Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
GTK3+Gnome Shell - Faience by tiheum GTK3+Gnome Shell - Faience by tiheum
Faience is a Work In Progress that include GTK3, GTK2, Metacity and Gnome-Shell themes and an icon theme based on Faenza.

Support Gnome 3.10 only / needs Murrine (GTK2) and Unico (GT3) engines to work properly.

Licence: GPLv3

Icons: Faience
Wallpaper: Coolas by BlankID

Extract the zip file and put the 'Faience' folder inside your ~/.themes directory. Use the Gome-Shell theme extension to select Faience theme.

Launchpad PPA
Faience GTK, Gnome-shell and icon themes are available to install via a PPA repository. Open a terminal and run :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install faience-theme faience-icon-theme

Older versions (Gnome 3.0 compatibilty) :…

== 0.7 ==
* Compatibility with Gnome 3.10
* Flatter look
== 0.5.4 ==
* GTK3: transitions on buttons are disabled to speed up the rendering of the theme when switching from one window to another and avoid memory leaks on some distros
* GS: add a background on the dash launcher which make it more usable with the great 'dash to dock' extension
== 0.5.3 ==
* New Faience-Ocre (for Gnome-Shell) and Faience-Claire (for Unity) GTK2, GTK3 and metacity themes
* GTK3: fixed the background colour of Nautilus canvas items when the right-click menu is displayed
* GTK3: added animations to buttons
* GTK3: improved the overall look of Gnome Documents
* GTK3: removed the stripes on progressbars
* GS: new design for modal dialogs and GDM
* GS: updated assets to match better the GTK3 widgets
* GTK2: removed the 1-pixel border along the vertical scrollbars for maximized windows (the problem persists with GTK3 applications).
== 0.5.2 ==
* GTK3: fix some bugs with Nautilus rubberband and dual-pane view
* GTK3: fix the text colour of items displayed on the desktop
* GTK3: new arrows for inline toolbars and linked buttons
* GTK3: fix incorrect colour of backdrop progressbars
* GS: fix invisible switches with non-english languages
* GS: fix dash launchers tooltip for right-to-left languages
== 0.5.1 ==
* GTK3: properties border-top-left-radius removed
* GTK3: issue with opacity of the rubberband and background color of tabs in Nautilus fixed
* GTK3: progressbars visibility in rows improved
* GTK3/GTK2: text of menubar items turned to black
* GTK2: progressbars are now fully rounded
* GS: notificaton close button moved in right place for gnome 3.6
== 0.5 ==
* New GTK3, GTK2 and metacity themes
* Gnome-shell theme entirely modified
* Support Gnome 3.6
== 0.3 ==
* Reworked panel, message area, scrollbars, dock and workspaces control in dashboard.
== 0.2 ==
* Support for Gnome 3.2
* Reworked buttons and workspace switcher
* Subtle shadows and animations
== 0.1 ==
* Initial release
Add a Comment:
Stefanski13 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Thanks man!!!
odssa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Wow..You work is really good..I had have it on my computer..Its working well on my computer using Gnome-Shell 3.14..Thanks.
progamer47338 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Hi, nice theme but I can't get the launchpad for fedora can you please provide the icons for fedora too? I'm using fedora 23! And Nice work again
karen311 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016

Hi, add in the subject the ability to see the enable and disable functions. Your theme will be even better.

Faience 2

Faience 3

Amazing job ! It works perfectly on Gnome-shell 3.14 but there is a little bug on 3.16 version, in the top bar the graphism of loading cursor becomes corrupt, I hope some updates...  Thx for this job.
GoGoris Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
There is no custom icon for roxterm. Could you add a link from utilities-terminal to roxterm? I really love the theme.
zoltor87 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Please, update your wonderful theme for ubuntu 15.04. Theme is little buggy on it…
figure002 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Whoa! Only now I realized that my favorite GNOME theme of all time was updated for the current GTK3. So glad I can enable this theme again! Awesome job tiheum, I love it!
kf19 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is one of my favorite linux theme, Good job! Is there a dark version of this? thank you
webflashing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Hi! Your repository is no longer working. Could you fix it, or upload the files anywhere else so we are able to download them? Thank you very much!
heinmbadenhorst Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014

Very nice theme. Is there a way for you to fix the blurry switch buttons (on - off)?
I am using it on Ubuntu 14.04.1
hibbieegeebies Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Is there anyway to get this working on gnome 3.12?

I have this one issue in nautilus with the buttons not rendering correctly:
borishda Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Bug on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04.1:
- Start evince
- Click cog icon to open preferences

Result: Background of pop-down menu is black, menu is difficult to read.
Expected: Menu background should be white, as for the same action in nautilus.

Also, the background color of all editors should be ffffff for better contrast.
Kalumne Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
ubuntu studio 14.04 apt-get says faience-icon-theme not found
diegosch Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome job!
tpirog Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Where are the download links on these pages? I would have thought you Ubuntu folks would be above the jiggery pokery of tricking people into downloading something else. Shame on you.
jram0421 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2014
Launchpad PPA
Faience GTK, Gnome-shell and icon themes are available to install via a PPA repository. Open a terminal and run :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install faience-theme faience-icon-theme

That is how you download it. Ubuntu uses the PPA system and apt-get to install programs.
KEIII-RU Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
To get back switch button sharpen:

GtkSwitch.trough:backdrop {
   background-position: 0 0;
evilserge Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
How I set the window?
edgarortega Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
In ubuntu 14.04 the unity menu bar, listening to music does not look good the information on the audio track when passing the mouse, above the track information Rhythmbox

Sorry for my english :)
opensas Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014

dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/faience-theme_0.7_all.deb (--unpack):
unable to open '/usr/share/themes/Faience-Ocre/gtk-2.0/apps/dummy.png.dpkg-new': No such file or directory

question as askubuntu:…

tiheum Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
The latest (minor) update should fix this.
Master-User Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Your BACK!
Master-User Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
How Long Are You Back For, Are You Still Working On The Ubuntu Icon Theme?
DDZ57 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Thank you for this resurrection! :)
Can't wait the version for GTK 3.12.
ajian08 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Me too.
uid0 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I noticed there's a problem with the toolbar menus (e.g. activated by the gear-button) in Evince (3.10.3 on Ubuntu 14.04). They are completely black.
uid0 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
This is how it looks
dmiranda2 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Matthieu, this is one of the best theme!
Please consider upgrading to 3.12!!
cptmashek Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Writer
I love how clean this is!
Skrell Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
utterly brilliant!
tgraeca84 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Please upgrade to 3.12!!
Soovija Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Would love to see support for Gnome 3.10 :) Thanks ahead :)
watchingcat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Please add support for Gnome 3.10 - thanks!!!
arktika13 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
support please for gnome 3.10!! thanks!!!
dragonjosh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
great theme thanks! :D
aylmun Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
please please please, support for GNOME 3.10 and, write manual of the changes. new versión icons??? i love faience great!!!
aylmun Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
please support for GNOME 3.10 and share is manual for change. please please
aylmun Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
please and new icons???
AKLP Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I know it's annoying but please add GS3.10 support
ajian08 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Skwid Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
VxMxPx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great theme. :hug:
Please add support for 3.10 :)
fernandofe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hello, tiheum.

My name is Fernando, and i'm a newbie in this world of Linux Customization. I've been looking for some good tutorials, but i didn't found anything properly. Can you help me by giving me some basics/advanced tutorial link for my starting? Sorry about this.

Best regards.
giovanicascaes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
GNOME 3.10?
Dimmuo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Artist
Works on fedora 19?
justnice980 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here are the icons in question if anyone would like to use them. 

justnice980 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've created a few custom icons to add to this theme. What would the best way to add them to the theme? I tried manual icon replacement, but every time the apps in question update the icons are reset. It's quite annoying for me. Otherwise, amazing work. I love the icons!!! They're the only ones I use. :)
giovanicascaes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
 An update for 3.10 is to come?
kaizokuu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist
when I use Faience Ocre as gtk+ theme, I can't change desktop background :'(
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
August 26, 2011
File Size
1.8 MB


579,054 (5 today)
856 (who?)