I love to transform my entire theme to black and I was happy when dark theme of Kubuntu as well as IntelliJ’s darcula were released. They gave me the eyecandy that I ever wanted. However, all applications including openoffice were affected by the default theme set and openoffice does not work well in dark themes. I explored the available options in openoffice and it does not comply to the colors I set in Appearance option. Luckily Adam Stovicek posted a trick for this. See http://www.rebelzero.com/fixes/openofficeorg-dark-theme-workaround-with-ubuntu-804/8