In recent years, clean and minimalism theme for WordPress is what most users preferred. You’ll find that nearly 80% of the new theme submitted to WordPress free themes directory are with minimal and white color theme. Although white theme are mostly preferred by wp users nowadays, you’ll be surprised that dark theme still highly sought after by users running a music, entertainment, erotic ( yes, it is unavoidable 🙂 ), gothic and grudge related niche.

It is a known fact that black text on white background is easier to the eye for readings and scanning. According to Anthony, from UXmovement, its better to display paragraph text is black text on a light background with a tint of gray. With a non-white background, less light reflects behind the words, making it easier on the eyes. That’s why most news niche site prefer use a white color scheme for their heavy text content sites.

Well let’s agree to disagree 🙂 if you feel the same as me whom still have some little bit of love for dark theme for WordPress and want to get away from too much light white theme design, here’s some of the best dark free WordPress themes that you’ll find interesting.

Best of Dark WordPress Themes That’s Free

mesodark themeMesoDark
Dark child theme for Mesocolumn with inherit customizer for Google web fonts, featured slider, custom widget,category color and page color. The theme also support BuddyPress, Woocommerce and BBPress. Must have later version 1.6.5+ of mesocolumn theme for it to work properly.
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gamerz wp themeGamerz
Gamerz is a free responsive dark WordPress BuddyPress theme. The theme had built-in featured posts slider, 700+ Google web fonts, markup built-in, custom widgets to showcase your featured category.
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Fallex is a responsive dark WordPress theme with Infinite Scroll and Masonry layout. It is SEO Optimize with built in schema data markup for posts and breadcrumbs. More than 600+ Google web fonts to choose from and tons of premium-ish features.
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Ravel is a responsive dark WordPress theme blog, portfolio, and professional profile theme built with the latest standards in Web design. It makes use of HTML5, utilizes microdata, and has a beautiful responsive design.
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sktbefit-wp-themeSKT BeFit
BeFit is a simple, flexible fitness, personal trainer responsive WordPress theme catering to gym, yoga, pilates, muscular, health club, fitness, trainers and other alike businesses.
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metro-creative-x-wp-themeMetro CreativeX
Metro CreativeX is a free metro WordPress theme, super clean,colorful,minimal and with a fully responsive design. Coded with care in HTML5 & CSS3, is easy to customize and well documented.
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Techron is a responsive BuddyPress dark WordPress theme that suitable for tech or gaming niche bloggers. The theme is SEO Optimize with markup built-in.
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Hero is a very neat and clean black and red business theme. The theme supports widgets. And features theme-options, threaded-comments and multi-level dropdown menu. A simple and neat typography.
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Paraxe is free dark WordPress theme with Premium Quality, Parallax Ready, Responsive, Retina Ready, HD WordPress theme. It Has been designed Keeping magazine, news, games, etc kind of sites in Mind.
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Gamepin is a magazine style free dark WordPress theme suitable for gaming, entertainment and media website blog. The theme also works well small mobile devices.
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Wallstreet is a free business dark WordPress theme which is ideal for creating a corporate / business website. It boasts of 3 beautifully designed page templates , Home, Blog and full width Page.Theme compatible with woocommerce.
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Palatino is a free dark WordPress theme with featured content option and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche. Theme Options at admin panel.
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Purpleon is a 4 columns fluid width WordPress theme by MagPress. This theme supports HTML5 and CSS3 coding standard. Purpleon is also a mobile responsive ready. This theme has many built-in features such as featured content slider.
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MusicLife is a free news dark WordPress theme with featured content option and options page. Supports post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche, especially for news or magazine sites.
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Final Conclusion

There you go, best of free dark WordPress themes you might want to use in your next project or website. Finally here are resources on Free WordPress themes with more bell and whistle.

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