Pairing fonts can be tricky and frustrating, especially when you have limited choice of fonts and Canva HAS limited number of fonts.
So, when it comes to pairing fonts in Canva we have to really work with what we have got here, especially if you are using the free version of Canva.
Canva keeps adding new fonts ever so often so their font library today is quite decent. Still this list should be a good starting point for getting things off the ground.
10 Canva Font Pairings
These are the 10 Canva font combinations that I love and I’ve created these after a few trial and errors.
I have used the same techniques in creating these pair which I have described in the post – how to create perfect font combinations.
This doesn’t mean that these are the only combinations that will work with that particular font.
1. Sacramento & Economica
Sacramento is one my favorite free script fonts and I love that Canva has it.
It is so versatile, that it will look good wether you use it casually or formally.
It looks good paired with a taller condensed font like Economica.
Being short it balances well with the tall Economica font.
2. Cabin Sketch and Open Sans
Who’s a fan of Cabin Sketch? I am!
It is such a fun casual font with a hand drawn aesthetic.
It is perfect for casual projects because it doesn’t look like a font, it looks like it has been doodled.
To keep the casual vibes going you can pair it with a simple sans serif like Open Sans.
3. Bebas Neue & Montserrat
I am in love with this font combination.
Montserrat and Bebas Neue, both have a modern and clean look.
This font pair follows the same tall and short rule.
Also, they have similar thickness which makes them work very well together.
P.S. Bebas Kai (which is not available on Canva) is another free to use font which is derived from Bebas Neue
4. Alfa Slab One & Merriweather
Alfa Slab One is a bold serif font, no doubt.
To balance this one, you will have to use a simple, less striking font like Merriweather.
You can also, go with the classic serif and sans serif combination and pair it with a simple sans serif like Open Sans.
5. Niconne and Playfair Display
As the name suggests Playfair Display is a display font which is well suited for titles and headings. It attracts a lot of attention.
You can pair it with an elegant script like Niconne which can serve as an accent font.
Or you could pair it with simple sans serif such as Lato for body text.
6. Vollkorn and Josefin Sans
Josefin Sans is a very stylish and elegant font.
I mean you’ve got to take a look at its ‘&’ symbol. It’s drool worthy.
Pairing it with a modest serif font like Vollkorn really helps to elevate its style making the whole look polished and refined.
7. Brusher & Aileron Thin
Brusher is a bold font with ‘flowy’ brush stokes.
This font grabs a lot of attention so to create a good pair, it needs to be combined with a sans serif with a clean structure like Aileron Thin.
The smooth flow of Brusher and the clean minimalistic Aileron Thin create a beautiful contrast.
8. Sifonn & Montserrat Hairline
Sifonn is a really cool geometric sans serif font.
It is a display font so it is best used in attention grabbing headlines.
Sifonn is bold, so pair it with a thin sans serif like Montserrat Hairline and you have a winning combination.
9. League Gothic and Noto Serif
League Gothic is a condensed font and is really striking to look at.
Use it for headlines to grab attention and the elegant Noto Serif really suits well as paragraph font.
I am using the italic version of Noto Serif in the image above.
10. Bodoni FLF & Parisienne
Bodoni is classic and timeless.
While you can go with the traditional combination of serif and sans serif here but if you really want to elevate this look on your social media graphics you can pair it with a luxurious script like Parisienne.
I can look at this combination all day and never get tired of it.
Are you a Canva user? What combination are you using right now?
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