I’ve done a colors theme for Ardour to go with my default ‘Diehard’ AV Linux MX Edition GTK theme, it may be absolutely hideous to some of you but if you use Ardour in AVL-MXE you may enjoy Ardour appearing like it is simply (the best) part of the Operating System.
I don’t do a lot of MIDI work or hardcore automation of tracks so if there is something about the colors that affect actual usability please tell me, if you just hate the colors in general maybe just keep that to yourself… If enough folks like it maybe the Ardour gods will include it…
*This post has been updated with a newer theme version ‘diehard3’
The colors file is here… assuming you are using the preferred and official Ardour bundle from Ardour.org you will want to extract the ‘diehard-ardour.colors’ zip to /opt/Ardour-6.X.X/share/themes/
Once copied into your theme folder it should be selectable in Edit–>Preferences–>Colors.
Colors file zipped here: http://bandshed.net/files/diehard3-ardour.colors.zip
Uncompressed file here (right-click on the link to ‘Save-As’):
*NOTE: Ardour’s custom color palette for track colors is not part of the theme colors so you may want to make some of your own custom track colors that aren’t so pastel colored and go with the theme better.