Bring out your inner hero this Wallpaper Wednesday

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. Now, hit the break and get your wallpaper picker ready.

Material Marvel by Wayne Drescher Jr

For Asgard, and for Material GLORY!

Material wallpaper goodness is usually abstract, or mimicking landscapes and architecture. Well, those are all well and good, but here's some Material goodness that tickles the comic book nerd in all of us: 4K Avengers wallpapers, made by Wayne Drescher Jr with Google's material palette and guidelines. I'm partial to Thor and Cap, but each Avenger has one (plus one for Vision). Pair with your choice of material icon pack and enjoy!

Material Marvel Gallery, Material Design Blog

Hamilton Poster

Rise up, time to take a shot on a musical wallpaper

You may have heard about a little Broadway phenomenon called Hamilton. It's a rap-based musical about the founding father Alexander Hamilton. Not only did they do a live Broadway performance at the 2016 Grammy's, they also won best Musical Theater Album. I personally think they should have won Best Rap Album, too, but I digress. Hamilton is awesome, and here's the poster in handy wallpaper form. Use with your favorite black icon pack. If you don't have one of those yet, try Zwart (opens in new tab).

Download Hamilton Poster

Cherry Blossom Wallpaper by WindyLife

Cherry blossoms bring a simple peace to your home screen

Spring is coming! Well, it's actually already here in Texas, but for those of you not basking in the sunny 70's, here's a taste of spring to help you through the last legs of winter. Deviantart user WindyLife has a variety of knock-out shots of cherry blossoms, but this shot spoke to me. As did the black cat running through the petals. This wallpaper works best with minimal home screens and light icon packs.

Download Cherry Blossoms Wallpaper{.cta .large}

Sunset Skies

Sun and the stars in one wonderful wallpaper

This is a striking image and an excellent wallpaper for heavy and minimal home screens alike. The warmth and focus at the bottom of the image aren't too busy for your dock and nav buttons, and there's plenty of space at the top and middle of the image for widgets and icons if need be. It's also quite flexible with icon packs, so pick your favorite and show it the stars.

Download Sunset Skies

Keep Calm and Zzz by Ruwah

Snorlax wants you... to take a long winter's nap.

Snorlax is a pokemon we can all relate to. Sure we'd like to breathe fire like Charizard or fly like Lugia, and Mew's playful powers are downright drool-worthy, but Snorlax is a simple pokemon with a simple mission: he want to sleep. And between marathon Twitch sessions and binge-watching new seasons on Netflix, sometimes we need a reminder to slow down and snooze a little.

This design began life as a t-shirt, but it's been converted time and time again into a wallpaper. This simple monochromatic wall is best suited to transparent widgets with white text and Whicons (opens in new tab). You can even buy the shirt to match!

Ara Wagoner

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

  • Love this wallpaper wednesday series of articles and all the focus on themeing articles lately, gets my creative juices flowing, thanks! Posted via my HTC One M9
  • Thanks. I hope to keep it going for a while. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Changed another anime-themed one.
  • Remember folks, if there's a wallpaper you want me to go find, ask and maybe it'll wind up here next week. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ara, do you know of a good icon pack that contains various Marvel hero's. Want to try my hand at theming my phone but I don't want to lock it to one character Posted via the Android Central App
  • Action launcher 3 pro is really good but one thing I didn't liked about it is that it kinda disrupts my moto g3's touchscreen. This happens only with this launcher, while it works just perfectly when I switch it to either google now launcher or any other. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Pff. 500 Firepaper: Never a stale wallpaper.
  • My daily for now. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Having some fun with the multi photo on my G4... Marvel nerd in full swing Posted via the Android Central App