If you’ve used iOS or used any of Google’s revamped products, you’ve experienced flat design, a trend that’s overtaking digital design everywhere.
With increasing popularity (and my personal love of it), I’ve put together a round-up of the best Flat Design WordPress themes on the web. These flat design WordPress themes are all you need if you’re looking to build a website inspired by flat design.
So, why these flat design WordPress themes?
There are tons of flat WordPress themes out there, but most are crappy and aren’t easy to customize. This is an up to date list of the best of the best flat WordPress themes released in 2017. These are all premium themes that offer fantastic flexibility and functionality that can be used for multiple types of sites, whether it’s a personal blog or a more complex real estate website.
If you think a kickass theme is missing, give me a shout in the comments below and I’ll consider including it alongside the other awesome themes.
So, onto the good stuff – the top Flat Design WordPress themes of 2017:
If you’re building a website for your brand and business, you need it to be amazing, and that means picking the right website template to fit your needs. Shopkeeper has been designed with both customers and eCommerce functionality from the bottom up.
Shopkeeper features a smart and responsive framework to make sure your website looks perfect across all devices – whether it’s a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone.
This theme features a number of customization possibilities, allowing you to customize your website and create something unique that fits your brand – all without coding! Shopkeeper features pre-built page layouts within the theme itself, allowing you to get up and running fast. The theme is also bundled with Visual Composer, my favourite drag and drop page builder plugin! This plugin gives you a serious amount of flexibility to customize your website for whatever you need.
If you want a custom header to highlight your products or services, the Revolution Slider plugin is there to showcase slides that will highlight your key content and/or special offers.
If you want to keep your site blog heavy, do it in style with the stunning masonry layout to grab the attention of your visitors. If you’ve got a portfolio, there’s also out-of-the-box grid styles that will give you a kickass portfolio presentation. As a truly complete portfolio and eCommerce WordPress theme, you can customize many design elements to match your brand, and with full support of the WooCommerce plugin, you can also seamlessly build your online store.
Flat design is great because it focuses on creating websites that are practical and efficient. Uncode will streamline and modernize your site, giving your audience a superior browsing experience. Uncode is fully responsive across devices, and content is simple and easily resized for a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Not only that, Uncode is also cross-browser compatible.
While keeping the design side practical, there is a beautiful aesthetic to this theme. There are many must see graphical features, such as the gorgeous use of CSS3 animations. This theme also offers the ability to design and organize custom site layouts, opening the door to artistic and creative freedom. There really isn’t a creative limit here.
As a website owner, you want your site to load fast! Uncode hits like lightning and has been optimized with search engines in mind. Not many themes are able to match the level of quality and attention to detail seen with Uncode.
Enjoy a cool infinite sidebar feature, single blog layouts, and 16 different portfolio layouts for you to choose from. There’s also a Smooth Scrolling functional and comes with useful media galleries and menu types.
Jevelin is a WordPress theme that brings power and versatility through advanced and feature rich functionality. Jevelin can be used for tons of fields and industries, with the flexibility to use it for many different purposes.
Incredibly user friendly, Jevelin comes equipped with an intuitive drag and drop page builder, allowing you to quickly customize pages – whether it’s style, animation, or colours, it can all be done with a few clicks.
Jevelin specializes in visual freedom, letting you customize just about everything your website visitor will experience.
If you’re looking for a creative look for your website, Kalium is a perfect solution. Packed with a variety of amazing features, this WordPress portfolio theme bring a minimalist design and is one of the best, featuring over 30 types of portfolio item styles.
With literally hundreds of options to personalize your website, all your items can have their own distinct style. Kalium also keeps it simple, making it easy to make the changes you need with no programming required. It’s so easy that you will be able to get your new site up fast, making any changes you need along the way.
Also included is Visual Composer, a page builder plugin that allows you to make quick and easy layout and content changes – also a favourite plugin of mine! Visual Composer will put the power of customization in your hands, without the need for consulting a web development company.
With many predefined site skins, you will have a great starting point for your site. Kalium’s customization features and Theme Options will provide flexibility to call the site your own, but regardless of your taste, Kalium has something for everyone.
X – The Theme
X is definitely one of the best WordPress themes out there, and the evidence is in its popularity within the WordPress community. It has a great look and feel, and it’s even a fit for the non-tech savvy. With a staggering number of features, you won’t need to hire a professional development company to build your site from the ground up! With X, you will get both quality and quantity.
X allows you to work with a preset design, your shape your own website yourself.
A major benefit to X is the plugins and features it uses. There are no half measures, and each plugin has been carefully designed to work flawlessly with X. With close to 150,000 sales as of this post, this theme is definitely part of the WordPress theme elite. Boasting a development team with over a dozen developers, they pledge to work hard to bring you the best WordPress theme possible.
Avaris brings modern and sophisticated design paired with an uncomplicated development process. Featuring stunning visuals and feature-rich features, this is a fantastic multipurpose WordPress theme. Suited for websites for all industries and archetypes, Avaris has intuitive tools that make building your website faster and smoother, including a drag and drop page builder, and flexible theme customization options that will save time.
Avaris also features a perfect flat design to make your website look sharp and modern, along with a responsive structure based on Bootstrap that will keep the crisp look across browsers and devices. Whether you’re running a personal blog, a portfolio, or need a great looking website for your business, Avaris will give you the gorgeous flat design look you need to not only look good online, but to do it in style.
If you’re looking for a minimalist WordPress theme that is also equipped with fully functional eCommerce functionality, then you’re in luck – Aurum may be for you! Aurum is a WordPress theme designed specifically with online retailers and marketers in mind, also carefully crafted for the user shopping experience.
This is a versatile WordPress theme for tech stores, jewelry, bookstores, boutiques, or just about anything else. As a fully responsive theme, your layout will translate well across devices, making for a great shopping experience.
The theme itself comes with great looking pre-made site demos that you can use for the foundation of your website. Equipped with the Visual Composer plugin, you don’t need to be a website developer to customize this theme, as the drag and drop builder will allow you to easy change your layout and content without touching a single line of code.
Aurum also comes with Layer Slider and Revolution Slider, allowing you to showcase your products and special offers. There are also fantastic eCommerce tools, such as YITH Wishlist, Icons Collections, Image + Category Banner, Touch Carousels, Product Carousel, AJAX add to cart, catalog mode, and more!
If you’re looking for a magazine or news WordPress theme for your online publication, Herald is great choice, offering uniqueness and versatility. The theme itself is fully responsive across devices, and Herald is also cross-browser compatible.
Adding to the package, Herald also supports bbPress and WooCommerce that will add unique functionality to your website. Users have the ability to add threads and posts to community forums, and open personal online stores. This is fantastic if you’re looking to sell online.
The theme also supports the WP Review plugin, adding ratings and commenting functionality to your products to add a community feedback layer that will build trust and drive sales.
On the design side, Herald allows you to customize colours, fonts, page sections, and the you can upload your own icons or custom brand logos.
Herald is a great solution if you’re content focused, and the WooCommerce functionality is a fantastic bonus, as well.