30 High Quality Black & Dark WordPress Themes

Published on June 6th, 2012

Last Updated on October 4th, 2019

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By and large the majority of theme designs available for WordPress will be white or at least mostly white with some color options. No, that’s not an undisputed fact, but I think if you spend a bit of time in the theme marketplaces (like I do every week) you’ll see that I’m right. A crisp white design is fun, clean, and welcoming. So why would you want to go with a dark theme design? Well, because it’s different! A dark site design can set you apart and make a distinct impression on your visitors. It may not project that carefree attitude of a playful white design with color accents, but a dark or black site design is great for making a statement, showcasing art/fashion/stylish products, and distinguishing yourself from the pack. So take a look at the 30 wordpress themes with dark designs that I’ve gathered in this post and let us know what you think of them in the comments below.


Cadenza is a WordPress theme for creative professionals or businesses. It is a fully HTML 5 Valid theme, it comes with many features and has several home page options.

Cadenza WordPress Theme


Morphis is a responsive WordPress Theme that adapts with any browser width, resolutions or devices. It is a great personal theme perfect for blogging or for showcasing your portfolio. Its clean and minimal design suits the modern look of web design today while not sacrificing clean and quality code. It is the perfect balance of form and function.

Morphis WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40


The unique themes for WordPress with the kit of the universal functions suitable for the realization of the artistic or business portfolio. This theme contains several modes for displaying of portfolio and gallery, as well as for viewing all entries of blog, items of portfolio and gallery on the one page with the featured images. There is an ability to display the separate page for portfolio items.

Euphoria WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $35

Music Pro

Music Pro is a music oriented wordpress theme, perfect for a band, a label, or a webzine. It is fully customizable, easy to use and well documented. It can be used for any other purpose as well.

Music Pro WordPress Theme


Marisa is a simple, clean and beautiful WordPress magazine theme with great features, such as the built in review system that lets you review whatever you want and gives you up to 5 rating criteria. Furthermore you can add a “Buy now button” which you can use for example an affiliate link. The theme comes with 2 skins, a light & dark. You can easily customize the main and secondary colors of the theme inside the custom Theme Options.

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Marisa WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40


WP Lofty is a powerful business theme purpose built to showcase you and your business. Its fully responsive which means it looks great on desktops, tablets and mobile devices!

Lofty WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $45


Elevate is the perfect platform for the creative agency or freelance professional on WordPress. This theme truly lets your portfolio’s personality shine through.

Elevate WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40

Black Aperture

Black Aperture is an all-in-one news and reviews theme specifically catered to video games.

Black Aperture WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $35


Attracto is elegant Responsive Theme. By default You have two styles to choose: light and dark. Additionally You can choose from 50 prepared backgrounds. Easy to edit stylesheet make Your life easier with color changes. Now with couple clicks Your theme can look so much different than the original. Theme can be used as portfolio, photography or, with some small changes, can be easily adapted for Your business site.

Attracto WordPress Theme


Mustang is a Premium WordPress Theme (HTML5 + CSS3 ). It is created to be used as a corporate/business website or as a creative/portfolio or As you can see the strength of this theme is its simple and clean design combined with modern jQuery Plugins & Functions. It’s easy to use, easy to customize and fully featured.

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Mustang WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $45


RSW ( Responsive Fullscreen Studio for WordPress ) is a powerful theme for photographers and creative artists and comes with Light and Dark with theme options supporting multicolor customization of theme elements using color pickers. Creative artists can easily display their products using unlimited portfolio and post formats supporting Aside, Quote, Audio, Video, Link, Image and Gallery. The fonts can be changed using 400+ Google Web fonts choices in theme options.

Responsive WordPress Theme


Architec is a Premium WordPress Theme, with a Clean and Minimalist design and powerful effects.This theme was meant to be used for any architectural firm or freelance architects, but also can be used by creatives to showcase your portfolio or even as a business template.

ARCHITEC WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40/


Especial is a modern, powerful and professional WordPress theme made for your Portfolio, Business, Magazine or almost any other kind of website.
Especial comes with awesome content sliders for your featured images, fully working contact forms, Vimeo and YouTube videos and video thimbnails support.

Especial WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40


Valiano is the ultimate business WordPress theme that features a professional design and a lot of goodies!
Use our Custom Backend to change layout options like e. g. the header background, turn the footer on/off, turn the sub/top-footer-panels on /off, fullwidth/column style for the sub/top-footer-panels,the content or the footer. Or create custom teaser for the homepage or sliders for every page/post with it.
Our convenient page options guide you through building your pages, posts and portfolios. Build Image, Video (HTML5 (MP4,M4V) videos, FLV videos, Youtube, Vimeo), Audio (MP3) or Slider Posts for your Blog or Portfolio.

Valiano WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40


William is a grid-based, responsive, minimalistic, ajax powered portfolio theme for creatives. The theme comes with a well thought out responsive layout, unlimited sidebar management, 5 post formats, simple theme options and much more.

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William WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40

Good Minimal

Good Minimal is a responsive HTML5 & CSS3 , clean and minimalist style theme that is good for portfolio, blogs and businesses. This theme is flexible and is used media queries to adapt screen sizes, weither it is iPhone, iPad and wide screens.Responsive Web Layout is web layout that can adapt to a multitude of displays and devices. Using this theme, you can eliminate the need to create device-centric designs (like a “mobile” site for iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices and wide screens), and allow your content to be displayed from a single source, on an unlimited number of mediums.

Good Minimal WordPress Theme

Business Design

Business Design is a Powerful Premium WordPress Theme. The theme provides all the functionality you will have to present your products in a creative, professional and elegant way. It has powerful and flexible theme options panel, which are very easy to use. You can have either dark skin, or light skin, or have your custom skin with custom colors and background patterns. The theme is suitable for any purpose, either corporate design, or portfolio site etc.

Business Design WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40


Blackops Theme enhances your WordPress 3.0 experience in a way you have never dreamed before! With the theme admin page you can add unlimited custom post types which you can use on gallery pages! This means you can have as many galleries or portfolio pages as you can. Just add a post to your custom post type, and you will see that the featured image of that post will be added to your gallery automatically!

BlackOps WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40


Personal portfolio is offering the best to many different individuals working to succeed in whatever line of work desired.

PersonalPortfolio WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $35


Cascade is a minimalist personal vCard WordPress theme based on vertical menu tabs.
Tabs are presenting pages content. Each page is one Cascade tab.

Cascade WordPress Theme


Epic is a premium WordPress theme, loaded with a myriad of features. Epic theme is suitable for a wide range of industries including creative and corporate.

Epic WordPress Theme


Blender is a WordPress Portfolio Theme for both creative professionals and businesses. Literally limitless options. Comes with several Sliders you can use for the Home Page, also Vimeo or Youtube Video, perfect for a Trailer or Demo Reel. Blender is perfect for both beginners with little or no coding experience and also developers. No matter what kind of website your creating Blender will showcase your business in the most creative, professional manner.

Blender WordPress Theme

RT-Theme 16

RT-Theme 16 is a premium WordPress theme with powerful CMS tools admin panel. You can use it for business, corporate, product catalogue, services or portfolio web sites. The product and portfolio tools also give you wide opportunities to use in various services as tour itineraries, rent a car, real estate or hotel room presentations.

RT Theme 16 WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $50


FullScene is a professional, multi-layout, ultra flexible and customizable portfolio WP theme with fullscreen showcase features and loaded with options for designers, photographers and design agencies.

FullScene WordPress Theme


Please note that with the latest update 3.0 all the theme files have been revised including the options framework. So if you are planning on updating the theme, you will need to do create your posts and pages from scratch. The help documentation explains all the steps thoroughly with video screencasts. You may choose not to update to the latest version, we will still be supporting the old version. (The new version only supports Vimeo and YouTube videos in the portfolio.)

Locus WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $35

This Way

This Way WordPress Theme is designed with HTML5 & CSS3 . Fullscreen Image & Fullscreen Video Background with Audio support.Awesome JQuery animated effect. Twitter feeds and social media links. Easy customization. Blog and Portfolio with filter.

This Way WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $45


Webzine is a Responsive Layout magazine&Portfolio theme with creative jQuery Brick Slide, it can be set as a Emagazine website, blog, personal homepage, portfolio, and so on.

Webzine WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $45


Kraken is a clean and modern Business & Portfolio WordPress theme that’s perfect for showcasing your work in a minimalistic fashion. With custom post types, a modular homepage via drag-and-drop sections, image sliders built-in, unlimited portfolio items, 3 different portfolio styles, a regular blog section and modern jQuery/CSS3 enhancements, 2 pre-made color schemes and unlimited color options, Kraken is the perfect solution for all your projects.

Kraken WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $45


You can change any background, color, heading font by using Theme Options inside admin panel.Saigon is a beautiful fit for any blogger around today.

Sai Gon WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $40


With Dynamix being recently updated it has a great capability to offer to a wide range of clients the clean and dark minimal approach that they will be looking for.

Dynamix WordPress Theme

Hi! I'm Nathan B Weller: writer, book lover, and digital publisher. I use WordPress to launch blogs, products, businesses and portfolios for myself and my clients. If you'd like to see what I'm up to on a regular basis stop by my website at www.nathanbweller.com.