The age of flat design is among us, everywhere you look companies are re-branding and re-designing to stay with this trend. Although some consider the trend of flat design to be overrated and overused, I believe it is one of the few trends that needs to be used more. Flat design isn’t just about the color or the non-beveled look, it’s about usability and drawing the users focus to what matters.
That said, having a website that is clean and user friendly is a must. Most people aren’t fortunate enough to be able to afford for someone to build them a flat website or decent looking trendy website though. That is why I’ve put together this collection of flat WordPress themes that are all completely free, so all users have to do is upload one of these themes to their WordPress site and they’re now trendy :). All of these themes have two things in common, they encompass the flat design trend and they’re modern looking.
One of my favorite themes in this list, revera utilizes a large homepage image slider to showcase posts. This theme sticks with the simplicity all around and shows off the 4 latest portfolio items and the 4 latest blog posts in sections below the slider.
Duena utilizes some beautiful typography along with flat design elements and bright colors. This theme is perfect for personal blogs, it includes a homepage slider and is fully responsive.
An extremely minimal and flat theme, Current is a great theme to help you show off your creative work in simple fashion. This is great blank canvas for developers and designers to build off of.
BirdFlat is a very simple flat theme that is built in a pinterest style layout. This theme is fully responsive and is perfect for showing off your images.
Fizz is the prefect example of modern and flat mixed together. One thing that stands out on this theme is the horizontal image slider on the homepage. This theme is fully responsive and great for a corporate style or business website.
Beautiful and simple, Time is a great theme to use for a personal portfolio and blog. Time is a fully responsive WordPress theme and is widget ready.
Oceanus is a great flat WordPress theme to use for a news style blog. It comes with a jQuery style slider on the homepage that displays a title and featured images from a selected category.
Mordor is a great visual theme that focuses on imagery and a very minimal and flat design. This theme is sidebar widget ready and includes a full width homepage jQuery image slider.
Helix focuses on a full screen slider and has a flat style menu on the left side of the theme. The blog setup on this theme is beautiful and it’s perfect for a personal portfolio style blog.
Garvan is a great news and online magazine style theme for any kind of blog. Garman focuses a flat design in a very minimal aspect.
Binary is a blog style WordPress theme that utilizes a widgetized left sidebar. Blog posts include featured images and excerpts on the homepage.
Virtue is a minimal and flat style theme perfect for ecommerce websites. This theme is fully responsive and Woocommerce ready, it is also retina ready. The homepage features a large image slider, a featured projects section, as well as a latest blog posts section.
Flatonica is a fully responsive, very simple, full width, and flat style WordPress theme from myThemes. This theme supports custom background images, colors, logo, and favicon so you can easily manipulate it to your personal style.
Pelican is a WordPress theme that is image focused. It’s flat style and large typography help to catch visitors attention. My favorite part about this theme is the hover effect on the images, each blog post’s featured image displays the title and read more button that folds from the left on hover, a very cool effect. This theme contains sidebar and footer widget areas.