Ever used Unity? (I know it's awful, takes 2-3 minutes to start on my system and slow) It has really nice feature in which the dash and the launchers will derive color from the wallpaper. If you thought only Unity users could enjoy this, then try Minty Colors. Minty Colors is a chameleon theme for Cinnamon. It can change colors according to the current GTK theme, current wallpaper or a user defined color.
Minty Colors will automatically create a file .minty-colors.conf in the home folder during installation. You can edit it and set your preferences, for example, to set the color, there are different configurations, e.g.- automatic = derive from the gtk theme, wallpaper = according to your wallpaper, other = use user defined color. The color can also be defined in the config file.
If Minty Colors fails to get the color from the GTK theme or wallpaper, the user defined color will be used instead.
After installing, start the Minty Colors background process from the menu. Minty Colors will also start at login and whenever it detects a wallpaper or GTK theme change, it will change the color according to your preferences. You need to set "Minty Colors" as your Cinnamon theme.
Linux Mint users can install Minty Colors from our themes PPA using the following commands,
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-minty-colors
Using the PPA means you'll receive all new features and bug fixes automatically. But if you'd rather prefer a manual install then grab Minty Colors below
DeviantArt page - http://satya164.deviantart.com/art/Cinnamon-Minty-Colors-304552689
Cinnamon Spices page - http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/78
If you prefer Gnome Shell, then try Elegance Colors - http://satya164.deviantart.com/art/Gnome-Shell-Elegance-Colors-305966388