Ubuntu 14.04 Themes – Unity Themes, GTK Themes and Icon Themes

Ubuntu 14.04 Released it comes with more polished desktop and 12 new wallpapers. Ubuntu 14.04 is based on Gnome 3.10. There are lot of themes available for Gnome 3.10. We can choose great themes and icons for customizing the look and feel of Ubuntu 14.04.

Here are some nice themes for Ubuntu 14.04.

Install Zukitwo Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

Zukitwo is the most famous and great looking theme for Gnome Shell and Ubuntu. Zukitwo is a light color theme and it works perfectly with all resolutions if it is a bigger screen or smaller screen on Ubuntu Unity Shell. It give a very nice visual compostion like Mac OS X. This theme support latest GTK and Gnome Shell 3.12/3.10/3.8/3.6/3.4.

Install Zukitwo in Ubuntu 14.04 from PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zukitwo

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Zukitwo Theme in Ubuntu 14.04 with Ubuntu Dark Icons

Install Zukiwi Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

Zukiwi is a slightly modified Zukitwo theme. Zukitwo is a little bit flat. Zukiwi adds more polish to zukitwo. There difference is very less. There are some shadows and bumps to buttons and bars that is zukiwi. Looks pretty great for Ubuntu 14.04.
To install Zukiwi theme in Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following commands in the Terminal:
Commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zukiwi

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Zukiwi theme in Ubuntu 14.04 with Ubuntu Light Icons

Install Numix Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

Numix is a flat theme with modern look. It is  a combination of light and dark elements. It supports Unity and Gnome. Numix is a part of the Numix Project. There is a nice wallpaper is coming with Numix.

To Install Numix theme in Ubuntu 14.04 run the commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle 
sudo apt-get install numix-wallpaper-notd

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Numix Theme with Numix Circle Icons in Ubuntu 14.04

Install Ambiance Crunchy Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

Ambiance-Crunchy is a set of themes inspired from Ambiance theme in Ubuntu. These themes are compatible with Ubuntu Unity. There are four color variations to Ambiance Crunchy. You can choose Blue, Green, Grey, Orange varients. All color variation give stunning look to the Desktop. The theme is also compatible with GTK 3.4/3.6/3.8/3.10, Gnome Shell 3.10/3.8/3.6/3.4/, XFCE, Openbox, LXDE and Cinnamon.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ambiance-crunchy

Install Orchis theme in Ubuntu 14.04

Orchis is a Nice GTK Theme from Moka Project. In this theme the title bar is dark with round shape buttons. Great with Moka Icon Theme.

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Orchis theme with Nitrux Icons

Terminal Commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install orchis3

Install Gnomish Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

Gnomish theme is inspired from the original theme of Gnome. It has three color varients Beige, Grey and Dark. Its based on adwaita theme. GnomishDark also offers GTK2 themes, which depends on murrine and pixmap engines. ubuntu-1404-theme-gnomish-beige

Gnomish Beige theme in Ubuntu 14.04

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Gnomish Dark theme in Ubuntu 14.04

install gnomish theme in Ubuntu 14.04.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnomishbeige-theme
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnomishdark-theme
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnomishgrey-theme

Install Flattastic Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

Flattastic theme follows the design trend of flat theme in ubuntu. This theme requires gnome-themes-standard, murrine and pixbuf engines to work properly. There are 4 different kind of themes with 2 variants. The theme is available in blue, green, orange and red color variants.

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installation commands for flattastic theme in Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flattastic-suite

Install Trevilla theme in Ubuntu 14.04

 

Trevilla theme suit follows the metro theming style of windows 8. It was created by ninorpanama. The theme pack is designed to work with Gtk3 and Gtk 2. There are four color variants for trevilla themes. These themes will work perfect with ubuntu 14.04. The installation commands are given below.

ubuntu-1404-theme-trevilla-chromeTrevilla Chrome theme ubuntu-1404-theme-trevilla-darkTrevilla Dark Theme
ubuntu-1404-theme-trevilla-grayTrevilla Gray Theme ubuntu-1404-theme-trevilla-whiteTrevilla White Theme
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install trevilla-themes

Install Vimix theme in Ubuntu 14.04

Vimix theme suite contains two variants with contrast flat design pattern. Vimix is now 3.0 and is supporting Gtk3, Gtk2 versions. It is well suited in Ubuntu Unity. The installation instructions are given below.

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Vimix Dark theme in ubuntu 14.04

 

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Vimix Light theme in ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vimix-flat-themes

Icon Themes in Ubuntu 14.04

There are lot of icon packs available for ubuntu 14.04 now. Some stunning packs like Numix and square packs like Square, Nitrux are gives different look for ubuntu 14.04 other than stock icons. Also Elementary OS icons give a Mac OS X look to Ubuntu 14.04

Install Numix Icon Pack in Ubuntu 14.04

Numix Icon Theme Circle icon pack  contains round icons for all the Linux applications. The latest version available is Numix Icon Theme Circle 0.2. Numix icon pack is great for Ubuntu 14.04 and it gives an entire different look to Ubuntu 14.04.

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Numix Circle Icons in Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme-circle

Install Nitrux Icon Pack in Ubuntu 14.04

Nitrux icon pack follows the square design pattern. It contains all the icons for ubuntu. The elegant blue base give it a shine on ubuntu 14.04. The installation instructions are given below.

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Nitrux icons and Blue Ambiance theme

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nitrux/nitrux-artwork
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nitrux-icon-theme

Install Moka Icon Pack in Ubuntu 14.04

Moka icon pack resebles square icons with rounded corners. Those are found in Nokia phones and upcoming ubuntu phones. This pack contains all icons for ubuntu 14.04

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Moka Icons in Unity Dash

 

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:moka/moka-icon-theme
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install moka-icon-theme

Install Compas Icon Pack in Ubuntu 14.04

Compass is also another square based icons. The creator tried to make icons that resembles with ios 7 icons. These icons are in squared shaped, well designed and colorful minimal design, this set is inspired by Tap icons. It can be used with any kind of light/dark or casual theme.

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Compas Icons in Ubuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/nitrux-os
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install compass-icons

 

Change Theme in Ubuntu 14.04

Use Unity Tweak Tool to install the theme in Ubuntu 14.04. Open Unity tweak Tool . Select Appearance > Theme.

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Then you will get a window to select GTK Theme. There are other tabs with icons, cursor, fonts, window Controls. etc. Just select the theme from this window.Chnage-Theme-UbuntuOn the next tab you will get Icons. From here you can choose various icon packs that was installed through PPA. The icons are located in the directory /usr/share/icons.

Enjoy Ubuntu 14.04 Themes and Icons.

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