An Insight a Day

Gradients and Shadows

In real life, everything around you is a gradient. There's no such thing as an object with one flat and consistent color, and this is because no object is perfect and because of how light reflects differently.

So perhaps this is why things look so plain when we use a flat color for everything. You might be surprised by what we can improve with a little gradient and subtle shadow effects.

Plain design with flat colors.
Plain design with simple gradients.
Plain design with shadow effect.
Plain design with simple gradients and shadow effect.