Looking for ways to spruce up that boring old Google Chrome browser? Adding a terrific theme is one of the best things you can do to boost your overall browsing experience. Searching Google Chrome’s extensive library for a theme to match your unique personality can be tedious, though.
Fortunately, the perfect theme might be right under your nose. Our list includes themes in a variety of styles and colors. From minimalist designs to colorful patterns, we’ve got you covered.
Best minimalist themes
Chrome has a great look on its own. It’s simple, straightforward, and easy on the eyes. If you like that look, but maybe want to change it up a bit — though not too much — these themes are for you. They take that classic Chrome aesthetic and make some subtle changes.
Best dark themes
Like the minimalist themes above, these themes re-skin your browser to make things darker, dimming the lights and eliminating that gray-white color scheme common to vanilla Chrome.
Special mention – Dark Reader
Dark Reader is technically an extension instead of a theme, but it does what a theme does plus much more. The download includes a menu where you can adjust the dark settings to match your browsing environment as needed. And this doesn’t just apply to the Chrome window, but also to all Google sites, social media sites like Facebook, and more. It’s basically a dark mode for all your browsing!
Best colorful themes
Stepping out of the dark and into the light, we scoured the Chrome Web Store for the most colorful themes for anyone who wants their browser to look a little less dour. These themes keep things simple but inject a little color into your Chrome experience.
Best landscape themes
The best landscape themes borrow an excellent photo and skin your browser based on the colors and overall feel of the original picture. These themes do more than just change a color scheme, however — they’ll turn your browser into a window to the outside world.
Best cute animal themes
Sometimes you just need to look at a cute animal. Full stop. Thankfully, these themes inject cat and dog photos into your everyday experience, so you can enjoy them any time you open a new tab.
Best space themes
Who says dark mode has to be one color? If you want a darker theme for your Chrome browser but you’d still like an interesting photograph or a pop of color, these space themes could work for you.
Maybe you’re not really interested in the peace and serenity of landscapes and would rather have a bustling cityscape scene adorn your browser. We can’t blame you: the colors are often exciting and it’s also a great way to enjoy travel photography.
While many of the themes offered in the Chrome Web Store are free to use, this particular one (Seattle Night) costs 99 cents.