Ambiance & Radiance Colors Suite

Enjoy the Ubuntu Light Themes in 13 Amazing New Colors. 
Enhanced With Many Improvements. Built to work On Any Distro And Nearly any GTK Desktop!

This Theme Supports Most GTK 2/3 Desktops Including:
Unity, Cinnamon, Gnome Classic, Gnome 2 (Mate), XFCE ,LXDE & Openbox desktops.
And The 15.04 Build Now Supports Gnome Shell.

(!) Please Note: There Are Multiple Versions Of The Theme Available! Depending on what version of GTK your system has! Versions are not cross compatible so please take care in picking the correct one.


16.04.1 is for GTK 3.18. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 18, LMDE 3.

15.10.1 is for GTK 3.14 to 3.18 (Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04, Debian 8, LMDE 2, Others)

14.04.8c Build is for GTK 3.10 - 3.12. (LTS Branch, Ubutntu 14.04, 14.10, Mint 17.2. Others)

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More About This Theme:

This Theme Supports Most GTK 2/3 Desktops:
Including full and tested support for: Unity, Cinnamon, Gnome Classic, Gnome 2 (Mate), XFCE ,LXDE & Openbox desktops.

This theme fully tested and ready for XFCE because we care. (As well as all desktops mentioned)
Be sure to select  "Color XFCE-LXDE" Build from your theme manager if you are one one of those desktops.

Gnome Shell is supported in the 15.04 and newer builds ONLY.

Using This Theme on MATE with MintMenu?
Find out how to fix the MATE MintMenu Here --->

All reported XFCE Bugs fixed. Xfce should work almost flawless.

Full support for Nemo File Manager & The Cinnamon Desktop.Completely integrated support.

New Unified Menu bar Gradient for GTK3 Apps. No longer a upside down one like it was in stock.

Beautiful Dark sidebar for Nautilus/Files & Nemo.

2 New (Optional) Window Border Themes Available for Mate and XFCE with Classic Big Window Borders For easier resizing. 4PX wide as apposed to 1PX.

Bulletin Board  For Users Of This Theme: 

The current release is: 16.04.1 & 14.04.8

Report Or View Open Bugs, Ideas, Issues here.
Note: Email is now the preferred method.

Other news and information:  No recent blog posts (Besides release announcement) or any other news at this time.

PPA Users Update Log And Information:
All is well no major issues to report, 16.04.1 & 14.04.8 now available in our PPA.

Licensed Under the GPL v2.0
Based on GPL work by: Canonical (Ubuntu Linux) Kenneth Wimer, James Schriver, Andrea Cimitan,David Barr,p0ng. and RAVEfinity (See README for full credits & details)


  1. Thank you! Now I can personalize my Ubuntu netbook! =)

  2. Your themes are awesome, thank you very much ;)

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you for the kind works, and for taking the time to leave them.

  4. Thank you to everyone else above whos comment I missed while on hiatus. (2012-2013)

  5. Are there zrave versions for Ubuntu 15.04? I prefer zrave over standard ambiance/radiance colors, they look nicer to me. And if there are not, are they planed? Thanks, Cvetan

    1. Hello! Thank you for the comment.

      We where not sure how many people where using ZRAVE and adding them to the packages added about 50+ more themes to users theme menus (And 100s more files) so to be more efficient we bit the bullet and removed them from 15.04.

      However I agree with you that the buttons in ZRAVE look nice so I will be doing my best to bring them back soon perhaps in a separate package. This is also the future buttons style Ubuntu Uses. I have alot of things I got to update and merge but I hope to get to this in a bit.


  6. I really like this collection of themes and have been very satisfied with using them for well over a year now.

    However, it appears to be incompatible with GTK 3.20 (as happens with every GTK3 update), so I was just wondering if there are plans to update this theme with GTK 3.20 compatibility?

    1. Thanks so much for the support.

      Very Sorry for delays we sadly get little to no help with making new versions work so it is basically just us going off on our own for days on end and trying to fix everything that broke for reasons and ways no one is made aware of. I don't know when at this point sadly :( . I know Vivacious Colors GTK is going to be easier to update so that will get support first then we will try to loop back around to this. We really wanted to recreate this theme based on that code as well so it will be faster to update. So much to do so litte time :(

      Doing our best but it is very difficult so sorry.

    2. Thanks for the reply. Great to hear that you have plans to update this theme. I know that time can be an issue when working on open source projects since it is not paid work, so no need to apologize for any delays.

  7. Yeah I'm kinda ticked that every release of gtk3 breaks the theme. let me know when it's 3.20 compatible, please

    1. Yeah it's a bummer :( Being ambiance this is alot harder to make work. If time and money permits we really need to port this theme (look and feel) to a new base so we can hopefully roll out updates more seamlessly. Not sure so much to do! so little time to do it :D

      I am not sure when yet. I know Vivacious will likely get GTK 3.20 support first then we will try to loop back to this.