7 modern themes for the KDE Plasma desktop environment

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Without a doubt KDE Plasma is one of the most attractive Linux desktop environments and modern that we can find and that in addition to that have great features and configuration options that allow the user to customize this environment to the maximum.

Although many newcomers to Linux may see KDE when it comes to configuration a bit difficult, the reality is it has its joke, but it is nothing to write home about.

This time We will see some of the themes that I am sure you will like and will want to put in your KDE.

To install the themes you must place the theme folder that is usually distributed in a compressed file inside your Themes folder.

Just look for the folders in / usr / share / themes or ~ / .themes.



The Numix theme it is a modern flat gtk theme with a mix of light and dark elements. Is compatible with most desktop environments, like Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, Mate, and others.

Numix icons have three variants, which include the original version, the Numix Circle version which is the circle-shaped application icons, and the square variant has square-shaped application icons

To install this package, just run the following in a terminal:

git clone https://github.com/varlesh/numix-kde-theme.git

cd numix-kde-theme

sudo make install



Helium is a light, bright and colorful theme that is intended to give a lively and colorful look to your system.

Windows and desk decorations have a white frosted glass feel. Combine that with a colorful icon theme, and you're on your way to having a really cheerful Plasma desktop.



It's a quite modern theme and looking for simplicity along with a bit of minimalism to give the feeling of an environment and windows with large space and fluid.

To this we must add your good selection of colors and contrast that in combination with a minimalist or flat icon theme the theme can stand out even more.

Maia Transparent

Maia Transparent

If by chance you have heard of Manjaro Linux or you get to try this Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. This topic will remind you even more in this one.

This is a fully transparent theme for fans of extreme transparency for use with dark, homogeneous wallpapers. Maia Transparent takes Plasma's native transparency and makes it work at its best.

Arc Theme


The Arc theme is a beautiful flat theme with transparent elements, Arc for KDE looks a lot like what happens on GTK desktops as it uses the same color scheme. }

However, there are some key differences.

In Plasma, Arc uses a small amount of transparency. That does not detract from the semi-Material design. When combined with the icon theme, Arc brings a distinctive new style to Plasma.



Nitrox It is a simple, clean, minimalist and good looking icon set, created for GTK-based environments such as Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, XFCE, LXDE, KDE Plasma, Plasma 5 and Android.

Nitrox is part of the Nitrux Artwork Project, this icon theme is one of the most complete that you can find.

This icon pack has several options of which we can choose depending on the color of the GTK + theme that we use.

Among its different variants we can find:

NITRUX, NITRUX-Buttons, NITRUX-Azure, NITRUX-Dark, NITRUX-Clear-All and NITRUX-Mint.



The Adapta theme is a relatively new favorite in the GTK space.

This matter aims to bring everything people love about Adapta to Plasma, and does an excellent job of that.

Adapta KDE gives KDE a Material look and feel without spoiling the original spirit of Plasma.

It uses a cool color scheme, like Breeze, but does it in a way that is different enough to be instantly recognizable as something completely different. Adapta with Plasma has an excellent three-dimensional look, which really sets it apart.


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  1.   Daniel said

    Esteeee, you should not put all the images in kde themes, you have put 2 in gnome