When it comes to designing custom T-shirts, you may feel a bit lost with considering what is trendy and “in” these days as far as fashion goes. Whether it’s for your company, youth group, or family outing, your custom tees will be a big hit when it’s designed with current trends in mind. Uth Stuph has an in-house art department that can assist you with the following top design trends for 2019 if you’d like to try something new and exciting!
#1. Pantone Color of the Year 2019
Pantone released its color of the year and it is “Living Coral.” This color is described as a vibrant, bright color that can also be used to represent calmness. Stay trendy with the color of the year!
#2. Glitch Effect
The glitch effect is an illusion inspired by the corrupted digital file of a glitch. Stay up-to-date with a nod to the millennials and the latest generation and all the technology they use and relate to.
#3. Cropped/Negative Space
Cropped or negative space is the art of missing typography and the emptiness of negative space. Create an optical illusion with your own logo and perhaps a photo of your location! This neat effect can be applied to almost anything.
#4. Double Exposure/Duotone
The trend of doubling an image or overlapping different images into one is called double exposure or duotone. Overlay one image inside another one for the double exposure effect, or use the same image and double it to create duotone. Don’t forget to use your own branding colors to make it unique!
#5. Color Blocks
Emphasizing contrasting blocks against panels of solid color is in right now. This bold and classic look is sure to stand out in any event! They look like the classical stripes, but with a twist!
#6. Conversational Prints
Conversational prints are inspired by recognizable pictures placed in bold, sometimes colorful patterns, that can decorate the entire shirt. This “step and repeat” look is fun, modern and a great way for an all over printed tee!
#7. Illustration over Photo
This is a combination of edgy digital drawings mixed together with artistic photography. Blend reality with imagination, and the sky’s limit! Don’t be scared of stepping out of the box with illustrations over photography. Remember, our in-house art department can help you with the creative part. Fill out this request a quote form for more info.
Add a bit of POP to your custom tees by adding foils to your design. Foils are a great way to make your custom tees extra special by adding that shimmer. There is no such thing as over the top!
#9. Tie Dye
Yes friends. Tie dye is back in! The re-emergence of the bright swirling colors of Tie-Dye is a hot trend for 2019. What’s the latest modern twist for bright tie dyes? Using pastel tones. If your group or event is fun and youthful, think about the tie dye trend!
#10. Headwear Trends
What goes great with custom tees? Why, awesome custom headwear of course! We offer a variety of different trends when it comes to headwear. Trend that are in right now for hats are: bills (curved, flat, or a hybrid of both), performance fabric, combination fabric with mesh, 3d embroidery, foil, and many more options.
Well there you have it. A top 10 list of trendy design ideas for 2019. If any of these design trends gave you an “AHA!” moment that you feel would be a great fit for your next event, give us a call at 1-800-242-9166 and we would love to help turn your idea into a custom tee that will make your occasion unforgettable.