A minimalist grid theme with a four-column layout and automatic post thumbnails.
A portfolio theme from Padd Solutions that includes custom typography, custom front page widgets, and more.
Modern is a minimalist grid theme from dessign.
Lamonica Magazine is a simple grid theme with a content slider and multiple banner ad slots.
Maxime is a magazine-style theme with a dark color scheme from MagPress.
Horcrux is a fixed-width, two column layout with custom menus and featured thumbnails.
Scylla Lite is a simple three-column theme with four skins, a content slider, two different layouts, and more.
Beauty & Clean
A minimalist WP theme with both premium and free versions. The free version includes five different page templates, custom post types, and custom widgets.
Fiver is a minimalist, image-free WP theme written in HTML5 and CSS3.
Corner is inspired by Windows Phone 7 and includes built-in Ajax navigation.
Neuro is the light, free version of Neuro Pro, from CyberChimps. It includes two color schemes, two modern background images, and support for CSS3 and HTML5.
Leathernote has a notepad design and has custom menus, works with “Aside” and “Gallery” post types, and has some special formatting for sticky posts and gallery thumbnails.
Ghostbird is a simple one-column theme with multiple textures utilized in the design.
Grey Opaque is an elegant grey theme for WP 3.0 and higher that includes a single sidebar, and post meta information on the opposite side.
Showcase is a bold theme with custom typography that’s well suited for portfolio and gallery sites.
Desire is a two column minimalist theme with tons of features, including three layout styles, flexible width, custom header, background and logo, tabbed content, and more.
zeePersonal comes with 9 different color schemes (and a custom color picker for even more options), custom logo upload, and 3 styles of featured post sliders.
A minimalist theme with an image gallery slider that makes it perfect for portfolio sites. Also works well as a podcasting site, or everyday blogging.
Yoko is a responsive WP theme design by Elmastudio, available from Smashing Magazine. It’s coded in HTML5 and CSS3, and supports WP post formats, theme options page with custom background and header images, and optional sub menus.
Duster is a free theme from Auttomatic. It has a unique page template that turns your blog into a showcase of different kinds of posts and supports other customization options.
Light and Modern
Light and Modern is a colorful, universal theme with modern menu and headline styling.
CSSFever is a clean and modern pure CSS theme with no images.
Splendio is another theme offered by Smashing Magazine, based on the Twenty Ten WordPress theme.
zeeCompany is a clean theme with 10 different color schemes, 3 featured post sliders, and lots of customization options.
TwentyXS is a narrow, single-column minimalist theme reminiscent of the Twenty Ten theme.
A minimalist black, white and gray theme with a curved header image.
Diminishing is a simple two-column theme with a purple and orange color scheme and large header image.
Shaken Grid uses the jQuery Masonry plugin to rearrange content vertically and horizontally depending on your browser size. It comes with two color schemes, a theme options panel, gallery layout, and more. There’s also a premium version available.
WordPress Diary Theme
Diary is coded in HTML5 and CSS3, includes built-in pagination and the jQuery PrettyPhoto lightbox plugin, and uses Google web fonts.
The Columnist is a grid based WP theme with a newspaper column layout, an ordered typographic hierarchy, and CSS3 and jQuery extras.
Agency is a free magazine-style theme from Fearless Flyer Web Design. It has a very clean and modern design with beautiful typography.
Skeptical is a new free theme from WooThemes. It has a clean look and four color scheme options. Full support for Google Fonts and other typography choices can be accessed from the options panel.
My Blue Construction
A free under construction theme for your blog. It’s simple, with a glossy look and feel.
Writer WordPress Theme
This theme was specifically created for authors, and includes a number of custom widgets for promoting books. The layout is clean and the background can be customized to suit the genre of the author.
Businezz is a simple, corporate-style WP theme from Blog Oh Blog. It includes a number of customization options, including a slideshow, testimonials, and company news in the sidebar.
Quality Control is a free theme that turns any WP installation into a help desk ticketing system. It includes everything you’d expect in a ticketing system, including milestones, statuses, categories, and the ability for users to create tickets.
Cubicles is a clean, grid-based theme from WP Corner. It includes custom logo and favicon images from the management console, as well as a few other options through custom fields on individual posts.
Badgers is another free theme from WP Corner. It has a gray and white color scheme with blue accents. Included is a Slider for featured articles, numerous widgetized areas, and thumbnails on posts. It’s banner ad ready.
Bayer is a gray and black theme from WP Corner. It’s ad-ready, includes a featured article Slider, and is easily customizable.
Workfolio is a WP Corner theme specifically for portfolios. It includes a grid-based layout for showcasing work. The homepage includes three content columns for images with titles and short descriptions.
Clean Blog Theme
Clean Blog Theme is another WP Corner theme with a gray, white and blue color scheme. It includes a number of customization options in the management console, including Twitter integration and custom logo and favicon images.
AnimeLight is a distinctly girly free WP theme, with a pink and purple color scheme and anime-styled graphics. It includes space for 125×125 pixel square ads, has three columns, and is gravatar-enabled.
GamePro is a free WP theme with a simple layout and gamer-esque graphics. It has support for custom menus and backgrounds, as well as post thumbnails and featured content. There are also ad spots for both 125×125 pixel ads and a 468×60 header banner ad.
Animes is another feminine Anime-inspired theme, this time with a cream, pink and burgundy color scheme. It includes space for ads, an options page, and a featured content slideshow on the homepage.
Record is a gray and yellow free theme with a versatile, modern look and feel. It’s gravatar-enabled and includes space for ads. There’s also a featured content area on the homepage.
GamesMania is another video game-styled theme, this time with a more modern, cleaner look and feel. It includes support for post thumbnails and gravatars on comments. It also has space for ads (both 125×125 pixel ads and a 468×60 pixel header banner).
Aroma is a free WP theme with a bluish color scheme and sophisticated, urban look. It includes support for custom menus and backgrounds, as well as sidebar ads. It’s gravatar-enabled and includes a variety of admin options.
Neonsential is a simple theme that makes great use of textures. There’s a featured content slider, an automatic thumbnail resizer, and gravatar-enabled.
Carbonified is a simple theme with five background color options. It includes areas for featured photos and video, as well as a better comment system.
This free theme includes a featured content section and is well-suited for CMS use. It also has five different header backgrounds included, as well as an automatic thumbnail resizer that doesn’t require custom fields.
Heliumified is a free theme that offers five color schemes and a custom front page. It also has space for popular posts and featured photos.
Chromiumania is a a very pretty theme with a rainbow-esque background and faux-stitching details. It has custom front page widgets, includes a custom font, and keeps comments and trackbacks separate.
Vanadiumitic has a cute look, evocative of crafts and handmade items. It includes an automatic thumbnail resizer, built-in page navigation, and a featured content section.
Titaniumifize has a faux-3d look to it, with a notepad background and paper graphics throughout. The color scheme is clean and sophisticated. It has a custom front page, and is gravatar-enabled and search engine optimized.
Fresh & Clean
Fresh & Clean is a minimalist WP theme that includes post thumbnails and a gray and white color scheme. It includes a featured post slider, as well as the WP 3.0 menu system, plus four navigation bar color schemes.
Academica is a free WP theme for academic institutions from Smashing Magazine. It has a simple, 3-column layout with a blue and orange color scheme, and built-in social media icons. There are nine sidebars and three custom widgets also included.
Modernist is another Smashing Magazine template, this time with a focus on typography. It has a lightly textured background and very minimalist layout. It’s a flexible and extensible theme with well-commented code, and is released under the GPL license.
Typominima is a minimalist theme with a strong emphasis on typography. It allows custom colors for links, includes Cufon font replacement, and discretionary display settings for post meta information. It also has extra options for linking author profiles on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.