A theme is an intentionally and systematically customized version of Spectrum with unique visual attributes.
Theming allows for Spectrum to adapt to business-critical strategies by intentionally and systematically customizing specific visual attributes. Themes can help products to align with different audiences and user needs, provoke certain emotional responses, or meet specific branding requirements.
A theme can encompass changes to any visual aspect of the Spectrum design language, such as colors, rounding, shadow, and typography. Component options and general dimensions stay the same across themes.
A color theme is a subset of a theme that only affects colors. View Color themes and modes for more information.
This is the foundational theme of Spectrum. It has a minimalist design, with thin borders and blue accents. It's designed for professional applications with enough flexibility to apply to broader needs, such as for marketing and documentation websites. This is the theme for the majority of Adobe experiences.
This is a theme of Spectrum designed specifically for the Creative Cloud Express product suite. Some recognizable attributes are a friendlier visual tone, bolder typography, more rounding, and indigo accents. This theme is designed to accommodate the needs of a mainstream, creative consumer audience. Currently, only products in the Creative Cloud Express suite use this theme.
Spectrum for CC Express UI kits are available for download on each component page, when available. These UI kits are available as XD files and contain resources for both scales (desktop and mobile) and all color themes.