Give Your Ubuntu a New Look Using Paper Theme

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This is how Paper GTK theme and icon theme looks and how to install in Ubuntu.

Paper theme is a very calm and cool looking flat theme with very little shadow in depth effects. This theme was developed for modern GTK3 environments, that means you can install this in Ubuntu and its derivatives. The theme, however, not is development at the moment. But you can still download and experience this theme.

Primary color of Paper theme is light-dark based and it will look good with its own Paper icon and cursor theme.

Paper icon and cursor theme is inspired by material design which uses simple colors and geometric shapes. They are carefully designed for perfect viewing in any resolutions.

Here are how Paper GTK, Icon and cursor themes look, before you go ahead and install.


Paper Theme in Ubuntu 18.10 with GNOME

Paper Theme in GNOME
Paper Theme in GNOME


Paper Theme in Ubuntu 18.10 with GNOME Classic

Paper Theme - Classic GNOME
Paper Theme – Classic GNOME



Paper Icons
Paper Icons


Download and Install

Here is how you can download and install Paper GTK, Icon and cursor theme in Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10 and all of its derivatives.

GTK Theme

Download the GTK theme from below link (GitHub) and extract. After extraction, copy the Paper directory to /usr/share/themes

Download Paper GTK Theme

Icon and Cursor

Download the deb binary directly from below link and open with Software to install.

Download Paper Icon and Cursor Theme (*.deb)

Applying the Theme

After above steps, open Ubuntu GNOME Tweaks tool and apply the themes as below.

Apply Paper Theme via Tweaks Tool
Apply Paper Theme via Tweaks Tool

Enjoy the paper theme with new revamped look for your desktop.


If you like this theme you may want to check out other cool themes for Ubuntu:

More cool themes for Ubuntu


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