Download Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors Suite

Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors

Current releases are versions: 16.04.1 & 14.04.2 LTS
  March-April 1st, 2016.

16.04.1 Fully supports new LTS Release. 
And Fixes Issues with Mate & Compiz Window Borders. 

Works On: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 18 Debian 8, Linux Mint Debian 2 And other Distros.
On most GTK2 & 3 Desktops. With GTK 3.10 - 3.18+

Fully Supports: Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, MATE, LXDE, Openbox Desktops, GnomeShell (Mostly)

The latest Gnome/GTK Compatibility Note:

GTK 3.20 Does NOT work with this theme!
And it will not for quite awhile.
This theme supports Ubuntu 16.04, Mint 18 and Distros with GTK 3.18 and bellow only!

We have a New theme called Vivacious Colors GTK!!!
It will most likely receive GTK 3.20 support first. but has not yet.
It looks alot like this theme but with many improvements
And supports GnomeShell and CSD alot better. GTK 3.18 Only for now.

This Theme is meant to go nicely with our
Vibrancy Colors Or Vivacious Colors Icon Themes.

 Or any other GTK Icon theme you see fit.

Ambiance & Radiance Flat is a Modern, Beautiful and Vivid Re-imagination of the Ambiance & Radiance Color GTK 2/3 Themes. It features a Modern, Clean And "Flat" look in your choice of 13 vibrant colors. Despite the name "Ambiance" the theme has been re-designed from top to bottom. And is a theme of it's own. A theme For Ubuntu, Mint Or any Distro and nearly any GTK Desktop.

Ambiance and Radiance Flat Colors is a NEW theme based on Ambiance. Re-imagined and Re-designed by RAVEfinity. It borrows some inspiration and similarity to stock ambiance. However we have taken it to another level with seamless tool-bars, menus and beautiful crisp clean simple look everywhere. With some awesome punchy colors. We urge you to give it a try.

With fully integrated and tested support for: many of the popular desktops Including: Unity , Cinnamon, MATE, XFCE , LXDE , OpenBox , Gnome Classic & Fallback. And Now Gnome Shell in 15.04 version (GTK 3.14+ & 3.16+) 15.04+ Builds Now Supports Gnome Shell. We have reworked everything, so now one theme works on all desktops no separate versions cluttering things up.

Ambiance & Radiance Flat is not by or endorsed by the original Ambiance team. It is a NEW Fully flat ambiance like theme that is Designed by the RAVEfinity Open Source Design Project, It has been in planning & development for a long awhile. Completely redesigned top to bottom by RAVEfinity with main code based on Ambiance & Radiance Colors (Another theme By RAVEfinity) & Stock Ambiance. We keep some design elements of stock Ambiance but we have also redesigned lots of parts on our own. A lot of new design work has gone into this. See bellow for full credits.

(!) 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.

15.10.2 is for GTK 3.14 & 3.16 (Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04, Debian 8, Linux Mint Debian 2, Others)

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

What Version is Which?
Ambiance is the darker flavor. Dark panel, menu etc.

Ambiance Fusion is a hybrid blend w/Light toolbars. Dark panel, menu etc.

Radiance is the lighter flavor. Light panel, menu etc.


Each Color:
Pro- Monochrome Window Buttons
Regular- Color Window Buttons

Install Now, Using RAVEfinity PPA:

This theme can be installed on Mint & Ubuntu

& based distributions by using the RAVEfinity PPA.  

Enter These Commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ambiance-flat-colors radiance-flat-colors
Simply Open An Terminal: (Ctrl+Alt+T)
And Paste These Lines 1 By 1, Pressing Enter After Each.

Packages and tars are available bellow.


16.04.1 Version

For GTK 3.16- 3.18 And Up Only

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ,15.10, Linux Mint 18 LTS, Linux Mint Debian 3.

Older versions please see Further down the page.
This build is not backwards compatible.

Deb Packages

This Build is for Ubuntu 16.04, Mint 18, LMDE 3 etc...
 w/GTK 3.16 & 3.18+ ONLY. 

Please scroll down further if you are running a different version

Any Distro with GTK Version 3.16 - 3.18+
If you have an older GTK version please use 15.10.2 Build (Bellow)


15.10.2 Version

For GTK 3.14- 3.16 And Up Only

Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04, Linux Mint Debian 2, Debian 8 And Other Distros. 

14.04 LTS & 14.10 Users Please Download 14.04.1 (Further down the page).
This 15.10 build is not backwards compilable.

Deb Packages

This Build is for Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04, Debian 8 Users & Distros w/GTK 3.14 & 3.16+ ONLY.
14.04 & 14.10 & GTK 3.10-12 users please use the 14x specific build further down the page. 


Any Distro with GTK Version 3.14 - 3.16+
If you have an older GTK version please use 14.04.2 Build (Bellow)


14.04.2 Version

For GTK 3.10 - 3.12 Only

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 14.10, Linux Mint 17 LTS And Other Distros.

Deb Packages

Exclusive/Fun Stuff:
Download A New Prototype Color "Full Grey"
(For a Simple Black and White-look)

Some Screen shots:


Licensed Under the GPL v2.0
Based on GPL work by: Canonical (Ubuntu Linux Theme) Kenneth Wimer, James Schriver, Andrea Cimitan,David Barr,p0ng. Please see readme for more info. (in tar)


   This theme is by the RAVEfinity project,
Lead Designer & Developer: Jared Sot. (ravefinity-ATGmailDotCom)

Themes require NO compiling just extract them to the correct folder. 
(This will give you a Generic Theme Tar.gz package that works with any distro, Pretty easy to install from, just See Our Help/Howto If You Have Any Questions)

Special Thanks/Hosting for downloads provided by: 
Google Drive for instant downloads
Canonical PPA Servers For The PPA and .Debs




Change log:

16.04.1 - New for 2016! Ubuntu LTS Family! GTK 3.18 Support. Fixes for Sidebar spacing, Added Thumbnails for Cinnamon Theme Pane, Fixed Issue W/Mate + Compiz Window Border not kicking in. Fixed CSD GTK 3 App bug In Mate, Ready for LTS!

15.10.2 Overshoot and undershoot scrolling feedback added, Nicer OSD Buttons with better states.
15.10.1 Fixes for OSD buttons used in GTK 3.16 Image Viewer and other apps. Fixes to make Popout menus look pretty again. Google Chrome correctly blends into title-bar and panel.

15.04.5 - Fixes Grey bands when scrolling on some GTK 3.16 Apps (Gnome Rubber-band Issue), Fixes White Gap on top of Nautilus sidebar in GTK 3.16 and Makes theme ready for Firefox when they switch to GTK 3 later this year.

15.04.4 - Fixes to CSD (Client Side Decorations). EG. When you right click to delete a file... The Window that appears in GnomeShell.
All other desktops have and continue to work fine.

15.04.3 - Should be fully GTK 3.16 Ready, Makes Crumbbar/Open Directory State in GTK3 toolbars look correct (Like 14.04 build)
Fixes Default button highlight in GTK Headerbar apps. 

15.04.2 - Fixed Background Wallpaper With Desktop Icons on GnomeShell Issue.

15.04.1 - First release of 3.14/3.16 Branch. Completely ported theme on top of new Ambiance supporting these builds! Not backwards compatible but 14.04 LTS branch is identical.

14.04.2 - (LTS Branch, Still Supported)- September 2015 we had go back and make a small unexpected tweak for Cinnamon and Mint 17.2 As they changed how desktop selected colors work in 17.2. But we went back and fixed it because when we say LTS is supported we mean it is supported!

14.04.1 - (LTS Branch, Still Supported)- This was the First Released version of the theme (We did alot of testing and work and got it right) but this theme is based on our well maintained and highly developed code from Ambiance & Radiance Colors. That version has been through over 14 releases (With 8 just for 14.04 LTS)