10 Excellent Google Fonts for UI Design in 2021

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Google Fonts are helpful in slowing down your website loading speed. This is the reason why people now prefer using them instead of other sorts of fonts.

We all know fonts are one of the primary things which are considered whenever we try to create amazing user-interfaces for apps or websites.

Fortunately, we have numerous sources and option to pick the right fonts for an amazing UI.

But, when you go to Google Fonts, it could become tough to pick the right font for you.

You will see hundreds of different font types in different sections. Google Fonts also gives you options to change the font properties in your desired manner.

You can either download the whole font family from google font or get your CSS and HTML codes to apply your desired fonts in your website or blog.

However, most of the people find it hard to choose the right fonts for UI designing.

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So, if you are also one of those who are finding it hard to pick the right fonts for headings, paragraphs, navigations, or other UI elements, this article would definitely help you with this.

I am going to give you a list of the best Google Fonts you should be used for UI design in 2021. So, without any further discussion, let’s get started.

Also Read: 10 Easy-To-Read Fonts For Writing Ebooks in 2021

Best Google Fonts for an Amazing UI Design

Below, I am going to discuss my favorite fonts for UI designing. As a web designer/developer, I believe I am capable of giving you the best suggestions. So, below are the best fonts for UI designing.

1. Sora

Sora google font

Sora Fonts are my personal favorite when it comes to designing or developing a business website. This typeface gives an excellent outlook to the web pages whether you are using it for paragraphs or headings.

Most importantly, it is stylish and easy to read at the same time. I like its Regular 400 style for paragraphs and Bold 700 for headings. However, if you want, you can use different variations as per your requirements and taste.

On its active github page, you can contribute if you want.

Designers: Jonathan Barnbrook, Julián Moncada

Suitable for: business websites, niche blogs, e-Commerce websites.

Number of Styles: 18

Common Pairings with: Open Sans, Lato, Montserrat, Roboto

2. Noto Sans

nato sans google font

Noto Sans typeface is derived from Droid and it becomes to the serif sister family. It is easy to read because of its simple and sleek structure.

For blogs and simple UI designs such as homepage and navigations, it is one of the most suitable fonts in my opinion.

Whenever I get a chance, I use it to develop blogs. Because it is not so much attractive, you may not want to use it on the homepage but for reading purposes like blog posts or articles, it is a suitable one for sure.

Designer: Google

Suitable for: niche blogs, navigations

Number of Styles: 4

Common pairings with: Open Sans, Roboto, Nato Serif.

3. Josefin Sans

Josefin sans font

This font gives an elegant and traditional look but the thing that makes it special is its sleek writing style. The most amazing thing about Josefin Sans is the type of structure it is using.

The height of fonts b, d, f, h, k, and l is increased. Means, they are going to be a little bit taller than the other fonts. Because of this reason, the paragraphs look amazing.

For reading purpose, this font is just amazing.

Designer: Santiago Orozco

Suitable for: ebooks, niche blogs, headings, portfolios, typography

Number of Styles: 14

Common pairings with: Lato, Roboto, Open Sans, Calibri.

4. Crimson Text

crimson text font

For web designers, graphic designers, and web developers who love vintage and classic type fonts, Crimson Text could be a good option.

This font would definitely make your blog or a business website look more premium and attractive. Also, if you use its italic font type, you are definitely going to have a much more amazing UI along with better readability.

If you ask me, I would definitely use it to design the web pages for online portfolios or a simple business website. Also, with amazing buttons with hover effects, this font would make a website excellent for the users.

This font is worth trying for heading, titles, and footer text for sure.

Designer: Sebastian Kosch

Suitable for: ebooks, business websites, portfolios, blogs

Number of Styles: 6

Common pairings with: Montserrat, Raleway, Lato, Open Sans.

5. Saira

Saira font image

I would like to use this font for websites or apps in technology, software, gadgets, and other advanced niches.

This font is widely used by the UI designers to create amazing headings and navigation bars. You can also consider it while creating a logo for a business website or blog.

However, it might no look good if you are using it for writing paragraphs because most of the people like simply and curvy fonts for reading. But, it is no so curvy in nature.

Designer: Omnibus-Type

Suitable for: Technology blogs, Gadget websites, Online electronic stores, etc.

Number of Styles: 9

Common pairings with: Roboto, Open Sans, Montserrat, Saira.

6. Comfortaa

comfortaa font image

If you love rounder fonts, comfortaa could be another great option for you to choose for UI designing. Being a curvy kind of font, it is still suitable for reading and navigation because of its geometric structure.

Most of the small fonts are well-rounder. However, the uppercase fonts are still sleek and straight. So, when it comes to having an amazing lower-case font structure for logos, sidebars, or your overall app interface, it is a suitable font to use.

Designer: Johan Aakerlund, Cyreal

Suitable for: Portfolios, eCommerce websites, blogs, etc.

Number of Styles: 5

Common pairings with: Oswald, Roboto, Open Sans, Montserrat.

7. Cabin

cabin font image

It is pretty much identical to the Calibri and Open Sans. However, it has a different but catchy geometrical structure which makes it suitable for UI design.

I would love to use it to create immersive sidebars and navigations using white fonts on a black background or green fonts on a white background like I am using on my website.

But white using it for UI, keep a thing in mind that it has limited styles where you do not have access to thin or extra thin fonts. And I think it is the only limitation of this font.

Designer:  Impallari Type

Suitable for: Can be used on any website but suitable for headings and menus.

Number of Styles: 8

Common pairings with: Roboto, Open Sans, Source Sans, Etc.

8. Prompt

prompt google font image

This sleek but stylish font is great to use for any sort of business website. However, I would also love to see it for a blog.

When you create menus, sidebars, and footers using this font, you would definitely be able to give them a classic but latest look.

In my opinion, this font would not be good for reading purposes because of its thin style in its regular version. But, it would definitely look great for headings and titles when used with medium or semi-bold styles.

Designer:  Cadson Demak

Suitable for: Portfolios, business websites (gadget and technology).

Number of Styles: 18

Common pairings with: Raleway, Roboto, Open Sans, etc.

9. Do Hyeon

do hylen font image

This font has only one style which I think best to design an interesting user-interface elements such as headings, menus, navigations, and even fonts.

You can’t use it for paragraphs for reading purposes unless you need something to write that needs the special attention of readers. Apparently, because of its bold style, it is good for UI designing purposes.

Designer:  Woowahan Brothers

Suitable for: Website menus and navigations, headings, etc

Number of Styles: 1

Common pairings with: Numan Gothic, Jua, Nanum Myeongjo, etc.

10. IBM Plex Serif

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This is another vintage style font you can try for not only UI but overall typography of a website. It would suit great to the business website.

It has an amazing structure with excellent geometric work. In this way, the fonts becomes easy to read and understand. This is the reason why I have added this font in our list of best fonts for UI designing.

Designer:  Mike Abbink, Bold Monday

Suitable for: Website navigation, e-Commerce websites, blogs, business websites.

Number of Styles: 14

Common pairings with: Open-Sans, Montserrat, IBM Plex, etc.

Final Verdict:

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