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Dive into the Deep with 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, and launchers like Action Launcher can re-theme your entire home screen 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 get your wallpaper picker ready and see what's in store this week.

Batman Circuitry by EchoLeader

It has a Dark Knight vibe to it, no?

Batman v Superman is coming up, and rest assured we are hard at work at some wonderfully dark superhero themes, but in the meantime, that doesn't mean we can't share some excellent wallpapers for the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. This digital background brings to mind the system Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox used in The Dark Knight. Except, y'know, without the law-breaking intrusion into the lives and privacy of millions of users...

Batman Circuitry by EchoLeader

Starfish Stones

Poor starfish just needs to get back to the water.

The subdued tones of the natural scene give a soothing peacefulness to the home screen. And amid our chaotic lives, don't we need a small dose of peace in our pockets? This wallpaper pairs well with most home screen layouts, and lends itself especially well to tablets and wider-screen devices.

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Heart Stone

Rose Quartz is a beautiful stone, isn't it?

This is another natural wallpaper that works well on wider-screen devices, but it's got a little more heart to it. Yes, I just did that. I have no shame. This background has a little warmer tone to it, which we could all use as we wait for spring to finally arrive.

Pretty Rose Quartz, ne?

Heart Stone wallpaper

Canal City by ryky

Tell me you don't wanna sing Bella Notte now. Or at least That's Amore.

The vibrance of the city's lights contrasts with the shadows of the canals beautifully in a wallpaper that evokes romantic nights and elaborate masquerades. When gazing at this wallpaper, I find myself humming lilting love songs and swaying with the gentle waves. Find some cazone napoletana ringtones and take a little trip to Italy every time you wake your phone up.

Canal City by ryky

Flowers and Thorns by GreenKiwiOfDoom

Red wallpaper like these just pop.

This wallpaper is reminiscent of the kimino-inspired wallpaper we had last week, but this radiant ruby beauty stands out much more. This is also a wallpaper that can be set in its original landscape format or turned to portrait for a strong gradient on your home screen as you fade from the brighter flowers to the bloody red thorns below.

Flowers and Thorns by GreenKiwiOfDoom

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.

15 Comments
  • I'll never use anything other than minima pro live wallpaper. It's such a great wallpaper app. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks for the tip...will check that one out!
  • Maybe portrait would be better? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm not big on these wallpapers but I really like these new segments based on wallpapers and themes. Please keep doing them. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree I wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup
  • Another option is to look at 'Backgrounds HD'. I use that a lot... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Great read. Love these articles. Posted via my LG G4
  • Keep up with the "wallpaper Wednesday". Its doing great Posted via the Android Central App
  • Simple yet elegant wallpapers, quite like them all:)
  • That Batman wallpaper is sick. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just wait for the rest of that theme :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • While nice as that one is...There's much better out there. Google dark batman wallpapers, you'll find some amazing simple, or more intricate art for the dark knight.
  • Switch out? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Where can I get the batman icon pack?
  • UIcons blue icon pack. Posted via the Android Central App