Here at CodeClouds, we’ve built a free admin panel theme for Magento 1. If you want to run it, download it from the link below, and place it in the admin themes directory. This is a very stable plugin—it should run cleanly on most Magento 1 installs.
This theme will not run on Magento 2—please make sure you’re running the right version of Magento before installation. Some features of our theme are:
* Terms and Conditions applies.
Update July 2018:
This free Magento theme has not been updated since 2011 due to lack of resources available—we underwent explosive growth and did not have developers available. We do not plan to update this theme. If you are still using this theme, we recommend changing to the Magento default theme, as this is now deprecated.
If you want to see what your options are for free themes, check out our article on the 10 Best Free Themes for Magento Developers, and if you’re interested in hiring our Magento team to work for you full-time, then you can hire our Magento developers at very affordable monthly rates. We offer tiered support packages, and are experienced at dealing with both Magento 1 and Magento 2. Whether you need a migration, an old store tightened up or a new store built, we’ve got experts who can help you get it done.