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35 Creative and Colorful WordPress Themes

So many websites out there pay no attention to color or simply make poor use of it. While site design that lack bold color choices have their time and place, its always invigorating to see a site filled with color. Needless to say, I had a fun time collecting these colorful WordPress themes!

Below, you will find a collection the most colorful and creative WordPress themes on the web. I have included both free and premium themes; so there is something for every budget!

Paid Premium Themes

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Retro Hero

A personal theme with a cool retro design, built in Twitter status, and Flickr RSS.

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One of the most popular grunge themes on the market. Perfect for a personal blog or magazine style website.

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This themes has a seemingly endless variety of colors and styles, including this grunge paint splash.

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A bold site design for blogs and websites that deal with music. Especially that in the rap and hip hop genere.

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Here is a colorful theme that is geared towards those in the travel industry or are just wanting a cool travel blog.

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Album Theme

This theme offers a simple, but creative dark grunge style to show off your pictures without the design taking away from them.

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As you’ll see, the glowing space style is a popular design these days. This is one of many on this list.

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Like I said, a very popular look these days. This one has more of a magazine style layout to it.

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Here is a colorful theme that comes in a variety of other color schemes as well. So you are sure to find one you like.

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Here is a life stream type design that allows you to showcase all your online activities in one place.

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A unique layout that has some colorful vector illustrations to create the background for this theme.

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Perfection Grunge

Themes don’t come much brighter than this. This theme features bright colors with touches of grunge.

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The Industry theme uses a mix of bright colors and some simple glowing styles to create a personal theme filled with style.

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Bright blues help gives this personal theme its under water feel.

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Design Blog

A theme that plays on the desk idea of pads and notebook paper to create a simple but creative blog layout.

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This is a simple layout and design, but offers up loads of personality and creativity.

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Wisdom tree

Here is another vector heavy design that gives you a really unique site right out of the box.

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Quick Tab

A bright blue theme that uses some cool ajax slides to make the theme especially functional.

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A simple personal blog design that lives up to its name with soft colors and a sky like background header.

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This is another grunge paid grunge theme.

Free Themes

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This theme kind of combines some grunge elements with the popular glowing light effects for a cool final result.

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These trendy colors and unique layout make this theme a real attention grabber.

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Here is another simple personal theme that has lods of creativity to it, with minimal effects.

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Bold graphics and rich colors make this on of the really creative free themes out there..

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Here is another creative them that makes striong use of large icons, bright colors, and more to create a multi-functional layout.

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Atlantic Theme

Another theme that uses the popular glowing wave style.

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Color Paper

A well textured theme that is both colorful and creative.

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Notepad Chaos

This theme mixes its own creativity with the popular notebook style design for a personal blog.

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I Can Watch Movies

Sharp lines, interesting colors, and a great layout make this a really cool free theme.

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A nice, simple theme, that makes great use of white space, bright colors, and cool patterns.

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Here we see another creative life stream style layout that also uses a minimal amount of glowing colors for the background.

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Desk Space

A personal blog theme that is another variation of the desktop style.

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Polaroid Press

Here is a unique theme that uses some nice colors and an interesting layout.

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Here is a darker theme that makes cool use of the color white, but also features plenty of bright colors.

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A simple personal style blog with a large background image filled with color.


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    These word press themes are very useful for everyone.

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    ChastidyiPhotography (0 Points) January 30, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Thanks for the variety of themes here. These are very interesting, and I’m thinking of changing my web design to one of these.

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    Jeff johnson (0 Points) December 26, 2010 at 8:19 am

    This is a great topic for discussion. You picked a loaded one. The arguments that are presented on both sides can be very convincing,not only from your post, but the entire debate

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    These wordpress themes are pretty awesome and useful. My suggestion was to spice up these themes by giving advantages for each theme at the botton

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    Data Recovery (0 Points) December 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    there are many new movies to watch this month, i would be going to the cinema and video rental store again ~-”

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    Electric Blankets · (1 Point) November 4, 2010 at 9:48 am

    you can always watch movies on youtube, though most free movies on youtube are not the full length ones .

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    I like Polaroid Press, this one

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    Firma Ekle (1 Point) August 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Sharp lines, interesting colors, and a great layout make this a really cool free theme.

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    Yurtdışı Eğitim (1 Point) August 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    There are many theme here, good article, thanks for support.

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    can you teach me, how to change that theme?
    i’ve copied the CSS and paste it into the box on “CSS editor”, but it didn’t works. tell me the right step. thank you

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    bireysel emeklilik (1 Point) July 8, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Blue theme is very nice but its link is dead

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    Ovais (1 Point) July 8, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Such an awesome collection of wordpress themes…there are lot of designs are available on the net but this something which is said to be “unique collection” ..thanks for sharing with us..

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    Pampanga Directory Net (1 Point) July 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks very much for this great selection of wordpress theme. I’ve bookmarked it.

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    ubattery (1 Point) June 1, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Thanks, i love much of the Notepad Chaos theme, very beatuiful.

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    buyakkus (1 Point) June 1, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Those are cool design. Thank you so much for sharing. Learning more.

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    power2battery (1 Point) June 1, 2010 at 2:32 am

    So cool, but I think the Irresistable theme is the best one.

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    ComputerSupport (1 Point) May 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    thanks very nice themes

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    CCElucky (1 Point) April 22, 2010 at 8:01 am

    i like the Polaroid Press version. very cool

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    Theraisa K (1 Point) April 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Great themes. Some of them are really eye-catching and inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

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    Guitars for beginners (1 Point) April 14, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Very good collection of themes. I really liked the Traveler, Simplex and the Smashing Magazine themes. Traveler is available in many different colors, that’s awesome!

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    marisha058 (1 Point) April 11, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Remarkable post. Very nice collection. Thank u!

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    Maksim Shaihalov (1 Point) April 10, 2010 at 7:44 am

    wow! Great themes

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    inspirationfeed (1 Point) April 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Great collection!

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    โหลดเพลง (1 Point) March 29, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Great theme, Thank you for your share.

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    some nice themes on the list and worth trying it

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    What a nice collection of theams. Great Work!

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    เพลงใหม่ล่าสุดเดือนนี้ (1 Point) February 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Excellent post. Thanks23

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    Blogger Template (1 Point) February 1, 2010 at 5:17 am

    good job sir… thanks for your works….

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    ดาวน์โหลดเพลงฟรี (1 Point) February 1, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Excellent post. Thanks11

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    แจกเพลง (1 Point) January 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for your post , Great post.

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    StudioZola (1 Point) January 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration. Love these themes.

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    laptop AC adapter (1 Point) December 15, 2009 at 1:44 am

    As you’ll see, the glowing space style is a popular design these days. This is one of many on this list.

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    cool, Great wordpress themes!

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    Suxcell (1 Point) October 9, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Very, very cool, and stylish, but this just occurred to me – if you are a graphic designer (or any kind of designer, really) then wouldn’t you want your blog to be totally unique, and a reflection of your personality? So, then… how do you do that with a template? (This is actually a serious question. How DO you customise a template, or incorporate a photoshop mock-up into one? Or is there a great dividing gap, between those who can design a theme from scratch, and those who use the templates, and there is no halfway point in between? Hmm…)

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    SEO rab (1 Point) October 5, 2009 at 7:14 am

    i wont this list designs for my blog, me like

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    Biber Hapi (1 Point) September 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    thanks for this wordpress theme. I like the tribune site. very cool.

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    hi Nice list. Of paid and free themes. like to see more added in future..

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    Ben Lang (1 Point) September 9, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Great wordpress themes, Magazeen is very cool

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    Michael Anthony (1 Point) August 26, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Thank you, love the range of themes!

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    tatil (1 Point) July 21, 2009 at 8:06 am

    thank you very good themes.

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    Matt (1 Point) July 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Hi there, brilliant site, I have learned a lot about photoshop from you guys. No other tutorial site is as good!

    Please could you tell me what texture your used for this articles header image? It looks like paper.



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    SEO Guru (2 Points) July 7, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    A very nice collection of theme, I will surely use one of them, thanks again.

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    Phaoloo (1 Point) July 5, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Nice collection of themes. They rock!

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    Sir Danny Outlaw!
    What type of texture did you use for the banner of this post the “35 creavite and Colorful WordPress Themes” one?

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    onelargeprawn (1 Point) May 18, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Good list. Freemium is an excellent free theme that should be included as well –

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    Rahul (1 Point) May 5, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Cool web links for wordpress themes. Really cool.

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    Elizabeth (1 Point) May 2, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Great wordpress themes, the will inspire many including me :D great post btw

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    These are awesome Danny! I think I like the Magazeen theme the best, trying to figure out how to use it for my food blog :-)

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    Kendall (1 Point) April 25, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    You might want to check out Slate, a new (free!) WordPress theme–minimal, dark, and delicious!

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    Love the owl in the Wisdom Tree theme.

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    Claire (1 Point) April 16, 2009 at 4:11 am

    Some lovely WordPress themes, I am currently designing my own wordpress theme for my blog, and these are some really good designs to spark off some good ideas. I particularly like the ‘Irresistable’ and ‘Slurpie’ web designs.

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    Nice list :)

    Add this theme to your next list, its like Traveler, but its free.

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    dan london (1 Point) April 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Pretty good mix of themes.

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    Sunil (1 Point) April 9, 2009 at 5:24 am

    amazing collection! i never knew tht there were so many cool free themes.

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    Crazy XHTML (1 Point) April 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    very powerful themes!

    Deskspace Theme is the one of the best!

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    Martynj (1 Point) April 8, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Great round up there! Cheers

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    Kevin (1 Point) April 8, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Some really beautiful themes here, even the free ones.

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    Danh ba web 2.0 (1 Point) April 8, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Good job. Thanks you very much
    You can see more themes WP in my blog:

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    Alicia (1 Point) April 8, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Great list of designs! Thanks for the share

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    Good list, thanks for compiling. I use a modified version of Irresistible whilst I learn how to build one myself.

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    nice collection!

    Can I make this post to my blog ? If you don’t mind :)

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    abdusfauzi (1 Point) April 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    thanks for sharing :)

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    Jesse Skeens (2 Points) April 7, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Nice list, thanks.

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    Brandon (2 Points) April 7, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Great collection you have here. Thanks for sharing Danny.

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    Carlos (1 Point) April 7, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Thank you for including our Tribal and Traveler themes on this amazing list.

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    Thanks for sharing this Danny Outlaw :) You did a great job collecting all of these. Glad you included both free and premium selections in the mix.

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