Tumblr themes are the design templates for Tumblr users. If you don’t know what Tumblr is, here’s a quick overview. It is only a little site where you can sign up and make your blog, a little site that has over 166 million blogs and over 73 billion posts. It is one of the world’s 30 most opened websites and one of the world’s top 5 social media websites… I guess it’s not that little.
So if you are a Tumblr user, or want to be a Tumblr user, you would want to give a cool look to your blog. You can do that by selecting one of these themes.
This collection includes twenty free Tumblr themes and twenty premium Tumblr themes.
This list is in no particular order, so please don’t think that the first one is number one and the last one is lowest in quality. They are all of supreme quality and that is the reason they are being featured here.
Free Tumblr Themes
These are 20 free Tumblr themes, 100% free.
This is a lovely grid based layout, and you can adjust its sidebar on the left or on the right side of the window.
This theme is ideal for portfolios as it contains a grid based layout and customizable header.
This contains a fixed header, that means the header holds its position and stays visible even if the visitor has scrolled down. This also happens to be an extremely simple layout so if you are looking for simplicity and speed, this might be the free Tumblr theme for you.
This is a set of themes, comprising layouts of 1 column, 2 column, 3 column and 4 column based layouts. You can use custom fonts and custom background images.
The word actually is name of a disease (I wouldn’t dare going in the details). The theme is intense and it suits if your blog shares posts intense and/or controversial topics.
This one is absolutely opposite theme from the above one. This is very easy on the eyes and contains a grid layout that enables you to make portfolio or blog, or both simultaneously.
This one of the best multipurpose Tumblr themes. You can choose between two column or three column layouts, and you can also set a custom background.
To be honest, I felt that this theme contains a little clutter. But sometimes clutter is creative… so I added it in the list.
This Tumblr theme is one of my personal favorites from the list. I especially love its hover effects.
Observer is designed to focus attention on your photos, text, and music.
This is a very high quality free theme and it also happens to be one of the most popular Tumblr themes.
This is a very powerful theme that supports all post formats, language localization, custom colors, custom images and many such features.
This is a high resolution theme designed for focus on the content. Text or images, it all looks beautiful here.
Paper Stacks is a beautiful new way to showcase your ideas and inspiration discovered across the web.
This theme also contains many features of premium themes but of course, this is a free Tumblr theme.
This is a beautiful, ornamental and vintage style theme for Tumblr. If you are looking for a classic aroma to go with your tasty posts, this is the Tumblr theme for you.
Inkhorn is a handsome theme with a focus on simplicity and readability. This is a theme suitable for text based blogs.
This is another one of the themes that focus on the readability but this one doesn’t only focus on text, it also focuses on images.
Slightly different from The Minimalist, it also focuses on pictures more than the text. This shows images in full-width. It is not that minimal either.
Effector is a stunning yet reserved workhorse that can handle anything. It’s hugely flexible, with multiple layout sizes, customizable sidebar/top bar options, and changeable fonts.
This is an ideal theme if you share lots of videos on your Tumblr blog.
This is a unique and classy theme for bloggers. I feel this is ideal for the bloggers who don’t have a set frequency of publishing posts.
Premium Tumblr Themes
Earlier you have checked out 20 of the best free Tumblr themes. Now let’s check out 20 of the best premium Tumblr themes.
Museo is a Bold & Beautiful Responsive Tumblr Portfolio Theme. Its main purpose is to give you a frame for your work you will love to show off.
UMO Folio is a single-page responsive portfolio theme for Tumblr, created with illustrators and designers specially in mind, although it can be useful for photographers and any kind of graphic artists as well.
Fresco is a clean multipurpose, minimal theme for Tumblr. You can easily change the overall view of the theme with the help of user guide provided.
This theme is easily customizable, we provided options to change color, post background, links, link background, text also options to upload custom background, custom logo.
Fredrik is an adaptive Tumblr theme which includes a Grid based Index Page which is great to use as a portfolio for a Illustrator. Also includes the traditional Blog based Index Page, as well as other features.
Pierre is a super clean Tumblr theme aimed at making your content the center of attention. Included is scalable typography and support for most social media types.
Zen is a very clean and simple theme. Yet it’s very powerful and incredibly easy to modify. You get a completely different theme with just a few clicks.
Variety of custom options makes it a flexible theme – use it as your personal blog, corporate website or as a portfolio.
You can easily change the overall view of the theme – you can show or hide theme elements: image slider, featured icon boxes, module with text with button, product box, team, testimonials, clients logos, twitter feed widget etc.
Optic is a responsive Tumblr theme perfect for any blog type featuring the Masonry jQuery plugin. Showcase your artwork with complete focus on the post.
Scope is a responsive showcase theme that allows you to show off your work in all its glory. Scope uses a modern design with tonnes of features.
Orson is a clean and adaptive Tumblr theme aimed at presenting your content, to any device, without clutter and being highly customizable.
The Zurich Tumblr theme is perfect for any type of blog. It makes your content center stage, giving it the exposure it needs. Zurich comes packed full of features and widgets.
This is a stylish, blocky portfolio theme for designers and creatives. It features two different layout modes, a filterable portfolio grid and a touch optimized image slider.
Mason is an adaptive Tumblr theme aimed at presenting your content, to any device, in a masonry based view.
Memoir is focused for blogs that post written articles, not pictures or video based posts.
Affection is a feature-rich, responsive Tumblr theme, which starts out with a width of 1040 pixels for desktop computers and scales down nicely to tablet and smartphone resolutions.
Felina is a Tumblr portfolio theme that will turn your Tumblr page into a clean looking, mobile-first responsive website.
Pop Gallery is a Tumblr theme for visual portfolios, galleries, handcrafts shops, with the unique possibility to present distinct thumbnails for new, sold and reserved items.
Depth of Field is a fullscreen photography theme for Tumblr. It’s a great way for photographers to showcase their portfolio in a breathtaking way.
That’s all guys. That’s what I had for you today.
Take care, see you tomorrow.