I’ve never been one that is much for customizing Ubuntu themes. Generally the most I do is switch to Clearlooks and call it good. Recently, however, a theme was pointed out to me that I really like. Its called Shiki-Colors, and can be downloaded from gnome-look.
One nice thing about this theme release is that it includes a script to configrue everything for you. You can download the install script via:
wget -c http://zelut.org/dropbox/colorizeme-shiki-0.2.tar.gz
tar xf colorizeme-shiki-0.2.tar.gz
This script will download and install the icon sets, themes, etc and update your theme as it goes. To get the full effect you will likely want to logout or reboot.
I also like this in combination with the ttf-liberation font set.
note: the author is definitely an artist and not a programmer. The shell script is pretty ugly and could use some cleanup, but thats another story..
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this theme.