Microsoft is preparing a major refresh of its Microsoft Office
icons on all platforms. The last redesign was introduced in
2013 and the latest Office 2019 was released a couple of weeks
ago with same legacy icons.
Microsoft’s design team has detailed how the new icons of
Microsoft Office apps could look on Windows 10 and other
“From the get-go, we embraced Office’s rich history and used it
to inform design decisions. Strong colors have always been at
the core of the Office brand, and new icons are a chance to
evolve our palette. Color differentiates apps and creates
personality, and for the new icons we chose hues that are
bolder, lighter and friendlier — a nod to how Office has
evolved,” Microsoft explains.
In a video uploaded by Microsoft, it’s also noticeable
that Windows 10 apps such as Photos and File Explorer also have
new icons. While Microsoft hasn’t officially announced new
icons for Windows 10 apps, in the mockup images, it appears
that the software giant is also considering new icons for many
of its first-party apps including the Photos and Calculator.
As you can see in the above screenshot, the new icons imagined
in the mockup is definitely an interesting change but it’s not
clear if these icons will be shipped with Windows 10’s Spring
2019 update or not.
The icons are colourful and they’re better than the current
simplistic icons we have in Windows 10 October 2018 Update or
later. What do you think of all these new icons? Let us know
your thoughts in the comments below.