Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey v2.2.10

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.1
  2. 2.2
The style is FREE to use, modify, or change to meet your needs. (For non-commercial use only)
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Shades of Grey
  • A simple dark theme for XenForo 2
  • No template edits ...only CSS additions
  • The style has been exported as an "archive" so simply import the ".zip file" only
Installation Instructions: While in the Admin CP, select:
Appearance > Styles > Import > Child of style: (No Parent) > and then click "Import"


Color Palette.jpg
If you would like to change the text accent color, simply go to:
Admin CP > Appearance > Style Properties > Shades of Grey > Color Palette > Color 4
For example, a cream-colored accent would use "rgb(226, 226, 188).

If you liked the old (and discontinued) "Cream Accent" style, make these three simple changes:
  • Color 3: rgb(54, 100, 132) to rgb(54, 108, 54)
  • Color 4: rgb(112, 171, 203) to rgb(226, 226, 188)
  • Accent 2: rgb(163, 102, 41) to rgb(107, 173, 109)
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 25 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. v2.2.10

    It was reported that the text was not visible when a solution was selected, so I changed the...
  2. Shade of Grey 2.2.8 Update

    Nothing earth-shattering here, just a few adjustments and enhancements. I hope everyone had a...
  3. Shades of Grey 2.2.3-1

    Changelog Added better contrast when Editor is focused Added some minor borders to show missing...

Latest reviews

Great dark theme to run with original. Dark colors often make photos more beautiful in my opinion. So if you have a gallery, this is a good deal.
Thanks to the Author
Glad you like it, Geiri
Gator, It's nice to have a dark version of the default XF theme. Thanks! You did an awesome job on it!
Thanks for taking the time to make a review, Nebulous. So glad you like it.
Top shelf, fantastic skin. Had to do a few edits but that's the whole point, it's an easy skin to make your own and I thank the author for bringing it to the community.
Glad you like it. Thanks for the review.
Hi, I was looking for a dark theme compatible with xenforo 2.2
This Shades of Gray is perfectly compatible and allows a clear reading.
It's always nice to hear. Glad you took the time to review it as most do not. :)
A neat and issue-free style. Just what I was looking for.
Congrats and thank you for the work. Thumbs up!
Thanks, Goldoff for your kind comments. Glad you like it.
I use it for my gaming community and it works great.

Thanks a lot for providing this frees tyle. It is better than most paid.
Thank you for taking the time to review the style. So glad to hear you like it.
Looks good, changes presentation only so it can't break any functionality. extra.less is documented for any additional tweaks that were made outside of the styles panel.
Thank you for taking the time to review the style. So glad to hear you like it.
Works great without issues. Always wanted dark type themes since mobile devices implemented Dark Mode.
Glad you liked it, and happy to see a nice review always :)
This is a great theme. In fact, this is the -only- third party theme that we found that we liked enough to install. We are converting 2 systems from vBul 3.x, and made our own vBulletin-esque style but loved giving our users a dark style option. This was it.
I'm so glad to hear you like the style, and thanks for taking the time to create a "positive" review. I was also a vBulletin user for a number of years, but I followed Kier here to xenForo. You will find that not only is this great forum software, but a great community as well.
Excellent theme! Finally, a dark thee that looks modern and not so Nineties. I am glad I found this theme.
Hi ceberlin. It's always nice to see kind words. Thanks so much for taking the time to make a review. It keep me motivated. :)