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Get Material this Wallpaper Wednesday

You don't have to pull out a complex new theme like Spider-Man 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.

Midnight City by Charlie Henson

Seattle in moonlight

This Seattle cityscape may be on the edge of Material Design, it's a slick style with a seductively dark color scheme and some sweet light effects at play. And just check out that reflection on the bay!

Midnight City by Charlie Henson{.cta .large}

Night Plane by Jason Zigrino

Wake up somewhere new

"Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away…" This night scene, inspired by the flight cards in Google Now, just makes me wanna pack and overnight bag and jet off to someplace exciting and fun. Disneyland, anyone?

Night Plane by Jason Zigrino

Lines by Shane Wignall

Simple lines, endless possibilities

Simple name for a simple wallpaper that plays well on screens large and small. It almost reminds me of a present that's about to be unwrapped. And the bright blue contrasting with the two tones of grey makes this a wallpaper that fits right in with your business attire or something more flashy for a night out on the town.

Lines by Shane Wignall

Teal Paper by ShiningWingPony

Under the sea... of paper

This cool-colored wallpaper may be a homage, but the execution is fabulous and the tones here are and mesh well with a large variety of home screens and icons. Also, green, purple, and blues? Anyone else seeing a Little Mermaid vibe going here? Just me? Okay, then...

Teal Paper by ShiningWingPony

Ultimate Material Collection by J Amourette

Lots of choices here

This ridiculously large collection of wallpapers, cultivated by J. Amourette and some enterprising themers, has material wallpapers in every color under the sun. No matter what color scheme you're going for, there's a wall in here for you. And while many are Android-themed, they look at home on any device on your table.

Ultimate Material Collection by J Amourette

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.

16 Comments
  • I like how a lot of these wallpapers are somewhat dark in nature.
  • Dark themes forever! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same here. ;) I like Material, but I'm not a fan of the overly high usage of brightly-colored elements (mainly the color white) throughout the UI. Dark Material with a darker-but-still impactful color palette is my personal favorite. Running it on some of my CM-touting devices.
  • +1 Posted via my LG G5
  • Loves me some material.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is that an S6 Edge? AT&T Galaxy S7 Onyx Black with Unlimited Data
  • Yes, it is. Won it in a contest last year. Posted via the Android Central App
  • First place for being awesome, no doubt... Posted via the Android Central App
  • If you like abstract/material, download Tapet. It has been the only wallpaper I've used for the last couple years.
  • Today was my last day of work for the week. Going to see Lucius (fantastic band, check them out if you haven't) play tonight and I'm gonna go see the Cubs in Atlanta Saturday. And now I know the rest of my time will be spent with Ultimate Material Collection. Thanks Ara! Posted via my LG G5
  • I love love love that dark city #TeamFrosty Nexus 6P
  • So funny to see depictions of the space needle in the middle of the city from the Puget sound looking in :D Posted via the Android Central App
  • I never called it a faithful skyline... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh that wasn't a dig at you, it's just funny haha. Happens all the time with our skyline.
  • I really want to try the freestyle themes after discovering I could use them on my M8, but it's so cool on the Black&gold 2 theme... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Download the App KittyPlay. They have the best hands down. Posted via the Android Central App