Minimalist design: practical tips (part 2)

  1. Let’s Get Functional

Minimalism in design can only be brilliant for functionality. A clear, clean, and uncluttered design can make legibility and navigation a walk in the park. The minimal design and the clear typographical hierarchy can make the navigation of page quick, easy, and functional.

  1. Find Your Balance

The relationship of visual elements like photographs and typographical elements is very important in design. Good design usually ensures that not any element vastly overpowers the others with no good reason.

  1. Break Some Rules

As mentioned before, minimalism provides you with a specific window to experiment with your design in a way that you may not have been able to otherwise. Sometimes this means breaking the rules a little.

  1. Make Your Type Visual

Type is an important weapon, particularly in terms of minimalism. Type can act as a visual element, especially as it has been tweaked to fit the situation

  1. White Space Is Alright Space

Also known as ‘negative space’, white space might be looked at as just empty or blank space. However, it is not entirely accurate. If white space is used well, it can help balance out your design, declutter it, and even help it breathe.

  1. Explore Your Options

What is more minimal than an all-white color palette? The design should not end on the screen. Taking it further in terms of printing can give it a certain unique flair which sets apart your design from the rest. Considering embossing effects or letterpress at your printer can really complement as well as add depth to a minimal design.

  1. Texture

When it comes to minimalism, it is easy to assume that to be minimal you need to exclusively use flat colors. However, this is definitely not the case. Adding a bit of texture into your design can give it more depth and effectiveness without foregoing your minimalist aspirations. Particularly, texture works well when it is balanced out with clean, flat colors to create a very effective design.