Get this look for your Android: blackSIMPLICITY


Do you know what love to do with our Android handsets and tablets? We ‘re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience. That’s why we present a weekly series of Get This Look posts.

In a nutshell we show you a new look for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need if you want to mimic the feel. Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish; your results will vary. Which is awesome!

If nothing else, this is a great way to discover new apps, widgets, icons, and more!

blackSIMPLICITY by nir0s


We noticed that many of the apps used to get this design have been featured on Get This Look a time or two. This is a good thing as it showcases the flexibility in the various apps and how they can be used to achieve seemingly endless configurations.



The black background can be changed without a problem and might feel better on a different color or image. We recommend playing around here and finding something that works well, perhaps a slightly blurred image or something minimal.

We’ve seen this icon theme pack more than a few times but it looks right at home in this minimal design. With that said, it’s not difficult to swap those out with another pack to get a similar effect.

The simple text shortcuts look sharp on the bottom and contrast quite nicely. With that in mind, you might not have quite the same impact should you decide to play around too much.

The top half consists of calendar and clock details; a main reason we unlock our phone is often to see what time it is and what’s coming up.

Check the archives for even more inspiration!


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MyColorScreen is dedicated to the great ways you can modify your home screens.

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