies that have been exploring futuristic topics in recent years. The trend has also been reflected in design by the growing use of geometric fonts. These cold, slightly surreal fonts fit well with the line design trend while being reasonably readable.
Here’s an invite template from Crello that features a geometric font – try using it to design your birthday invitation if your party theme is anything related to modernity, innovation or cutting edge advances in science or technology:
We wrote about the controlled chaos of deconstructivism ruling supreme this year in design in our May blog, now it’s time to bring that experimental vibe to your birthday invite. Use a cool deconstructed Crello design to add a controlled chaos vibe to your creation:
Another way to add intrigue to your invite is using the minimalist design trend of duotones. This simple way to enhance an image and add pizzazz has been taking the industry by the storm. Find the right template, add information about your celebration and download your design to share via email or social media!
Imagine how cool would it be to be tagged in a stunning invite like this one:
Pantone color of the year is Ultra Violet, so how about incorporating this hue into your invitation? Show you are keeping up with the trends by using the rich color in your birthday design. Choose a template with just a hint of ultra violet or go all out and pick one with a dominating violet background.
You can use Ultra Violet to color your design’s font or background. Select the background of your template and delete it. Then go to Bckground > Colors and select one. This is how we did it in this simple design:
This light and sweet trend has being going as strong as ever with more people seeking an escape from the uncertainty of everyday life and depressing news cycles. Light and bubbly, pastels have been bringing refreshing spirit of carefree fun to even the most mundane household items and will make even the simplest invitation look a little flirty:
Bright & Bold
Wrapping up our design trends-inspired guide is the bold and bright trend. As a response to minimalist black and white palettes and subdued designs, this loud style makes for a perfect backdrop of your seriously ambitious birthday party invitation! Highlight the dynamic vitality of your get-together with contrasting colors and flashy fonts:
Whew, hasn’t this been quite a ride? In our guide through using Crello templates to reflect latest design trends in your birthday invitations we’ve gone from simple and basic to bold to minimalist and back to bold. Now, pick a Crello template that reflects one of the latest design trends (that still lets your personality shine through) and design that cool invite!
And we know your invite doesn’t have to be all stylish and chic, like a page of a fashion magazine, but why can’t it be? You can even create several invites for each group of your invitees to highlight various aspects of upcoming festivities or target different categories of your guests. Your Crello subscription includes unlimited number of templates, anyway 😉
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