When the current gnome shell theme mockups started to coming in, one of the first reactions was that the theme looked so dark and so boring. I am one of those who admire the beauty of gnome shell and its default theme. Thanks to it, for the first time I have a wonderful looking desktop (by default) that so nice to look at (even ubuntu was never this beautiful) and at the same time does not look like a cheap windows rip off. For the first time linux desktop has a character of its own and makes a unique feel to your computer.
Ok, but that is not everyone. May be you belong to the other gang where you are kind of bored with the default theme or want to go the other extreme. Within such a short time there are many good themes developed and ready to use. Here you will find five unique gnome shell themes that you will surely want to try out if you want to make your desktop truly unique. Find below a screenshot tour and links to the download pages.
Right into the water:
1) Lets start with a broken theme: Broke shell
As the name implies the theme features a broken looking panel.
You can download the theme from here
2) Purple theme
Wonderful purple tuned theme.
The application icons have a nice purple box around it.
Find the download instructions here
3) Mixx shell
The theme have a unique panel and a mix of styles from other themes
Again the icons have nice box backgrounds. download from here
4) Red shell
If purple has a theme why not red? Here it goes
The system status area
Get your download from here
5) A film based theme: Tron legacy done by none other than half-left
Download it from his devianart theme page