Install Emulationstation Themes

Alternate themes can be easily installed with the RetroPie Theme Installer.

RetroPie Setup Script >> Configuration / Tools >> esthemes

Access the ui settings from the start menu in emulationstation


change to your new theme (you may need to press f4 or quit to refresh emulationstation in order for the theme to load)


Access theme gallery in the esthemes menu

theme gallery

System System View Gamelist View Video Support
carbon yes
carbon-centered no
carbon-nometa no
pixel no
pixel-metadata no
pixel-tft no
luminous no
minilumi no
workbench no
eudora no
eudora-bigshot no
eudora-concise no
eudora-updated no
retroplay-clean-canela no
retroplay-clean-detail-canela no
turtle-pi no
simpler-turtlepi no
simple no
simple-dark no
color-pi no
simplified-static-canela no
zoid no
nbba no
material no
io no
metapixel no
spare no
space no
simplebigart no
clean-look no
tronkyfran no
flat yes
flat-dark yes
switch-light yes
futura-V yes
futura-dark-V yes
fundamental yes
nes-mini no
famicom-mini no
crt yes
crt-centered yes
ComicBook yes
cygnus yes
steampunk yes
hurstyblue yes
Retrorama yes

Creating Your Own EmulationStation Theme

For an in depth tutorial see this thread HERE

For the official documentation on themes see HERE

White Screen of Death

The white screen of death is no longer an issue. It has been resolved as of RetroPie 4.2