28 Flat and Funky WordPress Themes

If you haven’t already noticed, flat design is so in right now.

So what is flat design? It’s design. That’s flat. It revolts against skeuomorphism. In UI design, skeuomorphism usually refers to a digital element designed to emulate something from the real world – think of the leather stitching that boarders the calendar on an Apple device or the faux pine bookcase in iBooks.

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The iTunes icon on the left employs skeuomorphic design principles while the icon on the right uses flat design.

Skeuomorphism was introduced to help us make sense of new technology, i.e. If if looks like a real button and shines like a real button it must mean I’m meant to push it.

Windows first pushed the flat style trend with its Zune – the tech giant’s failed answer to Apple’s iPod – in 2006 and continues to embrace the design philosophy in Windows 8 and on its website.

Apple has also taken to flat design in its latest overhaul of iOS, as has Google, Mailchimp, Rdio, the list goes on.

Flat designs feature five distinct characteristics: no added effects, simple elements, focus on typography, focus on color and a minimalist approach. What you won’t see in flat designs are beveled edges, gradients, shadows or reflections that create a 3D look.

It is simplicity and clarity in design.

WordPress themes designers have taken to flat themes with gusto, creating beautiful themes and functional designs for any kind of business or professional. I’ve put together a collection of WordPress themes that best show off the beauty of flat designs.

So what comes after flat design? I’m looking forward to finding out.

1. Essentials

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Essentials flat WordPress theme

 


2. Red Sky

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Red Sky flat WordPress theme

 


3. FlatPack

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FlatPack flat WordPress theme

 


4. Flat

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Flat WordPress theme

 


5. Bold

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Bold flat WordPress theme

 


6. Glider

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Glider flat WordPress theme

 


7. Coffee and Cream

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Coffee and Cream flat WordPress theme

 


8. LA-BAND

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LA-BAND flat WordPress theme

 


9. Hexagonal

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Hexagonal flat WordPress themes

 


10. Panes

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Panes flat WordPress theme

 


11. Wentasi

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Wentasi flat WordPress theme

 


12. KUMAON

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Kumaon flat WordPress theme

 


13. Forest

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Forest flat WordPress theme

 


14. Daisho

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Daisho flat WordPress theme

 


15. Acute

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Acute flat WordPress theme

 


16. Octavus

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Octavus flat WordPress theme

 


17. Concept 1

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Concept 1 flat WordPress theme

 


18. Unlimited

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Unlimited flat WordPress theme

 


19. Concept 2

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Concept 2 flat WordPress theme

 


20. Designy

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Designy flat WordPress theme

 


21. Bloog

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Bloog flat WordPress theme

 


22. Spruce

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Spruce flat WordPress theme

 


23. ShiftCV

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ShiftCV flat WordPress theme

 


24. WP Pro Real Estate 5

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WP Pro Real Estate 5 flat WordPress theme

 


25. Good Bones

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Good Bones flat WordPress theme

 


26. Fuse

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Fuse flat WordPress theme

 


27. RENOVA

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Renova flat WordPress theme

 


28. Alfie

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Alfie flat WordPress theme