What’s Next for Material Design’s Theming Tools

Alex Kolundzija
Feb 20 · 2 min read

Material Design retired the Material Theme Editor. The Material Plugin will continue to serve as a way to upload and sync Sketch files with Gallery

Since launching Material Theming in 2018, we’ve learned a lot about what designers and developers need in order to customize Material Components’ typography, color, and shape. We’ve heard members of the Material community ask for tools that go beyond Sketch, work on any platform, are more usable for developers, and easily integrate with existing source files.

And that’s what we want to deliver.

On March 19th, we retired the Material Theme Editor in order to focus on building even better theming tools and resources. The Material Plugin will continue to serve as a way to upload and sync Sketch files with Gallery — our collaborative tool for uploading design work, getting feedback, and tracking revisions. We’ve got some exciting updates planned for this plugin, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, here are a few theming resources you can use right now:

Design kits and tutorials

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Developer tools for building themes

Example apps


We hope you’re as excited as we are for the new theming tools ahead. This decision was born from your feedback, so please continue telling us what kinds of support you want and need by tagging us on Twitter, clicking the feedback link on our website, or leaving a comment below. 👇

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