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The best Google Chrome themes

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.

Material Dark

Material Dark Chrome theme.

Modern Flat

Modern Flat Chrome theme.


Oceanic Chrome theme.

Black carbon + silver metal

Black Carbon and Silver Metal Chrome theme.

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.

Just Black

Just Black Chrome theme.

Morpheon Dark

Morpheon Dark Chrome theme.

Slinky Elegant

Slinky Elegant Chrome theme.

Special mention: Dark Reader

Dark Reader Chrome extension.

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.

Blue/Green Cubes

Bluegreen Cubes Chrome theme.

Flying Paint

Flying Paint Chrome theme.


Colors Chrome theme.

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.

Norwegian Fjord

Norwegian Fjord Chrome theme.

City and Bridge in the Fog

City and Bridge in the Fog Chrome theme.

Greek Beach

Greek Beach Chrome theme.

Isle of Skye Scotland

Isle of Skye Scotland Chrome theme.

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.

Puppy Love

Puppy Love Chrome theme.


Kittens Chrome theme.


Cats Chrome theme.

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

Galaxy Aero 1440p Chrome theme.


Space Chrome theme.

Unknown Space

Unknown Space Chrome theme.

Lone Tree

Lone Tree Chrome theme.

Best cityscapes

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.

Seattle Night

Seattle Night Chrome theme.

City Lights

City Lights Chrome theme.

San Francisco at Night

San Francisco at Night Chrome theme.


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.

Themes section on the Chrome Web Store.

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.

Just Black theme on the Chrome Web Store showing 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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