Made by the same company that developed Fences, WindowBlinds gives the desktop a whole new face-lift, allowing users to change the appearance of the Windows Start Bar, Explorer windows, and even add animations to the Start panel.
The Aero Colors preset will keep the overall Windows 7 Aero transparent look and feel. However, users will see a purple tint. Aero Metals adds an awesome, metallic skin to the interface, while Sublime looks somewhat hard and plastic, using gray and black designs.
Each style can be altered as well, allowing for overall changes in color, texture styles, transparency amounts, and fonts. Users can even go online and download and install styles created by other users.
While the "demo" version is free, Stardock offers an "enhanced" version for $19.95, and the "Object Desktop" version for a heftier $49.95.
Download: WindowBlinds 7.1