If you use Ubuntu for your daily tasks, you know that this operating system is highly customizable. In fact, this is one of the prettiest operating systems that can be made even prettier with the addition of some great themes. I know, finding the right theme for your working environment can sometimes be really hard, but we are here to narrow your choice a little bit. Of hundreds of Ubuntu themes, our editors picked only the best of them, in order to make your choice a bit easier. So, are you ready to customize your environment? Let’s check 10 best themes for Ubuntu.
We’ll kick off our list with one great theme for your Ubuntu environment. Of course, it’s no other than Trevilla Theme. Trevilla Theme is developed by Ninorpanama and it’s pretty much like Windows Metro, which we first saw at Windows 8. Many complained about the Metro Theme, but in my opinion, this is all you need for your Ubuntu system. On top of that, you can customize icons and colors, which really adds some depth to this amazing theme. You can choose from Trevilla White, Orange, White Blue, and Dark. The best thing about this theme is that you can install it on every Ubuntu-based system. Feel free to try it now!
We all know that Apple-based environments are one of the prettiest out there. Sure, Ubuntu is pretty, but it’s no prettier than well-known Mac. However, if you want to make your Ubuntu look like Mac, Apple Arc OSX is a great theme, to begin with. So, what does it offer? Well, aside from tons of customization options, it’s an eye-catching theme that will do its best job of making your Ubuntu as pretty as possible. You can take advantage of transparent elements, blurred top panel, icon customization, dock customization, and much more. You simply can’t go wrong with this one.
If you want to revive your boring working environment, you can pretty much use Revival Icon Theme. This freshly-updated Ubuntu theme is all you need to make your Ubuntu shine again. Aside from the great icon pack, which will make your desktop look sophisticated and professional, we have tons of gradient variations and mime types. Furthermore, if you don’t like its orange color, you can choose from green and blue, which is great to know. Overall, it’s one of the prettiest themes out there.
Next, on our list, we have another icon theme called Papirus Icon Theme. However, unlike Revival Theme which offers some other customization options here and there, Papirus offers customization strictly when it comes to the icons. Don’t be fooled by its limitation since this is one of the best icon themes out there. It supports even the newest apps, various web browsers, and other apps. You can now add a custom icon for every app and resize your icons to suit your needs. You won’t be wrong if you try it.
Speaking of Papirus, we have another theme that’s very similar… at least by the name. Paper Icons Theme is a free theme for Ubuntu and to be honest, it’s very good. The highlights of this theme is the modern design and tons of customization options for icons. When you first experience this theme, I doubt you’ll ever want to change! Put some cool background on your desktop, grab some pretty icons and enjoy Paper Icons Theme to its fullest!
Ivy Icon theme takes a slightly different approach when it comes to customizing your icons. The best way to describe its look is rustic, with a touch of modern. In fact, we could say it’s a classic theme due to its simplistic look that still manages to put a smile on my face. If you like beautiful icons and colorful environment, Ivy Icon Theme is a great way to go. Your Ubuntu computer will be thankful for it!
Lexis is a great shell theme for your Ubuntu device. Since this isn’t a strict icon theme, we have a bit more options for customization. For example, you can customize your desktop, toolbars, and even icons. That being said, Lexis is here to provide you with an all-in-one solution for your Ubuntu. If you like your desktop clean, you can pretty much empty the desktop panel and add some colors to your toolbars – the result is fascinating.
OS X El Capitan Theme is a great theme for making your Ubuntu look like… well, OS X! The great thing about it is that you can use it on all versions of Ubuntu and the environments based on Ubuntu. Furthermore, this theme have the ability to completely transform your desktop, toolbars, and icons, making it a very distinctive theme overall. The developers are still fixing some issues with the theme, but it should work flawlessly, regardless of that.
Numix-Circle Icon theme is a great icon theme that will make your icons look like circles. If you’ve heard about Numix Project, you know that they develop great GTK themes for Linux. Since Ubuntu is a Linux-based OS, you’ll have no problem using this theme on your Ubuntu, Linux, Fedora or Mint operating system. However, don’t expect heavy customization options when it comes to anything but icons. If customizing the icons is all you want, then this is a great one.
The last, but not the least, we have Masalla Icon Theme which should ring some bells when it comes to the icon customization. As a great vector graphics theme for Ubuntu, it offers more than 15 000 icons which you can use for almost every purpose. For example, you can add folder icons, icons for various software, change the colors of your icons, resize them and make them as pretty as possible. When it comes to the sheer number of icons, Masalla is unbeatable.