A cool and trendy aesthetic perfect for your new iOS14 enabled customized home screen is Neon!

Yep! That inert gas you find on the table of elements – Neon – is one of the most fun and popular themes available on ScreenKit.

Neon colours have been around for a long time, with the gas used to light up cheesy billboard and store signs as early as a century ago, and beginning to get campy in the ’50s and ’60s to influencing the 1980s in many ways, especially in fashion, makeup and even industrial design.

For this new decade (the 2020s), Neon shows no signs of stopping, making a comeback in a big way.
Neon colours are totally on point now, used all over the internet, influencing the fashion industry with big brands making striking neon pieces, and freely used in branding, marketing and even interior designs the world over.

Neon colours are LOUD. When you use them, you’re sure to draw attention to yourself.
Our eyes naturally gravitate towards it, making it difficult to look away and even harder to miss altogether.

There are many unique aspects to this aesthetic, but one that stands out the most is that it literally glows. The colours aren’t flat like regular colours; instead, it seems as if they’re popping out of the screen or wherever you find them.

The Neon aesthetic is perfect if you prefer styles that are vibrant, energetic, and visually (maybe even literally) – Electrifying.

When we think of neon lights, it’s hard to pin down a specific emotion or image that captures the entire aesthetic.
This fluidity is another aspect that differentiates it from the rest, the fact that the colours are so versatile makes it extremely easy to combine it with other themes.

You can construct a retro 80s themed aesthetic on one end of the spectrum, drawing inspiration from arcade games, strip malls, cheezy MTV music videos, 8-bit pixel games, and Nintendo and Atari game consoles.

Examples of some modern-day aesthetics would be Vaporwave, Synthwave, Cyberpunk, and TV shows such as Stranger Things.

Alternatively, you can think of the Las Vegas strip with their casinos and billboards, or even the night club scene in your area (well, pre-Pandemic anyway).
Regardless, neon lights are heavily associated with nightlife and clubbing – so much that you can practically feel the bass drop and everyone dancing to the beat, just by staring at the colours.

Lastly, at the end of the spectrum, you can create a futuristic / sci-fi fantasy look using the sleek and cooler coloured neon lights – such as blue and whites.

Think of Tron, Robocop, and Star Trek and their use of neon lights to make everything seem light-years in the future (as opposed to a sound stage and dull, everyday reality).

There are many combinations you can create with neon colours.
Use it as the central theme of your aesthetic or as an accent to make the main visual pop out with extra shine.

One thing is for sure, though, it will take a long time before you run out of ideas and eventually get bored with Neon.

Even then, we doubt that you’ll be bored of it at all.

Why don’t you try and do some experimenting yourself?
There are endless possibilities with ScreenKit!

Not only is it free and currently available for download on the App Store, but it also has all the tools for you to play around so you can customize your home screen.

With over 100 themes and thousands of widgets and other elements to choose from, you can keep updating your gadget’s overall look to your heart’s content.

If you don’t like one design, start over! There are no limits to your creativity.
Take advantage of ScreenKit’s 1-click special theme installer as well! It will allow you to install your final look quickly, saving you time.

We’re confident that in the end, whatever theme and colours you decide on using, your home screen will still look absolutely amazing.