If you’ve read other articles here at Android.AppStorm, you’ll notice that we absolutely love the way we can customizeourphones’userinterface. The overall look, however, can be attributed to a certain theme for a specified launcher, depending on which one you have installed.
The themes I personally prefer are those that have fewer graphics and more texture; I find that these make it easier for you to view your app icons, and make your home screens look cleaner and clutter-free.
Here are 40 highly recommended themes for launchers like GoLauncher EX, Launcher Pro and ADW Launcher. All these themes are free on the Market.
This clean theme is very easy on the eye, and even easier to manage. As with most white-based themes, it can go with almost any widget or wallpaper you choose. Even a plain old white background manages to maintain the polished look. Also available for GoLauncher EX and CyanogenMOD 7.
For the inner geek in you, this is a theme that replaces the standard icons with two-letter codes (as in the table of elements in Chemistry). If you’re not quite sure what the codes mean, you can always check with the app drawer – and you’ll need to show the app labels. The theme also comes with a set of wallpapers to choose from.
All icons are in grayscale with this super basic theme. The theme just takes the stock icons and strips out the colors. If you prefer minimum detail and color for your home screen, then this one is definitely a good choice.
This light and transparent theme creates a “barely there” effect with the icons and light background. The icons do a very good job of blending in instead of standing out – not something most themes can do.
If black isn’t your favorite non-color, then this theme might be more acceptable. The white, stenciled-out icons are great for any background, be it light or dark. Versatility and minimalism at their best.
The cyan tiles background fits perfectly with the clock widget and the icons on the notifications bar with this black-and-blue theme. Use the stock theme background (plain black) for a more minimalist look.
Funky and not your typical theme, Retro Pattern is a unique way of standing out without being too loud. The home screen should be free of distracting widgets as these would take away from the focal point of the wallpaper.
This is probably the best set of icons in the list. The quality is excellent considering the theme is free (there is a paid version). The developer also updates the icons regularly, so that’s another plus.