2018 is the year of purple! Let's find out why in this article below!
Trend Watch: Ultra Violet Design
Take on a new adventure with an ultra violet color at your side. A magical symbol of royalty and innovation, ultra violet design is the rising trend to watch this year.
Artists have always loved this color. Its vibrancy is hard to miss, and it pushes us towards the future by reminding us of our connection to the galaxy. Pantone declared it the color of 2018, and we can certainly understand why.
Today, we'll take a look at one of the most popular trends to hit the industry: ultra violet design. Let's take a look at its key features and a few of our favorite resources!
What We Love About This Trend
Designers everywhere love purple! Here are a few key features of this trend:
Beautiful shades of purple. Light purple, dark purple, and every one in between. Every shade of this ultra violet trend is inspiring and unique. Collect a few swatches of your favorites for a fun monochromatic color scheme!
Futuristic Themes. We often equate purple to the cosmos. So naturally, designers find inspiration in this vibrant color for amazing futuristic creations. What unique projects can you think of?
Energetic and dazzling. Prince loved purple, as did Jimi Hendrix and even David Bowie. Creatives are drawn to this color simply because it's bold and daring. So take a risk and design with ultra violet today!
Fun Ultra Violet Lessons
Love this color too? Check out these tutorials for more inspiration. Learn how to incorporate shades of purple into your designs and art.
- Spirit DayHow to Create a Purple, Spirit Day-Inspired iPhone Wallpaper in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- PantoneHow to Create an Illustration With the Pantone Color of the Year 2018Andrei Stefan
- Colour BalanceCreate a Rich Purple and Gold Look in Adobe PhotoshopMarie Gardiner
- Text EffectsHow to Create a Rocket Fireworks Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorAndrei Marius
- Fan ArtHow to Draw Hermione Granger in Adobe PhotoshopYulia Sokolova
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create an 80s-Inspired Double Exposure Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- IllustrationHow to Create a Space Illustration Using OmberAndrei Stefan
- Spirit DayHow to Create a Spirit Day-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorAndrei Marius
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Dark, Sci-Fi Landscape Photo Manipulation With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Spirit DayHow to Create an Awareness Avatar Action in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- Spirit DayHow to Create a Set of Spirit Day Icons in Adobe IllustratorYulia Sokolova
- Spirit DayCreate a Purple Monochrome Portrait for Spirit Day in Adobe IllustratorSharon Milne
- Spirit DayHow to Create a Furry, Purple Spirit Day Mascot in Adobe PhotoshopMonika Zagrobelna
- PatternsHow to Create a Bold Fruit Pattern in Adobe IllustratorOlga Davydova
- IllustrationHow to Create a Mirrored Butterfly in Adobe IllustratorSharon Milne
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Fan ArtHow to Create the X-Men Character Gambit in Adobe IllustratorSharon Milne
- IllustrationHow to Create a Long Scrolling Background for a WebsiteYulia Sokolova
- Affinity DesignerHow to Create a Scrolling Background in Affinity DesignerYulia Sokolova
- Spirit DayCreate a Cool Typographic Poster Ready for Spirit Day in Adobe InDesign!Grace Fussell
20 Amazing Ultra Violet Design Assets
Explore this high-quality collection of phenomenal goodies, from abstract backgrounds to print templates and more!
We all stare up at the stars to find our purpose. Discover yours with this beautiful pack of space backgrounds. It features 10 hand-made realistic backgrounds—you'll be surprised these were are all created from scratch! Choose from different colors and textures for your print and web projects!
Marble has been a favorite texture for many designers recently. Combine it with this year's color for a brilliant result! This lovely pack includes 10 abstract backgrounds featuring a unique, liquid marble texture. Use them for your website, app, or creative wallpapers.
Throw the best party ever with this epic party flyer! Designed with a phenomenal glittery finish, this ultra violet design is stunning and unique. All the text is fully editable, including the 3D bubble text! Print it out for your next event.
Create innovative products with this set of ultra violet backgrounds. They're great for showcasing your products and presentations and can be used in many design scenarios. Download this pack today to get access to six different layouts.
Or integrate this powerful color into a professional set of business cards! This corporate pack includes standard business card sizes along with convenient bleeds and marks. Easily update them using Adobe Illustrator and get access to several free fonts!
The color purple goes perfectly with any space-inspired design. And this brilliant pack of nebula space backgrounds will certainly make your work shine. Included are 10 total backgrounds created as high-resolution jpeg files. Try it out!
We can't forget to cover science when thinking about this futuristic trend. And you can integrate ultra violet icons into your app designs using this minimalist science pack. Included are 20 total icons of various scientific elements.
Create an awesome mockup for your brand using this professional suite. Featuring a stunning polygon and purple theme, this mockup includes 12 Photoshop files that are fully editable. Try out different layout variations for a super creative setup!
Is purple one of your official wedding colors? Then you'll love this luxurious wedding pack! Dive into this collection of premium wedding invites featuring stunning violet flowers and plants. Get access to glorious seamless patterns and ready-to-print designs!
Celebrate your love for "old school" design with this epic pack of colored lines backgrounds. Full of nostalgic charm, this pack features 10 total backgrounds with this old school theme. Try it out for wallpapers, print designs, and so much more!
One of the most popular types of ultra violet design we'll see is a fantastic party flyer. This sound waves flyer features an abstract design inspired by music. You can use it for any occasion and even have access to more colors for a greater variety.
If you're a DJ in need of a bumping background, then try out this high-energy pack! This download includes 10 colorful backgrounds along with several ultra violet versions. Combine it with your favorite text effects for a hot flyer design!
These days it's important to cover your fan bases from every angle, and this glow-in-the-dark flyer pack is great for both print and web. It's designed with extra banner elements for Facebook and Instagram, so you'll be able to dazzle all your party goers.
This retro text effect takes your typographic creations to new heights! Enjoy the beautiful ultra violet design with fully editable layers. Just open Photoshop to get access to incredible alterations for more color variety. You'll love this effect!
Seamless textures are great for print work and more. Try out these wonderful pack of purple watercolor textures all created from scratch! First they were drawn by hand, then later scanned and cleared for seamless repeating. Let us know your favorites!
Combine two industry trends for a high fashion look! This Photoshop action creates a beautiful double exposure effect you can customize fast. Select from several color presets, including this beautiful purple and green version. Instantly transform your portraits!
This silky collection of violet glossy background is luxurious and dreamy! It includes six high-resolution backgrounds perfect for web and app projects. Try out different styles or mix and match the backgrounds for an impressive effect!
Need an awesome tech background for your sci-fi
projects? Then check out this wicked set of editable graphics. Included
are five total color variations, including this beautiful ultra violet
version. But remember, you can also use Adjustment Layers in Photoshop
for more amazing options.
Even just a hint of purple goes a long way! This vibrant pack of Lightroom presets includes 17 ready-to-use filters for your Instagram and social media posts. Try out different color combinations for a professional result.
Let's end this collection with this inspiring ultra-violet-themed poster. Featuring an abstract design that mixes futuristic elements with geometric shapes, this template is fun and easy to use. Customize it with your content for parties or corporate events.
Show Us Your Ultra Violet Designs!
If you're as fond of the ultra violet trend as we are, show us your work! Post a result showing us how you work with purple and let us know your favorite styles in the comments below.