How to Change the Google Chrome Theme

Change the Chrome Theme to Personalize Your Browser

Google Chrome
Google Chrome

Google Chrome themes are used to change the look and feel of the browser, and Chrome provides a fairly simple way to locate and install new browser themes.

With a Chrome theme, you can alter everything from the new tab background to the color and design of your tabs and bookmark bar.

Before we get started on changing the theme, you should first find one you want to install. All of the Google Chrome themes are free to download, so just take your pick!

How to Install a Google Chrome Theme

You can change the Chrome theme by installing a new theme. Plenty of them can be found on the official Chrome Web Store Themes page. On that page are several categories of themes, like Enchanting Places, Dark & Black Themes, Space Exploration and Editor's Picks.

Once you find a theme you like, open it to see its full details and then apply it to Chrome by clicking the ADD TO CHROME button. After a few seconds of downloading and installing, Chrome will adapt to the new theme; you don't have to do anything else.

Note: You can't have more than one theme installed or loaded into Chrome at once. This means after you install one, the previous one automatically uninstalls.

How to Uninstall a Google Chrome Theme

Like mentioned above, you don't have to uninstall the current theme in order to install a new one. It will automatically be deleted upon installation of the new theme.

However, if you want to uninstall the custom theme altogether and not install a new one, you can revert Chrome back to its default theme:

Important: Before deleting the custom theme in Chrome, keep in mind that you aren't given a confirmation box or any sort of last minute "change your mind" option. After passing through Step 3, the theme is immediately gone.

  1. Access chrome://settings/ through Chrome's URL bar or use the menu button (the three vertical dots) to open Settings.
  2. Find the Appearance section.
  3. Click Reset to default theme.