Vivacious Colors GTK Theme

Vivacious Colors GTK Theme.  

Current release is version: 16.04.4
  May 28th, 2016.

Unity Users!
There is now a new version of the theme for the Unity Desktop!
Please install Vivacious Unity from the PPA if you use unity!
Please use the regular version if you use any other desktop.
Unity 7 on 16.04 now requires many little tweaks to make it look and work right.

Arch, Fedora 24 , OpenSUSE Tumble, Debian Testing Users!
Vivacious does NOT support GTK 3.20 yet. Only GTK 3.18!
Support is coming soon we hope. 

This theme supports Distros with GTK 3.18+ Only:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 18, Linux Mint Debian 3, Fedora 23+,
OpenSUSE, Tumbleweed. and Debian Testing. Ubuntu 15.10 And newer distros only.

Fully Supports: Cinnamon, GnomeShell, Unity, Xfce, MATE, LXDE And Openbox Desktops. 

This Theme is meant to go with our
 Vivacious Colors or 
Vibrancy Colors Icon Themes.
 Or any other GTK Icon theme you see fit.

Vivacious Colors GTK is a brand NEW GTK 3/2 Theme by the RAVEfinity Open Design Team.

It features a clean, vibrant and customizable look in 4 Styles. Light, Dark, Blackout, Fusion (Hybrid). Every style comes in 13 vivid colors. Allowing you to make your desktop truly your own! ... Or you can just "be boring" and choose "Spring Blue".

GnomeShell users will find Vivacious Fully CSD compliant and ready for GnomeShell! And there is a few Cinnamon Shell Themes at long last too! And full support for Unity, Xfce, Mate, LXDE. OpenBox etc as well of coerce.   

Vivacious aims to be "serious 3rd party theme" With your support. And with it's new code-base is much easier to contribute to and dig into.

Some New Features:  

13 Amazing colors in 4 variants. With Regular and Pro Version Window Buttons.

New features and refinements (Compared to Ambiance Flat)

Cleaner and faster code base that treats all desktops as first class citizens.

Cinnamon Shell Themes at long last.

GnomeShell Works like a charm no more glitches (hopefully)

Fully Supports: Cinnamon, GnomeShell, Unity, Xfce, MATE, LXDE And Openbox Desktops.

The GTK 3 portion of the theme has been completely re-written from scratch to look and work much better on a wide variety of desktops. While it bares resemblance to Ambiance & Radiance Colors GTK Theme Colors. The theme is based on a completely different codebase that should be cleaner, faster and easier to maintain for years to come. Ambiance code is getting a little dated (But we are continuing to support it still in our other theme Flat Colors).

The Vivacious GTK Theme has been re-written top to bottom to better support more desktops from the start! Including full support for GnomeShell & Cinnamon! (Vs. Ambaince Flat Colors GTK Theme) But Vivacious Also Still Fully supports Unity, XFCE, MATE, LXDE, OpenBox and more as well!


16.04.4 is for GTK 3.18 + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 18 LTS, LMDE 3, OpenSUSE, Fedora 23.

What Version is Which? 

Dark: is the darker flavor. Dark panel, menu etc.

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

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

Blackout: is the fully dark flavor. Panel, menu etc.


Each Version Comes in 13 Colors With Regular and Pro Version Window Buttons. 


Theme requires about 105 MB when Installed.

Install The Theme Via Our PPA:

Vivacious Colors GTK Theme can be installed in:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 15.10,
Mint 18, Etc. 
by using the RAVEfinity PPA.


Open a terminal: (Ctrl+Alt+T)
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-gtk-dark vivacious-colors-gtk-light
(!) Ubuntu Unity Desktop Users! Install The Unity Only Version.
 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install vivacious-unity-gtk-dark vivacious-unity-gtk-light 

Please Use the regular non unity version on all other desktops! 
Both versions can be installed at once! Previous users of the theme
you will need to update to the Unity Version if you use Unity! (see above)


16.04.4 Version

For GTK 3.18+
GTK 3.20 is coming. Help us?

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

Deb Packages

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

 Vivacious Colors Dark.
Download 16.04.4 Deb Package ---> (Mirror 1)
Download 16.04.4 Deb Package ---> (Mirror 2)

Vivacious Colors Light.
Download 16.04.4 Deb Package ---> (Mirror 1)
Download 16.04.4 Deb Package ---> (Mirror 2)

Vivacious Colors Unity Desktop Version. 

Use this ONLY if you Use The Unity Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04.
Use regular build (above) for all other desktops!

Vivacious Unity Colors Dark.

Download 16.04.4 Deb Package ---> (Mirror 1)
Download 16.04.4 Deb Package ---> (Mirror 2)

Vivacious Unity Colors Light.
Download 16.04.4 Deb Package ---> (Mirror 1)
Download 16.04.4 Deb Package ---> (Mirror 2)

Arch Linux

Install Via AUR:
yaourt vivacious-colors-gtk-theme

View The AUR Page --->

OpenSUSE, Fedora, CentOS, RedHat.

For Any Distro (Generic Tar)

Tar For The Unity Only Desktop Version.
(Uhhh... Why would you want this? Use the Deb :P )

 Download Unity Only 16.04.4 Tar Package ---> (Mirror 2)

Any Distro with GTK Version 3.18+

If you need support for older GTK & Linux Versions... 
Please Use Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors GTK 3.10-3.14. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Mint 17. etc. See Here >> >

This theme does not support anything older then GTK 3.18 & 3.16.


Some Screen shots:


Licensed: LGPL & GPL v2.0
Based on the hard GPL work of:

Adwaita by Gnome Art Team , Bolimage, Numix (For Cinnamon Theme base)
Kenneth Wimer, James Schriver, Andrea Cimitan, David Barr, p0ng.
(C) Canonical (Ubuntu Linux Theme)
Please see readme for more info. (in tar) 


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


Special Thanks:

Benoit T.

Umair R.

John (ThePilot)

 And to anyone who uses RAVEfinity Themes! 
And/Or has donated or contributed feedback, time or patches etc.

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:

16.04.4  - Fixes the double menu border Issue on some desktops.

- Adds New Unity desktop specific build/package (Vivacious-Unity Light & Dark) Allowing us to not compromise other desktops look and feel to make Unity work/look good.

16.04.3  - Fixes Flat Edit-able buttons to show hover and pressed state (Unity Tweak, Gnome User Add. etc)

 - Makes border around popup menus contrast better (no more lost popups.)

16.04.2  - Adds back Pro Window Buttons! We realized they are missed and work better for users with displays with inaccurate color reproduction.

- Adds Inactive (Window Open) state to desktop clicked items.

16.04.1 - Brand New Theme for 2016! Ubuntu LTS Family! GTK 3.18 Support. Ready for LTS!