One of the most interesting and fun things about Windows 7 and Windows 8 is that they are easily customizable. You can apply themes that not only change the way your desktop looks, but you can customize nearly every part of the UI, making it look the way you want. While Windows provides an internal interface to help you do this, its isn’t always easy. Third party apps that can do that can sometimes cost you a bit of money, which is why you might want to look at AeroBlend. It’s a UI customization app for Windows, and its free.
AeroBlend automatically changes the color of Windows UI elements to match the current wallpaper or the active application. Wallpaper mode is probably the most recognizable mode, and the one that gets used the most often. As wallpaper is changed, either manually or via the Windows slideshow, AeroBlend changes the Windows color. Your UI elements can reflect the pallet of the active application or its icon.
AeroBlend is a cool little application. If you’re looking for some way to have your UI elements (Windows, buttons, task bar, etc.) look like the wallpaper or application you’re using, then this is the app for you. The app, however, doesn’t do much more than this at the current moment.
It might be nice if this turned into a theme creating app that allowed you to create Windows themes and save them to *.themepack files so that they could be shared and distributed between PC’s. That might be something worth paying for…