When it comes to Instagram, it’s all about that visual appeal.
You may have noticed that certain pages immediately caught your attention – simply because they were very compelling on first look. Usually, these pages will use a certain style for all of their photos, making them stand out from other pages who mix it up. This could mean anything from really bright to darker “themes” that make their page really awesome and unique once opened. This is a very powerful method to improve your Instagram page and you should definitely use it to your advantage.
One of the ways to achieve this is by using built-in Instagram filters.
Let’s take a look at few filters with unique styles that will make your Instagram feed look amazing and visually irresistible!
Valencia filter adds some brighter, yellow / pink-ish contrast to the picture, making it seem more vintage and lighter. Valencia brings you back to those “childhood” days with it’s unique tint. It’s also a very versatile filter that can be used with almost anything. If you want your pictures to seem like a memory book from the good old days.
It’s a good idea to use it with nature / environment photographs so you can highlight those natural, light colors, although you could also use it with food items for example.
X Pro II
X Pro II is one of those darker themed filters that adds a lot of darker highlight and makes pictures really stand out. It focuses on the center of the photo and creates a shadow around it – highlighting it even further. This filter will add dark pink / purple-ish effect to your photos and really make them stand out. X Pro makes your pictures look lively and optimistic and it’s best used to highlight exactly those emotions.
It’s best used to highlight certain elements in very bright backgrounds. Pictures of nature, city skylines or any objects that you want to highlight in a dull environment.
If you’re a fan of Black & White photography, you’re gonna love this one. Instagram has a few b&w filters, but Willow is by far the most natural looking. It doesn’t have any weird focus and sharpening issues, it just takes your pictures and turns it to black & white. What makes it so great is the fact that it’s very soft and doesn’t ruin the picture whatsoever. It can turn almost any picture into something unique and appealing.
Black & White is a style that can be really amazing when you correctly pull it off and many pages certainly make good use of it. It can also make some bad selfies & pictures look pretty great with a single touch. It’s best used for lower quality photos – like selfies and close up (macro) pictures of objects or close quarter streets.
Mayfair is one of those “can’t go wrong” filters when it comes to Instagram. It’s often used as a safe choice when there are no good fits – and for a good reason really. Mayfair is a great filter that adds warmer colors to your picture, while also highlighting the center area.
It’ll be a great addition to any image with bright background, especially if you want to highlight a certain element with it. It’ll add warmer, slightly pink-ish colors that lighten up the mood and make your picture stand out with certain liveliness and joy.
Much like Valencia, Earlybird gives your pictures that vintage look with lots of shadows while still keeping those original colors. It’s a lot more subtle and “older” than valencia and it radiates with that unique hipster-like energy. Definitely a great choice for if you’re looking to build that sort of vintage / hipster style on your page.
It’s great for throwback photos and selfies, but it can also be used with natural photos like this one as it really makes that natural color blend in with the shadows to give it that cool, old school loook.
Kelvin is one of the most used filters in the fashion niche – and it’s easy to see why. Kelvin adds that bright red color to photos that really make it shine and stand out. It’s a great use to capture attention with flashy and attractive colors. Although it may seem a little too aggressive to some, it can achieve amazing results when used properly.
So, if you’re looking for that flashy, bright red look – definitely give Kelvin filter a shot!
All of these filters add a unique effect to pictures that can make your page really stand out from the competition. If you’re able to find a perfect filter for your niche, it will transform your page into something awesome. These filters are definitely among the best ones available but if you still don’t think they will fit you, I’ve got some good news – Instagram has plenty of other choices for you.