Looking for ways to spruce up that boring old Google Chrome browser? Adding a terrific theme is one of the best things you can do to boost your overall browsing experience. Searching Google Chrome’s extensive library for a theme to match your unique personality can be tedious, though.
Fortunately, the perfect theme might be right under your nose. Our list includes themes in a variety of styles and colors. From minimalist designs to colorful patterns, we’ve got you covered.
Best minimalist themes
Chrome looks decent on its own. It’s simple, straightforward, and easy on the eyes. If you like that style and you’re looking for a theme that’s along those lines, these minimalist themes are for you. They take that classic Chrome aesthetic and make some subtle changes.
Black carbon + silver metal
Best dark themes
On the hunt for a dark mode-esque theme? The themes below will do just that: They’ll reskin your browser to make things darker, dimming the lights and eliminating that gray-white color scheme common to vanilla Chrome.
Special mention: Dark Reader
Dark Reader is technically an extension instead of a theme, but it does what a theme does plus much more. The download includes a menu where you can adjust the dark settings to match your browsing environment as needed. And this doesn’t just apply to the Chrome window, but also to all Google sites, social media sites like Facebook, and more. It’s basically a dark mode for all your browsing!
Best colorful themes
Stepping out of the dark and into the light, we scoured the Chrome Web Store for the most colorful themes for anyone who wants to brighten up the look of their browser. These themes keep things simple but will also inject a little color into your Chrome experience.
Best landscape themes
The best landscape themes borrow an excellent photo and skin your browser based on the colors and overall feel of the original picture. These themes do more than just change a color scheme, however — they’ll turn your browser into a window to the outside world.
City and Bridge in the Fog
Isle of Skye Scotland
Best cute animal themes
Sometimes you just need to look at a cute animal. Full stop. Thankfully, these themes inject cat and dog photos into your everyday experience, so you can enjoy them any time you open a new tab.
Best space themes
People always associate dark mode with a monochromatic background, but that isn’t always the case. Check out these aesthetically pleasing space themes so that you can have an array of colors or fascinating imagery over a dark backdrop to spice up your Chrome browser’s look.
Galaxy Aero 1440p
Maybe you’re not really interested in the peace and serenity of landscapes and would rather have a bustling cityscape scene adorn your browser. We’re all for it as city lights, cultural displays, and busy streets are fascinating to watch and connect you with your inner traveler.
San Francisco at Night
Have questions about themes for Google Chrome? We have answers to a few of the most common ones.
How do I get more themes for Google Chrome?
You can visit the Chrome Web Store, select Themes on the left, and then browse the collections. You’ll see new, popular, and seasonal categories on the right. Select View All next to a category to see the additional options.
You can also enter a keyword or phrase in the Search the store box on the top left to find a particular theme.
What is the most used Chrome theme?
While the Chrome Web Store allows you to filter your options by ratings for extensions and themes, you can’t filter by the number of users. However, if you’re curious how many people have installed a particular theme, just look at the top of the detail page at the number of users.
Some themes have millions of users like the Just Black and Morpheon Dark themes above. Space themes are also consistently popular with many raking in close to a half million users. You’ll also see Rose, Slate, and Sea Foam in the Color Themes by Chrome collection with about a million users each.
Remember the adage, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So, find a theme that fits your taste or mood and you can’t go wrong.
Which Chrome theme is easy on the eyes?
Subtle colors and shades are believed to cause less eye strain than bright and vibrant ones. While the Chrome theme you select won’t change the colors on the web pages you visit, try one of the dark themes, a minimalistic option, or one with an understated color scheme.
Also, keep in mind the Dark Reader extension described above. That tool will darken the sites you visit for an added reduction in eye strain when you need it.
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