2021’s Top Web Design Trends

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It seems as though the world let out a collective sigh of relief as 2020 drew to a close and, although the difficulties of the last year are far from over, we turned our attention to what 2021 will hold. Here at WebDesignBoom we spend a lot of time following emerging and established design and development trends, and the new year was the perfect time to get acquainted with a few of the top predicted trends for 2021.

Envato have shared a great feature on their predicted trends for 2021 and we’re delighted to see so many inventive, engaging trends starting to snowball in popularity. In today’s post we want to take a look at a few of these trends in more detail, as well as recommend a few key Envato products to help you use these trends in your own design work.

Now, let’s get started:

Dark Mode

Dark Mode has been an emerging trend for a few years now but 2020 was the year it finally stepped into the light (ironically), with many apps and websites we know and love being granted Dark Mode. Hands up if you’re a fan!

Gone are the days where white was considered the default background colour for all online spaces; not only can dark backgrounds be easier on the eye by reducing exposure to blue light (something we all need to consider when we’re spending 8+ hours a day staring at a screen) but they can look stylish and forward-thinking too.

Envato Recommends:

Finance Wallet Dark Mode UI Kit

Dashboard UI Concept – Dark Theme


This mixed media approach to web design has remained a popular trend in advertising and branding for a few years now and has now started to take hold of the world of web design. In stark contrast to the minimalism and sparse design we see in other popular trends this year, Collage is all about fun, busy designs and are reminiscent of attention-grabbing scrapbook pages.

Envato Recommends:

Artist Tape Variety Pack

Moodboard Mockup

Organic Design

2020 taught us all the value of spending time in nature and getting some much needed fresh air away from the stresses of everyday life. It’s no surprise then that Organic Design has surged in popularity over the past twelve months and has firmly earned its place as a top web design trend for 2021.

Paying homage to nature through botanical graphics, soft colour palettes and natural shapes, expect to see this trend popping up in all types of site design – even for those business you might not typically associate with organic elements, like consultancy and design firms.

Envato Recommends:

Natural Shapes & Scenes Collection

Bone | The Creative Agency Template


Video has proven time and time again that it’s here to stay when it comes to engagement. It’s been a while since video began to gain traction in the world of web design and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. The enduring popularity of this media format easily explains why web designers would incorporate this and begin to take notice of opportunities to integrate video into site design, rather than leaving social media to have all the fun.

Envato Recommends:

Animated Typography

Lottie Animation for Elementor


While there are many more web design and development trends set to hit the online world in 2021, these are four that we’re particularly excited to see. Tell us, which trend is inspiring you the most?

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