Best Laptop for Design and Art

We tested the most powerful and stylish models to find the best laptop for designers and artists.

Whether you’re looking for a laptop to use alongside a desktop or as your main computer wherever you are, this is our expert pick of the best laptops for design – whether graphic, UX or any other form of digital design. They’d also be pretty good for artists who don’t want a tablet or 2-in-1 that you can draw directly on, or 3D artists and animators – though if you use high-end suites such as Maya you’ll want to check out our forthcoming guide to the best mobile workstations that are certified for such apps.

Unlike many other stories you might read on the web purporting to tell you which is the best laptop for designers and artists, we’ve extensively tested and benchmarked each of the models we’ve chosen – and a lot more that didn’t make the list too.

Here we’ve focussed on models that offer the best combination of power and portability, which in our experience means a 15-inch model. We have also looked at 14-inch models for those on a smaller budget, but only one of those laptops has made our ‘best models’ chart below. 13-inch models generally aren’t powerful enough, 17-inch models are too bulky to carry around unless you really require the extra performance and storage capacity that they offer.

Below we’ll get into a detailed discussion of how to choose the correct configuration – but if you just want a recommendation, this is what we suggest:

  • If you mainly design in Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Sketch or Adobe XD: a Core i7 processor with an H suffix, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a Retina or 4K screen.
  • If you create graphics in Photoshop or Illustrator, edit video, or create simple animations: a Core i7 processor with an H suffix, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, an AMD Radeon Pro 555X or Nvidia GeForce 1050i graphics chip, a Retina or 4K screen, and a Thunderbolt 3 ports to connect fast storage.
  • If you work with very complex Photoshop files, edit 4K or work in After Effects – or just want the biggest, baddest laptop out there: a Core i9 processor, 32GB RAM, a 512GB or 1TB PCIe SSD, an AMD Radeon Pro 555X or Nvidia GeForce 1050i graphics chip, a Retina or 4K screen, and a Thunderbolt 3 ports to connect fast storage
  • If you’re on a tight budget: a Core i7 processor with an U suffix, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a capable HD screen. Avoid budget models with shoddy screens.

And if you prefer you can skip straight to our benchmarks and list of best laptops.

Screen

Most 15-inch laptops are available with a choice of HD (ie 1,920 x 1,080 or 1,920 x 1,200) or 4K (3,840 x 2,160) displays. Always go for the 4K screen if you can afford it. Not only can you see your work in four times as much detail, modern application UIs are designed for higher-than-HD resolutions – and on HD screens you can find the panels and toolbars taking up a lot of the screen (at least if you’re used to working on the higher resolution display, whether on desktop or a laptop).
In general, as the ‘premium’ display option, 4K screens on laptops aimed at designers and artists offer better colour reproduction. They can output a wider gamut of colours – most HD displays can output only around 75% of the Adobe RGB colour space (as used by most of that company’s apps). Instead HD screens aim for 100% of sRGB, a much smaller colour space, so you’ll see fewer shades and less-smooth gradients for example. Some 4K screens can output a full 100% of Adobe RGB – and they’re generally more colour accurate too. We test both using a DataColor Spyder5Elite colour calibrator, and while

Some models offer an optional touchscreen – or if you take the 4K screen option it’s a touchscreen. These aren’t for drawing on as with tablets or tablet PCs, they’re for making broad gestures – scroll, pan, zoom, which are easier than trying to do using the trackpad when a laptop is on your lap, and particularly useful in circumstances where you haven’t got much elbow room, such as trains, planes and certain coffee shops. Whether you’ll find one useful depends on how often you’ll need to use it away from your desk.

Processor

All of the laptops we’ve looked at here have Intel CPUs. Despite AMD’s recent resurgence in performance and popularity for desktop PCs for gamers and some creatives from specialist system builders, the major brands we’ve focussed on here are all Core- (or Xeon-) based. Even within the Core range, picking a processor can be tricky. The latest generation of chips is the 8th, though laptops with 7th-gen chips are still available. Go for a laptop with a 8th-gen chip if you can, as these can be around 50% faster than 7th-gen chips.

Within the 8th-generation there are Core i3, i5, i7 and i9 models – with the i5 and i7 being split between models that end U and H/HQ/HK. U processors have two to four cores and draw less power than H-series chips (and offer lower performance) – so are found in smaller laptops. If you’re looking at a 13- or 14-inch laptop, chances are it’ll have one of these – and for the performance creative apps demand, an i7 chip will deliver it.

H-series chips have four to six cores at higher base speeds than U models, so are more powerful at intense, multi-threaded tasks (like running creative apps). You’ll likely want an i7 chip, but if performance really matters and you have the budget, an i9 chip will give you faster clock speeds and more cache for ultimate capability.

(A note on speeds. Chips have a base speed and a ’Turbo’ speed. If the tasks your apps are performing don’t use all the cores, your computers can push up the speed of the cores that are being used. This is found across processors and the main thing is to check whether the speed being quoted by a vendor is the base speed or an ‘up to’ Turbo speed.

If you want to tell what generation and type a processor is, look to the first digit after the hyphen and the letters at the end: so a Core i9-8950HK is an 8th-gen, H-series Core i9. A Core i7-7600U is a 7th-gen. U-series Core i7. Vendors generally tell you the number of cores, but a quick Google of a product name gives you this info too.

To complicate things further, some high-end laptops use mobile versions of the Xeon chips found in workstations – so vendors often refer to them as mobile workstations (however, you can buy mobile workstations with Core i7 chips. See what I mean about complicated). In themselves, these don’t offer any additional performance over Core chips – the top rated Xeon E-2186M as used in the HP ZBook Studio has essentially the same specs as the Core i9-8950HK used by Apple’s top-spec MacBook Pro 15-inch: 2.9GHz, six cores and 12MB L1 cache. The real difference is that the Xeon gives you access to ECC RAM (and you’d expect the Xeon to be more reliable).

RAM

RAM is essentially how much information your computer’s short-term memory, and affects how much applications can deal with at once without having to go to your storage. We’d recommend 8GB is the minimum if you’re on a tight budget, with 16GB the standard amount for most design applications. If you use apps that make heavy use of RAM, for example After Effects, which uses RAM to preview your comps, then you may want to have 32GB. Some high-end models offer 64GB, but this can be prohibitively expensive.

Faster RAM drives better performance. The best laptops use 2666MHz, DDR4 RAM – while older or smaller laptops often use 2133MHz, DDR3 RAM.

Most laptops have two slots for RAM modules. Unlike in the past, you don’t have to place modules in pairs – so for 16GB RAM you could use a single 16GB DIMM module rather than two 8GB, allowing you to upgrade to 32GB in the future by buying a single 16GB module. However, using dual DIMMs gives you better performance than a single DIMM – as there are essentially two pipes into your RAM rather than one. If you’re tempted by a single DIMMs, ask yourself if you’re likely to upgrade the RAM before you upgrade your laptop to a newer model.

Mobile workstations offer ECC RAM, which is more stable over long periods – for example if you do long renders or encodes on your laptop.

Storage

Most 15-inch laptops have a single drive, usually at capacities up to 1TB. Some offer up to 2TB, but that’s usually a prohibitively expensive upgrade. 256GB is too small, as with the OS and your apps installed, you’ll have little room for your work. 512GB is the best choice for most users.

Usually you’ll have a choice of SATA or PCIe drives (sometimes called NVMe, which actually refers to a tech they use). Drives that use a PCIe connector to the laptop’s motherboard can be over five times than SATA connected drives. Drives are also 2.5mm or M.2 – the former being the blocks you’d think off when you imagine a hard drive, while M.2 drives look more like RAM modules – thin sticks with their circuits showing. 2.5mm drives are always SATA, while M.2 drives can be SATA or PCIe – some vendors use M.2 to mean a PCIe drive, but don’t get caught out.

Some models offer up to two hard drives – either a PCIe drive and an 2.5-inch SATA SSD or two PCIe drives. If you work with 4K video or animation – and have the budget – having two PCIe drives makes a lot of sense for the additional performance, where you have them set up as a system/apps drive and a media drive, or striped together in a RAID 0 configuration for the maximum throughput. This is how Apple can offer its MacBook Pro with 4TB storage, as all of its configurations have two drives striped together.

Graphics

If you work mainly in a ‘2D’ application such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch, you may wonder if your laptop needs a separate 3D graphics chip from AMD or Nvidia, or whether you can go for the cheaper option of the Intel UHD graphics built into the processor/motherboard. The answer depends on whether your 2D application can tap the graphics chip to power complex 2D tasks such as vector artworks with thousands of vertices, Photoshop documents with hundreds of layers, or encode video or animation (if that’s part of our job). If so, a discrete graphics chip is a must – if you work primarily in InDesign, Sketch or XD, Intel’s graphics is enough.

If you use a 3D suite such as Cinema 4D, you should get the most powerful graphics chip you can afford – and look to adding more 3D performance when at your desk through an eGPU (unless you’re using your laptop alongside a powerful desktop).

Ports

As the chassis of 15-inch models have got thinner over the past few years, we’ve seen a tendency to reduce the number and type of ports. The MacBook Pro is the epitome of this, offering only four Thunderbolt ports. The thinking behind this is that so much connectivity is done wirelessly, there’s less need for ports – and you can just use an adapter when on the move or a docking station at your desk.

Anyone’s who found that they’ve left their adapter behind when trying to connect to a projector – whether HDMI or a even a USB-dongle-based wireless system such as our office’s Barco setup – has experienced the frustration that this brings.

So we still give extra marks to laptop vendors who give you USB and HDMI ports. Connections you only use at your desk – ethernet for moving or editing large files across your network, DisplayPort for connecting high-end monitors – are fine to require adapters or docks for though.

Mac vs Windows

While there are still some aesthetic and UX differences that make MacOS the superior OS over Windows, for most creatives there are no real differences between the two as applications are nearly always identical on both platforms. Photoshop is Photoshop, Illustrator is Illustrator, whether you use them on a Mac or Windows laptop – and only real difficulty in transferring from one to the other is training your fingers to find Cmd rather than Ctrl, or vice-versa, and where the “ key is.

There are a few exceptions to this. Some applications are only available for the Mac – most notably Sketch – and some for Windows.

So when choosing a laptop for design it’s less Mac vs Windows, as MacBook Pro vs the best Windows laptops on the market.

Benchmarks

Here are the specs for the models we’ve tested here. Full reviews of each are below the benchmark graphs, with live pricing detailing where to get them for the best price.

  • Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch: Intel Core i9-8950HK (8th-gen, 2.9GHz, 6-core), 32GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD, AMD Radeon Pro 560X graphics with 4GB RAM, 15.4-inch screen, 2880 x 1800 resolution.
  • Asus ZenBook Pro 14: Intel Core i7 (8th-gen, 1.8GHz, 4-core), 8GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics with 2GB RAM, 14.1-inch touch screen, 1920 x 1080 resolution.
  • Dell XPS 15: Intel Core i9-8950HK (8th-gen, 2.9GHz, 6-core), 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics with 4GB RAM, 15.6-inch screen, 3840 x 2160 resolution.
  • HP ZBook Studio G5: Intel Xeon E-2186M (8th-gen, 2.9GHz, 6-core), 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, NVidia Quadro P1000 graphics with 4GB RAM, 15.6-inch screen, 2880 x 1800 resolution.

Photoshop CC

Here we’re using Puget Systems cross-platform Photoshop CC 2019 benchmark, which completes a series of actions, filters and other tasks. Some of these are GPU-accelerated, some are not.

Cinema 4D/Cinebench

Here we’ve used the Cinebench benchmark, which is based on Cinema 4D. We’ve used the released-in-2013 Cinebench R15 test for a wider spread of results, as well as the brand new Cinebench R20 – which provides a more accurate representation of how modern applications will run on the laptop.

Both the R20 and R15 Render tests render a scene using the laptop’s CPU alone, so are indicator of its core performance. The R20 ProRender test uses both the CPU and GPU for rendering, so gives an overall performance score that depends heavily of 3D power. The R15 OGL test runs a scene in real-time, tapping the graphics card rather than the CPU.

Display

Here we measured the gamut and accuracy (average Delta-E) of each laptop’s display.

Battery life test

For this test, we set the screen brightness to 120cd/m2 and played an HD movie on loop until the battery was drained.

Here are our pick of the best laptops for designers and artists, with links to full reviews where available. Our site also automatically searches a wide range of retailers to find you the latest, best pricing for each model.

1. Best overall: Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15

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The Dell XPS 15 offers the best combination of style, performance and price. For the same price as a base model MacBook Pro you get the fastest processor available for a mainstream laptop, a full 32GB of RAM, 1TB storage and a 4K touchscreen – and if you want a full workstation-class version, there’s one too, called the Precision 5530.

In our tests, the XPS 15 was second only to the much-more-expensive HP ZBook Studio in Photoshop – and took the lead in the new Cinebench R20 test. The battery life was a little disappointing compared to the MacBook Pro and ZenBook Pro.

The screen is capable of outputting almost the full Adobe RGB colour space, but it was the worst of the models we’ve looked at here for colour accuracy. However, it still has an average delta-E of less than 3 – so it’s still excellent, just less excellent than others.

Even the little details of the XPS 15 stand out. There’s a full set of ports including Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.0, and the keyboard is the most comfortable to type on.

2. Best for colour accuracy: Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch

15in MacBook Pro (2019)

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Apple’s MacBook Pro has been a popular choice for designers and artists since it was first launched in 2008 – it’s almost synonymous with our professions. It’s the best-designed model we’ve looked at here from an aesthetic perspective, but not a practical one with its frustratingly singular approach to ports – a mixture of positive and negative that permeates throughout.

The screen is the most colour-accurate of any we’ve looked at, but it can only output 87% of the Adobe RGB colour space where the Dell and HP model’s displays nudge 100%. It’s matte for less glare, but it’s lower-resolution than the 4K screens on offer elsewhere. There’s also no touchscreen option – instead you get a small strip of application-specific controls along the top of the keyboard called the Touch Bar, which are supported only by a few major creative apps such as Photoshop and Apple’s own tools.

The MBP 15-inch’s performance is on a par with other models featuring 2.9GHz, 6-core chips – though it did lag behind a little in our Photoshop tests, let down by the relatively weak graphics chip. Conversely, it came top in our battery life tests, lasting 40% longer than its nearest 15-inch rival.

There’s a lot to like about the MacBook Pro, especially if you’re a long term Mac user, but it’s not as innovative as it once was.

3. Best budget model: Asus ZenBook Pro 14

Asus ZenBook Pro 14

The Asus ZenBook Pro 14’s unique feature is an additional touchscreen that lives in the trackpad. This ’ScreenPad’ can act as a second HD monitor, or let you trigger application specific controls for the likes of controlling music playback, or you can just use it as a normal trackpad – switching quickly between modes by pressing F6. It’s genuinely something new, but it’s too small and too limited to be much use.

Instead, the ZenBook Pro is best considered as a powerful budget laptop – it’s less expensive and offers better performance than 13-inch models such as the MacBook Pro 13 or XPS 13. It can’t keep up with the 15-inch models we’ve looked at here, but you get a lot more power than you’d expect considering it’s half the base price of some of them.

4. Best performance: HP ZBook Studio G5

HP ZBook Studio G5

The ZBook Studio is a sleek, powerful mobile workstation, so has a workstation-class graphics chip – in this case the NVidia Quadro P1000 – and our review unit has a Xeon processor and ECC RAM. As a such it’s as reliable and robust as its form suggests: there’s a seriousness to the ZBook Studio’s design, eschewing the soft curves of other models for austere straight lines with clipped corners reminiscent of high-end architecture.

The use of workstation-class components doesn’t make it any more (or less) powerful than models that use Core chips – and one issue is that the P1000 graphics chip in our review unit is somewhat underpowered considering the rest of the specs. A P2000 would have been a better fit, considering that this is more of a laptop for creatives working with 3D, animation and video than graphic design .

Our other complaint is that the battery life was considerably lower than either the MacBook Pro or XPS 15.

The Dreamcolor screen, however, is exceptional. It was almost as accurate as the XPS or MacBook Pro’s displays, but could output almost all of the Adobe RGB colour space. HP also provides a full set of colour management tools (though you’ll have to buy your own hardware such as the Spyder5Elite).

3 Design Strategies That Won’t Work in the Next 3 Years

Web design strategies change continuously. The attraction of the older strategies fades away and the traction of newer strategies of web designing increases. The web development industry continuously adapts to changes in strategies to create a better user experience and raise the bar for businesses to come.

The fast changes in strategies pose different types of challenges for the industry. The cost of transitioning is comparatively big until the fruits of newer technologies are garnered. Numerous web designing and experienced BPO companies keep exploring the new trends to innovate, and produce a great value for the end users and enterprise in the industry.

Let’s talk about the major design strategies that won’t work in the web development field in the near future, and the newer strategies that will most likely replace the older ones and how the enterprise can position their business to make the most of the new trends.

Top 3 Strategies That Will Stop Working

How to design a website is extensively influenced by the modern trends and development approaches, which change continuously in the software development industry. The innovative ideas and creativity in the website designs replace the older strategies of a web development company. Here are three web design strategies we predict will lose their power in the next few years.

1. Stock and General Photos on a Website

Websites with attractive, new, and unique photos leave a great impression on the viewers as their first impression. If you use the standard photos generally available in the free or paid websites like iStockPhoto or Adobe Stock, you should start thinking now about innovative approaches to substituting using stock images. Hundreds of thousands of websites download images. If any client finds similar images on two different websites, it might leave a bad impression.

You need to have unique photos with great resolution and fast loading time to create a great user experience. Using an image that is already used on some other websites will damage the reputation of your website, as well as the brand image. Using morphed or doctored images leave another round of bad impressions, because they look unnatural and unprofessional.

2. Flat and Dull Graphics

Gone are the days when the flat images and graphics would work to create a stellar user experience. Nowadays, flat images don’t impress viewers. Online consumers are becoming more demanding in terms of the quality of images and videos. They demand that their attention is captured and they are captivated – even on sites that you wouldn’t think would need such imaginative graphics. In most of the cases, the dynamic, animated and colorful images are the most sought images in the web design strategies.

Slowly and gradually, the old standard of using flat and static images is vanishing. Website designers are still using images with a low resolution on small websites, but the impact of those images on the viewers is decreasing consistently. If we talk about the latest web design strategy enunciated by Google referred to as material design, it supports the multi-dimensional images. Three dimensional (3D) images are supported by all modern devices including mobile phones, tablets, and even the latest PCs. Thus, the days of using flat images with a small resolution are counted. High-resolution, 3D, and dynamic images will replace the older strategy of using flat images in the near future.

3. Trying the Unproven for the Novelty Sake

It is always a great strategy to try for innovative ideas, but re-inventing a strategy that has been proven time and time again to work well shouldn’t be questioned. It is almost always better to use the proven strategies of web design rather than becoming over-excited in creating something new without testing it. Innovation should be based on scientific research and data-oriented information not as a rule of thumb. Web design is more scientific than ever before. Uncontrolled innovation will not work in the near future.

Never bank on the innovation without any proven customer feedback or research and response. Using proven strategies that are verified through customer feedback and analysis of customer behavior is going to work in the future, and the desire to go over-innovative approach is not going to work in branding web design strategies in the future.

Why Will These Strategies Lose Their Power?

The main reasons for not-working of the above-mentioned strategies are listed below.

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning has opened up a new era of information-oriented approaches to web design.
  • The study and analysis of customer behavior has become more important.
  • Online viewers have become more knowledgeable and demanding as compared to a decade ago.
  • Numerous technological improvements are emerging in the industry.
  • Business intelligence (BI) powered by big data has become the fundamental component of every web design and development.
  • Competition in the marketplace has increased significantly.
  • Customers have multiple options in the industry.
  • Better content is the top demand of every online visitor.
  • Customers are aggressively in search of the best value from every penny he/she spends.

What New Strategies Will Replace Older Ones

We predict that the following 3 strategies will replace the above three.

1. High-Quality Images Will Replace Flat Ones

The high-quality, unique, and/or 3D images will replace the old strategy of using low quality images The major reason for using high-quality images is that they stir the excitement and increase the interest level of the visitor to a new height.

2. Customized Content Will Replace Generic

Unique and customized images will remain in high demand in the future and will replace the old strategy of using the generic images downloaded from the commercial photo websites. Customized and personalized content is going to replace the generic latter.

3. Data-Driven Approach Will Replace Rule of Thumb

Implementing innovation based on gut feelings will not remain a part of a web designer’s strategy. The data-driven approach powered by scientific research will become a new strategy of web design innovation in the near future.

How Can Companies Prepare?

There are over 1.69 billion websites in the world wide web in the second quarter of 2019. This number of websites is continuously increasing. Similarly, web page design trends are also changing rapidly. The enterprises can position with the changes by taking the following steps.

  • Adopting artificial intelligence and data science in the design approach
  • Keeping a close eye on the design and technology trends
  • Updating the developers with new pieces of training and trends
  • Consistently investing a certain amount in research and development
  • Creating a knowledge sharing and collaborative work environment

Final Takeaway

Many new web design strategies are taking roots and replacing older approaches. The older strategies of web design that are going to fade away include the use of generic graphic content, flat images, and adopting the subjective approach towards innovation. High quality and customized content will replace the old strategies of web designing to create a great user experience.

Web Design Color Trends for 2020

When designing a website, many people think very little of the color scheme. Some people just randomly pick their colors or simply choose their favorite colors whether they go together or not. Some people may think, “How important could the color scheme of my website really be?” This is the wrong mindset.

Truthfully, this is one of the most important aspects of your website. The color will be the first thing the viewer notices and, in that short time, they will make a judgement right then and there about you without any real information. So, take time to think over your color scheme because it is the first thing visitors to your website will see and use to experience your brand.

Having a strong color scheme will make it easier for people to recognize your brand. For example, what are some favorite companies you think of when you think of red and white? If you guessed Coca-Cola or Netflix then you would be like most folks. Neither Coca-Cola nor Netflix own the colors red and white, but when you see those colors together, they are usually the first two brands to pop into your mind.

Why Color Matters

A clever and thoughtful color scheme can give your website a unique and modern feel. A poorly chosen color scheme can make your website feel dated and old school. The impact of a good color scheme cannot be stressed enough. 90% of judgements made when viewing a product in the first few seconds are based solely on color. The color is important because it can impact the user’s ability to read your content and possibly lead to eye strain.

These are very important factors, because you want users to easily be able to view the information you present to them. Eye strain affects how long a user will be able to stay on your website – something that is often overlooked. Bombarding your visitors with a lot of bright colors and visuals may look interesting and cool, but will ultimately impact the amount of time a user spends on your site.

According to HubSpot, 46% of people will judge the authenticity and credibility of your website based on the design and colors. This means that choosing the design’s color scheme should be in the forefront of your mind. Another 40% of people will respond better to visual information rather than plain text. One of the objectives of your website should be to present information that is easily digestible for the reader. A strong color scheme will help you accomplish that.

There are only seven base colors in the world. But once you factor in different shades and combinations, that number reaches well into the millions. You definitely have tons of options at your disposal – which can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, it’s not that hard.

If you are building a new website from scratch and trying to find the right color scheme or you’re trying to give your old website a makeover, then you’ve come to the right place. This article will help you find a color scheme that will both keep up with the trends and give your website the unique look you want it to have.

Hot Reds

A red building.

Red is a very dominant color that has many different meanings. It can represent things such as anger, love, fire, and passion. With all the meanings this color can convey, the possibilities are endless when using red within your website.

This color will surely draw attention to important elements, but be careful not to overdo it. A little of this hot red can go a long way. Make sure that this color goes with the tone you are trying to convey.

Contrasts

Painted fruit.

Highly-contrasting colors are a dangerous area when it comes to web design. When done poorly, these designs are an eyesore and will make people look away and perhaps never come back. However, when done correctly you get something so visually striking that people can’t help but look.

The result is a beautiful webpage that draws users in and encourages them to explore. Contrast can be achieved by combining different colors, but also different patterns, which is not as common. In 2019, look to see web designers pushing the creative limit using contrasts to create beautiful web designs.

Earth Tones

Boats parked in a dock.

Earth tones remind us of the natural world. They offer a modern look to web design when used correctly. They are often muted colors that are best used sparingly, so as to not overwhelm users.

Shades of browns, yellows, tans, blues, greens and many more are great for giving your website that Earthy feel. All of those tones are often found out in nature or within our homes. This helps to give your website a warm and friendly feel to it.

Be sure to keep an eye out for this trend in 2019, as it has already been becoming more popular in website design.

Black on Black

Black tech accessories.

Black is a very timeless color that never goes out of style. It often gives off a very sleek and elegant look. In the fashion world, black is often used to display elegance and luxury. This same principle can be taken into web design.

Using black on black to display your site is a great way to attract people and make it feel as if they are partaking something extravagant. Using different shades on your website is a surefire way to attract attention to it. This look has been trendy forever, and that will surely continue this year.

Make Your Statement

There’s no better way to make a statement than with color. Whether bold and bright, or soft and muted, the colors you choose to display will say a lot about your brand. Take these trends into account and choose wisely!