If you use your computer a lot, you may get tired of seeing the same Windows environment all the time. Maybe you want something more dynamic and pleasing to the eye. If you want to spend a little time customizing your Windows desktop, there are many options to do so.
Apart from simply changing the wallpaper, you can also completely change the Windows 10 theme. Depending on the theme, this can change not only your background, but also the colors and icons of the Windows desktop and menus. Making this change in Windows 10 can be very easy if you follow the instructions provided by the creator for each download.
Since there are so many topics out there, it can be hard to find quality topics that are enjoyable and useful. So if you’re looking for the best Windows 10 themes available, check out some of the themes listed below.
Eve is gray
If you want to install a theme that will help reduce eye strain, this beautiful dark theme is definitely worth a try. This theme not only changes your background, but also the style of your windows and menus.
This theme only uses shades of black or gray, so it is very pleasing to the eye and can prevent computer fatigue.
Download Gray Eve
This theme works great for muffling the bright whites of the original Windows theme. It also uses a few light red and green colors to change the look of some menus and icons to change the feel of navigation.
If you need even more changes to the Windows interface, Oxford offers not only a color change, but also many icons.
This theme softens and simplifies many of the icons in Windows. This can be very useful if you want to create a minimalistic desktop environment.
The focus of this theme is the spiral patterns of nature. It comes with 9 HD photos for your desktop background to provide you with a beautiful space.
If you’re looking for a more natural desktop theme and don’t want to completely change the look of the interface, the Fibonacci Sequence theme only changes your computer’s background images. This way, no menus or icons will be changed during download and installation.
Download Fibonacci sequence
Simplify 10 lights
This theme is exactly what the name implies – simplifying windows, buttons and icons to create a sophisticated yet effective environment. This is a paid theme for 5.99. However, for this price, you get a lot more custom options than other free themes.
It provides 5 themes with multiple options, really allowing you to personalize your Windows experience. It also gives you matching wallpapers, Firefox skins and Windows cursors.
Download Simplify 10 Light
Another nature-related Windows 10 theme, Grove offers very neat icons, menus, and color changes. The main colors are light green and muted black and white. In this theme pack, you can also download color-complementary wallpapers.
All the icons you can download look very slick and much nicer to the eye than the original Windows icons.
Polyscape is a simple yet beautiful theme that combines geometric shapes and landscape backgrounds. It includes 20 HD wallpapers for your desktop that act as a slideshow, as well as some color scheme changes to match them.
There are no icon changes in this theme if you want to keep them the same, and it makes it easier to download and install if you want to quickly change the environment.
This theme provides many stylistic changes for icons, menus and colors. It is based on the Nord Colors palette, a cool arctic blue palette that creates calm and simplicity. Nord also gives the menus a rounded look, changes their icons, and provides smooth gradient colors.
This is a really good theme if you want to make a big difference and make your desktop truly unique.
How to install themes and theme packs
Some of these themes may require more work to fully customize. This is because Microsoft is limiting the ease of full customization beyond changing the wallpaper. However, if you follow some of the guidelines and instructions provided by the theme creators, customizing the new look and feel of the Windows desktop shouldn’t be too difficult.
When downloading third-party themes, make sure your computer supports them. For some themes, such as the Microsoft Store, this is not required. They are compatible with the built-in Microsoft themes feature. But they usually do not provide additional changes such as icons and menu colors. You will need UltraUXThemePatcher to download third party themes.
You should also make sure that the downloadable theme supports your version of Windows. An easy way to check this is to open Notepad and go to Help> About Notepad. The latest version is 2004, but you might have 1909, 1903, 1809, etc.
Be sure to also create a system restore point before performing any customizations on your computer, in case you need to go back for any reason.