My wallpaper submission, called “Quadrados” (Portuguese for “squares”), is obviously simplistic. I’ve been using similar wallpapers for years, because if I find more complex images distracting, I also find the lack of texture in a solid color to be a bit annoying — I think it distracts because the complete lack of texture is unnatural. In short: 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘱𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘱𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴.
There’s no need for a portrait version, it’s just a matter of rotating the image 90 degrees.
I dithered the image down to an 8-bit palette to add a micro texture.
Link for the full-res image: Quadrados hosted at ImgBB — ImgBB
Following 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝘄𝗮𝗿𝘇𝗲𝗿𝗸𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿’s suggestions, I used more Plasma/Breeze-like colors, and made a dark version and a light one — and also a high-contrast version.
Full-res: Quadrados-blueish-dark hosted at ImgBB — ImgBB
Full-res: Quadrados-blueish-light hosted at ImgBB — ImgBB
Full-res: Quadrados-blueish-contrast hosted at ImgBB — ImgBB
I like it - at second glance.
And you are right: this is much better than just a solid colour.
A suggestion would be to use more “Plasma/Breeze”-like colours and to make a light and a dark version.
Another one to perhaps use micro-micro-micro-KDE-(or Plasma-)logos instead of squares (but I can’t assess if this would be appealing).
Just added three more images. As for the micro-logos, I don’t think that would look good.
Thanks for the suggestions!
The last one (“blueish-contrast”) seems to be a bit too bright in the center for everyday usage, though…
Yes, indeed. But my reasoning is that people tend to keep icons in the corners of the screen.