Using CONKY-Colors (en)
From Conky PitStop
Support for CONKY-colors with install and setup instructions can be found at GNOME-Look.org!
Depends on: GNOME 2.x
Description: Now it's easy to customize your desktop!
DO NOT UPGRADE TO CONKY 1.8.1, IT WILL BREAKS ALL PYTHON SCRIPTS AND MESS ALL CONKY
This conky script support multilanguage: Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian
More screenshots, as you see, it's very versatile and well worth checking it out: