How to create your personal Arc Theme on any ArcoLinux desktop


Horst3180 is no longer maintaining his github.

Nico Hoods is now carrying the torch. 

Check this article:

ArcoLinux has a package called arcolinux-arc-themes-git. It provides 45 Arc themes not with the blue accent color but with a different accent color.

These themes have been created with a script named Arc-Theme-Colora hosted at We build upon the work of Horst3180 at

Goal of script is

  • change blue accent into one of the 16 million colors
  • distro independent
  • easy to edit and change the scripts
  • follow the workflow from Horst3180
  • cutting-edge up-to-date – straight from the github

Arc is a flat theme with transparent elements for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell which supports GTK 3 and GTK 2 based desktop environments like Gnome, Unity, Budgie, Pantheon, XFCE, Mate, etc.

The script makes Arc Theme compatible with Openbox too.


Follow the video to make your own Arc theme with the color accent you want.