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Materia is a Material Design theme for GNOME/GTK based desktop environments.

It supports GTK 2, GTK 3, GTK 4, GNOME Shell, Budgie, Cinnamon, MATE, Unity, Xfce, LightDM, GDM, Chrome theme, etc.


widget-factory widget-factory-dark


Supports ripple animations for GTK 3 and 4:


3 color variants and 2 size variants are available:

Materia standard compact
standard Materia Materia-compact
dark Materia-dark Materia-dark-compact
light Materia-light Materia-light-compact

Supported Toolkits and Desktops

  • GTK 2
  • GTK 3 >=3.20
  • GTK 4 >=4.0
  • Budgie >=10.4
  • Cinnamon >=3.x
  • GNOME Shell >=3.26
  • MATE >=1.14
  • Unity >=7.4
  • Xfce >=4.13

Unsupported Apps and Desktops

  • elementary apps

    Because they are based on their own stylesheet that conflicts with GTK standards.

  • Downstream customized GNOME sessions

    E.g. "Ubuntu" session, "Pop" session. To properly use Materia on GNOME Shell, please install gnome-session and then switch to "GNOME" or "GNOME on Xorg" session from your display manager.


Distro Packages

Distro Package Name Annotation
Arch Linux materia-gtk-theme Link
Debian 10 or later materia-gtk-theme Link
Fedora materia-gtk-theme Link
Solus materia-gtk-theme Link
Ubuntu 18.04 or later materia-gtk-theme Link

NOTE: Distro packages could be outdated and incompatible with your desktop environment. You can check the latest version here.


All 6 variants are available via Flathub:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
flatpak install flathub org.gtk.Gtk3theme.Materia{,-dark,-light}{,-compact}

Manual Installation

See for details.



  • Use a font family including Medium weight (e.g. Roboto or M+) to properly display the theme.
  • Set the font size to 9.75 (= 13px at 96dpi) or 10.5 (= 14px at 96dpi).

Chrome Extensions

To improve the appearance of Chrome, you can install our Chrome extensions as follows:

  1. Open the /usr/share/themes/Materia<-variant>/chrome folder in your file manager.
  2. Drag and drop the .crx files into the Chrome's Extensions page (chrome://extensions).

GDM Theme

You can change the GDM (lock/login screen) theme by replacing the default GNOME Shell theme.
See for details.


Materia can be customized with GUI application, oomox theme designer.

Materia also allows you to change the color scheme relatively easily in other ways. See for details.


If you find bugs or have suggestions, please report it to the issue tracker. Any contribution would be much appreciated.

Todo list can be found at

Related Projects


Materia is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later. See the COPYING file for details.


  • Materia is based on Adwaita by GNOME.
  • Design and specifications are based on Google's Material Design.
  • The included symbolic icons are based on Material Design icons by Google.
  • The Chrome scrollbar extension was forked from Adwaita-chrome-scrollbar by GNOME Integration Team.
  • Yauhen Kirylau (@actionless) who is oomox author polished scripts and supported Materia with oomox.
  • @n3oxmind who helped improve the installation script we had.
  • @smurphos who made and provided the Cinnamon theme for Materia.
  • Our Meson code is heavily influenced by @monday15's lounge-gtk-theme.

Also thank you to all contributors and upstream developers.