Eight Great Font Pairs

8-GREAT-FONT-PAIRSPairing fonts properly can often be a struggle. The key to aesthetically pleasing font pairing is to use fonts that complement, not conflict with one another. Opposites attract when it comes to combining fonts. Too similar of fonts paired with each other compete for attention, while contrasting fonts create a harmonious look. Contrast in font pairing can be created by: 1) combining lowercase fonts with uppercase fonts, 2) experimenting with letter spacing and font size, and 3) using a distinctive font (often referred to as a display font) in conjunction with a simple, conservative font.

In blog design it’s best to keep the fonts used in your design to only two or three. Allow one font to be the star of the show and use the others as accent fonts throughout the design. Because font pairing can be a little tricky, I thought I’d bring you today eight of my favorite font pairs to help give your next project a little font duo inspiration.

sudestadaSUDESTADA | BELL MT

voyageFUTURA PT | VOYAGE

MODERNMODERN NO. 20 | CORBEL

asterismASTERISM CLEAN | SWEET SANS

NIAGRANIAGRA SOLID | CALIBRI

strange-loveLA CARTE | STRANGELOVE

MANHATTANMANHATTAN DARLING | NEVIS BOLD

LAVERONIQUELA VERONIQUE | KAPRA

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Comments

  1. Blanca says:

    That’s such a helpful post!

    Is there any chance you could make one with free fonts?

    Thanks so much!

    B.

  2. Blanca says:

    Great!

    Thanks so much!

    Also, are those photos free of license? If so, where do you get them?

    I wanna share some quotes on my blog and make them myself but I am not a designer (hence looking for help into pairing fonts haha) and dont know if I can get in trouble for using certain photos on my blog! I’d like the quotes to have the name on my blog on it

    Maybe a post too on where to get cool photos for free without a copyright? All the ones I find arent all that nice 😉

    Thanks!

  3. Rebekah says:

    Yes. Just yes! These are brilliant. I’m feeling very inspired now.

    xxxBeka |www.bekaellen.com

  4. Thank you

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