There was a brief period during the height of flat design that designers shied away from gradients. But they came roaring back and will be even bigger in 2020.
From bold backgrounds with multi-color gradients to subtle gradients for texture, this trend is everywhere. What we are seeing now, is gradients that combines multiple colors with quite a bit of contrast, rather than more subtle-monotone gradients that were popular as of late.
Bariskuran uses bold gradient for a portfolio design that has a lot of impact; Arjay Studio uses gradient for text elements as well as “bubbles” in the AR visual. (Using multiple gradients is a popular theme as well.)