The next UI trend growing in popularity is Glassmorphism that came out in the last year. This style became more known to users than Neumorphism because of the unique look and feel it portrays. Glassmorphism gained popularity when it was introduced in November 2020 by Apple in Mac OS Big Sur, which was later on adapted by Microsoft and Windows as well. Basically not taking over Skeuomorphism and Neumorphism but more of an upgraded design style in the past year. Thus becoming the interface choice of many designers.
This minimalist UI design trend is all about a fascinating ‘frosted glass’ effect with a background blur to give a translucent look of multiple layers with a subtle border and shadow, which is the base of this very style. This innovative card-based UI design blends and stands out admirably when presented as light and dark objects over colorful backgrounds, hence the multi-layer. Not the entire shape, but just the fill is made to look transparent with a background blur, wherein, one must ensure to use the appropriate background in order to achieve this effect. Additionally, making use of clean cut geometric shapes to this card-based UI design only elevates the look and feel and a great option to experiment with when clients’ are looking for something unique.
Glassmorphism is here to create a revolution and as designers and users, we are infinitely looking to enhance, upgrade and be attracted to design styles and interfaces that set a standard for websites and mobile applications. So cheers to exploring, experimenting and enhancing the power of Glassmorphism UI interface!!
Well, there aren’t many articles about Claymorphism and that’s probably because it came in this year and designers are yet to experiment this style in depth. But this style also revolves around the 3D effect, except with more depth, light colors, round corners and a subtle, but prominent outer shadow. However, when compared to Neumorphism, this is more of an artistic upgrade to the UI environment, wherein, we’re using characters using ‘Fluffy 3D’ and creating a whole new design twist in the ‘NFT’ universe. Every aspect is reimagined here and every element is intricately developed both artistically and in the front-end.
Claymorphism elements don’t hit us with the depth and colors ‘on the face’ and they just blend harmoniously with Glassmorphism UI as well with outstanding results. Claymorphism UI is here to help you reimagine and it’s obviously here to make a huge difference. Now that it’s on the block, let’s say, 2022 is the year of pantone and claymorphism??
We’ve all noticed these subtle square/circle shapes on Instagram and it’s just lightened our feeds. Designers, however, first noticed the design style in iOS 7 in which app icons are concealed with squircles. Then, of course it added a more unique and modern look to our feed with the shape that isn’t quite noticeable unless looked into keenly.
There isn’t much found about squirclemorphism since this also evolved in the past few months and this design effect cannot be used everywhere, but it sure is worth experimenting with purely because of its modern look and feel. As mentioned earlier, we’re looking to view new styles on our screens and designers want to learn and be a part of a growing community with a dynamic design culture/trend. Squirclemorphism achieves just that and it’s time we all embarked on the adventure into falling in love with and making use of this unique rising style in the days to come!!