Material Base — is a base theme for Drupal 7, 8, and 9, which implements Material Design concept by Google.

A base theme meant that it is like a set of components, which can be easily combined for making beautiful Drupal themes instead of making them from scratch.

But Material Base requires a base knowledge of Drupal theming system as well as base knowledge of CSS. And even better if you are familiar with SASS.

Material Base — is the theme for themers, developed and maintained by 4D design.


  • SASS CSS preprocessor
  • npm / Gulp build stack
  • Prism syntax highlighter
  • Flex box model layout
  • Flexbox Grid based grid system

Main features

  • Responsive
  • Multipurpose
  • Color themes
  • Dark theme
  • Icons

The development of the Material Base was conducted for over a year. This project brings together excellent design solutions from Google professionals and our many years of experience with Drupal.

Unlike other themes for Drupal, which are mostly developed either with a completed visual style or vice versa, only a structure, without styles, Material Base combines the advantages of both these approaches and retains flexibility. The wide possibilities of customization allow reusing it on various projects, significantly reducing development time.