30 Best Dark Custom Windows 7 Themes

30 Best Dark Custom Windows 7 Themes This is a compilation of over 30 of the finest dark custom Windows 7 themes. If you are looking for something to do during the upcoming Easter holidays, bookmark this and try the following Windows 7 themes!

Intro / Pre-Requisites Before Installing Any Themes

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Before you attempt to install any of the 3rd-party themes on this list, make sure you know how to properly install them and how to use sfc.exe to restore critical system files without an interface

The Compilation

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Concave 7

Concave 7 is one of my favorite dark Windows 7 themes. It’s a very elegant and minimalistic theme, one of the best! I love it:

Dark Concave 7
Download Dark Concave 7 | Mirror

Gizdom Reloaded Theme for Windows 7

This dark Windows 7 theme really rocks and is definitely one of the best. Very tiny buttons, rectangle window frame with thin borders. Small scrollbars. Great work:

Dark Gizdom Reloaded Theme
Download Dark Gizdom | Mirror

Windows 7 “Life” Theme

That’s what I’m talking about! This is a truly epic dark Windows 7 theme with a great look and feel. If you want to customize Windows 7 and make it look like no other computer, give it a try!

Dark Custom Windows 7 Themes 1
Download Dark “Life” Theme | Mirror

Dark Custom Theme: Xenomorph

You like completely dark custom Windows 7 themes? How about Xenomorph. This darkish-bluish theme is a pretty good one for all people who like it simply dark.

Dark Xenomorph
Download Dark Xenomorph | Mirror

Toxic Dark Shell Theme

Careful – a toxic combination: This Windows 7 premium theme combines a light green with a dark black. Well, this combination worked in The Matrix, so why shouldn’t it work for a desktop themes? Exactly, if you can stand the colors then this is the perfect custom theme for you:

Dark Custom Toxic Theme
Download Dark Toxic Theme | Mirror

Red Fusion Theme for Windows 7

This theme is not a full dark theme as it also includes a white inner browser shell. The buttons are rather large. If you don’t like thin, elegant Windows 7 themes and want something that resembles the look of Vista, go for this theme.

Dark Custom Windows 7 Themes Red Fusion
Download Red Fusion | Mirror

Dark – Red District Theme

Black and red usually go well together. The color also also work great in this custom Windows 7 theme. Definitely one of the best darkish custom themes I’ve seen lately.

Dark Custom Windows 7 Themes 1
Download Dark Red Distric | Mirror

Pre Black Visual Style for Windows 7

Don’t like it too dark? I fully understand you, but some grey tones work great for a desktop theme. At least it works great in this visual style for Windows 7 titled “Pre Black”:

Pre Black Visual Style for Windows 7
Download Pre Black | Mirror

NEXTLevel Port Theme for Windows 7

Oi! There are many grey tones, but this grey combined the the transparent Aero effect blows your mind. The caption buttons are rather large, but I definitely like this grey custom Windows 7 theme. Maybe not the best out there, but it’s good.

NextLevel Port Dark Theme
Download Dark NEXTLevel | Mirror

NewGen Windows 7 Themes

NewGen includes new hover effects for your caption buttons and turns Windows 7 into a grey look. If you like the desaturated look, go for it!

NewGen Windows 7 Theme
Download Dark NextGen | Mirror

Mocharocha – A Dark Dream For Windows 7 Customizers

A very elegant custom theme with some cool buttons. If you don’t like the traditional look of buttons and like the “button down effect”, try this Mac inspired Windows 7 theme titled Mocharocha. A truly dark dream for Windows 7 customizing.

Mocharocha Mac Like Windows 7 Theme
Download Dark Mocharocha | Mirror

Miquendo for Windows 7 Customization

Miquendo is another dark theme with new window frames and rather untraditional caption buttons. Cool look!

Miquendo Windows 7 Theme
Download Dark Miquendo | Mirror

Dark Midnight for Windows 7

Dark Midnight is a pretty popular theme amongst Windows 7 users, so I had to put this on this list of the best dark Windows 7 themes.

Dark Midnight Theme
Download Dark Midnight | Mirror

Full Black Horizon Xtreme

A custom theme that reminds me of Dark Midnight:

Full Black Horizon Windows 7 Theme
Download Dark Full Black Horizon | Mirror

Event Horizon: Desaturated Windows 7 Theme

Event Horizon is a dark Windows 7 theme with a rather dominant and very special Start Menu. If you like Dead Space and you like unconventional interfaces, this is for you. Desaturated looks pretty cool:

Dark Black Event Horizon Theme
Download Dark Event Horizon – Desaturated | Mirror

Event Horizon: Classic Windows 7 Theme

.. however the dark-green version of Event Horizon is even better. Looks pretty cool and a great theme for all Sci-Fi fans:

Event Horizon Theme
Download Dark Event Horizon: Standard | Mirror

Event Horizon: Blue Windows 7 Theme

Here is the blue version of the theme. Fits very well to the overall design of the theme:

Event Horizon Black Theme 1
Download Dark Event Horizon: Blue | Mirror

Deep Space Theme

An Alienware inspired Windows 7 theme titled Deep Space:

Deep Space Windows 7 Themes
Download Dark Deep Space Theme | Mirror

Dark Vision Theme

Dark Vision is a pretty hot theme that will truly give your Windows 7 a darker touch. Includes an installer for the theme:

Dark Vision Windows 7 Theme
Download Dark Vision

Broken Windows 7 Aero Theme

If you want to pull of a prank .. a broken Windows 7 theme:

Broken Aero Theme
Download Dark Broken Aero | Mirror

Blue District Theme

A dark theme combined with some glossy effects. Very fine theme for Windows 7. If you like custom dark-blue themes, this is for you:

Blue Windows 7 Theme Titled District
Download Dark Blue District | Mirror

Blade Theme

Wow! A very special custom Windows 7 theme created for a contest by Mr Grim (VirtualCustoms.net). Definitely one of the best dark Windows 7 themes, don’t you think?

Blade Clash of Titans Theme
Download Dark BLADE – Clash of Titans

Black Horizon Xtreme

Another custom black theme with glossy shiny elements:

Black Horizon Extreme Windows 7 Themes
Download Black Horizon Extreme | Mirror

Windows 7 Aero X7 Port

A dark Aero theme with some pretty dominant hover effects for the caption buttons:

Dark Custom Windows 7 Themes: Aero X7
Download Aero X7 Port | Mirror

In Agony Theme

Another minimalistic theme for Windows 7 – good work!

In Agony
Download In Agony Theme

Majestic Metal

A theme with some VERY large borders. If you want large borders in Windows 7, this is for you. Clearly, not one of my favorites, but not everyone likes thin borders, so I’m including this one as well. Maybe not one of the best dark themes, but that obviously depends on YOUR taste.

Majestic Metal Theme
Download Majestic Metal

Iron Maiden Windows 7 Theme

A dark custom theme for all Iron Maiden fans:

Iron Maiden Theme
Download Iron Maiden Theme

Dark Shattered Seven Theme

A custom theme that tries to look like it’s been shattered. Truly a great masterpiece, must have been a lot of work to make it look like this. Also some very interesting colors in this theme:

Shattered Windows 7 Theme
Download Shattered Seven Theme

Colorful Dark Odyssey 2011

Colors, colors and more colors in this darkish theme.

Dark Odyssey Theme
Download Dark Odyssey | Mirror

Black Ops Theme

A Windows 7 theme dedicated to the Call of Duty game Black Ops. Hardware Black Ops fans might like it:

Black Ops Theme
Download Dark Black Ops Theme

Installing Shell Themes in Windows 7

Installing Windows 7 Themes

If you are new to customizing Windows 7, please take some time to read through our extensive Windows 7 tutorials. Most importantly, read this tutorial that explains how to install shell themes.

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Two long lists of Windows 7 that I would like to recommend to you:
30 Windows 7 Desktop Themes
30 Beautiful Light Windows 7 Themes

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21 Responses to 30 Best Dark Custom Windows 7 Themes

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    hamids said:

    i like very much these themes

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Exia said:

    Hello, thank you very much for these great themes, i’ve always been searching for these dark/grey theme, not only because they are much cooler than the standard white windows but because they don’t bother my eyes when working on the PC at night.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    darshan said:

    the process is little tricky and will you make it clear to proceed the process

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sulaiman said:

    the process is so hard only few of the themes work.

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Dian said:

    hallo gyes.. i have one question..
    it is maybe stupid but, i downloaded toxic dark shell theme.. and i have only 3 folders
    Resources and Pack.ini
    and i dont know how to installing in to my computer.. can somebody help me…

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    JustinX said:

    i have trouble installing the toxic dark shell theme help me its not as easy as xenomorph where u install the theme right away….how do i install this?

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Advait said:

    Colorful Odyssey and Black Midnight have broken Links. Well I made some choices and downloaded some themes but not of the ones which i downloaded until now worked. Can Someone or the webmaster(no offence)
    send me a proper link to install Colorful Odyssey and, if possible, a guide on how to install it properly and switch back to default win 7 aero themes when needed. I’ve already patched using Universal Theme pacther.

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    WhaleZ said:

    GRR odyssey 2011 link is a broken deviantARTs link…and the mirror takes u to the Xenomorph mirrow…please fix this, odyssey looks like an awesome theme and cant wait to try it on :)

    oh and let me know when uve fixed it lol

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    James said:

    me and Dian are in the same boat, pls help

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    oliversk said:

    The odyssey 2011 theme can be downloaded from the DeviantArt profile and I will not post a mirror link because the author does not want it

    @Dian and others who have problems installing Windows 7 themes, please read our many tutorials. Search for “how to replace”

    In the Toxic Resource folder there are files like shell32.dll.res – I’m not sure but .res is the ResourceHacker extension, which means you would have to check them with that program first to create the DLL files. We have various ResourceHacker tutorials on the site

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Biwy said:


  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    oliversk said:

    That’s why we added mirror links, did you use them? If so, please post the theme that you want to download and we will try to upload it if the mirror is down too

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    max said:

    i tried to install the xenomorph theme by the mirror link and it says that windows cannot open folder xenomorph.zip is invalid

  14. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    r*y*n said:

    i have some problem i never change my theme before,how we change the theme pleas help me

  15. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    oliversk said:

    ryn please read the last part of the tutorial and follow the blue links – you will get all the help you need right there

  16. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Iori3310 said:

    Blade Theme Download link is broken (Both)

  17. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Spartahog said:

    Dark Vision Theme is down, no mirrors.

    Dark blade clash of titans, both link is down, mirror does not have the folder.

  18. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ricahrd said:

    Windows 7 “Life” Theme dark district and also blue district have broken mirrors please fix them!

  19. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Vish said:

    the zip file downloads but nothing is found in it..please help..

  20. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Xeno said:

    How to install the Dark Toxic theme..?

  21. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    oliversk said:

    Vish, which file did you download, please mention the exact file

    Xeno, did you read our tutorials on the subject? Some themes may now support 64-bit systems or failed to include critical system files, keep all of that in mind

    If you still have questions, head over to http:/qa.windows7themes.net and ask a question

    Please always post filenames and specific questions you have problems with or it will be difficult to help

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