Did you know that you can add custom themes to Discord to change the entire look and feel of the Discord interface? Yes, you heard it right. With the help of various Discord Themes out there, you can easily add any theme to Discord to make it more customized and look appealing at the same time.
As you might already know, there is no direct way to add themes to Discord. That means the official version of Discord does not allow you to add custom themes to customize the looks. The only two options that you would have on the original Discord are Light and Dark theme only.
Light and Dark themes are very basic in terms of looks, but themes that we are going to take a look at in this article are very different and gives you immense options to customize Discord.
As mentioned earlier, you can’t apply themes to the official version of Discord. For this, we are using a modded version of Discord called “BetterDiscord”. BetterDiscord is a modded version of Discord that lets us add themes to change the entire 20look of the popular application. Things like Voice Changer mods, other Discord Bots, and Commands will work fine without any issue.
BetterDiscord comes with support for both themes and plugins to enhance performance. Since it is not the official version, it comes with its own cons as well. Adding custom themes to Discord like loading Rainmeter skins, just load the theme file and you are all good to go.
So, if you want to use Discord Themes, you will have to move to BetterDiscord. And yes, you can have both of them installed at the same time.
How to Install Discord Themes?
Here’s how you can quickly install a Discord theme:
- Open BetterDiscord
- Go to User Settings
- Find Themes option
- Click on Open Themes Folder
- Now copy-paste the downloaded theme file there. (You can find the download link to every theme below)
- Finally, refresh BetterDiscord to apply changes and activate the new Discord theme.
Best Discord Themes to use in 2021
Here are our top picks!
1. Basic Background Discord Theme
If you are looking for a simple Discord theme without altering the layout then Basic Background Discord Theme is for you. This theme allows you to set a custom image as background as per your liking.
Once changed, the background will be updated on every single part of Discord. All you have to do is just find a cool high-resolution background image and set it as the background.
This theme is developed and designed by DevilBro and has already more than 33,000 plus downloads at the time of writing this article.
- Developer: DevilBro
- Downloads: 33K+
ClearVision is a Discord theme by untuned. It is a highly customizable theme that you can apply to Discord right away. The main accent color of the theme is blue and complements well with the background image of the theme.
There is kind of an overlay above the background image, giving it a translucent look and feel. ClearVision is a must-try if you like the way it is designed and the customization abilities.
- Developer: untuned
- Downloads: 55K+
3. Dark Matter
Dark Matter BetterDiscord theme is a modified version of the original Dark Matter theme by cosmicsalad. This theme can be considered as a bit more customized version of the theme. A dark overlay is made visible on top of the background.
Colors like green, pink, blue, red, and yellow are used for fonts in different sections of the theme. Text messages are light grey in color on the screen.
- Developer: Tropical
- Downloads: 48K+
Discord+ is one of the best Discord themes that I have ever seen. It gives the users immense options to customize the theme according to their wishes. First of all, the default theme looks so futuristic. Individual sections on the layout are clearly differentiated from others, giving it a nice touch.
Furthermore, you have two options here, the first one is with a black overlay and the second one with a white overlay. Both of them look sleek. Users can customize things like home icons, accent colors, icon sizes, backgrounds, cover colors, and more.
- Developer: Insta
- Downloads: 41K+
5. Frosted Glass
As the name itself indicates, this theme comes with a frosted glass finish to the main user interface. A background relating to nature with a dear is blurred out on the theme.
The frosted glass finish is achieved by creatively blurring the elements of the layout. Altogether, the theme looks really good and is catchy at the same time. Colors like green, blue, white, etc are used for fonts in the theme.
- Developer: Gibbu
- Downloads: 16K
6. Fallout 4 Terminal
This theme is for all computer junkies out there. If you really into stuff like coding, terminal, etc then you should definitely check this out. The theme comes with a terminal-like matrix interface with nice green and dark green colors.
The fonts used in this theme are typical fonts that you will find in terminal and command-line interface tools. All the layout and borders on the theme are made keeping the terminal in mind. This theme entirely changes the look and feel of Discord like anything.
- Developer: Bates
- Downloads: 19K
7. Opera GX Gaming Themes
This particular BetterDiscord Theme is inspired by the Opera FX gaming browser. If you have used the browser before, then you will understand the design elements borrowed from the browser. The main color of the theme is Red and it is added to borders as well as texts too.
The background image on the theme is a space image with red accents here and there. The theme is also using different fonts which will be appealing to gamers out there.
- Developer: TomRdh
- Downloads: 16K
Duality is yet another Discord theme with a minimal and classy look. All elements on the theme have a pop-out effect. Some elements on the theme are completely transparent and only come with a white border. It gives a cool look to the theme.
Dark shades are given for bot control boxes and other options. Overall, most of the elements in the theme come with a transparent shade to give it a nice look.
- Developer: rmkx
- Downloads: 10K
Are you a Cyberpunk fan? If yes, then this theme is for you. This Discord theme was developed by keeping Cyberpunk in mind and has a lot of design similarities. All the text content on the theme comes with a neon-like glow effect which is really nice.
The dark background along with fonts and simple layout looks really nice and for links, it uses red color. The font used is also different and gives it a more gamer feel.
- Developer: ElijahPepe
- Downloads: 8K
As the name itself indicates, this theme is for those who want to change Discord’s default color scheme and set a custom one. Not everyone likes the original Discord color theme, this is where this theme comes into play. You have the option to set any color of your choice.
If you are bored of seeing the native Discord color scheme over and over again then DiscordRecolor is calling you. Definitely try and play with different color combinations to find the best one.
- Developer: DevilBro
- Downloads: 8.3K
This is yet another theme that gives you a programmer feel. The entire look and design of the theme are that of a syntax highlighted. The main color theme of the theme is purple and pink. It also uses the cmd-like font to give it a more syntax look.
If you are someone who is into programming or coding then you might like the theme well. At the same time, not everyone will like the color combination used in this theme.
- Developer: Daggy1234
- Downloads: 8.1K
12. Midnight Mars
Midnight Mars is a simple-looking Discord theme for everyone. It is a cool BetterDiscord theme with a clean UI and layout. There’s no image background in this theme. The theme uses a solid background that gives it a Mars look.
Different color shades of the original color can be seen everywhere within the theme. It includes the message bubbles, chat bar, server list section, etc.
- Developer: LuckFire
- Downloads: 4.7K
Have you ever thought of changing Discord’s SVG colors? Well, Discolored theme will help you in doing the same. Using this theme, you can change the default color combination of all SVGs in Discord.
This theme is basically a theme add-on that will help you change and customize Discord SVGs. Discord is really popular and known for the cool SVGs that it comes with.
- Developer: Nyria
- Downloads: 4K
14. NieR: Automata – YoRHa Menu UI
This theme is based on the color combo and looks of NieR: Automata – YoRHa Menu UI. The interesting part about this theme is the fact that is available both in the dark as well as light theme. If you prefer using dark mode, then this theme got you covered.
The background, colors, fonts, and texts used in this looks very different from others and gives it a stand-out look. Definitely check this amazing Discord theme.
- Developer: accrazed
- Downloads: 3.7K
Do you remember ghostbusters? Well, this Discord theme is completely based on the theme of Ghostbusters. It has a ghostbuster background and cool looking red accent here and there. Not much difference can be found on the layout itself but looks good with the theme.
The theme comes with different background for sections like the user profile, chat screen section and more.
- Developer: Trator de Jacare
- Downloads: 3.7K
If you are like me who likes Google’s own material design then chances are you will like this theme, too. Everything is basic in this theme. Like other themes, there is nothing extraordinary in this theme. Simple and clean UI with material design elements, that’s it.
Must check if you like simple and clean UIs with a touch of material design as well. The theme has only two colors and it is universal across the platform.
- Developer: BigMeanie
- Downloads: 3K
Nord is yet another Discord theme focusing on simple look and design. Similar to the theme mentioned above, this theme focuses on simple color combinations. The main background is dark blue in color and slight shade differences can be found on the right and left panels.
No fancy stuff here. Just a simple Discord Theme with simple colors with support for a special syntax highlighter.
- Developer: Daggy1234
- Downloads: 3K
This theme is purely based on the theme of Akame from Akame No Kill. If you are into this series then chances are you might like it otherwise skip it. The main thing is the background of Akame used in this theme.
Accent color complimenting the background as well as the character can be found across the theme. Also comes with a syntax highlighter as well.
- Developer: ShadowDevilsAvenged
- Downloads: 32K
As the name itself suggests, this Discord Theme comes with a translucent design element in mind. The translucent element is very similar to what we find in some Windows 10 Skins. There is a nice background and a translucent overlay is embedded on top of it to give it a nice look.
A slight color difference for elements like chat bubble, server details, users, chat bar, etc can be seen and borders can be clearly identified as well.
- Developer: CapnKitten
- Downloads: 21K
20. CGO Kirito
CGO Kirito is yet another character-based Discord theme that you can use. For starters, CGO Kirito is a theme based on Kirito and Deathgun fighting in CGO (Gun Gale Online). The main center of attraction of the theme is the cool background itself.
Accent color used in the theme nicely matches with the background and gives it a nice look as well.
- Developer: VaporousCreeper
- Downloads: 23K
Preview Discord Theme
If you are not sure how a theme will look like once installed, there’s an option called Preview. You click on the Preview button to test drive the theme and see how it looks like once you install the same. The preview feature can be accessed from the theme’s page itself.
These are some cool Discord themes that you can use on Discord to change the entire look and feel. You only have the option to use Discord themes on BetterDiscord. If you are using the original version of Discord or Disord Canary then you will have to move to BetterDiscord in order to use themes.