Material Design WordPress themes are here and growing in popularity. Google’s material design, a fresh take on flat web designs, sprung up in late 2014 and has been growing in popularity ever since.
Many web design forecasters have predicted material design’s rise in 2016, so we hope you enjoy this list of 25 material design WordPress themes.
The Divi theme by Elegant Themes is powered by the Divi Builder, ET’s page builder plugin. The developer doesn’t market this theme as a dedicated material design theme, but it does use material design elements and styles here and there.
Extra is a drag-and-drop magazine theme by Elegant Themes. It uses a tile format with elegant shadows along the edges of various elements in the theme, a key component of material design.
3. Material Theme
Material Theme is a simple responsive WordPress theme by Mercury built on the foundation of the material design style guidelines. The theme is also fully customizable and comes with over 80 shortcodes.
Voice by Meks is a magazine theme that combines material and minimalist design elements to create a clean layout for news websites. It’s even optimized for compatibility with WooCommerce and bbPress and contains a built-in ad system.
Zephyr by UpSolution is a beautiful, material design theme for service-based businesses. The theme comes bundled with the premium Visual Composer page builder plugin, including its premium add-ons, to give you a simpler way of designing your site while also saving you over $45. It’s also fully responsive and ready for WooCommerce installations.
Woffice by Alkaweb is a powerful theme capable of allowing its users to build a number of different networking websites, including social networking websites, community websites, membership websites, and intranet websites, all while borrowing styles from material design. It even comes with the premium Slider Revolution plugin and the ability to design from the frontend.
StartIT by Select-Themes is a premium business theme targeted toward tech startups. It borrows a few styles from material design to create a trendy, modern design. It has stunning portfolio layouts, easy-to-use options and compatibility with WooCommerce.
Haswell by RedExp is a multi-purpose minimalist theme that incorporates a few elements of material design into its overall style. It has several different layout designs, which essentially allows you to design several different types of websites. The developers are also constantly updating the theme to include more and more new styles.
Kwoon by Tommus Rhodus is another multi-purpose theme capable of producing several different types of websites, from company websites to portfolio websites to magazine websites. There are multiple style combinations to choose from, various header and slider options, single-page options, and more.
10. Appica 2
Appica 2 by 8guild is one of the best themes you can use to showcase the launch of your app. The developers have created different versions for iOS and Android developers and have incorporated material design elements into the theme’s design to create a modern look capable of showcasing your product.
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Wizard by Beantown Themes is a full-page WordPress theme designed for creative professionals. Its overall style is minimalist, but it corporates several different elements from material design throughout the theme.
Tactile by Edge Themes is a multi-purpose WordPress theme with a clean, sharp, minimalist design. It can be used as a marketing theme for a service-based business, as a photography theme, as a blog theme or pretty much any other type of website you want to build. The theme’s use of material design completes its trendy look and appeal.
Obsession by HighGrade is a beautiful theme designed for businesses, whether that means large companies or one-man operations. The theme comes with one-page and multi-page layouts, and while its use of material design is more subtle than most of the themes on this list, its style is elegant, trendy and clean.
POL by Serzh is a dedicated material design WordPress theme that combines bright colors with material design styles. It’s a beautiful multi-purpose theme that shines best when used as a one-page site for creative professionals.
Skillfully by Design Crumbs is a learning management system theme that draws inspiration from material design. The theme is built for compatibility with WooThemes’ Sensei LMS plugin and works beautifully when used for that purpose.
Rare by Cr3ativ Themes is a material design WordPress theme built for blogs, portfolios and magazine websites. Its main layout features an edge-to-edge grid layout that relies on imagery more than anything else, making it a fantastic option for visual creatives.
Sility by WP Mines is a resume WordPress theme whose style reflects material design elements heavily. The theme offers a great way for professional job-seekers to portray their resumes and portfolios in a creative manner.
Unika by TDGR is a clean and elegant material design WordPress theme. It works best when used to build one-page sites for service-based businesses and creative professionals but can also be used to create a number of other professional websites.
Calypso by Blu Themes is a WordPress blog theme that combines material design elements with flat design styles. It works best as a blogging or content creation theme but is flexible enough to be used for other types of site designs as well.
Color is a colorful blogging and portfolio material design theme by Mean Themes. It works beautifully when using grid layouts for blog posts but also supports full-width blog layouts.
FAB! by Oxygenna is a multi-purpose WooCommerce theme built with inspiration from material design. It’s a different type of multi-purpose theme in that it can be used to build several different types of online stores while supporting the very different styles of those stores.
Runek by Das Infomedia is a wonderful material design theme for service-based businesses and product launches.
Akira by ArrowHiTech is a material design blogging theme, but it can just as easily be used for WooCommerce stores.
Fugiat by Premium Layers is a great SEO and marketing material design theme for entrepreneurs and businesses.
Materialize by ThemeTon is a multi-purpose material design theme that works best when used as a marketing theme for service-based businesses.