Don't let your home screen fall into a rut — switch out your wallpaper!
You don't have to pull out a complex new theme like Deadpool to bring a breath of fresh air to your home screen. A new wallpaper can do wonders, just ask your iPhone-carrying friends. Launchers like Action Launcher can re-theme your entire launcher around a good wallpaper. In our effort to help brighten your device — and maybe your day — we're compiling some wallpapers for you to try out.
If you've got a wallpaper you use everywhere, share it in the comments below! We're always looking for something new. In the meantime, we've got a few to give your home screen a lift.
1. Sakura Butterflies
Spring feels like it's already here in the South, but if you can't find the warmth of spring in your neck of the woods, take this warm wallpaper based on a design used in some kimonos. Warm icons packs and gold icon packs will work well here, but a new icon pack by MLV called Royale with an orange-purple color palette would click here nicely, too.
2. Beauty and the Beast
There's no shortage of gorgeous Beauty and the Beast artwork around, but this work by deviantart user umintsu tugs at the heartstrings in ways few do. This wallpaper works well with minimal and mixed home screens. You can zoom in from the border for a slightly cleaner look, and for icons, Gold or Navy colored variants in Glim and Golden Icons pair well with the work.
3. Geometric Dusk
Geometric wallpapers come in many shapes and styles, but this uneven design begs for a home screen to call home. This design doesn't care if you're rocking a minimal or heavy layout; it's ready to serve any style and size of screen, and can work with just about any icon pack you throw at it.
4. Arabian Nights
This fractal wallpaper is mesmerizing, and it doesn't hurt that it's one of my favorite color schemes: navy and gold. You can set it horizontally and have a beautiful (if somewhat busy) wallpaper, or you can rotate it to portrait and have a beautiful wallpaper with plenty of space for widgets and icons at the bottom of the screen. Gold icons are a must here, like Golden Icons or Gold Luxury.
I'm still waiting for my net navi, guys. Google Now is fine, but I want a net navi that'll sass me and remind me to be tactful around other people. Smartphones have evolved like the PETs shown in the show Megaman, but I still don't see any personal net warriors/assistants that'll help us stay on track and will obliterate viruses with their arm cannons or Roll Whips. Moving along, for this Rockman.exe (Megaman, for us Americans) wallpaper from deviantart user inualet, most blue icon packs will work, but Turbulence Blue and UIcons blue take especially well to the image.