OpenType fonts created a whole new world of possibilities for typography. And one of the best inventions made from OpenType features is color fonts.
Some call color fonts the next big revolution in graphic design. Others say it’s going to change the way we use typography. One thing is for sure that color fonts can make your design look more incredible than any other type of font available today.
Instead of using the same boring styles of fonts, color fonts allow designers to get more creative and step out of their comfort zones when it comes to crafting titles and headings.
If you’re also thinking about exploring new creative possibilities, color fonts are the perfect place to start. We gathered a few beautiful color fonts for your inspiration. Have a look.
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What Is a Color Font?
Color fonts, also known as chromatic fonts, are a new type of fonts that feature significantly more stylistic features that the regular typefaces. They come with colorful designs, textures, as well as geometric shapes and elements.
Color fonts are created by adding SVG elements in OpenType font format. As a result, color fonts come in OpenType, Embedded OpenType, and SVG font formats.
OpenType color fonts are fairly new so they’re mostly only supported by newer versions of graphic design software and operating systems. But with the growing demand and popularity for OpenType fonts, most software and platforms are now adding support for OTF format.
See some of the examples of color fonts below. And don’t forget to download them all.
A great thing about color fonts is that they are not just about making text look colorful, they also help add unique stylistic elements to letters. This font is a great example of that. It features a beautiful floral design that’s perfect for crafting greeting cards. The font comes in floral, color, and shadow versions as well.
Just as the name suggests, this color font features a fiesta of colors and shapes. The bright and colorful design makes this a great choice for designs related to children as well as other entertaining events and activities. The bundle includes 3 fonts with multiple versions and design styles to choose from.
Color fonts also allow you to think outside the box by combining textures with 3D designs. That’s exactly what this font is all about. It’s a 3D color font featuring a texture based on the surface of the Moon. And it comes in two colors inspired by the Moon at night and day. This font is compatible with Photoshop CC 2017 and Illustrator CC 2018 and higher.
You can also combine color fonts with various geometric elements to create letters out of unique shapes. Like the Futuristico font that uses the same technique to create a futuristic typeface design. It’s a creative color SVG font you can use with various creative design projects.
This vibrant and colorful font comes with a beautiful brush design mixed with a candy-colored color scheme. It includes the complete character set with punctuation, numbers, and lots of stylish swashes. The font is also available in 4 different styles of color SVG fonts.
This is a free color font created in honor of Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow flag. This font is free to download and use with your projects. And it’s especially suitable for representing the LGBTQ community.
Baluga is a textured color typeface you can use to add a modern art look to your design. It comes in 3 versions featuring Splash, Cow, and Lines textures. This font, however, is not an OpenType font. The letters are available individually in TIF format.
At first glance, you can see how amazing this font would look on a creative logo design. The stylish blend of the colors gives this font a more elegant and creative look. The color font includes all-caps letters and it’s ideal for all kinds of creative designs.
Inspired by paper art designs, this beautiful color font comes with 4 different styles of designs to choose from. Each style features its own unique colors and they are all perfect for crafting amazing-looking titles for posters and social media. This font also works with Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC 2018, as well as other modern software.
Fiesta is a decorative color font you can use with various creative designs such as promotional posters, banners, and flyers. This font features all uppercase letters in the same beautiful design. It also includes Illustrator AI and EPS vector files of all the letters as well.
This monospaced font comes with a retro-themed pixelated letter design inspired by old-school pixel video games. The pixel design gives this font the perfect look for adding a mix of colors to make the font more colorful.
Everyone loves Pizza so why not show leverage that to attract more attention to your design. This font will allow you to craft titles and headings with Pizza-covered letters. It’s a fun color font that will go along great with food and Pizza-related business designs.
Flow is a brush font that comes with an oil paint-inspired colorful design. It’s a color font that will add a hand-crafted look to your creative design projects. Whether it’s a social media quote post or a website header, this font will fit in quite well. In addition to the OpenType font, it comes with a layered PSD file.
Colortube is a beautiful color font featuring a unique geometric design. The letters of the font feature cogs like elements that makes each letter look more amazing. It’s actually hard to believe this font is free to use.
Bixa Color is a free color font made for your web projects. You can download and use it to add colorful titles to your web designs without having to use CSS or write any code.
As you can see from the preview, this color font is made entirely out of geometric shapes as well as colors. You can use it to add a colorful title to your branding designs, social media promotions, and even make T-shirt designs. The font is compatible with all modern browsers, operating systems, and design software.
A fun and quirky font featuring a cookie-inspired texture layout. This color font features 3D designs to make your titles and heading pop out of the poster and flyer designs. It’s perfect for giving a delicious look to your creative designs.
Homed is a minimalist color font that features a smooth gradient-based lettering design. It has elements from both modern art and futuristic designs. You can surely use this font to craft logos and various brand promotional designs.
This beautifully elegant floral color font comes with stylish decorative elements that make it stand out from the crowd. The font not only features a big bold letter design, but it also has winter-themed floral items wrapped around each letter. You won’t find a better font to design Christmas-themed designs than this font.
Want to turn your poster title or heading into chocolate-covered delicious text, then this color font is made just for you. This font is perfect for crafting titles for posters, flyers, and social media posts food-related brands. If you have Photoshop CC 2017, Illustrator CC 2018 or higher, you can use this font.
Multicore is another stylish color font that you can download and use with your personal projects for free. It comes with a creative rounded letter design and includes multilingual support.
Blockino is a very unique color font project that allows you to customize its colors to your preference. The free version of the font gives you 8 pre-made color styles to choose from. You can use it for free with personal projects.
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