Grunge style themes are becoming increasingly popular. With their often edgy, memorable designs and a strong artistic element they can really make your blog or website stand out from the crowd.
Below are 8 of the best. I’ve selected both free and premium designs, and have tried to provide a range of different style choices.
8. Cellar Heat
A free theme, available in both dark and light. I like this theme, but it hasn’t been updated in awhile and you may run into problems if you intend to install many widgets. If you just want a simple site, and don’t mind testing any plugins carefully before trusting that they’re compatible then this is one of the better free grunge themes out there.
This is a flexible theme that allows you to switch between 4 different templates, Default, Grunge, Subtlety, and Oceanic. Pictured is the Grunge template, but I’m also a fan of their default red on asphalt template, with its clean lines and eye catching background.
Another offering by ElegantThemes. This is a magazine style theme, and will work well for more complex sites where you would like to have a range of easily accessible categories. It has 3 color settings and will work well for any art, literature or cinema related blog/website.
I actually use this theme on one of my personal sites. It’s very well made with built in Search Engine Optimization and a variety of easily changeable elements. It’s not cheap, but WooThemes support is excellent and as I own multiple sites, I belong to their theme club.