I’ve been in a bit of a font craze lately hunting for the perfect fonts to use for Pinterest and Instagram, and today I’m sharing some gems I discovered so you can use them too! If you want to rev up your creative genius even more, head over to dafont.com or Google fonts to find others you like – they’re all free. Woo hoo!
8 Font Pairings for Social Media + Blog Title Images
8 Font Pairings for Web Headings + Text
Montserrat; Merriweather; Minimo; Pontano Sans; Playfair Display; Tradition Sans XLight; Libre Baskerville; Josefin Sans; Melbourne; Fauna One; Raleway; PT Sans; Oswald; Source Sans Pro; Noto Sans; Esteban
Some things to keep in mind when choosing fonts:
- Make sure they’re super easy to read (no strain on the eyes, please!)
- They should complement each other beautifully.
- Test each character in a font family to make sure everything looks cohesive . Some fonts can have odd characters and numbers, like a cap “G” that just looks funny, or a “17” that drops below the baseline and is hard to read. Play with the font a bit to make to make sure you’re happy with all of the characters and you won’t have any surprises later on.
- Get creative with social media share images and blog title images. For branded quote images, why not try a bold condensed font paired with a delicate script? This way you can decide what words you want to emphasize and draw attention to.
- For web headings and text, try using a serif or block font for headings and a sans serif for text. Make sure you pick a font that makes it easy for people to read your content, without struggling or getting frustrated.
- For web fonts, try to find fonts with a lot of different font weights, like Open Sans or Source Sans Pro, so you can get the most benefit from it. You’d be surprised at how much you can get from one font when you have light, medium, bold, and black versions to choose form.
- If you’re designing a logo, make sure you think about the uses and applications you’ll need. Your brand name should be instantly recognizable, even in tiny pixels. I’m talking about more than your website here…uses like favicons (the icons you see in the web browser), social profiles, and branded share images. You want that when your brand name or website appears in teeny-tiny type on the bottom of your pin, people will be able to recognize your name!