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Canva Font Combinations: How to Create Pinterest Friendly Graphics

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with making Pinterest-friendly images for my blog posts. The struggle is real! If you’ve read this blog post, then you know that creating vertical visually stunning photos for Pinterest is a MUST..it’s non-negotiable…but the problem is that most of us aren’t graphic designers.

I know many of you use (or should be using!) Canva to edit your photos & create images for your blog and while it offers a lot of options for fonts…sometimes it offers TOO many options! Knowing which fonts look good together is one of the things that I always try to pay attention to.

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If you are wondering if adding text to a Pinterest image is really necessary, my answer is YES! Buffer App found that Pinterest images with text were 3x more likely to be pinned than those without text.

How to use Canva Font Combinations

which fonts look good together on Canva

Font Personality:

One of the things you will want to consider before selecting fonts is the personality of your blog post or article. Choosing a font to use on a Pinterest image for a “Pirate themed birthday party” will be drastically different than the font you would use on an image for “6 Tips to Beating Stress”. You’ll want to make sure that the personality of the font matches the tone of the article.

Possible Canva Font Combinations

Readability:

After determining which font personality you will use, readability is the next most important factor! Pinterest users NEED to be able to read the text on your image, so it is very important to use a readable font. I know that many of you love the brush stroke and script fonts, but guess what? They are kind of hard to read when shrunk down in the Pinterest feed. So my recommendation would be to use brush and script fonts minimally or use one that has lots of space around it.

Canva Fonts that Look good together

Opposites Attract:

One of the easiest ways to make a great font combination is use opposite fonts. There is something appealing to the eye when opposite fonts are used which makes it easier to read and more noticeable in the busy Pinterest feed. Some ways to use opposite fonts:

  • Thick font matched with a thin font (Code & Cooper Hewitt Lowercase)
  • Uppercase matched with Lowercase (Archivo & Over the Rainbow)
  • Use Bold & Thin versions of the same font (Raleway & Raleway Thin)
  • Tall & skinny font matched with a short & fat font (Sacremento & Cabin Sketch)
  • Serif matched with a San Serif font (Monserrat & Text me One)

Practice makes perfect when it comes to combining fonts and creating visually stunning Pinterest graphics, so at the very least you should continue to tweak your graphics for personality, readability and make sure that you are using opposite style fonts.

Below I have made a list of some of the Canva fonts for you to consider when using/needing different styles of fonts for your Pinterest images.

font combinations for pinterest images

Playful Canva Fonts:

  • Amatic Small Caps
  • Cabin Sketch
  • Coming Soon
  • Crafty Girls
  • Emily’s Candy
  • Fredoka One
  • Londrina Shadow & Sketch
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Princess Sofia
  • Sacremento
  • Schoolbell
  • Sniglet
  • Sunday

Thin Canva Fonts:

  • Aileron Thin
  • Aleo Light
  • Amatic Small Caps
  • Archivo Narrow
  • Code
  • Cooper Hewitt Thin
  • Exo Thin
  • Josenfin Sans
  • Lato Hairline
  • Montserrat Hairline
  • Nixie One
  • Open Sans Light
  • Quicksand
  • Raleway Thin
  • Six Caps

Brushstroke Fonts in Canva:

  • Allura
  • Brusher
  • Clicker Script
  • Courgette
  • Engagement
  • Euphoria Script
  • Great Vibes
  • Mr. Dafoe
  • Oleo Script
  • Pacifico
  • Parisien
  • Pinyon Script
  • Playlist Script
  • Sacramento
  • Satisfy
  • Selina
  • Waterlily
  • Yellowtail

P.S. If you want even more great font combinations, check out this blog post by Canva!

P.P.S. Are you following me on Pinterest yet? 

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Chrystie is a mom of 3 kids and wife to one. She's sold 4 blogs in the last 10 years and now helps other women start their blogging empire. Her love for really bad reality TV is only trumped by her love for margaritas without salt. Her other addictions include spray painting everything gold and embarrassing her kids at the bus stop. #thatmom

This article has 16 comments

  1. Leah

    This is great info, thanks for sharing this! I am always afraid to mix fonts too much, not wanting it to look too busy! This makes me feel better!

    • Chrystie

      Yes I agree…that’s why I put these together..so bloggers don’t have to be afraid to mix and match :)

  2. Jenn Slavich

    Pinning this! I will need this over and over I’m sure. Love it, it’s so useful. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  3. Lynn

    This goes straight to my style guide. I use Canva daily and still come up with repulsive font combinations. Thank you so much for sharing a really useful guide!

  4. Jenny

    Love this! I am not very good at figuring out fonts to pair together so thank you for the help!

    xoxo, Jenny

  5. Heather Davis

    This is a great article! It can be so tricky to figure out what font to use and which ones to use together.

  6. Angie @ My So-Called Chaos

    Great post! I love canva, and I love the mixing of fonts. It’s one of the best visual things you can do.

    • Chrystie

      Totally agree..and since there’s so many to choose from it can sometimes be overwhelming :)

  7. Corina

    This is helpful! So I’ve been wondering for a while now: does it matter if you use different fonts on your Pinterest graphics for the same blog? I know within the blog design itself you want to stick with 2 or 3 that define your brand. Does that apply to your Pinterest graphics or can I change it up with these and pick fonts that match your blog post topic? Just don’t want it to make my blog look disjointed! Hope my question makes sense.

    • Chrystie

      I don’t think it really matters, however, it is helpful branding wise if you select a handful of fonts and use them exclusively…that way people will come to know your Pins just by the fonts used :)

  8. Nora

    Am I the only one that spends more time on images than on the actual post? Canva drives me nuts… as you said, too many choices. I finally gave up and decided to hire Imagefoo (http://imagefoo.com). Now I don’t have to worry about mixing fonts and I can focus on writing (Yea!).

  9. CatherineTheBrave

    Thank you! Canva revolutionised my work. I work as a PR & marketing manager in hospitality and I don’t have a big marketing budget, so Canva is perfect for me. 1$ for picture is not so much but I can create some nice offers for our clients. Here you have an example of my work: http://www.dwor.pl/pl/klienci_biznesowi/spotkania_wigilijne/ and it was only for 2 $ It’s a nice alternative for Shutterstock etc. Fonts are beautiful, it is very creative thinking to learn how to mix them. I use it also on my personal blog

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