Color Shift and New Design Directions Characterize 2011 Logo Trends

Like fashion, design trends are dynamic. lists these trends in their 2011 report on logo trends:

Soft gradients


Series Logos

Brown and grey are being seen more frequently as replacements for the neutral black.


For the full report, click here. Sometimes change is an improvement, and sometimes it's a step backwards. Which of these trends do you think work best?