Flaticon Guide
to Icon Styles

Give your project consistency by choosing and following one style of icons across it

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Icon Styles

On our website, you can find a variety of different styles such as black outline, black filled, hand drawn, gradient, lineal color, and flat. Within these styles, there are lots of variations of stroke thickness, terminations (defined or round) with shade or without one, etc. Here we’ll share some of the specifics about most common styles on our web:

Black outline

Created out of strokes. These icons are simple and great to illustrate abstract meanings

Black filled

Composed of masses of black color and omissions of strokes. Works best to illustrate the meaning of primary subjects

Hand drawn

With digital techniques that imitate graphic artistic tools, this style gives icons a more dynamic and easy-going look


Developed from Flat, it is free of spot colors and uses gradients to add depth and dimension to regular icons

Lineal color

Composed only by stroke and filled with color. This style is becoming more and more popular


Flat icons are a variation of lineal style. This style implies different color combinations, usually “flat” ones