five spectacular google font pairings for your blog

Not that long ago, web typography was restricted to a very select group of just a few web-safe fonts (Tahoma was my go-to). If you wanted something extra fancy, you made an image. But no longer! These days web typography is hugely flexible with the invention of font embedding services. Hooray!

Where previously our options were severely limited, we now have hundreds to choose from. There are currently over 600 fonts in the Google Fonts library alone, so today I thought I’d share just a few of my favourite heading and body text pairings, perfect to freshen up your blog!


May I have your attention please? Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

‘Cause I’m Slim Shady, yes I’m the real Shady; All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating; So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up, please stand up, please stand up?

Raleway Black + EB Garamond | Lyrics: The Real Slim Shady

Ha! I got some skeletons in my closet and I don’t know if no one knows it

Have you ever been hated or discriminated against? I have; I’ve been protested and demonstrated against. Picket signs for my wicked rhymes, look at the times; Sick as the mind of the *** kid that’s behind; All this commotion emotions run deep as ocean’s exploding; Tempers flaring from parents just blow ’em off and keep going.

Alegreya SC Bold + Alegreya Sans | Lyrics: Cleanin’ Out Your Closet

Guess who’s back, back again?
Shady’s back, tell a friend

Well, it’s Friday and it’s my day; Just to party all the way to Sunday; Maybe ’til Monday, I dunno what day; Everyday’s just a holiday; Crusin’ on the freeway; Feelin’ kinda breezy; Got the top down, lettin’ my hair blow; I dunno where I’m goin’; All I know is when I get there; Someone’s gonna touch my body.

Lato Bold Italic + Roboto Light | Lyrics: Just Lose It

Dear Slim, I wrote you but you still ain’t calling, I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom…

I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got ’em; There probably was a problem at the post office or something; Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot ’em; but anyways; *** it, what’s been up? Man how’s your daughter?

Alegreya Sans SC + Source Sans Pro Light | Lyrics: Stan

His palms are sweaty,
knees weak, arms are heavy

He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop bombs; But he keeps on forgetting what he wrote down; The whole crowd goes so loud; He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out.

Dancing Script + Droid Sans | Lyrics: Lose Yourself


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    Jacqueline Tyler

    October 19, 2014

    These are great. I’m not design minded so posts like these are really useful for me.

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      October 19, 2014

      Thanks so much Jacqueline! I hope you find it useful! x

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    October 21, 2014

    Do you have to have a certain blog site or host to use this? I didn’t know how people got different fonts…. My blog is through with bluehost… is this possible for me? Sorry- I’m just clueless and looking for ways to make my blog better…

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      October 24, 2014

      Definitely not :)! You can use them with any content management system, I use WordPress too. If you know a little bit of css/html you can embed them with a line of code. There are plugins out there that you can use if you’re less technically-inclined, though! Try one of the following, they’re as simple to use as installing any other plugin :)

      Easy Google Fonts
      WP Google Fonts
      Google Font Manager

      I hope that helps, let me know how you go! x

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    Martine M.

    October 23, 2014

    Having too many options make it harder to choose, that’s the common problem! ;)

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      October 24, 2014

      Absolutely! I definitely have the problem of wanting to update and change everything at least once a week, way too much to choose from ;)

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        Martine M.

        October 25, 2014

        Sure I would love to have such trained eyes as yours to choose for my upcoming project of blog! Already working with Chelsea Parsons for Cosy and The Gang online shop… Hmm if I continue this way I should be thinking about moving to Hobart! ;-)

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          October 25, 2014

          Ooh, sounds intriguing! Shoot me through an email if you have anything in particular in mind :) x

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    September 25, 2015

    Be still my heart! I have long searched for perfect pairings that were a little less worn! Thank you!

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    Anna Delis

    November 5, 2015

    Hope you don’t mind me asking what font you use on your header bar? i’m just putting together my c.v eek!! its very nice
    thank you, Anna