If you just want a simple look for your site, look no further than the WordPress default theme, Twenty Twelve. This theme offers a clean design style that is highly customizable. As such, the font treatments are sharp and easy to read. Many of the new built-in theme features allow you to make simple yet elegant tweaks to the theme, including uploading new feature images and adjusting the background colors.


Two-column default layout of the Twenty Twelve theme

The two-column layout — one of the most common layouts for blogs and used more and more on general websites — is the default in Twenty Twelve and includes a content area on the left, a widget-ready sidebar on the right, and a footer area with four widget-ready spaces.


One-column page layout of the Twenty Twelve theme

Twenty Twelve’s one-column layout can be applied to WordPress Pages via the page template feature. This one-column layout comes in very handy for such pages as product sales pages, e-mail subscription form pages, photography or portfolio pages, and other content that you don’t want bothered by distractions on the sidebar.


Color adjustments you can make to the Twenty Twelve theme

By default, the header text (site title) in the Twenty Twelve theme is a dark grey, almost black, color, and the background color of the site is light grey. You can easily change the colors of the header text and site background by using the theme customizer.