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    Free Tumblr themes: 10 of the Best Elegant themes

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    After very recently haven sold the company for a whooping $1 Billion to Yahoo!, Tumblr has left behind an internet legacy for Yahoo to take care of, but that’s an altogether different story. Tumblr was the brainchild of the college dropout David Karp. Although Tumblr didn’t manage to make much money in revenues apart from their investor funding, it did catch the attention of millions of users online. Tumblr themes are also now widely in demand, given their number of blogs and readers.

    Tumblr consists of tumbleblog’s and according to Wikipedia:

    “It is a  microblogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users’ blogs, as well as make their blogs private.”

    So, basically Tumblr is another simple blogging platform and has a wide user base and readers. At the time of writing, Tumblr have 124.8 million blogs, and it is one of the popular blogging platform in U.S. It may lack many features which we get on self hosted blog, but still it has an interesting demographic and userbase.  So it makes sense that your tumblr blog should look and feel good in the eyes of your readers. There are many premium themes out there for Tumblr blogs, but what if you get the best for free?

    Here I’m sharing some of the best free Tumblr themes, which gives you the look and feel of paid tumblr themes. I’m sharing only 10 such themes here, and if you happened to know more free once, do share it via comments.

    10 Simple & Premium like Tumblr themes which are free

    Fluid Neue

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    With over a million installs, it is Tumblr’s most popular theme. Fluid Neue features totally rebuilt audio and photo-set mechanics, upgraded framing and shadows, integrated Twitter, Instagram and Flickr feeds, and the slickest share widget ever made. One of the best FREE tumblr theme and the one I would recommend very first to anyone looking for a free tumblr theme. The theme features slick sharing feature on its side that adds the grace to your blog.


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    Watercolor is a simple yet elegant subtle Tumblr theme. This is a no-nonsense theme with watercolor pastels and clean and beautiful layout. Watercolor is an ideal free tumblr theme for anyone feeling creative and yet keeping things simple. A good theme with more whites and clean typography.

    Color Shades

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    Are you fed up of the plain white spaces around your great content? Color Shades is the right fit for you. Color Shades even offers you to change the color scheme with a floating widget at the top right corner. This is a unique free Tumblr theme that makes your blog stand out without spending a dime.


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    Plaid is another free tumblr theme that is for those who don’t like much white spaces. The theme features a tablecloth like layout in the backdrop that gives it a much Hippy feel and looks. Bring out the hipster in you with the Plaid tumblr theme.


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    TumbleDesk is a great cool free Tumblr theme. The backdrop, as it can be seen pictures a clean work desk with all the needed elements and yet makes the look and feel at the best. The theme also features a clean typography and it would add more spice to your tumblr blog.


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    vertigo Free Tumblr themes: 10 of the Best Elegant themes

    Vertigo is a quirky, fun, single-column theme inspired by the work of Saul Bass, Art Goodman and Dave Nagata. This theme has its inspiration drawn from the poster of the classic Vertigo film by Alfred Hitchcock. It’s free, and has one main configuration option: a single accent color used throughout for title, link and graphic treatments.


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    ultralite Free Tumblr themes: 10 of the Best Elegant themes

    Ultralite is one of the most minimalist Tumblr theme around, with simple white background and subtle fonts. This theme’s typography complements such clean designs very well.

    Bus Full of Hippies

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    One of the best tumblr themes with flowers, leaves and grasses sprawling out of your posts, giving it a very natural and green feel. Go green and get your blog a fresh feel.


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    esquire Free Tumblr themes: 10 of the Best Elegant themes

    A clean and simple free Tumblr theme directly inspired by the Esquire magazine. Esquire is colorful, more typography focused Tumblr theme inspired by the design of Esquire magazine. There are several configuration options, including the option to select the three accent colors used throughout the theme.


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    Observer is designed to focus attention on your photos, text, and music. Observer is another great looking Minimalist Tumblr theme that focusus much on the typography, images and videos. A responsive layout, two headers and lots of customizations, you can’t ask for more!

    So which one of these tumblr templates you liked the most? Also, if you know of other good themes for tumblr, do share it via comments. Don’t forget to blog about this post on your tumblr blog and share it on Google plus and Pinterest.

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    { 9 comments… read them below or add one }

    Arup Ghosh

    I love the tubledesk theme and gonna add on my tumbler blog.


    Srikanth AN

    Yes Arup, the tumbledesk theme is indeed a very good tumblr theme!


    Murtaza Nimuchwala

    Thanks Srikanth for the beautifully tumblr Themes, Still many of the social Bloggers use Tumblr for expressing their Views, This will surely help them to enhance creativity of their Tumblr page


    Srikanth AN

    You are welcome Murtaza. The stats show that still millions of people use tumblr as their blogging platform and looks sure do matter!



    Hi Srikanth,
    Nice post with awesome themes. Super collections, thanks for sharing. Keep it up. I need your reply, which is the best one for website creation WordPress or Tumblr?


    Srikanth AN

    It actually depends on what you need, Vinay. Wordpress would be much better for blogs that would need a deeper functionality as it is very extensible given its big repositories and developers. Tumblr would be better for a blog with simple and not requiring too much features and functionalities. Hope that answers your question.


    Narender Chopra

    Freemium is always appreciated. Thanks for these awesome Tumblr Themes bro. I am using TumblrDesk on my Tumblr blogs.


    Ravi Singh

    Yes, I got what i am searching for Plaid Love this theme. thanks Srikanth AN, Keep Sharing themes like this. But these days tumblr is restricted can you tell me why?


    Harsh Agrawal

    I believe that’s because of their recent policies with NSFW and adult content. Though, now they have restored it under NSFW category. < Source>


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