I am a huge fan on minimal WordPress designs that place an emphasis on content. Minimal WordPress themes also tend to be quicker since they do not use many images in their design.
A few months ago I looked at free minimal WordPress themes. In this article I would like to show you the best premium minimal WordPress themes.
1. Portfolio Theme
Portfolio is a minimal yet powerful solution for displaying artwork. The theme features a fully responsive framework that looks fantastic on any mobile device. It contains multiple portfolio layout options and a slideshow page template.
BuzzBlog – Clean & Personal WordPress Blog Theme BuzzBlog is a simple, clean, personal, modern and professional blog ideal for spreading stories. It’s totally responsive so it adapts to your style as well as the device it’s viewed on.
3. unPress Magazine
unPress is a responsive, minimalist, flexible and modern WordPress theme suitable for magazines, newspapers or blogs.
4. Yin & Yang
Yin & Yang is a light, minimalistic, simple to use portfolio theme. Quick to setup and easy to customize, thanks to the powerful admin panel, and the detailed documentation, Yin & Yang is the perfect theme for showcasing your most important work directly in front of your potential clients.
An eCommerce theme which makes it simple for merchants with huge collections to stand out as well as easy for customers to search and view no matter whether they were using a computer or mobile device.
6. The ImageGrid
ImageGrid is a fully responsive and truly adaptive WordPress Grid Theme. From high resolution desktop screens to the latest smartphones and tablets, the ImageGrid theme’s disruptive and bold, but minimal design puts your images and content into focus.
SimplePress is a slick new page-based theme great for anyone looking to give their website a clean and professional look.
Core is the Minimalist Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest Wordpress features. Custom Post Type and Image Uploader etc.
Hardy is a fully responsive minimalistic portfolio theme. It’s specifically designed to put your best work front and center by displaying your projects in big customizable sections on the home page.
If you’re looking for a clean and minimal theme to showcase your work, Infinity is the theme for you. It comes with project filtering and infinite scrolling for blog posts. And it’s all wrapped up in a responsive layout, which means it will look great across multiple screen resolutions and devices.
11. Frame Photography
Frame Photography Minimalistic WordPress Theme is is a Clean and Classic Style WordPress theme. Frame is fully responsive. It allows your website/blog viewers to be able to view your pages on any device.
Presso is the Clean Modern Magazine Wordpress Theme built for blog, newspaper, editorial, magazine or personal website.
A customizable content-first theme tailored for writers, journalists and bloggers. One of the cleanest and minimal themes in our collection, it promotes your content with its homely feel.
Gather is a minimal and fully responsive e-commerce theme. With this theme, you can sell your products, show off your work, and maintain a blog – and do it all in style. Gather is WooCommerce ready, so you can have your online shop up and running in no time!
Lightning is Minimal Wordpress Theme with Multipurpose design. This template can be used for any type of website like: Magazine, Portfolio, Bloging, Marketing etc.
Less is more is the design principle on which the template is based on. With that idea it became one of the most minimalistic but at the same time well equipped WordPress themes in this store. It can be used for both, a photo, video or just a design focused blog as well as a showcase for products or a corporate design page for a company.
Bliss is a fantastic, responsive theme designed to make your blogging experience as simple and seamless as possible. With superb visual design and great support for mobile and tablet devices you can easily reach all your readers wherever they are!
18. Rich Business
Whether you are an established company or just starting out, the fully responsive Rich Business WordPress Theme makes sure your business looks sharp on big screens as well as on tablets and smartphones.
Gridlocked is a grid-based, post-format supporting, layout-shuffling, minimalistic theme for creatives. It is both a classic portfolio for showcasing your work and a modern tumblr-style blogging system.
Agency theme is clean, minimal, and responsive WordPress theme meant for design agencies. Agency is a corporate theme that allows design agencies to easily showcase their design portfolio, display their products and service offerings, provide social proof through customer testimonials, and display the hard working people on their team.
21. Modern Blog
The fully responsive and adaptive Modern Blog theme serves as the perfect fit for any blog, news, or online magazine site and scales from big screens all the way down to smart phones. Its state-of-the-art minimalistic and flat design shows your audience that you are up-to-date with today’s design trends.
Minuscula is a minimalist and multi-purpose WordPress theme developed to cover a variety of design needs with a very solid style. It can serve a big range of purposes, from a creative studio to a start-up company, from a photographer or a coffee shop to any kind of business.
Breeze is a fantastic, responsive theme designed to make your blogging experience as simple and seamless as possible. With superb visual design and great support for mobile and tablet devices you can easily reach all your readers wherever they are!
ThemeMin is a minimal, light-weight and typography-focused theme. It promises to provide comfort reading and fast loading. There is no images used in the theme (except the RSS icon). Regardless of the font size, ThemeMin still looks elegant and readable. ThemeMin is a true beauty of CSS and typography.
Hero is a responsive and minimal portfolio theme for creative types who want to show off their best work and highlight their services. One of the key features of this theme is the parallax home page banner that allows you display your key message in an engaging fashion.
Impacto is retina ready multi-page portfolio for showcase for creatives, designers, photographers and other artists. Featuring a sidebar for easier navigation so you can be set apart from the other One Page sites!
Vimes is a simple & elegant theme for WordPress, designed especially for design agencies, photographers and artists, but which can be easily used as a traditional blog theme.
28. Response Theme
Response is an excellent solution for any website. Its extreme versatility will adapt to any brand with ease. There’s even an option to adjust the maximum width of the theme!
This theme is very attractive with it’s minimal design approach. It’s clean and chic. Sure to match all your websites’ content with the theme’s colors being black, white, and gray. Minimalistic has a very professional approach and is sure to embrace your blog’s or business’s brand! Minimalista is elegant and can be either feminine or masculine, depending on how you choose to dress it up!
Handsome, minimal and easy & fun to customize, that’s Keen in a nutshell. Keen is a neatly designed portfolio style WordPress theme with a focus on wide(r) screen media. Ideal for all types of artists, designers, photographers and other creatives.
31. Good Minimal
Good Minimal is a responsive HTML5 & CSS3, clean and minimalist style theme that is good for portfolio, blogs and businesses. This theme is flexible and is used media queries to adapt screen sizes, weither it is iPhone, iPad and wide screens.
Stripped to their essence against a backdrop that is minimal, simple, and serene, your words stand out as strong, essential, and worthy.
Rustik is a beautiful minimalist WooCommerce theme that makes your product the center of attention. But don’t be fooled by the beautiful exterior, behind it sits a brand new options panel loaded with 160+ options that let you customize every details of your sites look.
34. Ultra Mag
Ultra Mag is a Multi Purpose WooCommerce WordPress Theme, you can use it for news/blog/magazine/ecommerce website. Theme has been built by using some of the most popular current design trends as HTML5, CSS3, jQuery. Fully responsive to mobiles and tablets and are full of latest features that makes it easier to adapt a website to your exact requirement.
The Swank Theme’s clean, airy design keeps your content the focus while framing it in style. Swank is just as functional as it is gorgeous.
What’s your favourite minimal WordPress theme?