Papirus is a free and open source Linux SVG icon theme, based on Paper Icon Set with many new icons and some extra features, such as support for Hardcode-Tray, support for KDE colorscheme, support for folder colors, etc.

There are five variations of the Papirus icon theme:

  • Papirus
  • Papirus Dark
  • Papirus Light
  • ePapirus (elementary OS and Pantheon Desktop only)
  • ePapirus Dark (elementary OS and Pantheon Desktop only)


Ubuntu and its derivatives

Install Papirus

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:papirus/papirus
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install papirus-icon-theme

Debian and its derivatives

Debian commands will be different:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb focal main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/papirus-ppa.list"

sudo apt-get install dirmngr
sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring gnupg-ring:/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/papirus.gpg --keyserver --recv E58A9D36647CAE7F
sudo chmod 644 /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/papirus.gpg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install papirus-icon-theme

Papirus Installer

Install the latest version directly from this repo using a script (independent of your distribution):

Notice: Use the same script to update the icon theme.

ROOT directory (recommended)

wget -qO- | sh

HOME directory for GTK

wget -qO- | DESTDIR="$HOME/.icons" sh

KDE’s HOME directory

wget -qO- | DESTDIR="$HOME/.local/share/icons" sh

BSD system

wget -qO- | env DESTDIR="/usr/local/share/icons" sh


wget -qO- | sh

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