Icons are a necessity when building a website or an app. They’re used practically everywhere and for different reasons. Some designers use them for aesthetical reasons, while others use them for more practical ones. The hamburger menu icon, for example, is up to a certain point used for practical reasons, thanks to its familiarity.
There are other icons, though, that are used to beautify a website. Most websites with minimalist design make a good use of icons, by enriching the layout without cluttering it.
Icons are a small and efficient way to add a certain vibe to a website and they come in various shapes, sizes and styles. For example, there are some that are small illustrations with beautiful details that can bring color to your design.
If you are a web or UI designer, chances are that you’ll be needing some icons to use in your projects. What if they would be free to use, would that make it better? Of course it would.
In this article you will see 30 free icons sets to download and use in your designs.
Creative Fields Icon Set
Let’s start off with a collection of 16 flat icons with awesome details that would make a nice addition to your design inventory.
60 Vicons – Free Icon Set
This is a great set of 60 icons with bold lines that you can use for free and share with others as well. These icons have an outline style and can be used for various types of projects, form web to apps.
2px lines 48x48px Icons
Here we present you a PSD file with nice, simple icons that you can download for free in your projects. This is again another set of outlined icons, with thin lines and lovely details.
Fblu free icons
This is a great set of detailed icons with a nice touch of color that you can download as .ai or .psd files. These beautiful outline icons can be used in any kinds of projects, from web design to creating apps and admin dashboards.
72 icons set
This awesome set contains 72 icons created by Senya Ars that you can use or share with others. These minimalist icons pack can be used for free in your projects!
We suggest you add this useful icon pack to your design inventory. It contains 32 icons with a very bold, thick look.
70 Simple Icons
We also recommend grabbing this awesome set of 70 icons. These are simple 32px line icons with a square look. These come in just one color, but youc an easily customize them and color them any way you want.
This is a very special set of icons with lots of details and angled lines that you can use in your projects. This may be a small set, but it’s truly unique!
Here you have a completely free PSD file with various icons that you can use for your present and future projects. Use these icons for dashboard designs, gamification, web design, and more!
Random Stuff Iconset Vol 2
This is another cool icon set created by Ghani Pradita that contains 48 new icons. All of these icons are custom-made, unique and have some really great details.
50 Flat Icons
We recommend downloading this set of 50 flat round icons to keep in your design inventory. These icons are fully-scalable and customizable.
This is a very smooth and simple icon pack made with careful, thin lines. Available as .eps and .ai files that are both CS5–CC friendly.
Pamoke: Free Icon Set
Another great set of 24 cute icons that come in all common formats like AI, EPS and PNG. They have really nice colors and details that will add a personal touch to your projects.
We also like this cool pack of round icons, available in 2 color palettes and 10 colors variations. use these beautiful icons for your flat design projects.
77 Essential Icons
Here are 77 icons created by Bryn Taylor with a clean and straight-forward look that you can use for free in your designs.
200 nanoline icon set
Here’s a huge, absolutely awesome pack of 200 icons with very smooth, thin lines. We think you’ll find almost anything you’re looking for here, so keep it in your design library.
Thin Line UI Icons 170
Here’s another great example of a free icon pack that you can use for both personal or commercial projects. These are again outline icons with really simple designs.
30 line icons
Here we have a cool, modern set of icons that use thick lines for the overall design and thin lines for subtle details. Definitely worth downloading.
Flatilicious free icons
This is a nother cool set of 80 flat icons with great shapes and awesome color choices. Use these flat icons for your flat design projects.
The Nice and Serious UI Icon Set
Here you have a set of 96 icons available in two weights. You can download them as .ai files.
Wireframe Icon Set
This is another great pack of simple, wireframe icons that definitely deserve being added to your design inventory.
St Valentine’s Day icon set
This romantic themed set of icons has a sharp look and nice details that will give a professional look to your designs.
Free Icon Set
This is a free set of icons created in Illustrator that you are more than welcome to use in your current or future projects.
30 Free Icons from Shakuro
Here is yet another great example of how gorgeous and effective flat icons can be. Color these any way you want and use them in your web or app projects.
Tourism icon pack (free)
Here is an awesome bunch of icons that will definitely make your tourism-inspired design projects look more professional.
100 free icons / kitchen
This is a great set of 100 icons to use for your design projects that may be inspired by cooking, recipes or kitchens.
This is a very nice collection of icons with cool, tasteful color combinations to use in your designs.
Kvasir: 180+ Free Icons
This is another great set that contains more than 180 icons with a nice, modern touch and classy colors.
Christmas Flatilicious Icons
The perfect icon pack for Christmas-inspired design projects. Contains 20 icons with nice, subtle details.
Banking icon set (+free PSD)
Here’s an amazing set of icons created with banking design projects in mind. It has great colors and nice, sharp lines.