In the wide world of the web, design is king, and the icon is a key element in design. People use icons to communicate an idea, artistically break up text, help navigation, or denote useful features while helping the overall aesthetic of the interface. Themed icon packs are great resources for developing a consistent and distinct look—so if you are looking for a set of icons of royal headgear for a variety of reasons, this list of free downloadable PSD and vector icon sets portrays a stylish range of crowns for any purpose you might have for them.
As vectors, they can also be easily modified to better serve your design needs.
Royal crown icons are classic symbols that can lend you a hint of exclusivity and class, quality, status and power, or glory and victory─even immortality and a little notoriety.
A certain set of icons will be designed to say one thing instead of another. So when choosing your icon set, pay attention to the overall look and feel, as well as the technical aspects─how well the lines and colors will fit in with your existing layout.
Other things to keep in mind:
Realistic or “skeuomorphic” icons closely resemble their real-life 3D counterparts. The upside is that they are flashier (if that’s what you’re going for) and are unmistakable. If the design is as good as the Set of King Crown and Golden Crown Icons set, then it is also immediately recognizable. However, having too many realistic icons on your interface can really slow down your load time and speed of use. Use with care.
Flat designs are the the minimalistic option du jour for icon design─for good reason. Not only is it user-friendly and system-friendly, they are also more versatile and lend a clean, sleek, professional look to your overall design.
For interesting in-between designs, the Antique Crown Icons set and the Vintage Crown Icons set is a fantastic option that merges the advantages of both types of design. They are mostly flat, but incorporate some basic stand-out shading and gradient color.
The Flat Crown Icons Set is as abstract as you can make it, and would do well on game apps.
The Royal Family Crown Icons Set includes an interesting shadow effect.
Queen Crown Icons is a skeuomorphic set that accurately depicts royal jewels for a European female monarch in different arrangements.
As you can see there is enough variety here for most tastes and preferences. These icon sets are available to download in PSD and vector files (as well as in PNG, a very web-friendly format), so they are fully customizable and easily scalable. They are designed to stand out on their own, so if coloring or rescaling them, try not to overdo it.