3 elegant themes for our Ubuntu

Arc Theme

Personalization is something important to many. What's more, there are a large number of users who prefer to be able to fully customize their distribution or their Ubuntu and use basic functions such as watching YouTube, writing in LibreOffice or listening to music than programming or having the best kernel in the world. For these types of people, I have taken the liberty of selecting three elegant themes that we can install at the touch of the terminal and apply them to our usual settings.

These three elegant themes are I have chosen for my tastes and popularity, although, of course, it does not mean that my criteria have to be yours. On the contrary, the more diversity of opinion, the better. So feel free to comment what you think. Although it is true that the community spoke a long time ago: initially, these themes had to be installed via third-party repositories, but some are now available in the Ubuntu official ones.

Numix Theme

Numix Icons

We have already discussed this topic many times. can be installed on GNOME, Unity, Openbox, Phanteom and Xfce or what is the same, we can use Numix Theme with almost all the flavors of Ubuntu. It uses the GTK libraries, so, initially, we will not be able to install it on Kubuntu. To install it, we will write the following in the terminal:

sudo apt install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle pocillo-icon-theme

The first two packages are from numix, the second one for its circular version. Pocillo is the icon theme that usually comes to play.

Paper Material Design

Paper Material Design

As its name suggests, Paper Material Design is inspired by the Material Design of Google and Android, a theme that the community likes a lot and whose adaptation for Ubuntu is interesting. Also, this stylish theme is compatible with almost all Ubuntu flavors as well as with Cinnamon and Linux Mint. If you like the installation it is:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snwh/pulp
sudo apt update
sudo apt install paper-gtk-theme
sudo apt install paper-icon-theme

NOTE: : This theme is not compatible with versions after Groovy Gorilla (20.10).

Arc Theme

This elegant theme (header screenshot) reminds me a lot of Windows 10, although with its differences and without viruses. It is interesting and beautiful, hence my inclusion on this list. In addition, its icons are not very simple or very colorful as in other themes. Unlike the previous ones, Arc Theme is compatible with MATE and the rest of the flavors and desktops that are in Ubuntu. To install it, we will write the following in the terminal:

sudo apt install arc-theme

If we also want to use its icons, we have to download them from this link and install them as we explain in this other link.

Conclusion on elegant themes

The customization in Ubuntu is very high, a customization that we can choose as I have done in this article. As you have seen, these three elegant themes are beautiful, but they may not be to your taste, I leave that to your choice, but if you want elegant themes that update themselves, these themes are a good option, don't you think?


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  1.   Jefferson Argueta Hernandez said

    Do they work on Ubuntu12.04?

  2.   Jeff said

    Do they work on Ubuntu 12.04? : 'D

  3.   roberto said

    and the bar below? How do I put those other flat icons?

  4.   Belial Elder Bread said

    my current customization 🙂

  5.   chef said

    Hello
    I am a lover of gastronomy and technology. I am 66 years old and I have time to clutch pc, tablets, phones. I use my PC to download recipes, watch videos, and study.
    Fed up with Windows and its viruses, I decided to try LINUX. I confess that it has not been easy at all, I have had to study and study. And after so much success and error, I begin to love him.
    I have a long way to go, I am not a programmer or systems engineer but I love challenges. I have not given up on Linux and I am accommodating it to my needs and tastes, thanks to people like you, who help us navigate this cybernetic route.

  6.   Lucas Alexander Ramela said

    Hello! Thank you very much for the information!! I installed the theme of numx but it is not placed ... how can I solve it?
    Thank you very much!

  7.   Oscar Luis Mejía and Pérez said

    Tried installing them on UBUNTU 21.10 and it won't install, none of the themes