Color fonts represent an evolutionary step of digital typography. Most fonts we are familiar with do not contain color information; they have vector shapes displayed by default as black text.
On the other hand, colorful fonts, also known as chromatic fonts or multicolor fonts contain color information and shape information. Color font technology has enabled designers to incorporate rich graphic features such as colors, gradients, and textures into a font file.
So we’ve compiled more than 15+ real color fonts and fonts for you. Enjoy and have a nice time.
Top 15 Color Fonts for Your Typography
Inspired by the iridescent marine mollusc shells, the Abelone features wide characters with a smooth blend of turquoise and purple transitions. Created by graphic designer Maria Grønlund, Abelone was released for free as part of #ColorFontWeek by Adobe and Fontself in October 2017. The font is still available for free download and comes with a license – personal and commercial use.
Matt Lyon’s Playbox is another font released as part of #ColorFontWeek by Adobe and Fontself. The variety of colors, letter shapes and all the textures that make up each character give Playbox a sense of fun and playfulness. The font is available for free download and comes with a free commercial use license.
Ivan Filipov created Colortube from Neogrey with the help of the great Adobe Illustrator extension Fontself. It requires Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 or Adobe Illustrator CC 2018! If used in lower version of both programs the font will default to black.
Color fonts often have large file sizes, which is a major concern when using them on websites. While building Bixa Color, a wooden color font for Novo Typo, Roel Nieskens kept this in mind and optimized the font for web use, resulting in a respectable 50kB WOFF font file.
LetterBoard is another free color font from Fonts.lol style foundry. It’s inspired by the interchangeable alphabet character and features tall, condensed characters with bevelled edges.
Macbeth is a free hand-drawn OpenType SVG font from Oghi Novianto. Using the latest OpenType-SVG technology, the font preserves the high-resolution brush detail of the original handwriting.
Gilbert is a family of free fonts created in honour of Gilbert Baker, the iconic Rainbow Flag designer. Gilbert has both color font (OpenType SVG) and standard vector font (OTF).
LiebeHeide, designed by Ulrike Rausch, is based on high-res digitized ballpoint pen letterings, combined with OpenType features such as ligatures and alternate letters. Typical handwriting attributes like symbols and doodles, up to underlines (single and double) and lots of strikethroughs give this typeface its charm.
GRL PWR is a cool, bright, colourful little display typeface, hand-drawn to make the letters look like they are 3D or extruded. This font is also an OpenType-SVG colour vector font.
Quotable is a new collection of display sans serif typeface with illustrations. Perfect for branding, social media templates, stories, cards, posters and other designs.
Magic – Colour SVG Font. All the letters are raster bitmap font – each letter has been painted a dozen of times.
Yeah is a gold mylar foil balloon typeface. It’s big, It’s shiny, and it’s high-energy pop kitsch at it’s ironic best.
Color Block is super fun, modern and most importantly colorful!! This jazzy display font is sure to give life to all sorts of projects!
Making Foil Balloon types never been easy like this! It is OpenType SVG font that you can directly type as Foil Balloon. It is a complete font family with Script and Sans characters.
Be My Candy
It is OpenType SVG font that you can directly type as Candy Cane striped letters. Classic red and white twisted stripes. Each symbol has shadows and glossy highlights for realistic candy texture this font is indispensable for christmas design.
This vintage-styled SVG color font fits squarely between the end of the sixties and the beginning of the seventies. Stylistically, it was an era of wondrous and colorful creativity, with the popularity of animated psychedelic art films, Pop Art and Peter Max.
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Sources: Creative Market