Are you tired of looking at your old boring wallpaper? Google recently published 3 new collections of wallpapers to the Chrome OS Canary channel, and in my opinion: they’re stunning. You can download them right now — even if you don’t own a Chromebook.
I get it. Having a plain, solid color background is important to keep you less distracted from your work in an enterprise setting. But with your device, personalization is key to make your computer look fresh and exciting.
Want something relaxing? This wallpaper collection features an analogous color palette that is gorgeous and easy to look at. Matthew Hollister did an amazing job keeping the mood serene and harmonious by creating a nice balance of color and contrast.
Made by Canvas
Feeling contemporary? These artworks were drawn on Chrome Canvas, a popular drawing app by Google. I love how animated and alive these illustrations are, especially the mid-century feel and color pop to emphasize the contemporary look. Russ Gray and Hedof both did a terrific job with this collection.
Love 3-D abstract art as much as I do? Abstract designs like this collection create a unique composition using shapes, form, and gestural marks. I love how Rutger Paulusse takes advantage of translucency, lighting, and gradients to create a unique design metaphor. Some of these backgrounds have a dark variant, hinting that Chrome OS Dark mode may be right around the corner.
A lot of requests have been pouring in, wishing Google’s new Chrome OS wallpaper collection could be optimized for mobile. Well, with a fair amount of effort, I compiled and extracted all of the wallpapers for you to enjoy on your phone. Here’s a quick preview.
Mobile variants of the Chrome OS wallpapers released late this year
New downloads for the mobile versions of the wallpaper collection are available at the “Mobile” link down below.END OF UPDATE
Chrome OS Canary users can get Collage, Made by Canvas, and Element now in the wallpaper picker, but you have to enable chrome://flags/#use-wallpaper-staging-url for them to show up. If you’re not on Chrome OS Canary or don’t own a Chromebook, no worries: I got you covered.
You can download these wallpapers uncompressed in 3000 x 2000 resolution by clicking the source link at the bottom of the page. Adding new wallpapers may not seem significant on the surface, but it shows that Google cares about making a quality experience to users.