40 Excellent Hand-Picked Tumblr Themes

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Tumblr is a really useful platform for people who cannot decide between blogging and twittering. Tumblr, is a nice fusion of both and is much easier to maintain compared to a full-fledged blog. This post will highlight some great Tumblr themes that you can use to give a personal touch to your Tumblr space.

1 Column Themes:

1. 1000 Suns: One-column, fixed-width theme with a simple and elegant design.

1000suns 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

2. Color Shades: Puts a color box on your page to let your visitors select their own color scheme.

colorshades 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

3. Secret Lab: A an elegant with small  almost-hidden buttons to keep things simple.

secretlab 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

4. Dead Simple: A minimalist and light-weight theme.

deadsimple 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

5. Penguin Classics: Based on the Penguin-Classic books. Compatible with Disqus.

penguinclassics 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

6. Nine of Mine: A minimalist black-and-white theme.

nineofmine 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

7. Knight: A simple blockish theme.

knight 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

8. Vertigo: A dark background theme based on the design by Saul Bass.

vertigo 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

9. Black Tie: Another very elegant dark background theme.

blacktie 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

10. Daisies: A fresh and flowery theme with a light background.

daisies 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

11. Thought Cloud: A simple theme based on clouds and skies.

thoughtcloud 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

12. If This, Then That: Another minimalist and compact theme with a white background.

ifthisthenthat 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

13. Invitation Only: An invitation style theme with rounded corners.

invitationonly 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

14. The Musician: A dark background, wide column theme made by a musician.

themusician 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

15. Rime: A bright-colored and cheerful theme with rounded corners.

rime 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

16. iBlack: A dark, Apple-inspired theme for Mac lovers.

iblack 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

17. Munich: A very elegant wide-column theme with sharp colors and small fonts.

munich 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

2 Column Themes:

18. Dragon Fly: A simple orangy theme with a side-bar.

dragonfly 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

19. This Is Not A Template: A simple white-background theme with a header and sidebars.

thisisnotatemplate 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

20. Strict: A light-background, scalable theme. The whole template changes when the main font-size is changed.

strict 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

21. Content Is King: A minimalist, light-colored theme to focus more on the content.

contentisking 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

22. I Am Sofa King: A simple yet sharp theme.

sofaking 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

23. Acoustic: Designed with a focus on audio-management.

acoustic 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

24. Cheerful Girl: A cheerful theme with sharp, bright colors.

cheerfulgirl 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

25. Brand New Day: An elegant theme with a rich side-bar.

brandnewday 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

26. Bus Full Of Hippies: Another light-colored and cheerful theme.

busfullofhippies 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

27. Redux: A simple blue-and-white theme with drop-shadows.

redux 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

28. Arcoiris: A wide-column theme with flashy colours.

arcoiris 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

29. Brain Itches: A stylish, dark theme with increased readability for the posts.

brainitches 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

30. Day Dream: A cheerful, bright-colored theme with rounded corners.

daydream 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

31. Robo Turner: A clean and stylish theme with easy customization.

roboturner 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

32. Group Think: A clean, professional theme focused on groups.

groupthink 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

33. Perfs: A clean and compact theme with a bit dull colors, to focus more on the content.

perfs 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

3 Or More Column Themes:

34. Graph Paper Remix: 3 column, ad-ready theme based on graph papers.

graphpaperremix 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

35. Photoboard: A very stylish, feature-rich theme for photo galleries.

photoboard 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

36. Screenshot: A simple theme focused on showcasing designs.

screenshot 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

37. Has A Portfolio: A very stylish theme to showcase your portfolio. Comes with in-depth project pages and captions.

hasaportfolio 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

38. Museum: A highly customizable, dark theme.

museum 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

39. Beauty: A simple and stylish theme with a horizontal layout.

beautiful 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

40. TumblOSX: A clean and stylish, dark theme with horizontal layout.

tumbleosx 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

pixel 40 Excellent Hand Picked Tumblr Themes

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User Comments


  1. Public enemy
    June 6, 2010

    I’m new to tumblr and I really do love the showcase of themes here. One of my favourites is the “Rock my World” theme, which can be seen and downloaded here http://keroteta.tumblr.com



  2. I’d like to share an elegant theme I made, based on Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style: http://bringhurst.tumblr.com/



  3. Halo Reach Tips
    November 6, 2010

    I think I am going to end up using the Creative theme for one of my tumblr bloggs. I was also wondering, is it possible to customize these themes even further?



  4. amari
    November 13, 2010

    how do u have this themes??



  5. Jaclyn
    January 10, 2011

    I really like number 39 but the link seems to be wrong? Can you let me know where I can get it? Thank you!



  6. Ivan - Best Tumblr Themes
    January 18, 2011

    Nice list! Thanks for sharing. I see few candidates that i could use.



  7. admin
    February 11, 2011

    some are customizable and some are not