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How to Create Google Chrome Themes 2021

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What to Know

Go to the Chrome Theme Creator page. Select Add to Chrome > Add app > Theme Creator. Name the theme.Select Upload an Image. Make adjustments if needed. Select Generate Colors. Go to Basic and select Pack and Install > Keep.Go to Chrome menu > More Tools > Extensions. Turn on Developer Mode. Drag the CRX file to the browser window. Select Add theme.

This article explains how to create Google Chrome themes using the Google Theme Creator. Instructions in this article apply to the desktop version of Google Chrome for all operating systems.

How to Create Google Chrome Themes

There are plenty of great Google Chrome themes. Still, it's possible to make your own Chrome theme. The Google Theme Creator extension for Google Chrome allows you to easily build and export your own themes from a simple graphical interface.

To customize Chrome with the Chrome Theme Creator tool:

Go to the Chrome Theme Creator page and select Add to Chrome.

Select Add app to install the Theme Creator.

Chrome automatically opens the Apps tab. Select Theme Creator.

Give your new theme a name in the field in the upper-left corner of the page.

Select Upload an image and choose a high-resolution image to base your theme around.

Unsplash is a website where you can find tons of great images free of charge. Vector patterns tend to work best.

After you upload the image, a preview displays on the right side of the screen. Use the controls below the image to make adjustments, including position, size, and repetition.

Select Generate Colors to create a color scheme for your theme based on the image you uploaded. The website automatically updates the preview to show you the colors it detected from the image you uploaded.

If you want to alter any of the colors, go to the Colors tab. Under this tab, you can select any of the colors for the browser window and change colors as you like.  

Go to the Basic tab and select Pack and Install to package your new theme as an extension for Chrome.

You receive a warning from Chrome, letting you know malicious extensions can harm your computer. Select Keep to download your theme.

Go to the Chrome menu > More Tools > Extensions and select the Developer Mode toggle switch the upper-right corner to enable it.

Locate the CRX file on your computer and drag-and-drop it into the browser window.

Select Add theme in the pop-up window.

If you see a cannot decode image error message, use a different image for your custom theme.

Chrome takes a few seconds to apply the theme. If you want to revert to the default, select Undo.