5 Best Themes For Ubuntu 18.04

   | Posted On : 2019 - 08 - 06   |   2 years ago   |    customization, linux

Best Themes For Ubuntu

Ever got bored by default theme, and feel like tweaking your Ubuntu desktop? Don’t Worry, I got you covered. In this article, we’re gonna see some best themes for Ubuntu which makes your desktop looks fresh, new & better. Without further delay let’s get started before that if you guys are enjoying my articles please make sure you share it with your friends 🙂 so Let’s Start.

Note: All the themes are ranked from my perspective so if you think, that theme should be on #1 then let me know in the comments.

Things To Do Before Installing

First things first, before installing i want you to do few things here so that later on you don’t have to worry about how it’s done? Not working on mine? kindda questions, So before installing those themes you need to install gnome tweak tool. It allows you to customize your overall desktop looks, like changing themes, icons, fonts, shell themes, dock settings etc. To install gnome-tweak-tool you can install it through Ubuntu Store or Manually through command. To install gnome-tweak from command line type the following command.

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

After that you’re ready to install theme and icons on your Desktop. Without delaying further let’s start.

1. Layan-gtk Theme

The layangtk theme is one of the most beautiful theme out there for ubuntu (in my opinion). The layangtk theme is one of the must-try themes.


Installation On Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install git

cd /tmp && git clone https://github.com/vinceliuice/Layan-gtk-theme.git

cd Layan-gtk-theme && chmod +x *


After the execution of script is done go to gnome-tweak-tool that you’ve previously installed and select lyan-light from the menu.


Now after selecting the layan light from the menu you can see the looks of your desktop has been changed & that’s it.

2. Flat Remix

Flat Remix GTK theme is a pretty simple gtk window theme inspired on material design. It follows a modern design using “flat” colors with high contrasts and sharp borders. Another great theme with great looks, make sure to try once you’ll love it that’s for sure.


Installation on Ubuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:daniruiz/flat-remix

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install flat-remix-gtk

Now go to Gnome Tweaks and select the Flat-remix-<varient-you-like> & You’re ready to go that’s it.

3. Numix Theme

Numix is quite popular when it comes to theming on Ubuntu Desktop. When i first installed linux the first theme i’ve installed is numix and untill now it been one of the fav theme of mine. Make sure to try it.


Installation on Ubuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme

Now goto Gnome Tweaks again and select Numix from menu & that’s it.

4. Paper Theme

Paper is a modern desktop theme suite. Its design is mostly flat with a minimal use of shadows for depth.

Paper has been developed primarily with modern GTK3 (GNOME-based) desktop environments in mind, legacy-toolkit and GTK2 environments will not provide an ideal experience, as much of the visual design relies on modern GTK3+ widgets.

Paper is distributed under the terms the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL v.3).

Without further delay let’s have a look at how to install it on your system.


Installation On Ubuntu

cd /tmp

git clone https://github.com/snwh/paper-gtk-theme.gtk

cd /tmp/paper-gtk-theme

chmod +x * && ./autogen.sh


sudo make install


Now goto Gnome Tweak and select the paper that’s it.

5. Ant Nebula

Another great theme with great looks for your desktop is ant-nebula our article is already too long so im not filling more so let’s go straight to installation.


Installation on Ubuntu

cd /tmp && git clone https://github.com/EliverLara/Ant-Nebula.git

mkdir -p /home/$USER/.themes && mv /tmp/Ant-Nebula /home/$USER/.themes

Now go to Gnome-Tweak again and select Ant Nebula from menu that’s it.

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