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30 Premium Tumblr Themes With Beautiful, Minimal Design

There are thousands of Tumblr themes all over the web. To be perfectly frank, most of them aren’t great, and won’t do your creative work justice. Today we’ve collected thirty of our favourite premium Tumblr themes from across the web.

All of these cost a few dollars, but all of them will take your Tumblr blog to another level. From stylish, minimal Tumblr themes, through to those featuring big colours and bold images — we have a full selection. All of them are available to buy straight from Tumblr directly, and can be set up on your blog in a few minutes!

NeatFolio

neatfolio

NeatFolio is a minimal portfolio theme for Tumblr. Whether you’re a photographer, illustrator, or designer, it’s a stylish way to show your work to the world.

NeatFolio lets you choose up to four images that will rotate in a slideshow at the top of your portfolio. Choose your favourite photographs, illustrations, website designs, or anything else.

It also has an “About Me” sidebar widget, with space for you to enter your own title and text. This is a great way to show a short profile of yourself (but you can use it however you see fit!)

  • Price: $49
  • Available On: Tumblr

Uptown

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Uptown is a stylish, minimal theme full of gorgeous design detail. You can customise everything. Turn features on and off, choose a grid or standard layout, change every colour and detail, and make Uptown your own!

Uptown has a powerful slide-in sidebar that can feature your latest photographs from Flickr or Instagram, your most recent tweets, new designs on Dribbble, and more.

Social buttons let people follow your adventures on your various social media channels — we support dozens of different icons and networks (and we’re always adding more!) — and they appear in their own space on the right of every page.

Interlace

interlace-tumblr-theme

Interlace is a bright, colourful theme with beautifully styled posts. Featuring bold images, big photos, and customisation options that put the layout and design in your hands. Interlace gives you the option to customise the look-and-feel of every different post type. Text, Photo, Chat, Video posts — you name it, you can change it.

Author

author-tumblr-theme

Author is a beautiful, customisable blank page for you to share your thoughts and ideas. Customise everything, and create your own writing space.

Author is designed to beautifully showcase your writing, whether being read on a desktop, tablet, or phone. Subtle colours and textures let you make the site your own (and it works equally well for photos, audio, video, and every post type).

The regular blog style layout works best for long-form text, but you can also choose a masonry grid layout if you’d prefer (and show more posts on each page). It’s simple to toggle between the two.

Viewfinder

viewfinder-tumblr-theme

Viewfinder is a premium theme for photographers, with a slideshow header, big, beautiful images, and a powerful menu. Viewfinder makes it easy for you to choose up to four images that will rotate in your blog’s header. Easily choose how long you’d like each image to display for, as well as whether to enable a parallax effect that gives your page a dynamic feel as you scroll. It’s the perfect way to showcase your favourite images, front and center!

Photographs have a sleek overlay effect, which hides extra information until you hover over the images. And you can choose whether to display meta information and tags on the homepage, as well as how rounded the corners of your photos should be.

Pixelate

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Pixelate is a pixel-perfect theme, to create a beautifully designed blog. Pixelate is filled with delightful design detail, background effects, and stylish social widgets.

Turn on “Pixelate Background”, and experiment with different settings to create a unique pixel effect with any background image. Change the size of the pixels, alter the transparency, and choose a colour overlay to create the perfect background effect. Prefer to have a simple background image? No problem — you can turn everything off!

Pixelate features a minimal social bar across the bottom of each page, with links to your online profiles, and widgets for supported services. You can feature your latest photographs from Flickr or Instagram, your most recent tweets, new designs on Dribbble, and more.

Wedding

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Let’s face it. Most wedding websites aren’t that great. They’re dated, hard to update, and a bit uninspiring! Our wedding theme showcases your names, and the wedding date, front and centre. You can also choose to add two information blocks (with things like venue information, your gift list, RSVP details, or anything else!). The rest of the page is your Tumblr blog. Share ideas, inspiration, and keep your wedding planning memories safe forever!

The theme comes with an array of different sidebar widgets, perfect for showing your wedding ideas from everywhere in a single place. You can feature your latest photographs and inspiration from Flickr or Instagram, show your recent Pinterest pins, recent Tweets, and much more!

Choose from a selection of beautiful pre-defined colour schemes — Rosebud, Skylark, Azure, Daisy, and Coral — to match your blog to your wedding theme. Or, if you’d prefer, choose the custom colour scheme option, and change everything to match your own style perfectly. Simple!

Transit

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Transit is a thoughtfully designed theme to put your story front-and-centre, with beautiful designs for every post type, and the ability to customise everything.

Your photos are big and bold, photosets can be organised in any way you choose, quotes and questions have an impactful background, and typography is presented beautifully. Transit comes with an array of different sidebar widgets. You can feature your latest photographs from Flickr or Instagram, your most recent tweets, inspiration on Pinterest, and more.

Precise

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Precise is a pixel-perfect grid theme, with minimal lines, subtle patterns, and powerful features. Precise comes with 13 different background patterns, to give your blog a subtle design — some light, and some dark. Choose from Squares, Tiny Squares, Wave, Floral, Concrete, Paper, Grid, Wood, Dark Vintage, Stardust, Tessellate, Grey Wash, and Grunge.

Precise is designed to look sleek and stylish. By default, we’ve turned off the display of “post information” on the homepage (date, tags, notes etc). Not a fan? No problem — you can choose to show these with a single click. The simple grid layout will resize to look great on any size device, whether that’s an mobile phone, desktop, laptop, or a tablet.

Curate

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Curate is a visual, image-focused theme, packed with useful sidebar widgets and beautiful pre-built colour schemes to showcase your inspiration.

We’ve kept the design of the theme clean, simple, and minimal. Photo posts show only your image, with other details (tags, like, reblog etc) shown when hovering over the image. It puts the emphasis on your beautiful photos and images.

Go Big

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Make a huge impact with this super-size, parallaxing responsive grid theme.

Colors, images, logos, avatars, icons, buttons, links, titles, descriptions, intros, features, toggles, sizes, shapes, fonts… if you can see it then you can customize it! Go Big is designed for you to make it your own and show off your individual style. You can customize almost everything you see via the options in your Customize panel, no coding necessary.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Vesper

vesper

Vesper is the photography portfolio you didn’t know you were waiting for. Its grid-based design has been thoughtfully stripped down, directing all the attention to your content. Choose between a full bleed layout or gutters for more whitespace, set up smart photosets for uniform width. Pagination and infinite scroll display options, and social icons for 20+ services included.

  • Price: $49
  • Available On: Tumblr

Huge

huge

A premium theme of epic proportions – fully responsive, powerful features and perfect for image focused blogs.

The header is a super bold, full-screen intro to your blog. Add a header image, and pick an overlay color and opacity if you need to help with readability. Upload your own logo or avatar, or use the built-in text logo. You can customize the title font, size and spacing to get your style just right.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Rainier

rainier

Rainier is an elegant single channel theme with an eye for sharp typography. The first in the Cascadian suite, Rainier provides a minimalist, highly customizable blog with gorgeous font and colour options.

  • Price: $49
  • Available On: Tumblr

FIXIE

fixie

A bold, minimal and super-customizable grid theme perfect for all kinds of blogs. Fixie features two layout modes. The default fully fluid/responsive grid allows you to show lots of posts at once in a great dynamic layout. You can customize the grid and post spacing to best suit your style.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Mosaik

mosaik

Mosaik is a beautiful grid based theme. It’s just as versatile and responsive as you’d expect. No matter what you post, Mosaik theme will make it nice and easy to view and read. It’s fully responsive, tested on iOS, Android and Windows Phone to make sure it’s accessible for every single one of your visitors. It fully support HIDPI screens such as Apple’s Retina displays.

  • Price: $49
  • Available On: Tumblr

Harbinger

harbinger

Harbinger is an ultra clean grid based Tumblr theme perfect for photography. If the default colors don’t take your fancy, don’t worry, we have you covered. There are an array of customisable colour options including page background, text colour, link colour and much more.

To keep the theme as clean as possible we’ve tucked everything away into a neatly hidden slide out sidebar.

  • Price: $49
  • Available On: Tumblr

Fable

fable

Fable is a beautiful grid based theme. No matter what you post, Fable theme will make it nice and easy to read. Customize Fable theme without ever writing a single line of code. Change your accent color, customize your background color. Select different colors for text sections. Select header overlay color.

  • Price: $49
  • Available On: Tumblr

Typist

typist

Say hello to Typist. With an optional typed intro, flexible grid layout and tons of powerful features, it’s the perfect premium theme for all kinds of blogs.

Typist’s full-screen header image adapts to any screen size, and you can also pick an overlay color and opacity to help with readability. Or hide the header image and just use your background color. You can upload your own logo, or use a combination of your avatar and title.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Rodeo

rodeo

Big, bold and extremely beautiful, Rodeo will make your blog look better than ever. With a small but very powerful selection of settings you can make your blog look magnificent in no time. No bloated admin screens to wade through.

With its dramatic widescreen design, expertly curated fonts and elegant styling, Rodeo has everything you need to give your Tumblr a jaw-dropping, cinematic feel. Sometimes more is more.

  • Price: $49
  • Available On: Tumblr

Cover

cover

Create a stunning, magazine style blog with just a few clicks. Fashion, design, photography, architecture! You name it. No matter what content you post, with our themes it always looks awesome. Theme supports all post types so you can use it to run all kinds of blogs.

  • Price: $49
  • Available On: Tumblr

Empire

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Empire is a classy magazine style Tumblr theme that is perfectly designed for heavy content. It is hugely customisable to match whatever style you want. If the default colors don’t take your fancy, don’t worry, we have you covered. There are an array of customisable colour options including page background, text colour, link colour and much more.

  • Price: $49
  • Available On: Tumblr

Sharp

sharp

Sharp is a super clean and sharp Tumblr theme with a wide layout, it’s perfect for long-form content or photography. If the default colors don’t take your fancy, don’t worry, we have you covered. There are an array of customisable colour options including page background, text colour, link colour and much more.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

UltraVisual

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UltraVisual is a very minimalistic and clean grid style Tumblr theme that has a masonry layout. It’s perfect for photo bloggers. If you’re a tweeter, you’ll be glad to know there is an integrated Twitter widget. To get it working, make sure you are signed into Twitter in the Tumblr settings for your blog.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Revera

revera

Revera is an extremely clean, flexible, customizable theme with a lot of character. Fully responsive, too.

Revera scales down beautifully and is designed to look and work great on mobile and tablet devices. Even video and audio posts scale down. Also comes with a custom audio player which has a customizable color scheme.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Kira

kira

This blog theme is a creative solution for Tumblr bloggers, with a big sidebar but huge posts, your visitors will focus on your content.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Ivory

ivory

Ivory is a minimal and simple responsive Tumblr theme designed for any type of blogger. An easy to use share button is implemented into the theme so readers can share via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. A Pinterest share button will also appear but only on photo posts.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Anchor

anchor

Anchor is a smart and simple grid theme with the option of different post widths. Anchor features the ability to have different post widths on the homepage. By default a post covers one column. To make a post cover two columns, tag it with “medium”. To make a post cover three columns, tag it with “large”.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Nest

nest

Nest is the perfect theme for any photographer. You can choose different content sizes on the post pages – you can choose from 500px, 700px, 960px and 1280px. Don’t like the standard fonts available on your machine? Use a Google web fonts instead! With over 600 fonts to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Brickwork

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Brickwork is a Tumblr theme aimed at artists and designers. It features a masonry grid layout and is perfect for showing off work. Included are some great social media icons so you can link to your favourite profiles. Icons include: Dribbble, Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIN, Pinterest, Skype, SoundCloud, Twitter, Vimeo, WordPress and YouTube.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

Flat Pack

flatpack

Sleek, minimal and clever – pack your screen full of posts with this powerful fluid grid theme. Flat Pack’s grid layout is fluid, meaning it always takes up 100% of the browser width. This allows you to put your content first and truly fill the whole screen with your posts – perfect for creators, curators and highly visual blogs. You can also customize the grid and post spacing to best suit your style.

  • Price: $19
  • Available On: Tumblr

More Premium Tumblr Themes

Interested in finding a few more these if these don’t take your fancy? There are some specific categories that are great to browse through: