There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the theme design for your WordPress website. One of those is how well the theme manages screen real estate to make a statement about you, your company, or the content you create. One way to say a lot with a little is by getting a minimal theme that focuses on maximizing the visual effect that whitespace has on those who view your site. Below I've gathered together 30 WordPress themes that I believe make really good use of whitespace. Enjoy ...

Capiton

Capiton is an extremely clean theme suitable for a portfolio or business website, it has minimal styling is very versatile. From the theme options panel you are able to change around the homepage by showing / hiding the slider, choosing how many portfolio and blog entries to display and choosing between 4 included styes – Light, Light Wide, Dark and Dark Wide.

Caption WordPress Theme

Zenbox

Zenbox is a simple, responsive portfolio WordPress theme on one page. All portfolio items are separated in boxes and load via Ajax.

Zenbox WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $35

Trinity

Trinity is for people with a liking for clean & modern design. It is great to show of projects and portfolios. Trinity comes with many cool features, e.g. unlimited custom backgrounds, handy color pickers in the Theme Options, Google Webfonts and a lot more. It is incredible easy to modify and make it fit your Corporate Identity and style.

Trinity WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $39

Mars

Mars is a Clean, Suave, Flexible WordPress Theme that is Ideal for a wide range of projects including but not limited to: Blogging, Portfolio, Business, Photography and Agencies. This theme comes with: custom post types, a modular homepage from below the tagline with a drag-and-drop interface, image sliders built-in, unlimited portfolio items, a regular blog section, custom sidebars, super flexible homepage. Built on HTML5/CSS3.

Mars WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $39

Aboard

Aboard is a feature-rich, premium theme built to display your content loud and proud with an emphasis on creative simplicity and modern visuals. Whether you’re a full-blown creative agency, aspiring designer or photographer, Aboard is a perfect fit to build and grow your Internet presence.

Aboard WordPress Theme

Fresh

Fresh is wonderful, professional and easy to use template with lots of options and configurations. This theme has been created for people who want to save their own time for create nice and great looking page. Fresh is our simple and clean one page portfolio WP theme. It’s perfect for any designer, photographer, illustrator, creative person or agency. It focuses on displaying a high quality portfolio, large typo presented in a really elegant way.

Fresh WordPress Theme

Edgetype

Edgetype is a fully responsive theme blogging and portfolio theme. Features include a dark color scheme, 20 page templates, 6 custom widgets, breadcrumbs, and an optional portfolio. Make it your own with a custom menu, and a custom background.

Edgetype WordPress Theme

Roundone

Roundone Wordpress theme features a classy design, embraced into a clean layout, with wonderful functional solutions and a remarkably intuitive new advanced admin. New custom cmsmasters’ admin panel brings your WordPress to a new functionality level. A completely responsive layout with Retina ready guarantees great appearance on all types of displays, including mobile devices.

Roundone WordPress Theme

LightBlog

LightBlog is a clean & elegant responsive magazine WordPress theme designed specifically for great bloggers, writers and designers to help they can share their content to readers easilly. The theme comes with a clean, elegant, simple design but it’s very beautiful & professional for blogs. And LightBlog is a fully responsive theme, which means it adapts to the screen resolution of the device it is being viewed on. Your website will be equally usable and good-looking whether it is being viewed on large monitors, laptops, tablet devices, and smartphones.

LightBlog WordPress Theme

CleanSale

Born out of the need to allow merchants the opportunity to list their products and start selling without any barriers in layout or design. To make it simple for their huge collection to stand out and be easy for customers to search and view no matter whether they were using a computer or mobile device. CleanSale has been designed from the beginning with big stores in mind and the possibilities for growth are endless.

CleanSale WordPress Theme

Simple Portfolio

Simple Portfolio has been specifically crafted for personal portfolios or small design firms. Responsive design means users will be able to browse the site in all kinds of screen sizes. Built with HTML5 and CSS3. This is one of the few Plug&Play themes. Simple Portfolio requires little to no setup other than just uploading the theme files and images. The theme options panel allows you to control every aspect of the site, along with detailed documentation explaining step by step.

Simple-Portfolio WordPress Theme

Written

Written is new, clean, minimalistic and very elegant WordPress theme for all bloggers! Theme includes awesome features like post formats (gallery, image, link, quote …), custom posts (portfolio), custom templates and much more. Overall design looks pretty sleek and follows latest trends in web design like responsive layout or HTML5 language.

Written WordPress Theme

Freeze

Freeze is really a smart theme and power packed with great features. Make use of pre-designed skins, multiple layout options and easy short codes. Choose your favourite header sliders, and customize yourself a business, magazine, portfolio or shopping site without breaking a sweat! Top off the deal, Freeze is Woocommerce ready and this theme is also very suitable for use as ‘lead generator’! Take a Freeze test-drive to see how it works!

Freeze WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $39

Arigato

Arigato is a clean, minimal WordPress theme that uses it's crisp color palette to give any business a professional look.

Arigato WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $39

Roxy Bird

Roxy Bird was built with copywriters in mind. It is modern and clean with a focus on typographical content.

Roxy-Bird WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $39

Kcalb

Kcalb is a Clean Multi Purpose Responsive WordPress Theme. Kcalb is loaded with options, and has powerful customization options. The clean, modern design can be used for any type of website; business, corporate, portfolio, products, etc. It’s very quick to setup and easy to customize the website thanks to the intelligent admin panel, and the detailed documentation that is included.

Kcalb WordPress Theme

Unfold

Unfold is clean responsive WordPress portfolio theme. It Comes with Page Builder with 12 unique modules and filterable AJAX Portfolio. Perfect for portfolio/showcase site.

Unfold WordPress Theme

Coraline

Coraline is the perfect theme for the creative agency, freelancer or general business. Has a lot of modules are ready for homepage, it’s simple-to-use, customize and install.

Coraline WordPress Theme

Daisho

Daisho is a portfolio solution for creative professionals and companies looking for a minimal and professional look. Flexible and responsive presentation, smooth navigational flow and clutter-free approach. Put your works in focus. Powerful Typography Plugin included. The definitive portfolio solution for creative professionals available now.

Daisho WordPress Theme

Gala

Gala is smart and sophisticated theme designed for any business/agency that wants to show of their services, testimonials, portfolio and more. With the ability to have unlimited layouts by utilising widgets, you’ll have no problem creating a site that is unique to your company. You can choose from 3 different skins which include a light, dark and a minimal or blank skin. The blank skin is a great starting point if you wish to heavily modify your theme.

Gala WordPress Theme

Responsy

Responsy is a responsive html5 wordpress theme suitable for personal portfolios or creative agencies. Responsy has been coded in HTML5 & CSS3 and jQuery. It has a solid flexible responsive layout that scales from 320px to 1170px.

Responsy WordPress Theme

ShapeShifter 2

ShapeShifter 2 for WordPress is responsive (try resizing your browser)... that means that it’ll flex to fit massive screens, or itty bitty iPhone screens (and everything in between). Touch gestures even work on the slider!

ShapeShifter-2 WordPress Theme

SimpleStart

SimpleStart – is clean and modern minimal Wordpress Theme created to be easy to modify and customize. With a responsive design it is easily usable with any device, without removing any content! Can be used by portfolio, blogs and more.

SimpleStart WordPress Theme

Purity

Purity is a Clean and Minimal WordPress Theme with a ‘BOLD’ feel that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. With an extensive documentation and a demo content you won’t have any problems setting your page up.

Purity WordPress Theme

Zito

Zito is a minimal, clean and responsive Portfolio/Blog Wordpress Theme suited for the creative artists or agencies. Zito uses a timeless design to present your work. It comes with several options for customize colors, layout, styling, and much more. There are also plenty of shortcodes to set up the different pages. These options will help you to build the Website you want.

Zito WordPress Theme

Angular

Angular is a responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for users who want to showcase their work on a neat portfolio site. The Theme is built on top of the fabulous Avia Framework and comes with support for the bbPress Forum plugin, just in case you need it.

Angular WordPress Theme

Spotlight

Spotlight is clean and minimalist Wordpress theme. This is unique theme to show off your portfolio/projects. This theme suitable for business, agency, personal work and more. Spotlight is equipped with a powerful custom panel for ease in managing the contents. We strive to create a theme that is very easy to use even for beginners.

Spotlight WordPress Theme

El Toro

El Toro is a minimal and responsive portfolio WordPress theme build to power both individual sites and multiple users’ community with content sharing.

El-Toro WordPress Theme

Whitespace

WhiteSpace is a fully responsive and minimalistic wordpress theme built for creatives, agencies, freelancers, bloggers, graphic designers and the like, who wants to display their works or publish their writings in a professional manner.

WhiteSpace WordPress Theme

Fixed

Fixed is a super simple, photoblog-style WordPress theme for sharing your images, videos, articles, quotes, notes and more. Use it as a personal blog or a minimal portfolio to show off your latest works!

Fixed WordPress Theme

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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.