5 Gorgeous Themes to Brighten Your Google Chrome Browser

Jessica Cam Wong 02-08-2012

Most of us spend many hours on the web, browsing websites and prominently ignoring the looks of our web browser, which is fine since they usually don’t effect changes in our browsing behavior, in contrast to extensions and addons. However, much like changing your wallpaper 10 Sugar-Rich Wallpapers That Will Make You Want to Eat Your Monitor (And a Bonus!) This week I'm in a sweet-tooth kind of mood. I started out by hunting images of ice cream (the perfect summer candy), but then realized how beautiful all candy is, from colored gum to cakes... Read More , dressing up your browser might just brighten your day and even revive your attachment to your favorite browser or computer.


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Space Planet

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I don’t know about you but space images always take possession of my eyes for a few seconds when I see them for the first time as they’re difficult not to admire. The New Tab background image in this theme is no exception with its indigo planet and its glowing rings.

You might not see the image that often since it only shows up when you open a new tab, but the parts you do see often (tab and navigation bars) have an equally beautiful and slightly enigmatic blue that fades to black in the left corner.

Beautiful landscape

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This theme features golden accents that I assume are meant to resemble wooden surfaces, while the tabs are a metallic green, which again I imagine represents vegetation. The background image from the New Tab page is quite majestic if you ask me, so this theme’s title is not misleading at all.

Raindrops (Aero, Non-Aero, Lite)

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So here is a theme with an actual photograph, which looks quite serene by the way, in the background of the New Tab page. The bits you see in the tab and navigation bars are part of that same photograph, which comes in different sizes. The full HD photograph is not included in the Lite version. Otherwise, the only other difference is the Aero support.

As you can see in my screenshot, my browser is wearing the non-Aero one since I’m using Ubuntu as my OS.


Autumn (1024×768, 1680×1050, 1280×1024)

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Is it too early to put on autumn-related themes? This writer, who prefers wintery wallpapers all year long, wholeheartedly says no. So here is an illustrated theme that comes with an artistic background image for the New Tab page, also in different sizes as you might have noticed with the sizes in the section header.

This theme paints the tab and navigation bars in different colors, including orange, baby blue, indigo, etc. which make quite a dramatic set of colors.

Designing Your Own Theme

A couple of years ago, we published an article on designing your own theme. The aforementioned post involved downloading the Chrome CRX Theme Creator, assigning colors to elements, packaging and uploading the theme. Definitely check out the article if you want to play around or have an idea for a theme. There is also Chrome The Maker Chrome Theme Maker: Create Your Own Google Chrome Themes Read More , which is a user-friendly website that also allows you to create and customize Chrome themes.


What themes do you prefer on your Chrome 7 Awesome Google Chrome Promo Videos Google Chrome has come from nowhere to be the third most-popular web browser in the world. It's rapidly catching up to Firefox, which is currently sitting in second place behind the omnipresent Internet Explorer from... Read More browser? Let us know of your gorgeous selections in the comments section below.

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  1. Rishabh Sharma
    August 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Raindrops is preety nice

  2. Rigoberto Garcia
    August 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks Jessica. I'll try with the second and third (Aero)

  3. Janet Schmidt
    August 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    On the hot hot day, I am loving the Autumn theme!

  4. Sushil Kathpalia
    August 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Actually Google Chrome theme make my netbook slow so i did not use theme ..
    but i would like to try raindrops lite theme...

  5. Jaxx D
    August 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Raindrops, Space planet and beautiful landscapes are nice.

  6. Jason Mullins
    August 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    cool themes

  7. Fayz
    August 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Might get the Raindrops theme. My Android's theme is something similar to it.

  8. Alan Wade
    August 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

    So glad that I prefer Firefox.....................

    • Tug Ricks
      August 9, 2012 at 2:14 am

      I want to like Firefox better, but I just can't seem to make the transition. Chrome just works too well and looks too good while doing it.

      • Alan Wade
        August 9, 2012 at 6:26 am

        I think I am just too set in my ways. I tried Chrome a couple of times but just cant get the customizing as I want it. With Firefox I it have exactly as I want it down to silly little things like tab width, customized menubar, fonts etc.
        My wife will only use Chrome but that's what makes us individuals.

        • Tug Ricks
          August 9, 2012 at 9:55 am

          The biggest thing for me is Chrome's omnibar. I hate having to hit tab every time I want to search. Sure there are extensions which replicate the omnibar, but none of them work as well.

          But hey, FF is a great browser. I'm not a Google fan boy or anything. :]

  9. Âdil Farôôq
    August 2, 2012 at 9:24 am

    wow i liked raindrop very much :)

  10. Igor Rizvi?
    August 2, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I really like that landscape,thanks:)

  11. Victor Cesto
    August 2, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Space Planet, for sure I'll get it.

  12. Ashwin Ramesh
    August 2, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Tried the 3rd one! looks awesome!

  13. Yiz Borol
    August 2, 2012 at 5:59 am

    thanks, I'm into the first one.

  14. Richard Borkovec
    August 2, 2012 at 4:52 am

    The first and third are amazing! Thanks for this.

  15. Charlie Player
    August 2, 2012 at 3:34 am

    3rd and 4th izz terriblely awesm

  16. Nguyen Tran
    August 2, 2012 at 3:25 am

    where is the fifth?

    • Ashwin Ramesh
      August 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

      "Designing Your Own Theme" - that's the fifth!

      • Nguyen Tran
        August 3, 2012 at 3:05 am

        If designed by me, it isn't called "Gorgeous theme" anymore :D

  17. Ty Neal
    August 2, 2012 at 3:23 am

    I like the last two!