Geometric pattern design is an important part of any professional or casual graphic designer’s repertoire and can take many forms. Here, we introduce you to geometric patterns, and give 35 vibrant, diverse, and inspiring examples.

## What is a Geometric Pattern?

Geometric patterns have their roots in math. Geometry is the branch of mathematics relating to lines, angles, curves, and shapes. So, it’s easy to see how they are applicable to art and design.

Essentially, a geometric pattern is one containing objects, shapes, pictures, or other elements that repeat themselves. This repetition might be regular and obvious—such as squares repeated on a grid—or more irregular or asymmetrical, creating a more abstract-looking pattern.

## What Shapes Are Commonly Used in Geometric Pattern Design?

Squares, circles, rectangles, ovals, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, diamonds, and stars are commonly used shapes in both complex and simple geometric pattern design. However, a wide variety of shapes and designs can potentially be used, as long as the elements can be repeated in some way (even if that repetition is irregular or not immediately obvious).

## Design Your Own 3D images

Isometric Design for Beginners.

## How to Make Your Own Geometric Design Pattern

Geometric patterns have been an essential component of design for thousands of years, so you don’t necessarily need any advanced technology to create them. A compass, ruler, protractor, and set square are the only special tools you’ll need to create on paper the shapes and lines that are central to geometric patterns.

However, professional design programs can be used to take your geometric pattern design to the next level. Learning how to design a geometric pattern in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other programs can have a learning curve. But, once you’ve learned how to use them, your possibilities for creating geometric patterns are practically limitless.

## 35 Geometric Design Examples

### 1. Simple Isometric Cube

Isometric cube images have equal dimensions or measurements and appear three dimensional.

### 2. Complex Isometric Cube

Isometric cube patterns can be more complex, too.

### 3. 3D Y-shape Pattern

Like isometric squares, a three-dimensional effect can be created with other geometric shapes.

### 4. Rotated 3D Y

By rotating the design, these shapes look less like Ys and give the pattern a different effect.

### 5. Black-and-White Lines

By repeating and mirroring a simple square block containing thick black-and-white lines, a mesmerizing effect is created.

### 6. Complex Black-and-White Lines

This black-and-white line pattern is complicated by introducing triangular shapes.

### 7. Triangles on Grid

This simple but striking design effectively uses white space.

### 8. Psychedelic Triangles

The irregular color scheme adds complexity to this triangular design.

### 9. Mixed Triangles

Combining triangles of different sizes and angles creates an organic-looking pattern.

### 10. Beach and Mountain Triangles

The forms of nature can be a source of inspiration for geometric patterns.

### 11. Triangles with Photographic Background

A textured effect is created by lying the geometric triangle pattern over a photograph.

### 12. Low Poly Pattern

Low poly patterns are actually quite simple to make using computer programs.

### 13. Shape-in-Shape With Square

Shape-in-shape patterns consist of one shape being repeated within a different shape.

### 14. Shape-in-Shape With Hexagon

A more three-dimensional shape-in-shape design is created here by adding contrasting colors around the hexagons.

### 15. Honeycomb Hexagons

Coloring the geometric shapes differently has an attractive effect.

### 16. Celtic-Inspired Design

This complex, interweaving geometric pattern was created by hand-drawing the design first, then digitizing it using Adobe Illustrator.

### 17. Vintage Lace

This geometric pattern was inspired by delicate floral vintage crochet lace.

### 18. Kaleidoscope

This design blends the structure of geometry while retaining the random feel of the patterns of a kaleidoscope.

### 19. Simple Shapes

Using many basic geometric shapes at once creates a more complex pattern.

### 20. Tiles

Antique and international tile patterns provide endless inspiration for geometric designs.

### 21. Astrological Design

Combining classic geometric shapes with dot and line patterns creates an astrology-inspired scene.

### 22. Hand-Drawn Circular Design

Hand drawing your designs can be a good way of understanding the essential components of geometric design.

### 23. Geometric Owl

The careful placement of geometric shapes can create a figurative picture, such as this owl.

### 24. Basic Mandala

A mandala is a geometric design made up of symbols and revolving around a circular point, and are used in many spiritual traditions as a focal point of meditation.

### 25. Pentagram Mandala

A pentagram is a five-pointed star. It’s a versatile geometric focal point for mandalas and other designs.

### 26. Modern Mandala

This contemporary mandala updates the form with dynamic shapes, lines, and colors.

### 27. Color Wheels

Whether you’re learning about color mixing or just want to create a beautiful geometric pattern, these vibrant color wheel mandalas are inspiring.

### 28. Hearts and Flowers

Floral geometric designs are often used in stationery, fabric and clothing, wallpapers and interior design, and more.

Try turning those flower designs into a botanical repeat pattern in Photoshop with the help of this short tutorial.

### 29. Bumblebee Tiles

While this bumblebee geometric pattern looks complex, creating them with software like Procreate and Illustrator can be quite straightforward.

### 30. Alhambra-Inspired Design

Islamic design draws heavily on geometric patterns. This one echoes the designs of the Alhambra fortress in Southern Spain.

### 31. Islamic Geometric Pattern

Islamic designs have been created by hand for centuries.

### 32. Starbursts

This design utilizes simple shapes, shapes-within-shapes, and contrasting colors.

### 33. Meandering Hexagon

This hexagon pattern “meanders” because of how the outlines of the hexagons connect.

### 34. Pop Art Star

Creating a pattern like this begins by understanding the way the pattern is made, and then repeating it.

### 35. Roaming Square

This repeating seamless tile pattern uses rounded rectangles.

## Design a Geometric Pattern—Mandalas!

Geometric Design on the iPad – Mandalas in Procreate .

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