Give your site a unique look with our newest theme, Elegant Grunge. With a touch of faded grunge the design gives your site a textured, hand-made look while remaining crisply artistic and structured.
Elegant Grunge features a widget-ready footer and an optional full-width page template that removes the sidebar. Make it your own by choosing from four layout options and adding a custom header and menu.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):
- One sidebar: main column width is
490, sidebar width is
- Two sidebars: main column width is
490, primary sidebar width is
220, secondary sidebar width is
- No sidebar: main column width is
- Custom header image dimensions are
- Oct 25, 2010 @ 6:56 pm
Oct 25th at 8:38 pm
Cool theme—will go try it out, but you know what’s funny? I’m really starting to HATE that cherry tree.
Oct 25th at 8:53 pm
Love this… Very much in danger of becoming the new Bueno!
Oct 25th at 8:59 pm
Great theme. already start using it. This theme rocks!
Oct 25th at 9:00 pm
Great to see the range of theme options continuing to broaden.
Oct 25th at 9:03 pm
Very nice. It’s like a toned-down version of Greyzed. I like being able to choose the layout and adding headers.
Oct 25th at 9:04 pm
OMG! It’s crispy and clean! I love it – the monotone colors and footer/bottom bar, too! I’m using it right now (until I get bored – as usual).
Oct 25th at 9:05 pm
Nice mix of grunge and organization. Will consider it for my upcoming blog change. Thanks Theme Team!
Oct 25th at 9:09 pm
Nice. I really like the ability to change the layout.
Oct 25th at 9:14 pm
That’s such a great option! I love clean layouts… and its little bit of edge makes it very unique! Good job, guys!
Oct 25th at 9:25 pm
Really like this, keep ‘em coming guys!
Oct 25th at 9:30 pm
The moving sidebars are a great idea, but it still doesn’t have the exact feature I have been asking for from WordPress, which is a left and a right sidebar with the body in the middle.
That would be a great feature for my blog because I could have widgets quotes on the left and widgets links on the right (most people are right-handed so that would be very easy for them to use).
WordPress does a great job developing new themes and features, but I’m still waiting for The Killer Blog with left and right sidebars.
Oct 25th at 9:56 pm
Very, very pretty! I definitely agree… we need a new sample picture! Down with the cherry tree!
Oct 25th at 10:15 pm
This is very tempting. The “hand-made” look got me hooked. Glad it’s available in WordPress.org Theme Directory. Well done!
Oct 25th at 10:17 pm
Wow, this one’s really cool. A nice balance between minimalist and artistic. Nice sidebar options, too.
Oct 25th at 10:46 pm
Too plain…I was hoping for something with grafitti or street art or something edgy. I guess that’s why we have so many wonderful options….not everyone will like the same thing.
Oct 25th at 11:42 pm
Another great theme!! Thanks again for the hard work and keep ‘em coming.
Oct 25th at 11:46 pm
I adore this one!
Oct 25th at 11:51 pm
It’s cool, but I still like the theme Koi & Modularity Lite… white backgrounds hurt my eyes. I think it’s great that you have so many choices & ways to personalize a blog!
Oct 26th at 12:16 am
I’ve been waiting for this theme to use on WordPress.com platform for long time.
good work guys.
Oct 26th at 12:43 am
Very nice. But I am sticking with Bueno for now. It’ll be great if WordPress can introduce some new themes based on warmer color tones such as burgundy, purple, or something in that neighbourhood. There are so many black/white/blue link based themes already. It’ll also be great to have wider posting area, high lighted feature articles, featured post widget. Bueno is very nice but I can definitely appreciate some other fonts. Yes, I tried Typekit fonts but is not too crazy about it. I’ve always had only good things to say about WordPress.com to my readers. Please make it even better. Thanks for the great effort.
Oct 26th at 12:50 am
Eeeeek I’m so glad to see this one available for us! I loved it when I ran my own site… one of my favorite themes all of WP offers. Yay!
Oct 26th at 1:07 am
Good job! Keep up the good work!
Oct 26th at 1:32 am
This is a nice one too, but I’m stuck on Fusion!
Oct 26th at 1:52 am
Nice to try, I like grunge content—the sidebar is so natural.
Oct 26th at 1:54 am
Beautiful. Clean simplicity with a bit of character. Probably one of the best yet. Keep it up!
Oct 26th at 2:39 am
Mystery: Why do these “new” themes all look exactly alike? Except for the names, they are indistinguishable from one another.
Oct 26th at 2:50 am
I love it. A clean and elegant design, great choice of font to go with it and many tweaking options. It took me only 10 seconds to decide if I wanted to switch.
Oct 26th at 3:28 am
Just switched! Have to agree with Kevin Neilson though. The fonts are a little too faint and some distinct difference in fonts for the body & sidebars would help. Overall, I do notice the fonts are actually rather big… I’m going to stick to this for a while and try to get use to it…feels a little cramp with the larger font compared to Twenty Ten… I think…
Oct 26th at 3:31 am
The themes are interesting: products of creativity & hard work.
Oct 26th at 4:07 am
Wow. This is simple but it rocks! Nice one! =D
Oct 26th at 5:10 am
Nirvana would be jealous. Great theme!
Oct 26th at 5:34 am
Okay… I was skeptical at first glance, but I have to admit that this is a pretty good theme (and I may just have to make a switch).
Oct 26th at 5:41 am
Well done! I love the layout though I have to agree with some comments that the fonts are a little too faint. I’m very much contemplating whether to switched from my PressRow to this.
Oct 26th at 6:41 am
Options are great but i was expecting more… as someone said the text appears quite dull.
Oct 26th at 7:03 am
Very elegant… but I think I’m sticking to my Connections theme for now.
Oct 26th at 7:22 am
Nice, I like the flexibility of layout.
Oct 26th at 8:31 am
I think I’ll use this one!
Oct 26th at 8:52 am
Excellent theme! Just switched. Exactly the style I’ve been waiting for.
Oct 26th at 8:54 am
For all those of you complaining about the ‘greyish’ colour of the fonts which aren’t clear, if you made use of Windows Live Writer to compose your posts, you can then change the colour of the fonts in this theme or any other theme on WordPress.com to black to get around this problem. FYI.
Oct 26th at 9:37 am
It’s elegant really. Keep it coming … PLEASE and regards to all WordPress.com users. More power! More themes.
Oct 26th at 10:14 am
Not fond of this – plain, yet looks messy. To each his own.
Oct 26th at 10:34 am
The header is amazing! Nice touch!
Oct 26th at 10:38 am
Brilliant. I had a hard time choosing a theme when I did my blogs visual overhaul at the begining of the month. I needed drop-down menus for child page, a custom header, widgets and a fairly neutral layout. There were very few themes that corresponded to these criteria. It’s nice to see more of them appear.
And this one is just what I’ve been looking for.
It has personnality but isn’t overwhelming. The color palette is softer on the eye than plain white and it’s frame my fiction nicely. I’ll just revise my header and switch. Thanks!
Oct 26th at 10:48 am
Guys, I found above the link for discussion about new themes. I will give my humble suggestions there. I also think our themes look pretty much the same.
Oct 26th at 10:56 am
This theme is nice… clean and elegant, but looks similar to many of the other themes. I would prefer to see some more adventurous designs, even if some people hate them.
Oct 26th at 11:15 am
Sad and poorly theme.
Oct 26th at 12:00 pm
I’ll have to give it a try.
Oct 26th at 12:41 pm
Different and interesting – nice job!
Oct 26th at 2:04 pm
Simple and elegant, going to give it a go!
Oct 26th at 2:11 pm
Thanks for the great theme!
Oct 26th at 5:10 pm
Very nice , but may be not suitable for my country since connection speed is very poor here . But thanks for the theme
Oct 26th at 7:28 pm
Finally! Simple and elegant 3 column theme.
I can change now my design.
Oct 26th at 8:07 pm
Wow, that looks pretty cool but I don’t think it really works for me.
Oct 26th at 8:52 pm
That’s a cute one but I don’t think it would fit our blog but, hey, thanks for the new theme guys!
Oct 26th at 9:56 pm
Widget bar on the footer… sounds like that could come in handy. Great job!
Oct 26th at 10:55 pm
I like it. It’s simple yet artistic and ‘elegant’.
Oct 26th at 11:28 pm
Very nice! I like the theme options and colors very much. I’m looking for something new…so I’ll try this one on for size.
Oct 27th at 12:12 am
Only 2 days ago I spent hours searching the playing around with themes for my brand new blog. I couldn’t quite find (or create) what I was looking for. But this one….is prefect!! Thank you, love it, brilliant timing, what more can I say.
Oct 27th at 1:51 am
Good mixture of elegance & grunge Great job.
Oct 27th at 2:29 am
This is great! It fits my blog perfectly, dirty yet organized. These themes just keep getting better and better.
Oct 27th at 6:46 am
Very good! But Ambiru is still the better theme, even though it has some problems.
Oct 27th at 7:46 am
Simple but full of elegance!
Oct 27th at 9:55 am
One of the first themes in a long time that I can really say I LIKE IT. Nice one.
Oct 27th at 3:19 pm
Not bad, not bad. I love Georgia type. I would be even happier if the post headings were smaller and the dominating grey substituted by black…
Oct 27th at 4:23 pm
Would have been good if the main column width (without sidebar ) was 900+.
Oct 27th at 5:36 pm
Looks great! I think I will use it. Maybe it will stimulate me into posting more often!
Oct 27th at 7:37 pm
Looks great, switched! Just what i was looking for.
Oct 27th at 9:21 pm
I’ve told you before, but I’ll say it politely again: add more themes with patterns, please! Colors make my day! Milk white and black and gray are just not my thing. What’s the difference between a white theme and a white theme? Sorry, but I don’t like it! I don’t mean color options on white themes. I’d like to see a theme with a few coordinating colors and is elegant, fun, and girly.
Oct 27th at 11:36 pm
I am using Koi and I don’t have plans to change it.
Oct 28th at 1:36 am
Beautiful — thank you so much for an awesome blog platform + SUPER aesthetically pleasing AND functional designs!
Oct 28th at 6:43 am
Awesome, now I have what I wanted! That similar look of Greyzed without the red. Great!
Oct 28th at 9:03 am
I like it… but contrasts too much with my logo… uhhh.