‘Material Design’ is the name Google has given to its in-house design language. Whether you’re using their search engine, Gmail, Google+ or Android, you should notice that they have a consistent set of design sensibilities that permeate all of these platforms.
This is key for any big brand like Google as it helps to build brand recognition and ensures visitors enjoy a consistent experience when moving from one service to another. Of course you should have your own design language too, but a smart move would be to adopt at least some of Google’s design practices.
Why? Well, apart from anything else, Material Design looks great. This is a sleek, crisp, minimalist layout that’s designed for a touch-first, mobile-friendly web. At the same time, Google can be considered something of a ‘trend setter’ when it comes to technology, so if you want to look up-to-date and professional, you could do a lot worse than following the blueprint they’ve laid out for you.
Finally, sticking to Google’s design language can only be a good thing as far as search rankings go. It can’t hurt to get on the good side of the web’s biggest gatekeepers, can it?
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some Stylish WordPress themes that are based around, or heavily influenced by Material Design.
MaterialDesignThemes offers premium and free Material Design themes for your next project.
Build a professional blog, online portfolio, or magazine style website with RARE – A beautiful material design based WordPress theme.
Zephyr became a Featured Item and Won Envato’s Material Design Most Wanted competition!
Material design inspired personal blog portfolio WordPress theme
Material – A WordPress theme design is inspired by Google’s Material Design concept
Obsession is a flexible Multi & One Page WordPress theme. It comes in four variations, including one page and multi page layouts, and each one can be customized to get the right look and feel for your project.
Color is a colorful theme. Not only is it a beautiful blog theme, it is also a lovely portfolio theme. Perfect for all you colorful bloggers out there as well as fans of Google Material Design.
As you can see then, Google’s design sensibilities are already making waves and setting trends when it comes to web development. If you want to hop on board, then you could do a lot worse than starting with one of these plug-and-play themes. Or why not let ColorWhistle build something for you from scratch? We can build you a theme that’s completely unique to your brand, while still retaining the hallmarks of good Material Design. Get in touch to find out more!