Would you like to know the hottest fashion, film, and homeware trends in 2023?

Understanding what consumers want is crucial for artists as it will enable us to create artwork that our clients will love and need.

We've put together a list of 10 top trends to watch in 2023 and whether you're a graphic designer, illustrator or video editor, these ideas will help create artwork that is on trend and sells well.

Let's dive in!

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The images we used for our trend blog were pulled from various online sources that captivated us, including talent designers, photographers, and painters. While we try to give them all the credit they deserve, sometimes we make mistakes or are unable to trace the source of the image. If you see anything we shouldn't have used or need proper crediting, please let us know, and we'll make it right ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Bold pink colours

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We will see a rise in the colour pink in fashion, film, and homewares. You can incorporate these colours in packaging, magazine layouts to advertising commercials!

Other than pink colour, we will see widespread use of neons, greens, yellows, blues and magenta!

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2. Retro art

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Retro art will continue to gain popularity, from 50s florals to 60s psychedelic patterns to 90s pop culture.
As a designer, try experimenting with eras that match your style instead of blindly following along.

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Check out the below tutorials to learn more about this trend! Be sure to check out our YouTube channel, where we have over 500 tutorials to help you create artwork like a pro!

3. Dark Cyber Punk Gothic

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Dark monochrome tones will re-emerge, thanks to popular film culture such as Wednesday! You can play around with grunge textures and dark monochrome patterns and have a darker web interface!

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Check out the below tutorials to learn more about this trend! Be sure to check out our YouTube channel, where we have over 500 tutorials to help you create artwork like a pro!

4. Psychedelic / dopamine/ maximalist

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This trend is all about vibrant colours, playful patterns, and having fun. We will expect to see a mash-up of colours, distorted type to use wacky geometric shapes. However, this style will appeal to some, it can be very noisy, chaotic, and hard to pull off as a designer!

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Check out the below tutorials to learn more about this trend! Be sure to check out our YouTube channel, where we have over 500 tutorials to help you create artwork like a pro!

5. Calming moods / minimalist 

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In complete contrast to maximalist design, you will find many designers creating calming and relaxing artwork. If you prefer to follow these trends, you can implement soft pastels, earthy brown tones and mixed with simplistic warped fonts!

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Check out the below tutorials to learn more about this trend! Be sure to check out our YouTube channel, where we have over 500 tutorials to help you create artwork like a pro!

6. Inclusion of all

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Human rights awareness is rising and will continue to do so, so brands must become inclusive of all races and abilities. If you're a graphic designer, use photos and illustrations representing diversity! Please note this is not a trend but more of a movement that designers need to consider!

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7. Sustainable and eco-friendly products

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Not a trend but more of a consumer movement, consumers are more likely to buy environmentally friendly products or make a move in the direction of sustainability. Plastic-free products will play a key role in our lifestyle. As a result, designers must consider using plastic-free packaging such as card peel sticker on greeting cards , compostable cellophane  bags and recyclable paper for print.

8. Sequins and shiny things

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Sequins are back, and brands will incorporate shiny and sparkly elements in their products and marketing materials! 

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9. Decorative florals and botanicals

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Vintage florals are making a comeback with a modern twist this year. Expect to see floral patterns, stationery to packaging!

10. Nature and Raw

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With people trying to find a sense of calm in their day-to-day lives, we'll see consumers gravitating towards raw textures, such as marble, stones and earthy colours. Designers can incorporate these in marketing materials, patterns and packaging.

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Check out the below tutorials to learn more about this trend! Be sure to check out our YouTube channel, where we have over 500 tutorials to help you create artwork like a pro!


To conclude, as designers, it's important to know trends; however, you don't have to follow them. For best practice, learn to use trends as inspiration, combine them, and, importanlty add your unique creative flair.

We hope you liked these 2023 trend predictions, You can learn on more trends from websites such as  as Press Loft , Trend sense and Answer the public . Thanks for reading! Keep up with the latest trends by following our Pinterest board!

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About the author 

Shumi Perhiniak

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer and illustrator who has worked for Toni&Guy, Renaissance Learning, Baker Ross, and many others.

Additionally, she owned a brick-and-mortar stationery shop selling her art prints and now sells wholesale to retailers and online shops under the brand name www.herdesignworld.com.

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