Visual Stories

Bold and Beautiful: A Collection of Broken Patterns

By Brada - 5 min read

With its solid colors and striking use of lines, this visual trend creates impact that is both simple and dynamic. Let yourself be hypnotized by these clever compositions.

clear sky, architecture, building exterior, built structure, low angle view
Blue, Copy Space, Headshot, Indoors, Lifestyles

“Pair bright tones and bold lines to create a pattern the eye clings to.”

These photos work so well because of their contrast: By pairing bright tones and bold lines they create a pattern that the eye clings to. This is particularly nice to look when the pattern is disrupted by an object in the foreground: It breaks the rule and makes the minimalism more human and relatable.

Close-Up, Copy Space, Cream, Food, Food And Drink
Animal Antenna, Animal Shell, Animal Themes, Animal Wildlife, Animals In The Wild
 30-34 Years,  Adult,  Adults Only,  African-American Ethnicity,  Copy Space
Barefoot, Beach, Day, Feet Up, Human Foot
 Boys,  Day,  Enjoyment,  Friendship,  Fun
Algés, Built Structure, Copy Space, Day, Mounted
Architecture, Berlin, Building Exterior, Built Structure, Chimney
Bestensee, Blue, Copy Space, Day, Diving Board
At The Edge Of, Blue, Decoration, Design, Indoors
Architecture, Berlin, Building Exterior, Built Structure, Copy Space
yellow, wall - building feature, no people, built structure, full frame
 Architecture,  Day,  Geometric Shape,  Grass,  Green Color
yellow, still life, close-up, indoors, no people
 Absence,  Architectural Detail,  Architectural Feature,  Copy Space,  Corridor
Abstract, In A Row, Multi Colored, No People, Pattern
 Architecture,  Built Structure,  Ceiling,  Copy Space,  Green Color
 Architecture,  Blue,  Building Exterior,  Built Structure,  Clear Sky
 Botany,  Clear Sky,  Copy Space,  Covered,  Covering
architecture, built structure, low angle view, no people, day

Header image by @zhizhi.