5 Tips to Pair Up Different Fonts Together for Better Designs

Consider looking at a perfectly coloured advertisement while scrolling through your Facebook feed and not being able to read it because the written font is too small or too ugly that you lose all your interest in it?

Sacred that a poster designed by you will get rejected for the same reason?

Well, you don’t have to worry since we have got you covered.

Importance of putting up suitable fonts together

Living in an age where almost all of our daily-life tasks are carried out on computers, it is very important to take care of the aesthetic beauty of whatever you write or design using the technological tools.

One of the most useful ways to catch the attention of your audience virtually is to focus on the combination of fonts that are being used when you deliver your message.

Regardless of its purpose, length, or context, your text will never appeal to your audience unless it has been written in appealing fonts.

The worst case of writing a text digitally is to use a boring, monotonous font style all over the layout. Moreover, you must take care of the font, which should neither be too huge nor too small that could trigger readers’ annoyance.

Here are some of our tested tricks to pair up unique fonts together while keeping the aesthetics of the text intact.

You can pick any of these ideas to create your next project depending upon what suits your purpose more.

Font-Pairs That Will Surely Work Together

You are starting a new project and clueless as to how well you carry it out in terms of fonts and designing.

Well, lucky you, here are some of our suggestions that will surely help you out:

1. Keep yourself restricted to a single font family

Whether you want to go with three different fonts or two, make sure you only experiment with the fonts under a single-family.

There are now hundreds of fonts, and most of them fall under the category of either of the serif, monospace, sans-serif, fantasy, or cursive family. These font families have been designed in a manner that accompanies each other well.

Only restricting yourself to a single-family will help you decide quickly as you won’t be having too many options in this case.

Moreover, for some who knows too much about fonts and their families, your choice of font following this idea will be an impressive aspect of your work.

2. Pair fonts that represent the same mood

It will be plainly senseless to use an Italicized and funky font in the body of a business letter where its heading is in the serious fonts like Calibri lights with proper capitalisation.

The mood that is reflected by a font has a lot of impact on the reader as well as on the text that is being represented by that font.

Always pair up fonts that are closely related in terms of the moods they reflect.

If you are going for an invitation designing, make sure to use all the chunky and funky fonts.

On the other hand, pick and choose only the fonts reflecting professionalism and seriousness when writing a letter to your boss or designing a business proposal.

How to choose a font for your design

3. Don’t pair up two fonts that are difficult to differentiate

Some fonts from the same family are almost identical, and people rarely get to know the difference if you have used them together.

However, there is always something disturbingly irregular about the texts if they are written using two different, yet too similar fonts together.

Make sure the fonts you pick are not too similar for the readers to become unable to differentiate them at all.

4. Use Contrastive colours sensibly

Let’s say your font choice in the text will come out in a coloured format. If that is the case, then you must be very considerate of the font that you are using and the colour you use in it.

Some fonts look good together when in black and lose all their appeal when you use different colours to write the text using them.

Make sure you use the fonts that will look acceptable in the colours you assign them. Going for the different shades of one single colour usually adds to the appealing factor of a text.

5. Pair Up Traditional fonts with Decorative ones

In cases where you have to add too much text on a single page, the best way to choose your fonts is to stay restricted to just two different fonts with one being traditional and too common in usage and the other being a little bit decorative and unique.

We personally suggest writing your headings or titles using a decorative font and documenting the body of text more simply, using a common and frequently used font.

However, you can go vice versa if you feel like your text would look better that way.

There are a hundred other creative ways to pair up different fonts together, and you can go for any you like.

However, it is strongly suggested to memorise these three words and keep them all the time in your mind while you are working on your font selections, whatever your purpose or reason for writing something is:

  • Minimalism
  • Decency
  • Simplicity


Final words

Regardless of the font type you go for, make sure to keep the overall look of your document subtle

and elegant even if you are using the funkiest of all the fonts. An elegant and subtle-looking

the document automatically attracts a lot of attention and appeals to everyone.

All the best for your project. We hope you will follow at least one if not all of our suggestions.