Suggestions for a dark/glass skin (not too dark)

By on September 21, 2012 1:32:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

MKANET

Join Date 07/2007
+9

Every once in a while I'll do a search to see if I see any skins I like better than the custom one I use.  I realize and respect that everyone's taste can be completely different; so, I know that there isn't such a thing as a "best" skin since my idea of best skin might be different than someone else's.  However, I'm hoping someone might have seen a skin or two that may fit into the description below:

I'm looking for a dark/glassy skin (using transparency effectively).  Im not really into old-school non-transparent themes like Win8.  Im also not into themes on the extreme side that are more appropriate for gamers or teenagers.  I've seen a couple sleek classy-looking dark themes; however, they are just a tad bit too dark for me taste.

Below is a screenshot of my desktop using a custom-modified version of the "INVI 4Vs" theme:

 

 

16 Replies
Search this post
Subscription Options


Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 1:46:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 2:02:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 2:13:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Great picks, DaveRI, Tinted would be my top choice as well.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
Sign Up or Login and this ad disappears!
There are many great features available to you once you register. Sign Up for a free account and browse the forums without ads.
September 21, 2012 2:32:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ya I'm really fond of Tinted    There's one more I'm going to throw out here because it's got a Win7 and I'm really fond of it

Light Mark (Masterskin) by Z71 http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/6825/

(I promise I'm not trying to sell stuff)

 

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 4:42:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If ur in to modding skins, ( i figure you might since ur using a modified WB currently)..

U could take Ironman my Mrrste, Link  and do something like this with it..

 

 

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 4:56:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Another top quality skin to look at is Vienna 3-Rapture by vStyler. It's one of my all time favorites.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 4:57:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Here's one from a really talented skinner....... http://wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7728/

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 5:03:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,
Here's one from a really talented skinner....... http://wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7728/

Aww sweet.. Howed i miss this one?  weee new toy ta play wit..

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 5:55:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This is my favorite one out of the the list I've seen so far.  The tinted one was my second favorite.  I will check Vienna 30Rapture for sure.

Thanks everyone for posting.  If there are any other ones similar to this, please post here.

 

Quoting Wizard1956,
Another top quality skin to look at is Vienna 3-Rapture by vStyler. It's one of my all time favorites.

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 6:39:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 21, 2012 7:07:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Another good one (premium skin): Sirus

http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/6343/

After so many years it still one of my most favourites. It even got updates for Vista and 7 \m/

 

It's a shame that this skin never recieved an update for Vista nor 7; http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/6119/

Still my most favourite of all... But it is somewhat usable on 7.

 

Edit: Those three (free) skins may be interesting too:

Se7en Metro: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7658/

Another Se7en: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7685/

Reliant: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7407/

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 22, 2012 1:17:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Couple more black glassies-

Ares, has a Vista but no Win7, not sure how it might look on 7 :  http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/5939/

Stealth OS, has a Win7:  http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/4302/

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 22, 2012 3:56:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Suggestion for (not too dark) Dark glass skin: http://wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7636/

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 22, 2012 5:31:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think this looks pretty cool; but, just a little too extreme for me taste; especially the fonts.

Quoting neone6,
Suggestion for (not too dark) Dark glass skin: http://wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds/7636/

Reduced 58%Original 1023 x 575

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 22, 2012 8:39:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

here are some of my darker blind, maybe...

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
September 23, 2012 3:49:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gmc2,
here are some of my darker blind, maybe...


Yeah THOSE are what he wants ! Good stuff Greg !

Reason for Karma (Optional)
Successfully updated karma reason!
Stardock Forums v1.0.0.0    #108433  walnut3   Server Load Time: 00:00:00.0000547   Page Render Time:

Home | About | Privacy | Upload Guidelines | Terms of Service | Help
WinCustomize © 2014 Stardock Corporation. All Rights Reserved.