10 Best Flat-Design WordPress Themes for 2016

A huge chunk of the online world is moving towards flat design and everyone is going gaga about this new trend. Sparked off by Windows “Metro” interface, this new design trend rely mostly on simple bold shapes and icons to come up with themes that are elegant and have clean-looking UIs.

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With WordPress designers releasing such themes frequently, today’s post takes you through 10 best Flat-design WordPress Themes you may consider for your website.

Willow

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If one word is all I had to describe Willow, I’d use splendid. When looking for a theme that is guaranteed to amaze your audience, you do not have to go any further. It has become my personal favorite because of the way it flawlessly marries both simplicity and robustness to form one multi-purpose platform.

Willow is packed to the brim with tons of amazing features like a Page Builder valued at $30 bucks and comes with the Visual Composer plugin to enable you build your own layouts in a jiffy. Willow offers more than that, especially if you consider its responsive design, easy set-up feature, beautiful parallax, CSS3 animations, SEO optimization among others.

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Story – Sharp, Modern and Clear

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This theme will take your storytelling to a whole new level with it’s beautiful and responsive modern design. It will work perfectly well whether you run a small business, portfolio or e-commerce website. Story is highly customizable and you can bring out all the elements of your brand with its ready-made color schemes.

With Story, everything works together harmoniously. Simply put, this theme is off the chain and might be the last theme you’ll ever buy. It is fully responsive, retina ready, offers unique header customizations and unlimited skins. Story supports WooCommerce and is built with SEO in mind. What more can you ask for? This is the excellent ‘story-theme’ you need for your WordPress website.

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More

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Whether you are looking for a theme for your blog, personal or business website, More is a perfect choice. Its design is well thought and the result is an elegant and beautiful WordPress theme that comes with great looks meant to impress.

More features a unique one-page layout, responsive framework, retina ready, unlimited color schemes, parallax slider, step by step documentation and a lot more.

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Flato

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This is a parallax one-page WordPress theme by Artless Themes that is both modern and beautiful to say the least. If you are a freelancer, photographer or run a creative agency, this theme might be the WordPress theme you’ve been looking for. The Flato theme is fully responsive giving it that exceptionally smooth look on smartphones, tablets and desktops.

The parallax effect on this theme provides an awesome background which your audience will definitely appreciate. Flatos’s Theme Options also ensures that you can customize colors, typography and graphics any way you desire. Other amazing features you get with this theme include unlimited portfolio, contact form, article picker and easy to use shortcodes.

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Glider – Amazing Flat UI Theme

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Tired of WordPress themes that leave your website looking too generic? If so, you want to try out Glider’s remarkable customization capabilities to bring out your creative side. You can play around with its multitude theme options to design your own unique site.

Designed by Cumina, this theme is ultra modern, multi-functional and easy to use. Forget about the troubles of dealing with multiple codes, Glider allows you to enjoy doing your thing on the fly. What’s more? You get the cool Visual Composer Page Builder to ensure your content looks exactly how you envisioned it. Glider is irresistible and you might just fall in love with it at the drop of a hat.

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Renova

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Renova is a flat and stylish WordPress theme that is stunning to say the least. Its unique design makes it a good pick if you’re looking to build a site for your individual portfolio/creative agency or innovative business showcase.

Built using the Bootstrap framework, Renova features an attractive single-page scroll down design that is fully responsive and oozes exuberance. As a user, you will find it easy to set up your site and exercise your creative freedom to extend the template as you wish.

Renova ships with tons of other features such as Ajax and standalone blog spaces, integrated Twitter widget, responsive image showcase and many more. Still, an awesome support team works round the clock to get your issues sorted as soon as you raise them.

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Metrolium

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Flex your muscles – your creative muscles – with this responsive and retina ready flat WordPress theme. Metrolium comes with live color updates and highly configurable layouts. Its unlimited color combinations offer you the freedom you need to come up with a website you can be proud of. No more two (2) color choices (primary and secondary) – as offered by many themes out there.

With a real time previewer, you put your creative skill to test instantly, no refreshes, no tab switching and no over-engineered admin panel. Just relax and customize your site, and once you’re satisfied with what you see click on ‘Save & Publish’ and your work is done. Renova supports Google Fonts meaning you get 600+ font choices to add some personality to your typography. You can be forgiven if you fall head-over-heels in love with this theme from the word go.

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Arto

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This gorgeous, modern and flat WordPress theme had to make it to this list, if not for its beauty, then for its numerous features. You can use Arto for basically anything; personal blog, photography, gallery, corporate site – name it.

This theme is fully customizable and is packed with unlimited color variations to choose from, meaning you have no excuse to be boring. You also get numerous pre-installed languages, 600+ Fonts, custom page types and different layouts. Additionally, Arto is SEO friendly.

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Simplicity

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The Simplicity WordPress theme lives up to your expectations by delivering simple site building tools, so you don’t have to go geek-mode to hack it. Developers and non-developers alike can use this theme comfortably to come up with clean, elegant and world-class websites in no time. Simplicity is fully responsive meaning it works smoothly on any device be it a smartphone, tablet or desktop.

Everything you may need from a premium theme is all packed for you with Simplicity. You get an image slider for your highlights, unlimited color schemes, Google Fonts support, portfolio page and dozens of shortcodes just to mention a few. You can never go wrong by keeping it simple.

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Forest

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Looking for a bold and fully responsive flat WordPress theme? You just found it. With its clean and retro-look, the Forest WordPress theme will wow your audience and keep them glued long enough to buy your products. It is loaded with awesome features such as a filterable portfolio, Google Maps Integration, a fancy image styler and a fully customizable design.

With Forest, you have all the power to customize your WordPress site however you like. Forest, looks amazing and works as advertised!

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Freddy Muriuki
info@vistamediainc.com

Freddy is a writer, web developer and founder of Vistamedia, Inc., a nice place dedicated to the online entrepreneur looking to boost conversion rates using effective web content. Follow @vistamediainc on Twitter and vistamediainc on Facebook.

6 Comments
  • 85ideas
    Posted at 08:50h, 12 November Reply

    Exceptional writing Freddy,

    My personal favorite is the Renova theme.

    • Freddy
      Posted at 16:31h, 12 November Reply

      Thanks for the vote of confidence 🙂

  • Good Ghodyh
    Posted at 09:52h, 12 November Reply

    Such an informative post, Good job Freddy! Story does it for me.

    • Freddy
      Posted at 16:31h, 12 November Reply

      Awesome Ghodyh!

  • Daniel
    Posted at 13:18h, 09 February Reply

    I am inlove with flat design. Thanks for this great collection.
    http://www.themesapiens.com/responsive-flat-wordpress-themes/

    • Brian H
      Posted at 20:22h, 11 February Reply

      We will defiantly see a lot more flat design trend this year. Really happy you found value in this collection.

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