Vivacious Colors GTK Icon Theme

Vivacious Colors Icon Theme

Current Release is version: 1.4
April 14th, 2016

LINUX MINT 18.1 Cinnamon Users! (Only 18.1 is effected)
Please Note: Nemo Linux Mint's file manager on Cinnamon is having issues with this and our other theme. Causing a pause or freeze when clicking on folders... 

We are not 100% sure why this is happening yet. But it ONLY happens on Cinnamon on Mint 18.1. When the theme is installed to /usr/share/themes. It does not happen when installed it .icons in ones home directory. 

Again this only happens in mint. With Our Icon themes and some other 3rd party ones And we have dropped everything and are doing are best to find and fix this issue on our end. However we have spent several hours to no avail we are still working and looking into optimizations.

Please feel free to help out or report the issue to Mint.
That being said we are working hard and trying a few more things like optimizations on our end before we contact the Mint Team. 

Works On: Linux Mint,Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, OpenSuse. (Should work on any distro new and old.)
 On most GTK2 & 3 Desktops.  Fully Compatible with new and old GTK versions.
This Theme is meant to go nicely with
Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors
Ambiance & Radiance Colors
And any other GTK Theme you see fit.

Follow the team on: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ for updates and goodies.

Vivacious Colors is a Vivid and Modern GTK icon theme. Featuring an completely NEW set of application icons(Re-designed by RAVEfinity based on Plasma-Next, Flattr and Emerald.). And amazing folders and indicators. All the icons in vivacious are modern and clean but make use of gradients and shading for more detail and sophistication. Vivacious uses a fusion of components from many great open source icon projects. But we add to and develop many new aspects of our own on top of this Including taking on new App icon development & re-design and other aspects as needed. Vivacious features 4 hand crafted folder colors by default. and 10 more installable via the folder-colors package.

Vivacious Colors is based on our tried and true Vibrancy Colors icon theme framework (Folders, Indicators, Actions etc). However we have completely replaced the rounded App icons with a newly re-designed (With some parts built from scratch) Set of vivid and beautiful application icons that come in multiple shapes and are fully SVG.

Vivacious uses Plasma Next icons as a base for our app icons. However we have overhauled the look of nearly everything (to match our design vision) We have also created lots of new icons and redesigned many aspects. The theme has also been built out so nearly all common apps and even uncommon ones "theme" with our theme! A huge thanks to the Emerald Icon theme and Vince Luice for his hard work making Plasma Next Icons more GTK friendly. Vivacious is based on Emerald and Plasma but we look different as we have gone in a different direction.

(Q) Uhh Why the heck is it called "Vivacious" ?
Vivacious Means: attractively lively and animated. We came to this name when looking through a thesaurus for variations of the word Vibrant. And we thought it sounded quite funny.

Fully tested/built to work on most major GTK desktops including: 
Unity, Cinnamon, Gnome Shell, Gnome Classic, Mate, Xfce, LXDE, Openbox and more.

Theme Requires about 58 MB When installed.
And Up to 90 MB if you decide to install the folder colors addon.

4 Colors of Folders are Selectable by default:
Stock Manila Folders, Blue, Purple, Mint Teal.

10 More Folder Colors Are Available Via "Vivacious-Folder-Colors-Addon" Package:
Aqua ,Graphite ,Blue Vivid (Dark), Brown, Green, Purple Vivid (Dark),Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow.

Fully Supports Folder Color Extension (On Nemo, Nautilus, Caja, Files)
An optional extension that allows you to right click on any folder and change it to any of the 14 colors on the fly. Perfect for organization or personalization. This works on top of the already selectable 14 colors from the theme panel.

Learn More & Support Folder Color --->
Learn How To Install, Setup & Use Folder Color --->

5 Versions Of Panel,Toolbar & Menu Icon Setups Are Selectable:
Each of the Colors come in these 5 variants, 
These variants effect the Panel,Action & Menu Icons Only...

Vivacious Full Dark
(^^ Ambiance Users & Themes W/Dark Toolbars ^^)

Vivacious Dark

 Vivacious Light

Non Mono Dark

Non Mono Light

Quick Note:
Regular/Plain Manila Folders are selectable under the name Vivacious "Colors"

Please Support:  All The Great Open Source Icon Themes/Projects
who make up this theme and make it possible:                           (App Icons Based On Plasma-Next & Flattr) (App Icons also based on emerald Icons namespace layout)  (Device Icons)   
(Panel Icons, Toolbar Icons)         
(Mime-type Icons Based on (Modified)                        
(Breeze Folders, Folders based on this. but we made many changes.)          
(Folder Symbols, Toolbar Icons In NonMono)

See bellow for more details and credits...

Vivacious would not be possible without the hard work of Uri Herrera.
Creator of Plasma-Next and Flarr Icons. Please Support Uri by Visiting his website or donating :)  Or Donate Here

Special Thanks to Vince Liuice for his hard work bringing plasma icons to GTK and adding lots of app links.

App Icons in this theme are based on Plasma-Next, Flattr and Emerald  Icons However we have re-designed a large majority of them (Alot look completely different.) And created many from scratch. Firefox, Chrome etc.

RAVEfinity is talking over the responsibility for development of app icon design in this theme. Thus it has diverged from other themes it is based on. But we are happy to push anything back upstream. Just grab it! (And give credit please. As we do.) 

We want to create really awesome App Icons for this theme. And have a really awesome app icons set that can be used anywhere. In the style you see above. Our goal is to have GOOD icons for nearly all supported apps. (Not the same icon rehashed a billion times) We welcome any contributions (Just Email us) And if we use it. we will add  you to the credits. Please don't use any copyrighted graphics in your submissions. Alternately or alos.You let us know about app icons you are missing or ones you think could look better. Thanks!   

Want to send us Feedback?, A Bug Report or Issue? Missing a app icon?
Please Email: ravefinity(At) 

Vivacious Colors Icon Theme,  Is a Project By RAVEfinity

Find Out Ways To Join in or Support The RAVEfinity Project Here --->
(!) If you like these icons please support us! Even a high five helps :)

Very Special Thanks To:

Linux Tips, Tricks & News.

Install The Theme Via Our PPA:

This theme can be installed in Ubuntu, 16.04, 15.10, 14.04,
Mint 18, Mint 17 etc by using the RAVEfinity PPA.  

Open a terminal:
And Paste These Lines 1 By 1, Pressing Enter After Each.

Enter These Commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vivacious-colors 
If You Want 10 More Great Folder Colors. Then Just Install:
sudo apt-get install vivacious-folder-colors-addon

Download Packages or Tars:
Ubuntu, Mint, Debian & Deb Based.

Download Deb Package --->
Download Deb Package --->

Main Theme Comes with 4 Great folder colors.
But If You Want 10 More great Folder Colors Then...

Download Folder Color Add-on Deb --->
Download Folder Color Add-on Deb --->

(!) Folder Color Add-on Requires Main Theme to work!
Arch Linux

View Or Download Theme (AUR)
View Or Download Folder-Addon (AUR)

OpenSUSE, Fedora, CentOS, RedHat.
Any Distro (Tar)
Download Tar Package For Any Distro --->
Download Tar Package For Any Distro --->

Main Theme Comes with 4 Great folder colors.
But If You Want 10 More great Folder Colors Then...

Download Tar Any Distro --->
Download Tar Any Distro --->

(!) Folder Color Add-on Requires Main Theme to work!

Once installed simply activate icons in Unity Tweak, Gnome Tweak or
 your desktops theme manager pane. See our FAQ for help.

Some Screen shots:

Licenced: CC BY SA
Some Parts GPL v2
We DO NOT want to take credit for others hard work. Nor do we want to be accused of it by judgemental individuals...
Please support all the authors whos work this is based on..

See The Full Credits Here --->