36+ Best Minimal WordPress Themes 2017

Find the perfect minimalist theme for your blog or portfolio.

36+ Best Minimal WordPress Themes 2017

We’re taking a look at the best clean, minimal WordPress themes. Build a simple, stylish, and sleek website for your business, portfolio, or blog.

Why Minimal Design?

Minimal design is in. It removes the clutter and the distraction, and helps you to focus on just the content that’s important to you. Whether you’re building a WordPress blog, portfolio, store, or corporate site, embracing minimal design can create a delightful experience for your customers.

Not convinced? Have a read through our list of five tips for choosing a minimal WordPress theme to provide a bit more background!

We’re seeing minimalist, simple design take off, as preferences move away from the clutter and complexity that we’ve seen in the past. Gone are bulky gradients, 3D layouts, and fancy Flash effects. Simple is in. Embrace it with one of these delightful minimal WordPress themes!

What’s In This Collection?

This collection of minimal WordPress themes spans various different fields and formats. We’ve included portfolio themes, blog themes, and even ideas for industries like photography. There’s something for everyone and, as ever, all the designs featured can be easily customised.

We’ve only chosen themes that are packed with premium functionality. So look for powerful sliders, page builders, and plenty of customisation options to make the design your own. You’ll start with something minimal, and craft it into the perfect design for your project!

Featured — Minimal Magazine WordPress Theme

Featured is the perfect way to create a minimal online magazine. It comes with multiple pre-built layouts for feature pages, posts, categories, and more. It’s minimal design powers a fully-flexible way to publish a stunning blog, magazine, or news website. With every feature you’d expect from a high-end WordPress theme!

Creatively — Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Creatively is a sleek, minimal, and powerful WordPress theme for your business. Powered by a simple page builder, it’s easy to make your own! Showcase your projects, team members, testimonials, and a list of your services. Choose from various blog page layouts, and customise everything!

Carbon - Minimal Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Carbon - Minimal Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Carbon is a minimal multi-purpose WordPress theme with a great selection of website demos for you to choose from. Each demo can be imported into your site in just a few clicks, making it quick and easy to launch a range of different WordPress websites. If you’d like your agency, portfolio, blog, or ecommerce website to feature a sleek and modern design, this is one option from our collection of the best minimal WordPress themes you should check out.


Blog Way Plus - Minimal Blogging WordPress Theme

Blog Way Plus - Minimal Blogging WordPress Theme

Blog Way Plus will help you give your WordPress website a minimal makeover. Although the default design of the Blog Way Plus theme is very minimal, thanks to the good selection of customization options you should have no trouble adding some extra flair to your website if needed.


Vienna - Minimal Photography WordPress Theme

Vienna - Minimal Photography WordPress Theme

Vienna is a minimal portfolio WordPress theme for photographers and creatives with lots of visual content they’d like to share online. There are multiple homepage variations to work with, as well as a range of different gallery and portfolio templates. Due to all this pre-built content and layouts, you should be able to assemble a custom minimal design for your website without much effort.


Rebel - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Rebel - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Rebel is another portfolio option in this collection of the best minimal WordPress themes. While the design might be minimal, the feature list certainly isn’t. In the Rebel theme package, you’ll find the premium Visual Composer page builder and the Slider Revolution slideshow builder tools. The library of templates and customization options all combine to help you get the look right for your website.


Jams - Drag-and-Drop Minimal WordPress Theme

Jams - Drag-and-Drop Minimal WordPress Theme

Jams gives you three homepage layouts to choose from for your minimal portfolio website. This theme also includes templates for some of the other popular pages your site is likely to need, including the contact, about, and services pages. As well as all the theme customization options, Jams also includes the Layers page builder tool to help you personalize your website.


Minimus - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Minimus - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Minimus has a varied selection of portfolio templates to help you publish your creative output online and share it with the world. Whether your website is just for fun or a way to find new clients, collaborators, and opportunities, Minimus could be a good option. With portfolio and agency demos among the pre-built content, Minimus is a versatile minimal WordPress theme.


Collective - Multi-Purpose Minimal WordPress Theme

Collective - Multi-Purpose Minimal WordPress Theme

Collective is a multi-purpose WordPress theme that can be used for any project where a minimal design is needed. After importing one of the 12 homepage demos, you can simply add your own content or use the page builder tool and theme customization options to fully personalize your website. Agency, business, and portfolio websites, as well as ecommerce stores and blogs are all good uses for this theme.

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27 Sep 2016
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Breal - Portfolio Minimal WordPress Theme

Breal - Portfolio Minimal WordPress Theme

Breal is a minimal WordPress theme that’s suitable for portfolio and agency websites as well as blogs and any other type of project where a clean and modern design is called for. Thanks to the included drag-and-drop page builder tool and theme customization options, you can easily use Breal as a blank canvas for your web design project.


Mnml - Minimal WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Mnml - Minimal WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Mnml has everything needed to help you build a stylish and modern ecommerce store with WordPress. This minimal WooCommerce theme is perfect for stores that sell just one product, as well as more traditional multi-product online shops. There are three homepage layouts to choose from, countless inner page templates, and a drag-and-drop page builder is included too.

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30 Nov 2016
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Industry - Modern Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Industry - Modern Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Industry is a modern portfolio theme with a minimal design. When setting up your new website, Industry gives you plenty of layout options and customization settings to work with. Laying the foundation for your website is easy too, thanks to the one-click demo importer tool and selection of sample images.


Kindred - Food and Lifestyle Minimal WordPress Theme

Kindred - Food and Lifestyle Minimal WordPress Theme

Kindred is a minimal lifestyle blog WordPress theme that would be ideal for food bloggers among others. You’ll have plenty of white space on your website to help your photos stand out on the page with the Kindred WordPress theme. While the appearance of Kindred is minimal, the feature list certainly isn’t making this a powerful blogging theme.


Amberr - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Amberr - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Amberr is a classy minimal WordPress theme that’s perfect for portfolio and agency websites. If you want to display your work and promote your services without the design of your website overwhelming your target audience, Amberr can really help. Although the default configuration is minimal, you can add your own personal touch to your website though the theme customizer tool.


Throne - Minimal WordPress Theme

Throne - Minimal WordPress Theme

Featuring a clean and minimal design, Throne offers both one page and multiple page layouts. It has four different default templates, with various style and setting options. These include four portfolio good layouts, four menu styles, and two blog layouts.

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27 Feb 2016
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Inverto - Minimal WordPress Theme

Inverto - Minimal WordPress Theme

Inverto is a black and white WordPress theme, featuring a minimal and clean design. It's perfectly suitable for designers, architects, freelancers, agencies and photographers who want to focus their presentation on the content and make it stand out. It's fully responsive, and has a drag-and-drop page builder.

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17 Feb 2016
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Arosha - Creative Minimal WordPress Theme

Arosha - Creative Minimal WordPress Theme

Arusha is a great minimal theme for all kinds of creatives and agencies. It's a great way to showcase products or services in particular, with big, bold images, simple colours, and stylish animation. If you're wanting to set up a minimal product showcase, this is for you!


Monsterrat - WordPress Portfolio Theme

Monsterrat - WordPress Portfolio Theme

A minimal WordPress theme for anyone who needs to make a beautiful website for their portfolio quickly and easily. Monsterrat is a perfect choice for photographers, designers, artists, models and freelancers. A minimal design for your website means that your awesome portfolio will shine through, with everything else disappearing away. Perfect.

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7 Oct 2015
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Creek - WordPress Portfolio Theme

Creek - WordPress Portfolio Theme

Creek is a hyper minimal portfolio template, a with modern look-and-feel. It\'s built with one purpose in mind — to showcase your work in a sleek and elegant way that you will be amazed. It\'s well documented, very extendable, and comes with a well designed admin panel.

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11 Oct 2015
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Minimo - Minimal WooCommerce Theme

Minimo - Minimal WooCommerce Theme

Minimo is a beautiful, minimal, responsive, e-commerce experience for WordPress and WooCommerce. It puts your beautiful content first-and-foremost in the design, with clean lines, plenty of whitespace, and gorgeous details. Pair this with some great photography, and you'll have a minimal WordPress store to be proud of!


Concept - Minimal WordPress Portfolio

Concept - Minimal WordPress Portfolio

Concept is a clean, modern and minimal portfolio WordPress theme for freelancers, photographers, models, agency and modern business websites. It's perfect for anyone looking to create a beautiful portfolio, with a drag-and-drop page builder, wonderful jQuery effects, and stylish animation.

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6 Jan 2016
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Raiden - Stylish Minimal Theme

Raiden - Stylish Minimal Theme

Raiden is an elegant personal blogging WordPress theme with refined typography and aesthetics. Offering support for all 10 WordPress post formats, this theme is ideal for your personal blog. Raiden also has an optional "view mode switcher" that optimizes the reading experience according to the lighting conditions.

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27 Apr 2015
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Raven - Minimal WordPress Theme

Raven - Minimal WordPress Theme

Raven is bold and creative minimal WordPress theme, designed for anyone wanting a simple and elegant website. The colour scheme is easy on the eyes, and it has a minimal, user-friendly experience, exquisite design, and a drag-and-drop page builder for you to get started quickly!

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17 Dec 2015
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Higgs - Portfolio & Blog WordPress Theme

Higgs - Portfolio & Blog WordPress Theme

Higgs is a minimal WordPress blog theme with a built-in gallery slider, testimonials, and portfolio support. It has been designed with flexibility in mind, using a “widgetized page” technique, which means that you can create pages with widget-powered layouts, thanks to the built-in custom section widgets. You can also customize Higgs with a variety of options — colours, typography, you name it!

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11 Sep 2015
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Casia - Minimal Clean Theme

Casia - Minimal Clean Theme

Casia is a clean and responsive one-page creative portfolio that is perfect to promote your work in a professional and pleasant way. Casia was built in HTML5 and CSS3, with parallax image effects to make it even more appealing and dynamic. It is fully responsive; it looks stunning on all types of screens and devices (desktop, notebook, tablet and mobile). It has an impressive set of credentials!

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28 Apr 2015
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Zito - Minimal Responsive Theme

Zito - Minimal Responsive Theme

Zito is a minimal, clean and responsive portfolio and blogging theme, suited for creative artists or agencies. It has a minimal, timeless design, with several options for customising colors, layout, styling, and much more. There are also plenty of shortcodes to set up the different pages, to help you built a website that's just right for you!

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30 Nov 2012
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Mokka - Elegant WordPress Theme

Mokka - Elegant WordPress Theme

Mokka is a responsive, minimalist, flexible and modern WordPress theme. Starting with a clean white color scheme (with your accent color of choice), multiple page layouts all remain sophisticated and simple. Everything brings a certain elegance as you build your own website using this minimalistic theme.

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23 Jun 2015
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Avoc - Minimal Masonry Theme

Avoc - Minimal Masonry Theme

Avoc is a very minimalistic, yet creative, Wordpress theme for freelancers, photographers, agencies and other creative fields. It helps your WordPress theme stand out from the crowd, and has been optimised to save you time set you set up your site. Great documentation is coupled with unique parallax features, beautiful typography, and powerful page builders.

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5 Dec 2015
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Camera 7 - Minimal Photography WordPress Theme

Camera 7 - Minimal Photography WordPress Theme

Camera 7 is a minimalist WordPress theme for photographers, crafted with care and attention to detail. It includes a minimalist design, coupled with beautiful visual effects. It's really simple to use and manage, and comes with 5 completely different gallery showcase templates, and unlimited color options. As you'd expect, it's fully responsive, and optimized to get you up and running quickly!

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5 Mar 2016
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Elegant - Minimal WordPress Theme

Elegant - Minimal WordPress Theme

The Elegant theme is a simple yet elegant, multipurpose theme that removes all the the fancy animations and graphic effects, and instead focuses more on your content. Crafted with minimal design and great attention to typography, Elegant provides a stunning visual that displays and functions beautifully across all devices. Elegant is the perfect theme for writers, artists, designers, agencies, edtiorial sites, and individual portfolios.

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27 Jan 2016
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Seven - Minimal Agency WordPress Theme

Seven - Minimal Agency WordPress Theme

Seven is a new portfolio concept for creative agencies and freelancers — graphic designers, illustrators, photographers or any kind of creative. Seven comes with a drag-and-drop page builder (Visual Composer Premium), making it easy to create a quick and easy portfolio that showcases your work with a distinctive and creative touch. The demo sites really show the flexibility on offer with the theme, and its gorgeous minimal design.

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6 Oct 2015
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Neton - Minimal Multipurpose Theme

Neton - Minimal Multipurpose Theme

The Neton WordPress theme is a minimal, multipurpose masterpiece. It comes with five different homepage layouts, advanced options and settings, various sidebar options, a shortcode generator, Visual Composer integration, and much more. Stylish typography, minimal lines, and clean design really help this one to stand out.


Fixy WordPress Theme

Fixy WordPress Theme

Fixy is lightweight and simple, focused on the experience of Fixy for Ghost, which is the platform on which the theme originated. It goes back to the core values of blogging, with various post types and styles to craft a really creative look-and-feel. It's simple and sexy… what more could you want!

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30 Jul 2015
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Simple Article WordPress Theme

Simple Article WordPress Theme

Simple Article is a minimal Wordpress theme, created with bloggers in mind — casual, professional, whoever you are! It provides support for sticky posts, social sharing, various post formats, grid or column layouts, sliders, and four different basic layouts to begin with. It has gorgeous drop-down navigation, and some really thoughtful design work in how posts are presented.

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19 Feb 2016
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Voku - Minimal WordPress Portfolio

Voku - Minimal WordPress Portfolio

Voku is a block-style theme, with a really unique and interesting layout. Big social follower squares, and a blog layout that can draw the reader in. It's designed to be either a personal blog or portfolio, and really embraces the "flat design" trend. A great way to layout our projects or post in an engaging way.


Blossom - Minimal WordPress Portfolio

Blossom - Minimal WordPress Portfolio

Blossom comes with all the features you'd expect from a premium WordPress theme. E-commerce support, powerful sliders, and page builders. You name it! The demo projects you'll find really show the versatility, whether you're looking for a simple black-and-white feel, or something more colourful, all the options are present for you to really make the design your own.


Bloc - Minimal Portfolio Theme

Bloc - Minimal Portfolio Theme

Blog is a minimal theme, inspired by swiss design, bringing you a collection of simple, clean templates. It's fully compatible with WooCommerce to sell products, comes with Visual Composer for creating flexible layouts, and can be quickly set up with demo data for a fast starting point!


Bayse - Clean & Minimal Blogging

Bayse - Clean & Minimal Blogging

Bayse is a simple, personal blog, perfect for your stories to shine. It features eight custom post formats and beautiful attention to detail. It's fully responsive for mobile devices. If you're wanting to build a fully fledged website with all the "bells and whistles", this one isn't for you. If you're wanting a beautiful, simple, minimal blog, this should be perfect!

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9 Oct 2014
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Lamark - Minimal Agency Portfolio Theme

Lamark - Minimal Agency Portfolio Theme

Lamark is a minimal and creative way to get started with your next project. It’s simple, minimalist and looks great on any mobile device. Made for a freelancer, designer or smaller agencies who are looking for elegant, professional and minimal look. Comes with various blog layouts, and product display template pages.

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14 Nov 2015
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