Chrome OS gets a whole new set of new wallpapers – download them here
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Are you tired of looking at your boring old wallpaper? Google recently released new wallpaper collections for Chrome OS, and you can download them right now, even if you don’t have a Chromebook.
I understand: having a solid, solid color background is important to keep you less distracted from your work in a corporate environment. But with your own device, personalization is key to making your PC and smartphone fresh and exciting.
Today marks the start of National Hispanic American Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate than with the latest collection of new wallpapers from Chrome OS? “Heritage” is an assortment of works of art curated by Hispanic artists who blend their modern perspective with hauntingly vibrant colors and themes, while also nodding to this rich history. Cecilia Ruiz, Liz Hernández, Marisol Ortega and Niege Borges have created 16 fun and colorful illustrations that reflect an exploration of their cultures.
Download links for full size images in each collection can be found below.
If you’re a city dweller, you’ve probably grown to love the buzz, vibrancy, and bright lights of one, be it Paris, New York, or Los Angeles. Cityscape artists love to capture the vibe of the city, especially the towering buildings towering above you. Google curated 44 eye-catching city backgrounds created by various artists that are compelling enough to draw people in.
Who doesn’t want to be outside to breathe fresh air and connect with nature? Landscape photography is undeniably one of the most rewarding and entertaining forms of photography, capturing the essence of nature and the outdoors. Google has compiled 57 images created by multiple photographers, with stunning shots that make you feel like you’re there. You can find even more landscape backgrounds, including Earth View images, in the “Legacy Chrome OS Wallpapers” folder by following the download link below.
Anna Kövecses designed these 11 backgrounds exclusively for Google-made Chromebooks like the Pixelbook Go, and they appear to be from The Very Hungry Caterpillar children’s book. She uses oil paint and pastels to showcase the simple organic shapes in her works, which are almost guaranteed to reverberate through your inner child.
Abstract art and design are all around us, and for good reason – it’s an incredibly versatile genre that allows artists to freely explore their personal thoughts and feelings without the direct representation found with other forms. of art. Originally a Pixel Slate exclusive, Google’s Abstract collection features 12 backgrounds that escape reality, using visual forms and shapes widely open to interpretation.
3D graphics are all the rage these days, with eye-catching designs that always make you want more. Jerimiah Shaw combines primitive shapes, textures and foliage to illustrate scenes of balance and lightness. These 11 backgrounds also have intriguing compositions and simple color palettes that create an attractive and satisfying design.
For nearly four months, from Halloween to Valentine’s Day, Americans have an excuse to indulge themselves. While some of us (and by “we”, I certainly don’t mean me) fantasize and delight in being covered in donuts, desserts have an aesthetic appeal to them. These 7 irresistible Google backgrounds feature exquisite candy and handcrafted creativity that are sure to send anyone with a “bon appetite.”
Shapes serve as the basis for a solid design, whether painting a basic or complex piece of art. These 12 Google wallpapers use abstract shapes along with a wide range of colors to create a modern, clean, and minimal aesthetic for your desktop.
Through beauty and creative flexibility, illustrators create visually appealing designs to help the viewer better interpret a concept. Shawna X has designed 12 illustrations, including our favorite Chrome Dino, that provide the perfect background for your desktop and mobile device.
If you love creativity on your desktop, Art is the perfect collection for you. These 56 Google curated backgrounds are very expressive and imaginative, ranging from seemingly impossible scenes to simple yet bold designs that stimulate the artist’s creativity.
Celebrate cultural diversity with these 24 wallpapers. The Ensemble collection combines bold geometry and colors to represent pride, self-expression and more. The art of Aurélia Durand, Sabrena Khadija and Meech Boakye is a collective framework that represents an inclusive future for all.
Are you a big fan of 3D graphics? Digital artwork like this wallpaper collection has become one of the hottest web design trends over the past couple of years – they are eye-catching and create a futuristic vibe for the user. Leo Natsume did a wonderful job bringing the adorable characters to life with these 12 wallpapers.
Fancy something relaxing? This collection includes 12 wallpapers with beautiful, easy-to-view analog color palettes. Matthew Hollister did an amazing job keeping the vibe serene and harmonious by creating a beautiful balance of colors and contrasts.
Made by canvas
Do you feel contemporary? These 12 backgrounds were drawn on Chrome Canvas, a popular drawing app from Google. I love how lively and vivid these illustrations are, especially with the mid-century feel and vibrant colors that help emphasize the contemporary look. Russ Gray and Hedof both did a wonderful job with this collection.
Do you love 3D abstract art as much as I do? These 12 abstract designs create a unique composition using forms, shapes and gestural marks. I love the way Rutger Paulusse takes advantage of translucency, lighting, and gradients to create a unique design language. Some of these backgrounds have a dark variant, hinting that Chrome OS’s dark mode might be just around the corner.
This article has been updated to add the new Heritage collection as well as other Google wallpapers: Cityscape, Landscape, Floral, Colors, Abstract, Composition, Dessert Hour, Illustrations, Art and Hobbies.
You can get the new Heritage collection as well as some of Google’s older Chrome OS backgrounds right from the wallpaper picker, but you’ll need to enable chrome: flags # use-wallpaper-staging-url for Heritage to appear. If you don’t have a Chromebook, you can download these wallpapers by clicking on the source link just below.
To download: Chrome OS Wallpapers (Fall 2021)