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Best Gold Design Templates 2021: Text Effects, Invitations & More

Go for gold with some of the most dazzling design templates available in 2021's hottest color.

Portrait for Helen Alexander By Helen Alexander
Posted 17 Feb 2021
10 Best Gold Design Templates

Associated with glitz and glamour, gold has come in – well – gold place once again in Envato’s Colour Trends round-up for 2021.

Why Is Gold a Popular Color?

Gold has long been associated with wealth and prosperity, but dig a little deeper into the psychology of color and you’ll find this precious metal also symbolises luxury, sophistication and star status.

Beyond celebrities and royalty, gold also reflects a spiritual side and can be used to indicate wisdom and enlightenment. And, because it reminds us of the sun, brilliant yellow-gold is one of those bright and bold color trends that instantly communicates energy and enthusiasm.

How to Use Gold in Design

Pantone selected a golden ray of light – called 13-0647 Illuminating – as one of its joint Color(s) of the Year 2021, so we expect to see this warm tone shining bright in many design projects this year. 

Use metallic gold accents to add an atmosphere of affluence to your next print or digital project, embrace antique gold hues to give brand logos an aura of reliability and trustworthiness, and use pale gold to achieve a more natural look that’s reminiscent of  sandy beaches and swaying wheat fields. 

The shimmering shade is so popular, it’s been at the top of our color trends predictions list for the past three years in a row. In response to the tremendous volume of searches for this color and related terms taking place on Envato Elements and Envato Market, we’ve dedicated this blog post to some truly dazzling design tools, graphic templates and text effects.

Give your next creative project the Midas touch with this round-up of the best gold design templates in 2021:

10. Business Card by micromove

From the corporate world to creative agencies, this business card template is all about quiet confidence and subtle sophistication. Bring the gold standard to your branding work with this black and gold beauty, and add your own personal touch thanks to its fully customisable design elements.

9. Wedding Invitation Art Deco by graphicook

Step back in time with retro design by creating a 1920s look and feel with the help of this wedding pack. From save the dates, invitations and RSVP cards to menus and table numbers, these eye-catching art deco design templates are easy to customise and will instantly transport guests to a golden age of overflowing champagne glasses and Gatsby-style glamor. 

8. Golden Light Leaks by musicant

This opulent video opener is filled with slow-motion sparkle and soft-focus golden hues, making it ideal for awards nights, wedding ceremonies and extra-special promos. Add your own images, text and audio, and prepare to dazzle your audience.

7. Gold Yellow Bokeh Particles Background by Puzurin

Immediately add some abstract warmth to your video with this out-of-focus background. Channeling a photographic bokeh effect – where an image is intentionally blurred so the viewer can’t tell what they are looking at – this shimmering stock footage sees pools of yellow-gold merge and mingle to create a soft and sumptuous backdrop.

6. The Ultimate 1001 Text Effects by designercow

Going for gold? This Adobe Photoshop add-on has 1001 text, logo and background effects. Make a statement in chalk, ink or foil and add texture with fabric, wood and stone. Made with Smart Objects, and featuring organized layers and easy-to-edit groups, this flexible collection shines bright. The rubber stamp and embossed effects certainly get our seal of approval.

5. 3D Gold Text Effects – 10 PSD by Sko4

Bring glitz and glamor to your VIPs – that’s Very Important Projects – with these 3D gold text effects. From classic art deco and cinematic-style typefaces that are worthy of an Oscar to retro 80s fonts, this pack of 10 styles ensures your words simply can’t be ignored. 

4. 50 Gold Textures by Zeppelin_Graphics

Add bling to blogs, banners and branding projects with this brilliant bundle of gold textures. These high-res JPG files contain 50 textures, ranging from metal and foil to wood, which can be used as backgrounds and wallpapers, or to add fancy details to your designs.

3. Dripping Gold Photoshop Action by sevenstyles

Whoever said ‘less is more’ clearly never laid eyes on these dripping-gold Photoshop actions and presets. Use them to lavish liquid gold on any image, icon or logo. Then use various customization techniques to add metallic drips and drops, and bring a dynamic feel to your design with the glossy gold effects.

2. Golden Glitter Text Effect by pixelbuddha_graphic

Time to shine with these glittering gold text effects. Create luxurious party invites, sparkling social posts and glamorous gift cards with these gold and copper-gold Photoshop effects. Simply type your text, select one of two grain sizes and have the option to add even more shimmering splashes – because why wouldn’t you?

1. 25 Golden Age Luxury Textures by NassyArt

This luxury collection of 25 glittering textures replicates real-life materials and promises to add subtle sparkle. With a glamorous color palette that ranges from sunshine-yellow gold and antique rose-gold through to a deep burnished gold, these high-resolution gold foil and acrylic backgrounds are guaranteed to make your graphic design projects shine.

To make a lasting impression, it has to be gold. If you want to dazzle with your designs this year, or are looking to take your brand to glittering new levels, explore Envato Elements for gold text effects, textures, templates and backgrounds. And, to give your next creative project a head start, don’t forget to subscribe to the Envato YouTube channel.

The header image for this post was created using the item 25 Golden Age Luxury Textures by NassyArt, available with a subscription to Elements.