I found a quick and easy fix.
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sudo mv ~/.gtkrc-2.0-kde4 /root/.gtkrc-2.0
Before (from that bug post)
After using my screenshot
NOTE: I have Dolphin open move to the left above the blue Mint icon Kmenu. It is blue because it is run as a user. Both MintUpdate and Synaptic are grey (as root). That is fine with me...it is the icons, text, and colors that I was looking to change.