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Iris Dark Gtk Theme: v1.8 by TheVirtualDragon Iris Dark Gtk Theme: v1.8 by TheVirtualDragon
Iris Dark is a flat theme that uses varying shades and tones to create distinction and a modern experience. It supports Gtk 3.10, Gtk 3.12 and Gtk 2 (using the Murrine engine).

I'd appreciate it if you could report any bugs you find at
Follow the Iris Project page on Google+:…
Also see the Iris Light theme:

The icons are not released and the shell theme is Elegance Colors:

If you wish to, you can buy the theme to help support it's development.

Happy tweaking :)

License: GPL 3.0

EDIT: I want to say thanks to everyone who's favourited, downloaded or even viewed the theme! I never expected it to get so much attention from everyone! Thanks guys :D

Double EDIT: Daily Deviation!! Wow! Thanks again everyone!

2014.09.04: Fixed many bugs in Gtk 2 treeview, add Nemo theming, fixed Popover issues and added Budgie Desktop theming. Slight changed in menu colours.
2014.08.04: Fixed bugs with Java app menus and distortion of insensitive menu items in Gtk2.
2014.06.23: Hacky support for new aura-based Chrome.
2014.05.10: Updated to Gtk 3.12 and added support for new Unity theming.
2014.03.16: Fixed bugs in Chrome as well as other tweaks.
2014.02.17: Tweaks and experimental Unity CSD support for Ubuntu 14.04
2014.02.02: Fixed bugs with Firefox and tweaked Terminal.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-02-13
evanc9606 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
You mentioned that you only ever did the folder icons so releasing them would make it look incomplete.  It already looks incomplete due to there being no icons to go with the theme.
MuyunChen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist
TheVirtualDragon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
sudeaux Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Why aren't the icons released? They look wonderful.
TheVirtualDragon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I only ever did the folders, never got round to doing the application icons, etc. so it would look incomplete :/
azrael1188 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  New member
hello you have a bug in catfish ...
TheVirtualDragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll look into it, thanks :)
Sadi58 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014
Thanks for this great looking theme.
Can I make a few suggestions?
1) Same dark bgcolor for Synaptic Package Manager, LibreOffice and GTK2 apps like my favorite text editor KKEdit
2) Dark bgcolor for Chrome browser so that same monochrome (light) icons look also nice and visible there
3) Same or some other dark bgcolor for sidebar (e.g. Nautilus) or providing such an option maybe
4) Other color variants, e.g. Blue (for the highlights, selected text, etc.)
TheVirtualDragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the suggestions, and I'm glad you liked the theme :)
1) I think that having some apps with a dark background and others with a lighter one would be inconsistent. Theming specific Gtk apps is fairly hard anyway, and near impossible (for me at least) for Gtk 2 applications.
2) Dark theming on Chrome seems to break the visual theming, as it's new rendering engine doesn't fully implement gtk theming.
3) That's a nice idea, I'll take it into consideration :)
4) I've had requests for blue variants already - it's extremely simple to do, just changing a few files, but I'm not sure if it would be reasonable for Iris, where I intended the theme to be heavily based around the bolder accent colour (which can be seen with how subtly it is used). 
arararagi-kun Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
do you plan on making a fully dark version?
this is a beautiful flat theme that has gnome 3.12 support but i'd prefer it to be darker
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