Top Five Font Combinations {Five on Friday}

There are so many different kinds of free fonts to choose from, but how do you match them up? Have you ever tried putting two pretty fonts together and wondered why it just didn’t work? I mean, you love each font individually, but together, it’s just not right. First rule (in my opinion) of font selection and matching, is that opposites attract. In other words, you don’t want fonts that are similar to be together. You want to take fonts that have opposite qualities, like serif and sans-serif (ex. Times New Roman and Arial), decorative and simple, or thick and thin.

I’m going to show you five of my favorite combos.You’ll also notice that a lot of times I’ll have one font in all caps and the other in all lowercase to add to the contrast between styles.

These are some of my favorite fonts, and if you’d like to download them, you’ll find the links below. Hopefully this gives you an idea of how to combine fonts for beautiful graphics!

Bebas Neue
Pea Jenny Script
Janda Stylish Script
Tall N Bubbly
Adine Kirnberg
Phosphorus Selenide
Orniste
Simplicity
Adele
Jenna Sue

Love the fonts but not sure how to download them to your computer? Learn how to download and install the fonts in this post.

Kristin

Kristin

Owner at Yellow Bliss Road
Hi! I'm Kristin and I'm the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road, where you'll find tons of recipes, free printables, and a little decor and DIY thrown in for good measure. Life can be complicated, so I am all about simplifying wherever I can - from food to decor to DIY - because I believe that it doesn't have to be elaborate or extravagant to be amazing. I am a single adoptive mom with a daughter in Preschool and a son in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I'm exhausted and most days my house is a mess - and I'm okay with that!
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Comments

  1. says

    Great post! I’m starting to see font combinations everywhere now that people are starting to put text on their pictures for Pinterest. You really have an eye for combinations. I like 2 and 4 the best. I’ll be sure to check out your post tomorrow about downloading fonts! The more technical stuff like this still stumps me, but it’s so important when it comes to how your blog looks (and your pictures, if you’re adding text to them). Thanks!

  2. says

    Such fabulous fonts. And I love the combinations! I’m not a designer, and I like to rely on people who have ‘quite the eye’ for the that sort of thing, so thanks for the suggestions!

  3. says

    I love your selection, but wanted to warn you that downloading the “adele” font from @fonts101.com cost me several hours this morning trying to rid my system of sweetpack & conduit. So frustrating.

  4. Jenna says

    I love this! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents. You’re so inspiring!
    I’m curious…where do you get your names for your fonts. My name is Jenna Sue and I think it’s beyond exciting that you have a font with my name! :)

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