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6 Must-See Gorgeous + Minimalist Fonts (On Canva!)

Updated: Feb 15

Oh, how I love a minimal and elegant font.

Is it just me or could you stare at some minimalist fonts all. day. long?! There's a time and place for every variety of font, but lately, I (and what seems like a good portion of the world) can't get enough of minimal fonts that are simultaneously casual and sophisticated.

I think that's probably why I love 'em.

As a digital creator and general life-liver, my happy place is most definitely a perfect balance between classy and chill.

Like, I wanna wear sneakers and cozy fits 99% of the time, but I'll be damned if the colors don't flow together and my socks don't match.

Dressed down, yet put together and ready for a paparazzi pic—which is just how I see these minimalist fonts that you can find right on Canva.

Wait, Who's Canva?

I have to make sure I cover my bases here so you know what I'm talking about.

And you wanna know. Canva is a user-friendly graphic design platform that everyone from newbies to professionals turn to for a quick design tool.

Canva has both a free and a paid version, so no matter how steep your design needs are there really is something for everyone.

Canva helps you save hours of time creating graphics because it's got premade templates for almost everything under the sun:

  • all the social media sizes you could need

  • menus

  • brochures

  • greeting cards email headers

  • ...you name it.

I say Canva is a quick tool, yet I spend hours on it each week (haha). Don't worry though, it's not because Canva isn't quick and easy.

It's because it's so quick and easy I can't stop creating with it!

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You can spend 2 minutes on the app to create a quick graphic for your Instagram, or you can use your premium account to do even more incredible things, like:

  • edit backgrounds out of photos

  • layer elements on top of each other for a new look

  • scroll through the hundreds of font options, and use a number of other fantastic tools.

Premium account or not, there's so much you can do.

One more important thing to note before I show you the best Canva fonts I'm using right now: make sure you read this content agreement and make sure you're not doing anything illegal with Canva.

With fonts, you're most likely in the clear for the majority of things you could possibly be doing, but it's good to be aware, especially if you're going to be selling the things you create.

Best Minimalist Fonts On Canva

Why use a minimalist font?

Minimal fonts are simple and clean, yet bring an element of sophistication and edge.

There's definitely a range too; you can lean more toward the edgy side with unique lines, or more toward the casual side with thin, blockier lines.

In general, minimal fonts are airy and easy to read.

  • Minimalist fonts are great for beauty and lifestyle brands, making them look friendly and welcoming.

  • They also show off style in an effortless and airy way.

  • Minimalist fonts are good for headings because they are highly legible.

I find minimal fonts to be expressive, saying a lot without giving a lot.

Here are some of my favorite fonts on Canva at the moment. I've also included whether you can get them in the free version of Canva or if you'd need a pro account.

1. Tenor Sans

Tenor Sans- free canva font ideas

To me, tenor sans is the epitome of minimalism in fonts.

First off, it's sans-serif so it's very straight and legible. Tenor sans is meant for body text, but I think it makes a pretty solid argument for a header.

Throw it into all caps like here and you've got a gorgeous, yet super grounded, headline certain to draw eyes.

2. Mak

Mak - minimal font ideas on Canva

I couldn't believe it when I came across Mak for free on Canva! Don't you think it looks like it belongs in premium?

Just another reason to thank Canva for its greatness.

Anyways, Mak is certainly unique and perhaps might have a precarious position in the minimalist category.

It's elegant and modern, and it is sans serif making it pretty easy to read despite the unique combination of thick and thin lines.

I probably wouldn't run to use this font for more than a few words at a time, but for a header or a logo, it really cannot fail.

3. Joliet

Joliet- minimal font ideas on Canva

Joliet isn't free on Canva, but I really can't blame anyone there.

It's a serif font, yet I think it fits into the minimal category because of the thin lines and broad shape giving it an airy and elegant vibe.

Joliet commands attention in the gentlest way. It pairs well with scripts and sans-serif fonts. Bring them together as a header, a social graphic design, or a logo.

4. Afrah

Afrah- minimal font ideas on Canva

While Afrah kind of gives me a medieval kingdom vibe as opposed to a modern vibe, I consider it a minimalist font because of the thin lines that balance out the excitement of the rest of the letter.