In the Light Themes testing PPA (which finally includes the latest Murrine Engine so the PPA is now usable by anyone) some updates today brought a new icon pack called "Humanities" derived from the Humanity icon theme and comes in two versions: Humanities-Dark-Orange (for a dark panel) and Humanities-Dark-Orange-Light (for a light panel).
Here is a screenshot with Humanities:
And a screenshot with the Humanity icon theme in Lucid:
The new icons are more orange and less purple (as you can see in the first screenshot in this post), although purple is still present in lots of icons:
Furthermore, the Light Themes metacity also changed and it now features an orange close button and the ugly minimize/maximize buttons were removed (remember them?).
Will these be default for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat? Well, Ubuntu 10.10 is still a long way to go and a lot of things will definitely change!
You can install both the updated Light Themes and the Humanities icon them from the following PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dashua/light-themes && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox && sudo apt-get upgrade
Please note that these changes are not official yet, just testing for now - hence the question mark in the title! A lot of things will change!
Update: these are not official after all, this has been confirmed on the Ayatana mailing list (I can't find the link to that post right now)!