Clean lines. Color blocks. Simple patterns. Pure silhouettes: little is enough to make a good impression. In a saturated visual world, minimalism can have a powerful effect on your projects. Take the creative “less is more” approach to stand out. Discover five ways to integrate minimalist design elements into your projects …

 

EMPTY SPACE

An empty or blank space can serve as a backdrop for the thoughts and reactions of your audiences, allowing them to project their own interpretation. Or fill in the blank space with content that catches the attention of your audience.

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SEARCH TIP: Combine the terms text space with minimal, simplicity, or abstract to find images that highlight empty spaces.

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DARK COLORS

Pastels, muted tones and color blocks are great ways to soften your visuals and then allow you to highlight the major elements of the composition.

RESEARCH TIP: try keywords like pastel and color block associated with the specifics of the desired subjects.

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MONOCHROMATIC SCENES

Images with only one bold color can create a striking visual impact by drawing the attention of your audience to a particular element of the image.

SEARCH TIP: If you have a color in mind, include the name of the color in your search and combine it with terms like sparse or minimalism to find what you are looking for.

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PLAY WITH THE LADDER

Zoom out to view the entire image or zoom in to bring a new perspective to familiar subjects. Playing with the scale of an object or image is an easy way to make content larger or smaller than life.

SEARCH TIP: Match the words silhouette and contrast with terms like scale and huge.

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BLACK WHITE

Finally, never underestimate the power of a classic black and white photo. Whichever concept you try to illustrate, an artistically rendered grayscale image will emerge as a bold visual. Embedding colorful text will make your message really vibrant.

RESEARCH TIP: mix black and white with terms related to the atmosphere or the subject.

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