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Font Pairs

How To Pair Fonts, Beautifully!

Finding a beautiful font pair is a magical thing, just like the perfect couple!

And just like couples, some look great and others just don’t belong together.

It’s a good idea to have a few fonts to choose from when branding your blog, business and social media graphics.

But picking a partner isn’t easy. I’ve had to go through a few bad matches before meeting my Mr. Right. Luckily, fonts are a little easier to pair. Follow these simple rules and you’ll be on your way to match-making beautiful font pairs.

Font Matchmaker

Like fish in the sea, there are sooo many fonts to choose from. So, how do you find that perfect couple?

This post is part of a 3 post series, sponsored by Fontbundles.net to bring you beautiful fonts for your blog, business and social media!

In my last font post, I showed you how to choose fonts that connect with your audience and fit your brand. If you haven’t read it yet, you can check it out below:

Finding font pairs doesn’t have to be time consuming or frustrating! Here are some of the ways I like to match my fonts:

Choose Font Pairs From The Same Family

Font families, such as serif, sans serif, script, a decorative, were created to work together.

Choosing a few fonts, from the same family, is an easy way to be sure your fonts will look great together. Try a font family that has a few options, like a thin, bold and italicized style.

Fonts With Similar Moods

The two fonts above Baby Brooklyn (top) and Monkey Mayhem are different, but have similar moods, so they work well together. They are both playful and fun fonts.

Choose a style that fits your blog brand, and then find a font that speaks to your audience. Is your blog tone serious? Or fun? Mine is elegant and creative… or at least that’s what I’m going for:)

Opposites Can Attract

Sometimes opposites really do attract! In this case, a simple font like Daybreak (on top) and a decorative font like The Retropus Script can look really great together!

Simple Font And A Script

One of my go to combinations is matching a simple font with a script.

Fontbundles.net has an amazing selection of beautiful and unique scripts. There’s a script for every design, so I never, ever run out of options!

Timberly is my favourite script because it’s bold, yet cute and so easy to read. Try to avoid scripts that are difficult to read. If your readers have trouble reading it, they’ll be missing your message.

Thin And Thick Fonts

Pairing a thick sans serif, like Revalate (bottom) and thin sans serif like Daybreak, can look really great. Especially if you use the bold font to emphasis a power word!

A Serif And A Sans Serif

Pairing a serif, which is a font with the extensions you see at the top and/or bottoms of the letters, and a sans serif, which means no extensions, can make a good pair.

Simple And Fun

Keep it cool and classic with a combination of simple and fun fonts. Daybreak (on top) and XOXO Glow are a great example of how great this pair works!

Saved the best for last! This is one of my absolute favourite couples. I am obsessed. A simple sans serif with an elegant and unique script like Goodies! This pair is classy couple that works for logos, social media graphics and so much more!

Pairing fonts is like match-making. It can work beautifully when done right, or it can be a disaster. And sometimes, it just comes down to personal preference.

Now that I’ve shared all of my favourite font pairs, I hope I gave you some inspiration. Next week, I’ll share some font tips for creating logos, social media graphics and your media kit.

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