This guide is based on the statistics of GTK themes, the themes that are world-famous among Linux users. The list you’re about to go through is a compilation of the 5 most popular themes. These themes work on all the distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, POP OS, Manjaro, Kali Linux, Zorin OS, Debian, etc.

Have you ever wondered about the most popular GTK themes for Linux? The themes, that are famous around the world. The themes that people use no matter where they live. Users can be from India, The United States, Russia, Brazil, France, Spain, Japan, or from some other country.

So don’t you wanna know what are the famous Linux GTK themes among them!

To answer that curiosity, I have written this article. Below you will find the top 5 GTK themes for Linux which are being used by users around the earth. So let’s get started!

The most popular GTK themes for Linux

1. WhiteSur GTK Theme

WhiteSur gtk theme

Like many other themes, the WhiteSur GTK theme is inspired by macOS. As we all know Apple does the design better than anyone else. This theme is based on macOS Big Sur. It takes inspiration from it and tries to convert the design system to Linux GTK based applications. I have tried WhiteSur on a Gnome desktop and it looks fabulous.

I’m not that much of an apple fan but the look you get is just amazing. It will make people believe that you are on a mac. I don’t prefer the apple icons on Linux though, they feel odd.

The developers update the theme very often to keep up with the modern design and fixes. You can get it either from GitHub or Gnome-looks.

WhiteSur GTK WhiteSur GTK (Github)

2. Nordic GTK Theme

Nordic GTK theme

The Nordic theme has its own glow to it. The GTK theme usages the Nord color palette which gives it a dark gray look. When you use your computer it provides a matte finish to it.

Apart from that, the colors are eye comforting so if you’re someone who usages the computer for a long period of time then this theme can be a good choice.

The theme is also updated to support both GTK 3.0 and GTK 4.0. You can get it from the links below.

Nordic GTK Nordic GTK (Github)

3. Sweet GTK Theme

Sweet GTK theme

Sweet is a GTK gradient candy. You will love the color contrast and darkish combinations with a rainbow-like finish. This theme is inspired by space and planets which you will notice in the naming as well.

Sweet comes with many options, light, dark, and even with different accent colors. These are the options but you can go with any one of them they all are gorgeous.

Sweet GTK Sweet GTK (Github)

4. McMojave GTK Theme

McMojave GTK Theme

McMojave is another macOS-based GTK theme for Linux. The theme takes inspiration from macOS Mojave, giving it a clean and minimal look.

If you are someone who doesn’t like the bulkiness of BigSur but appreciates the old Mojave look and feel then this theme is best suited to your needs.

The McMojave GTK theme supports different versions of GTK 3.0 & GTK 4.0 so you will not get any issue with it in your favorite desktop environment like Gnome, Budgie, Pantheon Cinamon, XFCE, Mate, etc.

You can download the light and dark versions of the McMojave theme from the links below.

McMojave GTK McMojave GTK (Github)

5. Orchis GTK Theme – My favourite 🤗

Orchis GTK theme

When you eat your favorite dish or in my case junk food, you say, “mammamìa” and this is what people will say when you use this theme. Orchis GTK theme is just perfect, it is well designed, developed, supported, and updated. As I’ve already said, it is just perfect.

You will love it, the looks the curves and the design, color combinations, everything is amazing.

Orchis not only comes with GTK support but with a bunch of other themes as well. Themes for your dash panel, status bar, browser, snap applications.

Apart from that, you can customize the color palette as per your want with an easy-to-use installations script.

Orchis theme varients

You can get it now using the links below.

Orchis GTK Orchis GTK (Github)

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I can go on and keep on adding the different themes to the list but number 5 seems to be enough. I hope this article brings you the joy of Linux customization.

Let me know if I missed any good GTK theme that you think deserves a spot and which one is your favorite in the comments below.

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