As ever in the alloy industry, we’ve seen another year of evolution when it comes to design trends. As the year has progressed, we’ve seen a mix of the subtle and the bold take a hold for drivers, and today we’ve rounded up some of our favourite trends from throughout the months to give you readers an idea of what’s currently popular and hopefully even inspire your next refresh.
As seen on Audi’s 2019 Q4, traditional five or six spoke alloy designs are beginning to be surpassed. Multi-spoke options are becoming more of the norm for petrol heads, with nine and ten spoke designs now ruling the roost for many when decision time comes. A key reason given for this change is that more spokes usually means an association with a sportier look for vehicles – something modern drivers find alluring.
Stripping back to reveal more
Whilst many people have been drawn to multi-spoke designs this year, the turn of the decade has also seen a trend shift towards understatedly simple designs. Whilst subtle enough to make sure that people are still paying attention to the rest of your vehicle, a classic reserved design can really add a touch of elegance to your car’s overall look.
Traditionally, alloy designs have followed the principles of strong, bold, crisp lines. As we’ve reached the end of the decade this has made way for more ‘floral’ designs.
When we say ‘floral’, we’re talking about more rounded shapes being incorporated into designs, with some truly unique aesthetics being offered. The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is a fantastic example of this, with its middle curves creating almost a tulip-like feel amongst each of its spokes.
All black everything
The word ‘alloy’ has always been associated with one colour: silver. Whilst not ready to make its departure from the alloy design world just yet (most classic, luxurious brands are still opting for silver), black alloys are becoming a more common choice for drivers. Offering a sportier, more rugged alternative to tradition, black alloys have been spotted on several releases this year from major manufacturers, such as BMW and Audi.
Rather than being a trend per se, it’s worth noting that a bold, distinctive design is still a winner for many. Whilst relatively simple in design, these statement alloys are striking in appearance due to their likeness to armoured and purpose-built vehicles. This type of design won’t be going anywhere over the next few years we wouldn’t think, and for good reason.
We’re excited to see what the next year (or indeed decade) will bring in terms of design innovation. If you’d like to chat to us about your alloys and how we can help you with a solution, please get in touch with our team today.