New Folder Icons, Aubergine As Second Accent Color Currently In Testing For Ubuntu 20.04 Yaru Theme

Ubuntu Yaru theme aubegine update folder icons

For the next Ubuntu release (20.04 LTS, to be released in April 2020), the Yaru maintainers are testing some important theme changes.

One of the updates involves using aubergine as a second accent color instead of blue, which didn't fit with the rest of the theme. Aubergine is now used for the GNOME Shell sliders and dialogs (active button/field), as well as for the Gtk progress bars, sliders, checkboxes, radioboxes and switches. The link color continues to be blue because aubergine is usually the color used for visited links, which would cause confusion.

The Yaru icon theme was also updated with brand-new folder icons, which are now predominantly gray, with aubergine/orange as accent colors.

It's important to note that these changes have only landed in the Yaru Git master yesterday, and they are subject to change.

Yaru GTK3 theme from master using aubergine

The merged pulled requests that implement these changes can be found at:

Edit: an article was posted by Martin Wimpress on the Ubuntu blog, explaining these changes.

Want to try the latest Yaru Git master with these changes on your Ubuntu (or Pop!_OS) desktop? Install Yaru from master using:

sudo apt install git meson sassc libglib2.0-dev libxml2-utils

git clone

cd yaru

meson build

cd build

sudo ninja install

Want to undo the changes and reinstall Yaru as it is by default in Ubuntu? Remove the theme folders then reinstall the theme:

sudo rm -r /usr/share/themes/{Yaru,Yaru-dark,Yaru-light}

sudo apt install --reinstall yaru-theme-gnome-shell yaru-theme-gtk