2020 email design trends

10 Email Design Trends Hitting Your Inbox in 2020

With the year 2020 within reach, we’re about to enter a new decade of email design. But which visual design trends will shape the look of emails in the 2020s?

Trends that dominated designs in 2019 will still be popular in the coming year. We’ll continue to see vibrant colors, bold typography, and off-grid designs. But new trends in digital design will make their way into the email design world over the coming months. 

Here are 10 email design trends that will hit your inboxes in 2020.

New in Litmus: Email Client Recommendations, Image Support in Proof, Dynamic Content Testing, and More

In October, we announced the all-new, redesigned Litmus platform. We put your email at the center of Litmus, and now we’re making the experience even better. Our latest update comes with features that will help you test wherever you build, ensure you’re testing the email clients and devices your subscribers care about most, and streamline the email design review and approval process. Here’s what’s new.

Interactive emails are a top trend, but is anyone using them?

Interactivity has been a top email design trend for a few years, and it’s easy to see why. Interactive elements make an email more accessible, and often, more fun and engaging. The concept takes a format that has long been a single, static message and turns it into an entire experience within the inbox. Yet it isn’t actually a pervasive design or strategy.

We asked nearly 2,000 email marketers about their team’s use of interactive email design, and we’re a little surprised by the results.

Delivering Episode 12: Is it time to embrace AMP for Email?

In this episode of Delivering, host Jason Rodriguez looks back at (nearly) two years of AMP for Email, its implications for the industry, and tries to answer the question of whether or not email marketers should embrace Gmail’s most recent innovation. Episode Transcript Welcome to Delivering, a podcast about email design, strategy, copywriting, development, and […]

The Ultimate Guide to Dark Mode for Email Marketers

Dark Mode. The tech industry is buzzing with these two words, and email marketing is no exception. Last year, Apple added Dark Mode to its desktop email client. In 2019, Dark Mode came to iOS Mail and other industry heavyweights, including Gmail, announced support for Dark Mode. There’s no denying Dark Mode is taking over the inbox—and making sure emails look great in this reading environment is the new big challenge for email marketers.

In this post, we break down what email clients offer Dark Mode, how each client’s Dark Mode settings impact your email designs, and what you can do to improve your emails for subscribers that read in Dark Mode.

Litmus Live San Francisco 2019: A Recap in Tweets

Litmus Live 2019 has come to a close, with our last stop in San Francisco last week. As always, we had an incredible two days with email geeks across dozens of sessions, three workshops, and networking opportunities.

Couldn’t make it to San Francisco? We pulled together our favorite takeaways and advice shared on Twitter during Litmus Live SF.

Animated PNGs in Email: An Alternative to GIFs?

Animated imagery is one of the top email design trends for 2019. Email marketers everywhere are looking to add movement to their campaigns—and the most popular way of doing that is by using the power of animated GIFs.

But animated GIFs aren’t the only file type that allows you to add movement to imagery. Animated Portable Network Graphics—or APNGs—are an option you might want to explore, too.

[Slide Template] Your Email Year in Review: Program Performance Reporting Made Easy

The most crucial step to successful marketing planning for the year ahead is understanding how your email channel performed over the past months. But what are the key questions you should ask when evaluating your program—and how do you effectively communicate your learnings to all stakeholders? With this free presentation template, putting together your annual email program performance recap just got a whole lot easier.