Denali offers a Sans Serif and Monospace font-family in a variety of weights and heading styles.


Denali’s Sans-Serif font-family is Helvetica. Helvetica Regular is Denali’s default font and weight for all text. To implement different weights of Helvetica by adding .is-light,.is-regular, .is-bold, or .is-italic classes to <h1> through <h6> and <p> tags.

<h3 class="is-light">Helvetica - Light</h3>
<h3 class="is-light is-italic">Helvetica - Light Italic</h3>
<h3 class="is-regular">Helvetica - Regular</h3>
<h3 class="is-italic">Helvetica - Italic</h3>
<h3 class="is-bold">Helvetica - Bold</h3>
<h3 class="is-bold is-italic">Helvetica - Bold Italic</h3>
import { Button } from 'denali-react';
import { Button } from 'denali-react';


Denali’s Monospace font-family is Monospace. It comes in one weight and is implemented by adding .is-mono to <h1> through <h6> and <p> tags.

<h3 class="is-mono">Monospace - Regular</h3>
import { Button } from 'denali-react';
import { Button } from 'denali-react';


Implement headings with <h1> to <h6> tags. Heading styles can be modified by adding any of the font and weight classes listed above to <h1> through <h6> tags.

<h5 class="is-light">Title Caption</h5>
<h6 class="is-regular">Caption</h6>
import { Button } from 'denali-react';
import { Button } from 'denali-react';

Body text

Implement body text with the <p> tag. Body text styles can be modified by adding any of the font and weight classes listed above to the <p> tag.

<p>This is a p tag</p>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.</p>
import { Button } from 'denali-react';
import { Button } from 'denali-react';


You can use these variables to customize this component. Simply set one or multiple of these variables and recompile the SCSS.


Name Type Default value Computed value
global:font-family font-family Helvetica  
global:text-color color map-get($denali-grey-colors, '800') #303030
headline-1:font:size font-size 2.8 rem 28px
headline-1:font:style font-style null  
headline-1:font:weight font-weight 600  
headline-1:line-height line-height null  
headline-2:font:size font-size 2.6 rem 26px
headline-2:font:style font-style null  
headline-2:font:weight font-weight 600  
headline-2:line-height line-height 3.2rem 32px
headline-3:font:size font-size 2.0 rem 20px
headline-3:font:style font-style null  
headline-3:font:weight font-weight 600  
headline-3:line-height line-height null  
headline-4:font:size font-size 1.6 rem 16px
headline-4:font:style font-style null  
headline-4:font:weight font-weight 600  
headline-4:line-height line-height null  
headline-5:font:size font-size 1.4 rem 14px
headline-5:font:style font-style null  
headline-5:font:weight font-weight 600  
headline-5:line-height line-height null  
headline-6:font:size font-size 1.2 rem 12px
headline-6:font:style font-style null  
headline-6:font:weight font-weight 400  
headline-6:line-height line-height 1.6rem 16px
paragraph:font:size font-size 1.4 rem 14px
paragraph:font:style font-style null  
paragraph:font:weight font-weight 400  
paragraph:line-height line-height 2.2rem 22px