Tumblr has become an extremely popular micro blogging platform. It is free, and users can easily personalize their blog with an elegant Tumblr theme. Today Tumblr or tumblr. has more than 77 million blogs and the number is growing fast.
What makes Tumblr so popular? Well for starters it is very easy to use. You can begin right away, and you do not need any tech-skills. Also with Tumblr you can easily share your thoughts, ideas and pictures in short posts called Tumblelog. It is a useful platform for people who cannot decide between a regular blog and twitter. You can think of Tumblr as a nice fusion of both. Tumblr is much easier to maintain compared to a full-fledged blog though. It is a short-form ease of use blog where you can follow other users and let them follow you. It is a micro blogging platform that allows you to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to your tumblelog with ease.
This post will showcase an elegant Tumblr theme collection. I hope you will find it helpful and give you valuable inspiration about how to add a personal touch to your Tumblr space.
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Domericano – Minimal Tumblr Blog / Portfolio Theme - DEMO
Domericano is a clean, minimal and beautiful Tumblr Theme using the Masonry effect as well as optional Endless scrolling. It is suited for all kinds of blogs and portfolios, easy to install, has a ton of options and is heavily jquery enhanced.
UltraMnml – Clean & Responsive Tumblr Theme – DEMO
UltraMnml is a very clean, minimalistic and responsive Tumblr theme made for the power blogger. It supports all post types and is made for any type of Tumblr blogger, whether you’re a writer or a photo blogger, this theme will make your content look awesome. It is also responsive so it’ll look great on both your phone or tablet.
Incorporated – DEMO
This is a nice and very feature rich Tumblr theme. You will have good functionality and a good looking blog with this theme.
3xistence – Responsive Tumblr Theme – DEMO
This theme was designed especially to showcase your beautiful pictures in high resolution! Yes, it works also on mobile devices, because all pictures uploaded by you with traditional way (i.e.: through Photo posts) are automatically swapped for their smaller versions to fit on mobile devices. It’s easy to customize, almost without any knowledge about coding.
Tumblair – DEMO
A Minimal & Light theme for tumblr. Comes with multiple features and options including an image slider & A Header Text block.
Focus – A Minimalistic Tumblr Theme – DEMO
Focus is a minimalistic and adaptive Tumblr theme aimed at presenting your content, to any device, without clutter.
Easy to change colours and background images as well as support for Disqus, Flickr, Twitter, Dribbble and Google Analytics. This theme gives a tailored view to each device (Android, iPhone, iPad, Desktop, etc) that visits it and only serves the content that is required, helping to speed up delivery of your site.
Simon – A Simple Tumblr Theme – DEMO
Simon is a simple, adaptive, Tumblr theme which is easy to install, customise, and get running!
Mason – A Masonry Inspired Tumblr Theme – DEMO
Mason is an adaptive and cute Tumblr theme aimed at presenting your content, to any device, in a masonry based view. It has ajax based page loading, as well as URL tracking. Users can quickly view your posts, view them in the detail, and go back to where they were. Highly customisable, with support for Disqus, Twitter and Google Analytics. This theme gives a tailored view to each device (Android, iPhone, iPad, Desktop, etc) that visits it and only serves the content that is required, helping to speed up delivery of your site.
Affection – a responsive Tumblr theme – DEMO
Affection is a feature-rich, responsive Tumblr theme, which starts out with a width of 1040 pixels for desktop computers and scales down nicely to tablet and smartphone resolutions. It is based on Foundation 3, one of the most advanced responsive front-end frameworks available.
Orson – A Clean Tumblr Theme – DEMO
Orson is a clean and adaptive Tumblr theme aimed at presenting your content, to any device, without clutter and being highly customisable.
Super easy to customise with support for Disqus, Flickr, Twitter, Dribbble, Instagram and Google Analytics. This theme gives a tailored view to each device (Android, iPhone, iPad, Desktop, etc) that visits it and only serves the content that is required, helping to speed up delivery of your site.
Optic Responsive Tumblr Theme – DEMO
Optic is a responsive Tumblr theme perfect for any blog type featuring the Masonry jQuery plugin. Optic comes packed full of jQuery awesomeness letting you show your blog posts in all their glory. Pick colours for any part of the theme so you can fully customise it the way you want. Also pick your favourite font from the Google fonts library and add it in using the themes options panel.
Pop Gallery Tumblr Theme (responsive theme) – DEMO
Pop Gallery is a Tumblr theme for visual portfolios, galleries, handcrafts shops, with the unique possibility to present distinct thumbnails for new, sold and reserved items. It has a beautiful and clean design with circular thumbnails.
Glide Responsive Tumblr Theme – DEMO
The Glide Responsive Tumble theme resizes when your browser is resized. No matter what device you view the blog on it will still look as good as the full site. No need to zoom in and try to press tiny buttons.
Timeline tumblr theme – DEMO
TIMELINE is a Premium Tumblr Theme that was designed to view your tumblog as timelines. This is a personal theme that’s suitable in use for people who have an active and enjoyable life.
Neat Tumblr Theme (responsive theme) – DEMO
Neat is a Tumblr theme which provides a classy and clean experience especially for pictures blogs. It features an unique and original scroll experience for your visitor. Indeed, I have written a jQuery plugin especially for this theme which allows to use the size of you window for each post and obviously the layout is fully responsive.
Fluid – DEMO
Fluid is for everyone. With over a million installs in over a dozen countries, it’s Tumblr’s most popular theme and for good reason. Now in it’s second incarnation, Fluid Neue features totally rebuilt audio and photoset mechanics, upgraded framing and shadows, integrated Twitter, Instagram and Flickr feeds, and the slickest share widget ever made.
POPCASE – responsive layout – DEMO
POPCASE is a Tumblr theme with 3 column layouts and unlimited color scheme control, suitable for displaying your artworks and articles.
SimpliciTheme: Blog Template for Tumblr – DEMO
SimpliciTheme is a very easy to customize Tumblr Theme. By using Tumblr’s own customization panel/dashboard you won’t have to think about the code behind the theme. You can give this theme a completely different look with just a few clicks.
Cleanfolio – A elegant Tumblr portfolio theme – DEMO
Cleanfolio was designed to be as clean as possible in order to let your work take the stage. It is suitable for all kind of creative portfolios as well as for small businesses.
Squared Magazine – Tumblr News / Magazine Theme – DEMO
One of the first true Magazine / News Theme for Tumblr. Squared Magazine was designed to give your Tumblog a real Magazine feel and look with all the popular Magazine Functions.
Chocolate T – DEMO
If you need clean, light and elegant Tumblr Theme, Chocolate T is definitely… not your choise! It is refined and elegant template with complex and precise combination of light gradients and shadows.
Vintage Sky – DEMO
This is a very customizable elegant Tumblr theme. It supports all the Tumblr features and has two content rich sidebar, featuring your likes, latest tweets, description, search box, pages, avatar box and people your following.
Time goes back – DEMO
TGB is a clean and functional Tumblr portfolio you will love this theme.
Elegant Tumblr Theme Collection – please leave a comment
I hope you like this elegant tumblr theme showcase. Do you have your own Tumblr blog? Do you know of any other custom Tumblr blog designs? Make sure you tell us by leaving a comment below.