See what’s new, what’s important, and how the world will look in 2016. Uncover the biggest creative trends in Shutterstock’s infographic, driven by search and download data.
The top four trends making an impact around the world.
+160% | Flat lay
Lay it down and line it up. Flat lay is practical, popular, and perfect for everything from food to fashion.
+153% | Boho
Think soft florals, intricate patterns and a muted palette. A fashion favorite set to dominate design this year.
Visual trends around the world
Discover what’s on the rise in different countries.
Argentina | Patterns +429%
France | Climate Change +275%
Spain | French Bulldog +439%
United Kingdom | Polygonal +265%
Australia | Flat Lay +370%
South Korea | Gold +1677%
United States | Data Science +356%
Two opposing trends dominate our culture this year; the ability to connect and the urge to unplug. As our watches, cars, and homes get smarter, we feel the need to be mindful.
Smart Watch +900%
Mobile Payments +220%
Adult coloring books +48%
Mix the old with the new in 2016. Material design takes classic design principles and applies them to new technology while watercolors are refreshed for the 21st century.
+909% | Material design
Material design brings a sensory feel to digital design. Initiated by Google, it’s quickly been adopted by creatives around the world.
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+99% | Florals
Florals are always eye-catching, from pretty bouquets and wildflowers to vintage patterns and contemporary designs.
The classical elements of fire, water, air and earth emerged as the biggest video trends for 2016. Immerse yourself in the power of nature.
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The most downloaded music genres are fun and positive. Music to our ears.
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