Call for Content: Themes

Toolbar icons cannot currently be themed yet, sorry. It’s on the todo list.

My Maya2018 like theme, still in progress

Download from OneDrive!An0p8_0qiDpchrIaa1-qNFpMqPcq1Q


An update to the cleanest of themes, Minimal Dark.
minimal_dark.xml (52.5 KB)

There are a few subtle things that make it stand out from the default:

  • Invisible background tabs
  • Invisible header buttons until mouse is in that window
  • Transparency is much more subtle
  • Monochromatic icons
  • Dots instead of checkboxes
  • Green for active and blue for selected instead of orange and slightly darker orange
  • Background gradient & many more tweaks



mistika.xml (51.3 KB)


Greentooh theme :slight_smile:
For all the Game Developers / Polycount community out there.

Update 18/11/18

  • Fixed outliner tab
  • Added Minimal Dots checkboxes
  • Improved Graph and Dope Sheet Editor Layouts
  • Added Minimal Sliders
  • Maintained Shader Editor Colors

Update 20/11/18

  • Reverted Text Editor Colors to match Default Blender Dark
  • Improved Contrast in miscellaneous areas
  • Removed Unwanted Gradients

Download Link:

PS: This is still a WIP, please, give some feedback I’ll be sure to update the theme and fix future inconsistencies.

Greentooth.xml (52.5 KB)


Greenty theme :smiley:
this is my own theme, i always use this theme in my work with 2.79, i tweak it a bit for 2.8



Modern V 4.1

Based as closely as possible on the new Mac OS dark theme.

I’m too new to post anything, but I’ve created and maintained one of the most downloaded themes on Blendswap for years. I’ve now fully updated it for 2.8. Here’s the link.


Edit: had the wrong theme uploaded to Blendswap, fixed. Also uploaded XML now.

modern_v_4_1.xml (40.0 KB)


+1 for a Greenthooth theme! I would totally use this while working on game stuff. The way you’ve used the values of grey feel a bit inconsistent though. I think it would look perfect if you used the polycount forum theme as a template, color pick the three main greys, and use those to show depth in the UI. Things will look more unified if you think of brightness as the third dimension.


I have always had a feeling that people who are very much into customised stuff have an enormous bias toward dark themes with respect to casual users that, I believe, are more likely 50/50, or even leaning towards light! I have no idea why that is the case: more hours on the computer correlate with less love for light tones?

I like the concept of your white one, and I think there’s still a need for a light-grey one (thinking on something like Ubuntu Unity’s Ambiance) – because yes, people also use light themes – for which at the moment there is zero competition in here! I might give it a try later but I’m definitely not good at this

Working for hours with a theme with heavy contrasts or excessively dark tires the eyes excessively. Also if it is nuclear white it burns your pupil in the long time, especially in rooms with little light.

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Base Coat

base_coat.xml (41.4 KB)

Edit 2:

  • Fresh theme export removing calls to recently removed theme props


  • Updated with recent changes to user preference layout region text
  • Darkened box layout theme background

It is not entirely polished, but it is quite advanced. I upload it to give me your opinion.

al43.xml (52.5 KB)


I hope you don’t mind but I’ve made some small changes to your theme because I liked it a lot but I preferred to change a couple of things.

Pro3_modified.xml (51.3 KB)


Fresh snow

Fresh_snow_4.1.xml (42.1 KB)
fresh_blueberry.xml (41.3 KB)
fresh_grape.xml (41.3 KB)
fresh_peach.xml (41.3 KB)
fresh_strawberry.xml (41.3 KB)
fresh_orange.xml (41.3 KB)
fresh_lime.xml (41.3 KB)
fresh_coffee.xml (41.3 KB)
fresh_snow_for2.7x.xml (49.6 KB)


@pablovazquez @billrey not the perfect place to post this, but I have found a couple of bugs in the theming:

  • it seems to be impossibile to change the side panel’s text color in the text editor, “region text titles” works but “region text” do not.

  • both icons and text in the new collection visibility panel use the “regular” text theme, while the other panels use the “menu back” one.

  • icons with an on/off state should not follow the selected text theming when they don’t have an emboss, but keep the unselected one instead:
    (in this specific case the state colors are also inverted in the panel and the outliner, even if they’re both using the regular text colors).

@zebus3d @Luis.Burdallo

Guys, I really don’t see the point of posting slightly modified themes from other users here, you guys should keep those for yourselves. It just increases the clutter here, making hard to choose.
We need more diversity to choose from.


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It was about creating the best versions as a community. But all good.


Adwaita Dark
This Theme is meant to fit in nicely with the Adwaita Dark GTK Theme (Gnome 3 default).
adwaita_dark.xml (52.5 KB)


Red Platinum
A medium light theme with red accent color.

red_platinum.xml (51.3 KB)

Update - 27 Nov 2018

  • fixed the blender settings panel
  • improved color consistency of dope sheet and graph editor
  • tweaked the alpha channel of some panels

red_platinum_v1.2.xml (39.9 KB)


This is the adaptation from my personal 2.7 theme. “Signature Orange”

signature_orange.xml (52.5 KB)