30 Most Popular Tumblr Themes

Tumblr is one of the fastest growing blogging and social networks out there, thanks to its flexibility and ease of use. Another factor contributing to the popularity of Tumblr are the themes and templates available that people can use to customize their websites and give users a unique online experience.

Want to give your Tumblr blog a bit of personality? Here are the 30 most popular Tumblr themes you can use to give your website that bit of character.


Yuki is a minimalist theme that presents images and photographs front and center in its homepage. Perfect for artists, photographers and creatives.


Hipster looks like a premium Tumblr theme but the great thing about it is you can use a lot of its premium features for free. Features like the ability to navigate content with keyboard, Instagram integration for displaying your latest pics, a sidebar for displaying the most important details and many more.


Effector is a super flexible theme that allows you to customize your Tumblr site in almost unlimited ways. Plus this theme has great documentation, making it easier for users to find solutions in the event they run into problems with the template.


The sleek, modern feel of Simplify makes it a favorite among startups in Tumblr. The sticky navigation and clean design makes it ideal for up and coming companies who want to stand out.


Impulse is a minimal masonry three column Tumblr theme for writers and photographers. It’s built with the intention to help visual content sharers make their blog look prettier, more usable.


Create customized Tumblr blogs with Spire. This theme supports header images, visual content in posts, the ability to choose between a blog title or no blog title, background color management, and comments through the Disqus platform.

Pop Gallery Lite

Pop Gallery Lite is much loved for its circle thumbnails and the ability of feature animated visual, making this theme feel interactive.


This minimalist Tumblr template focuses primarily on images. The design is kept clean to ensure responsiveness and to showcase creative content.


This free Tumblr template features over 20 google fonts, 3 photo hover style, different column widths, and a wide array of customized options only found within this theme.


Stamp is another amazing Tumblr theme that allows you to display images or portfolios with multiple layout options. It also features scrolling, customizable column with, 2 hover styles and many more features.


Calypso was designed specifically to showcase videos on Tumblr. This allows you to create a video channel with content that can play seamlessly across different devices.


Telpher is a great theme that features a beautiful grid layout, fixed sidebar, customizable color and infinite scroll.


Licorice may only come in two colors (black and white) but its simple, lightweight design and bold typography has made it a perennial favorite with Tumblr bloggers.


LookBook is great fashion and design theme that offers premium features for artists and creatives. This theme is best known for its Blur-O-matic feature, which automatically curates the background using the images, thumbnails and other media for the right content.

Big Guy

If you want your Tumblr blog to feel big, then go for the BigGuy. This responsive theme focuses on presenting content on big screen, allowing you to set panoramas for images and ideal for wide screen devices.


If you want a theme that’s responsive, clean, with a flat design and awesome typography options, Optica is the free Tumblr theme that has it all.


Editorist is created for writers. This striking theme puts text on center stage with infinite scroll, support tags, comments, and it also supports group blog.


Luci is a Tumblr theme built to show high-resolution content. You can present your column with this theme either as a one-column layout or the default card layout.

Paper Stacks

If you want to create an interactive Tumblr blog, then this is your best bet. The first Tumblr theme designed for touch, Paper Stacks supports five posts for carousel and tags for display as well.


This elegant Tumblr template looks very fancy with its responsive design and 3-column layout. But what makes Wallstocker very popular is the fact that it’s a free template that offers a lot of premium features.


This must-try theme is favorite among Tumblr because of how it presents posts in a unique way. With the single page design and responsive layout, posts are beautifully displayed on any device.


This Tumblr template features a full screen header, responsive layout and infinite scroll to give your website a more professional yet personalized look.

Catching Elephant

Catching Elephants charm is how this free Tumblr theme stays true to its Tumblr roots. Its clean, simple and playful, perfect for bloggers who want their content to take center stage.

Sidebar Theme

The revamped Sidebar Tumblr Theme now comes with high resolution imagery, light-weight text, custom designs for each Tumblr post type, and it now supports Google Web Fonts, giving you access over 600 unique typefaces to customize your blog.

Modern Grid

This gorgeous grid theme comes with great customization options. It has easy to change backgrounds, text and link colors, and an expandable modern masthead to hold all the information about your Tumblr blog.


Retrospective’s design is a natural fit for photo blogs. Post permalinks and sharing features are pushed away until the post is hovered over, your content takes center stage.

Retrospective represents an eye-catching theme that was designed to take your content to the tops. It is responsive, infinite scroll , customizable, clean and imposing.


This simple yet versatile theme can be used in more than 1000 ways. So there’s practically no limit to how much you can personalize your Tumblr blog with this template.


Elise Tumblr template supports all posts types and you can choose to showcase these posts in using any of the 4 layouts available: masonry, grid, 1-column or 2-columns.

Grid Well

The Grid Well is a modern grid-based theme that allows you to customize your Tumblr blog by changing the number of displayed column, custom background, large header image support and hand-crafted social network icons.


Inkhorn is a free Tumblr Theme ideal for writers. It focuses on readability and makes words the main feature of the theme with advanced typography, infinite scroll and tags support.