Install and Use Numix on Ubuntu to Enjoy Colorful Themes and Icons

If you are an avid Linux users and you love art and colour on your desktop as opposed to the default theme come with your operating system, then Numix is the best choice for you.

Numix has been around in the Linux world for a while offering beautiful icon and theme alternatives for all Linux based platforms. Their designs are so good that the Arch-based Linux distribution Antergos will be using it as their default theme and icon.

Numix isn’t only designed for operating systems but also available for desktop environments like Gnome, Cinnamon and much more. This walkthrough is going to show how to install Numix themes and icons using the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system.

First things first, you will need to open a terminal and punch in these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numixgtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle

If you want to spice things up and add the wallpapers, use these commands to install them:
sudo apt-get install numix-wallpaper-*

After instaling everything, now what you need to do is switch the default theme and icons to that of Numix.

For Gnome users, use these commands:
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

For Unity users, these commands will do:
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

When the installation is done, open the tweak tool and change icons and themes.


Take a look at what Gnome on Ubuntu looks with Numix.

Like what you see Read more about Numix here and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.
  • Jafar Calley
    April 21, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    jafar@neltharion:~$ sudo apt install numix–gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package numix–gtk-theme

    Where did it go? 🙂
    The icons work just fine though. Thanks!

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