Top 10 Best Dark WordPress Themes for Professional Websites 2016 Edition

Nowadays, the never ceaselessly developing screen technologies bathe us in a near permanent flurry of light and bright colors. We almost seems to forget that black color scheme adds to the enigma level of the website and thus ignites customers interests.

Black, or a darker shade of gray, exudes a sense of professionalism, modernism and style. The dark color scheme also highlights the content and subtracts all the distraction from the website. Many of the world’s top businesses, from fashion to auto companies, use darker colors to show that they are not only hip, yet committed to a color that clears out distractions and puts the focus on products. Depending on your site’s theme, your brand, and niche, sometimes a darker WordPress theme might be a better choice. Portfolio sites work well dark, as they let the work stand out more and the actual site to sink back. Thus, you will see that most of the Photographers and artists going for dark theme colors to display their artwork.

That’s why we put together a list of the best dark WordPress themes to round out your branding strategy. These themes are stark and serious in a world that needs cooler heads. Sleek and attractive, these elegant themes will never goes out of style. The color is bold, brash and courageous. If you think your company has this type of personality, keep reading to learn about the top dark WordPress themes on the market.

Rhythm

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Rhythm is a leading theme for WordPress websites. Its layout is minimal and practical, and it can attract tons of people to your page. You might really become an overnight professional as Rhythm is very user-friendly. If you want to learn more about this theme’s features, a detailed and informative documentation source was added.

Rhythm has been developed on a modular and responsive, developer-friendly Bootstrap foundation. Each of its 38 unique demos can be readily customized to no end to suit your exact specifications and requirements. Rhythm includes a streamlined and simplified one click installation process, as well as the powerful Visual Composer Page Builder plugin for complete control over your website and pages’ presentation.

North

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North is an all-around top-notch and infinitely mutable WordPress theme. It is built based on the principle of parallax one page template powered by Twitter Bootstrap 3.2 Framework. Its page parallax scrolling technology makes for a dynamic navigational experience, one which can be enjoyed to optimized perfection on any number of devices, from tablets and mobile phones to laptops and desktop PCs.

North is a clean and professional theme perfect for agencies and creative studios. No doubt, it is a fantastic solution for webmasters from all walks of life who need a quick and effective platform for developing and maintaining modern, sophisticated online shop websites catering to a diversity of industries and fields. There is 12 awesome demo homepage versions for you to start out with. Then you can choose among the included Light, Dark and Night layouts. The elements of the contact form is perfectly styled and works perfectly in all the major browsers. It is fullwidth and can as well has pages with sidebar.

Invento

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Invento is an architectural theme that could be easily edited and modified according to your needs. You can use the variety of menus, fullscreen and carousel sliders, create different gallery layouts, portfolios and blog pages and with all this being added your website will look holistically and modern. The theme flaunts 5 home page Layouts and also several different layouts for portfolio, 5 layouts for Single portfolio page,and 3 differently visualized blog pages so you definitely would be able to find one which would match your needs. All you need to do is just to click the ‘one click’ demo importer. With the help of the ‘one click’, your website will be seen like ours saving your time.You can also change easily any elements you wish on your website.

Remix

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Remix is modern glass version WordPress dark colored theme for music sharing with responsive layout built using 12 column grid system. Remix supports unlimited colors and sidebars, Suitable for music, band, club, party, event, magazine, classic, artist, jazz master, punk rocker, soprano singer, piano player, band manager or even a webmaster, etc websites. Integrated with Visual composer Drag n Drop Page Builder, Revolution slider and master slider premium WordPress plugins saves you handsome money. It also comes with functionality to embed MP3, Soundcloud, Shoutcast and radionomy audio. Masonry and listing blocks for all post types. Remix theme supports Woocommerce and bbpress plugins and available with fullwidth or boxed layout. Remix available with many useful features such as 17 Custom Codevz Widgets, jQuery Nicescroll, touch slideshow, Smooth Scroll, Ajax login form, popup box, video lightbox, modern photo gallery and compatible with famous contact form 7 plugin.

Avada

Avada

Avada is absolutely versatile multi-purpose WordPress theme. Avada’s goal is to build unique, creative and professional websites through industry leading options network without having to touch a line of code. It is also ultra SEO friendly and provides in-depth documentation.

The flexible system of options goes along well with an easy to use interface that allows anyone from fresh starter to professional designer to build beautiful, responsive websites. The intuitive Fusion Builder makes page building a piece of cake. Avada has a ton of raving user reviews and real world features that give you power to build something great. We’ve highlighted some of our features below. Avada can be used for any type of website; business, corporate, portfolio, blog, products.

Avada guarantees to provide stop-notch support and featured packed updates requested for users. The theme is built using the latest web development technologies, including HTML5 media content, CSS3 transitions, and semantic code.

Vigor

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Vigor is an amazingly vast and ambitiously expansive WordPress theme built on the very powerful framework. You can import any of the example demo sites without a hassle. Choose your favorite design or style, and import pages and settings with the easy-to-use one click import feature. You can have a fully equipped website up and running in just a few minutes away. Vigor is not just a theme; it’s a collection of amazing features with tons of possibility.

Vigor comes with powerful theme options panel under within admin area. With theme options Panel you can customize global theme options, blog and post options, menu, footer, logo, favicon, set fonts, turn off responsive mode or add custom CSS for different screen resolutions. Vigor is a WPML compatible WordPress theme. In other words, you can build multilingual websites the right way with the WPML plugin.

Pendulum

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Pendulum is a modern dark color scheme template which was created for the people who love music: DJs, producers, musicians, music clubs and for everyone who is fascinated with music as well. It is also possible to use the template for construction of the modern portfolio. Pendulum comes packed with R-panel, a very powerful template management system. It allows you to easily and quickly customize our theme for your needs, and best of all you don’t need advanced skills to use it. You have also easy access to Cufon and Google Web fonts libraries, that makes over 400 fonts which you can use in your theme. You don’t have to stay with just one or two sidebars for all your pages and posts anymore. You are now able to create multiple sidebars with just few clicks.

You can easily change your CSS style or add Javascript code using our R-panel, additionally system will highlight code syntax. And, even if you are not quite familiar with CSS, you can use Color Picker or Background Manager and system will generate proper code itself.

As cross browser compatibility and W3C validation of themes are crucial in the successful running of the website, all template layouts are highly compatible with almost all the browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome etc.

Semantic

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Semantic is a trendy and unique WordPress Blog theme for writers, bloggers, online publishers and content creators. It offers several features like multiple homepage layouts, essential page templates, shortcodes and support for popular third-party plugins.

Homepage can be displayed in two Masonry layouts and in full-width. Every post offers a post-emphasis option that determines its size on the homepage. Grab attention with this Hybrid Masonry layout. Multiple Quotes as slider with optional background image. When you select the Quote post-format option in the post-editor, the Quote settings appear. Here you can add multiple quotes and even specify the text color of the quote that you think would go best with the featured-image as background. Semantic WordPress theme comes packed with 5 gorgeous typography options called Font-pairings. These combination of highly legible fonts are recommended by experts and you can now use right away with a click of a button. Select any font-pairing from these options and your readers are going to have a great time reading your blog.

With Semantic, you can display native audio/video and audio/video from Soundcloud, Spotify, Youtube, Vimeo, etc as featured media. The Audio and Video post-formats, has their own settings offered by the theme. Other than that, you can also upload your audio/video in formats supported by WordPress or paste URLs of Youtube and Vimeo videos or add embed codes. The theme displays them as featured content right above your post.

Talent

Talent

Talent is a carefully designed and tech-savvy WordPress dark inspired website theme to create multiple photography showcase pages. Webmasters from all walks of life can instantly improve their project websites with this powerful, understated Talent WordPress theme. The theme it fully prepared for displaying and touch screen across all possible devices such as tablets, laptops, desktops or mobile. This theme is developed based on well-structured HTML5 and CSS3 coding to help you keep up with the latest trends in web design.

The theme provides password protected client galleries and services. It presents the gallery through carousel sliders in 3 sizes (large, medium, small) and two blog layouts. The clean and sleek design of this theme is only rivaled by the intensely dedicated customer support, of which numerous satisfied customers have spoken so highly of.

Luxury

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The Luxury is a clean responsive dark colored WordPress theme. It’s well designed especially for featuring luxury products for example, watches, bags, jewelry, cars, resort, yacht and etc. Not only that you feature products as portfolio item but with this theme, you can link it to Woocommerce system as well. It has an add-to-cart button right there on product list.  This theme will also come with $28 value Master Slider for free. This slider allow you to manage slider’s elements via its’ dragdrop module. Moreover, this theme also come with GoodLayers page builder which provides tons of feature. You can have section with custom skin, parallax section with custom speed, all is done by drag and drop ability. Furthermore, you can turn your site to anything you need with color options. You can change almost every color elements. When using parallax section, you might need to change font color or link color in it. You are allowed to create custom skin via admin panel and assign to parallax section easily.

I'm a WordPress developer and product designer living in Ukraine. First study to code and design 5 years ago. Love programming front end and learn new technology.

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