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25 free colorful fonts

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Since it is getting warmer and brighter this time of year, it’s the perfect time of to add a dose of color to everything in life – including the fonts we use!

You can use these free fonts for commercial use or just for fun! It can be difficult to find free color fonts online, but luckily for you, we have done the searching for you! This list of free colorful fonts is eyecatching and exciting. However you choose to use them, we are sure you will get plenty of compliments on your font choice and design.

Here is a free selection of 25 favorite fonts that look great with a new coat of paint. Download them for free and add in your favorite colors to brighten up invitations, notes and writing this summer.

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25 Free Colorful Fonts

Download these free colorful fonts here:

1. Parish, by George Williams | 2. Intro, by FontFabric | 3. Always in My Heart, by ByTheButterfly | 4. Silverfake, by Alexey Frolov | 5. Archivo Narrow, by Omnibus Type | 6. Arsenale White, by zetafonts | 7. Trocchi, by New Typography | 8. DK Kusukusu, by David Kerkhoff | 9. Courier New, by Adrian Frutiger | 10. Fradley, by Roger White  | 11. Impact | 12. Freebooter Script, by Apostrophic Labs | 13. Grand Hotel, by Astigmatic | 14. Arvil, by Ben Dalrymple | 15. Desyrel, by Apostrophic Labs | 16. Cac Champagne, by American Greetings | 17. Marmellata, by Fonts Cafe | 18. Myriad Pro, by Robert Slimbach | 19. Blanch, by Atipus | 20. Gabriela, by Eduardo Tunni  | 21. Dubiel, by David Rakowski | 22. Weston, by ZKA | 23. English Essay, by Brittney Murphy | 24. Amatic, by Vernon Adams | 25. Freestyle Script, by Martin Wait.

I’m excited to announce the release of my new favorite colorful font Brightside! It’s nearly free and obviously perfect for all our design projects.

How to Choose an Eyecatching Font

Some fonts are absolutely gorgeous, but not every beautiful font will look good in what you need the font for. We have some top tips for choosing the best fonts for you to use so that your font style and color will match the content perfectly. 

       1.What Are You Using it For?

Are you going to make a poster or banner using the font? Or do you want to print it onto a bag or T-shirt? You need to have an idea and vision in mind before looking for a perfect font. 

       2. Color

A lot of the time, you can not change the color of these special fonts. If the color doesn’t go well with what you are printing it on, the likelihood is that you will not be happy with the final product. 

       3. Design 

Let’s say you want to print the font onto a T-shirt, if the T-shirt is plain, a soft font will not stand out enough against a blank background. The font style must be appropriate and go well with the style of the product you are making. 

       4. Business or Pleasure?

Some fonts are protected and can not be used for commercial printing. Make sure the font you choose isn’t copyright protected or doesn’t have rules and regulations surrounding the use of the font if it is for business use. 

PS. See Brightside & all our favorite font selections here.

Graphic created by Alli of Hooray, for A Subtle Revelry.

32 Comments

  • Desi
    May 14, 2013 at 9:21 am

    THANK YOU! <3

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  • Allison
    May 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Thank you

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  • Jess @ Spool and Spoon
    May 14, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Ohhhhh – thank you! Loving all of these. Glad to see that a few of my faves were on this list. Pinned!

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  • MllePépin
    May 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Merci :)

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  • Kory Woodard
    May 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Definitely downloaded a few of these! Thanks for sharing, girl!

    Reply
  • Megan H
    May 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I love the fonts you pick. And the colors – lovely! Thank you!

    Reply
  • Preciously me
    May 15, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Love all those fonts so thank you so much for sharing and making my day with all those sweet colors!!!

    GIVEAWAY for my Blog Anniversary ladies ;)
    http://www.preciouslyme.com/lifestyle/happy-blog-anniversary-giveaway-5272

    Reply
  • julie
    May 15, 2013 at 9:24 am

    love the color + flower pairings! so delightful–thanks!

    Reply
  • Wendi
    May 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    What a beautiful collection of fonts. I wouldn’t dare pick a favorite, they’re all so lovely!

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  • AK
    May 16, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Loving these **typefaces** (not fonts)! Typefaces encompass all characters within a single family, for example all of “Helvetica” is a typeface. Font refers to a specific weight and size of that typeface, for example “Helvetica Regular 12 pt” would be a font. Just a quick thought for you, because the incorrect usage of the word “font” is getting a bit out of hand.

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  • Contes Graphiques
    May 17, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Thanks!!! So beautiful fonts!!!!

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  • Michelle
    May 17, 2013 at 7:18 am

    What a beautiful and colorful way of sharing fonts! Thank you for this. It looks great.

    Reply
  • Mei Yii
    May 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    This is awesome! Thank you. :)

    Reply
  • Kirsten
    May 26, 2013 at 2:39 am

    I loved this post and cannot wait to use some of these! Thought I would let you know that I featured it on my blog. The post can be found here http://stringingpopcorn.com/2013/05/26/seven-sites-on-sunday/

    If you aren’t okay with that I can remove it.

    Again, thanks for the awesome post! :)

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  • crystaldel
    May 28, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Beautiful collection!! Thanks for putting this up. :)

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  • Irene
    May 29, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Reply
  • Meggie
    May 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    These are so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Reply
  • Mary Jo
    May 31, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Thanks to “AK” for the lesson – typeface vs font. Great information!! :)

    Reply
  • Sabrina Michele
    June 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Great list of fonts for download! Unfortunately there was one that isn’t available for free download from this list. #9, Courier New, by Adrian Frutiger was one that didn’t work.

    Reply
  • Meems
    June 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks so much! This is the first time I’ve downloaded fonts!

    Reply
  • Liz Nieman
    June 23, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I think I’ll be downloading Weston LT now! :)

    Reply
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  • Shrazzi
    July 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    thank you! i love the colors you chose

    Reply
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  • XO, Isabel
    August 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  • Andrea Lemin
    September 5, 2013 at 12:32 am

    These are amazing, thankyou :)

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  • Pauline
    September 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    These are lovely! Thank you so much!

    Reply
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