(I posted this to BYKYC already, but thought I’d expand a little on it here.)
I read on one of the Google blogs this morning that there are now “themes” available for personalized Google homepages … cool! Though you can’t edit the themes, and the written content is still very bright, it’s a stark contrast to the old “blah” or plain interface.
I don’t know if it’s available on everyone’s yet. I read several replies to the blog post about UK readers who could not yet access the new feature. When you visit your Google personalized homepage, you should see a link saying “New! Select theme” … from there you choose your desired theme and set your location. (setting the location allows for day/night images to swap out)
Here are screenshots of my page with each theme applied: