ORNAMENTAL Design Trend

Ornamental Web Design Style

Analysis & Showcase

 

 

Ornamental design is an assembly of ornamental items such as curving floral symbols, swirls and other elaborate nature inspired graphics. By using these items, a new whole decorative object is created. Ornamental style is an old art that was born out of the agony of the prevalent modern art in 19th century. This style of art, which was most popular during 1890 - 1910 and especially used in classic print embellishment, is referred to as Art Nouveau, fleur-de-lis (lily). This design trend is also associated with baroque style which was a popular art trend in 18th century.




The prominent features of Ornamental design

Being inspired by different natural forms, ornamental art tries to create a consonant relation between different elements and natural forms. Ornamental design trend separates itself from straight lines and instead welcomes floral structures to create its own unique niche. The goal is breaking away from rigid restrictions of classical arts. In web design, this technique is mostly utilized as background patterns and decorative borders. This design trend is characterized by its subtly detailed background pattern. The application of ornamental elements in web design has notably changed in recent years. The following is a summary of these features:

  • Use of flowers and fluid lines
  • Distancing itself from straight lines
  • Applying of pastel colors
  • Using natural elements and everyday objects
  • Consonant relation between utilized items




Modern use of ornamental items in web design

The application of ornamental elements in web design has notably changed in recent years. Modern employment of this style is more conservative, sober and brand oriented. Modern websites use this technique unpretentiously — mostly as a subdued background — to associate with the brand they are marketing. While older ornamental sites were mostly seen in portfolio websites, today's sites are prevalent among other groups as well. If properly done, the new approach of incorporating modern style and traditional ornamental elements results in interesting layouts which give an elegant vintage feeling. Ornamental style in a sense can be seen as a sort of subdued Collage style where the ingredients are limited to curving floral elements only. If properly done, the new approach of incorporating modern style and traditional ornamental elements results in interesting layouts which give an elegant vintage feeling. Ornamental style can in a sense be seen as a sort of subdued Collage style where the ingredients are limited to curving floral elements only.

 

 

Café Frida

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Merchants

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Richard Hill

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The Lucky Bee

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Aroozoo

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Happy Time Cafe

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Duirwaigh

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David Smith

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Takhman Ornamental Design

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Misprinted Type

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Berry Bate Sculpture

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Kari Jobe

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Holo Halo

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New Year

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Fornasetti

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iKlimt

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Petit Mariage

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Cult Foo

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