Predicting the Biggest Design Trends of 2024

by Gooten Editorial Team on Mar. 1, 2024

Look forward to 2024’s biggest print on demand design trends, as chosen by the team at Gooten.

One of the most exciting aspects of the print on demand space is how design trends change from year to year. There are always new opportunities to explore different patterns, palettes, and more. In fact, a big part of making your store successful is keeping pace with the latest design trends.


Trying to predict the future is always a little bit of a fool’s errand, yet looking at data from the past few months can certainly provide some insight into where things are headed. Thus, the Gooten team is pleased to provide a survey of print on demand design trends that we expect to loom large in 2024. Keep an eye on these trends as you seek success for your own designs.

Print on Demand Design Trends, 2024 Edition

Retro-style floral prints

Botanical designs never go out of style, exactly. After all, who doesn’t love stopping to admire a beautiful flower? But one trend we expect to see in 2024 is a shift toward the kinds of big, cool, modern floral prints that were common in mid-century modern homes. Think big blooms and bold colors.

Peach fuzz

What’s peach fuzz, you ask? Why, it’s Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2024, described as “gentle,” “velvety,” and “subtly sensual.” We expect to see it popping up all over the place in 2024, and it’s definitely a worthy addition to your print on demand design palette.

Geometric designs

Something else we’re seeing is designers creating unique blends of patterns and textures, often relying heavily on geometric shapes like hexagons, circles, and squiggles. Combinations of large-scale and small-scale shapes seem to be especially en vogue.

Broken check

The traditional checked pattern conveys warmth and familiarity, really never going out of style. But in 2024, we foresee a lot of designers stretching and bending this familiar form, creating patterns that look just a little more playful and contemporary.

Bonus note: This would be perfect on Blankets!

The Year of the Dragon

Dragon imagery is inherently fierce, majestic, and dangerous. Since 2024 is officially the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese Zodiac, we expect to see related images popping up everywhere. Definitely a fun opportunity for print on demand designers!

Oversized abstracts

Something else we expect to see quite a bit in 2024 is big, abstract images that barely fit into the frame. Think mural-like images that spill out over a hoodie, a mug, or a custom T-shirt. We think that’ll be a massive trend in the print on demand world.

Bonus: This is a design trend fit for Wall-Art and Drinkware.

Dirt and dust

Do you love hiking through majestic canyons and desert vistas? Are you always ready to get your boots dirty in an off-road adventure? If so, you’ll definitely want to work that into your 2024 print on demand designs. We think dusty, dirty imagery is going to be a big deal, conveying authentic outdoor experiences.


Bonus: This is perfect for Tees!


Indie rock. Wes Anderson movies. Carefully-arranged pastels. We’re talking twee, and we expect to see it everywhere in 2024.


More and more of us are working from home. That definitely has its upsides, but it means less time to gossip with co-workers around the ole’ coffee machine. Enter cafecore, one of our top design trends for 2024. We think coffee shop imagery is going to be all over the place, not just in home espresso bars but also in print on demand.


Believe it or not, a lot of top designers are drawing inspiration from the jellyfish. This bubbly, squishy aesthetic is particularly popular among Gen Z and millennial shoppers, which means you can’t ignore it in your own print on demand designers.

Keep Up with Emerging Trends

Remaining in-touch with the latest design trends is a key part of print on demand success. Equally important? Choosing the right print on demand fulfillment partner. For quality, accuracy, and speed, along with an unparalleled catalog of products, more and more designers choose Gooten. To talk with us about print on demand partnerships, reach out at your convenience.