Give a round of applause for Faenza. Thanks to OMG!Ubuntu! I came across these beautiful set of icons. If asked how I would describe them I would say they remind me of Apple iPhone icons but more grown up. They have the same sort of rounded square look to them. But the difference to me is the the iPhone is overly colorful making it look playful. These icons have a subdued color scheme that mates very well with the default Ambiance theme that comes loaded with Ubuntu.
The Faenza icons set is one of the most complete sets I have found also. As far as I can tell, every icon has been effected from the taskbar to the menu icons to every icon in the Nautilus file browser. Don't take my word for it though. Check out the screenshots and/or just go download it for yourself.
|Faenza Desktop & Taskbar Icons|
|Faenza Icons in Nautilus|
In the terminal simply type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-them
Note: After running the above commands I went to the Ubuntu Software Center and searched for Faenza. I found that the Faenza icon theme was installed but there more options as well. These were Faenza Extras, Faenza-Dark Extras, and Faenza Icons Mono. This is even better because according to the description they replace the icons in the system tray that I can only guess may have been missing.
Here's the Ubuntu Software Center description for each:
Faenza Extras: This package includes monochrome icons to be displayed in system tray in replacement of the default ones. It affects Liferea, LastFM and RadioTray. Install this package only if you are using Faenza light theme.
Faenza Icon Theme: The Faenza icon theme provide monochromatic icons for panels, toolbars and buttons and squared colorful icons for applications, devices, folders, files and Gnome menu items. This theme is still under development.
Faenza-Dark Extras: This package includes monochrome icons to be displayed in system tray in replacement of the default ones. It affects Liferea, LastFM and RadioTray. Install this package only if you are using Faenza dark theme.
Faenza Icons Mono: This package includes monochrome icons to replace the 22x22 squared ones provided by Faenza for those applications: Deluge, Exaile, Fusion Icon, iBus and Kupfer. Monochrome icons (22x22) are displayed in the system tray while the square ones (24x24) are still used for Gnome main menu. Works for both light and dark themes.