what vim theme is your favourite? (and maybe tell us why?)

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  • papercolor-theme

    :art: Light & Dark Vim color schemes inspired by Google's Material Design

    papercolor for light background

  • edge

    Clean & Elegant Color Scheme inspired by Atom One and Material (by sainnhe)

    I've been using edge (https://github.com/sainnhe/edge). I quite like one dark colour scheme and this has stuck with me for the longest time (5-6 months and still counting).

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  • material.nvim

    :trident: Material colorscheme for NeoVim written in Lua with built-in support for native LSP, TreeSitter and many more plugins

    I like https://github.com/marko-cerovac/material.nvim because it's easy on the eyes, looks great and is compatible to all my plugins.

  • vim-gruvbox8

    A simplified and optimized Gruvbox colorscheme for Vim

  • kat.nvim

    NeoVim specifc port of kat.vim, a warm blue theme, written in Fennel with Aniseed

    I use kat.nvim cause I made it. Never found a colorscheme I 100% liked, nor did I like any of the solutions/wanted to modify them so I just went with my own

  • neovim-ayu

    Ayu theme for Neovim.

  • tokyonight.nvim

    🏙 A clean, dark Neovim theme written in Lua, with support for lsp, treesitter and lots of plugins. Includes additional themes for Kitty, Alacritty, iTerm and Fish.

    I use https://github.com/folke/tokyonight.nvim. It looks really good and it also very customisable

  • Zigi

    Delete the most useless function ever: context switching.. Zigi monitors Jira and GitHub updates, pings you when PRs need approval and lets you take fast actions - all directly from Slack! Plus it reduces cycle time by up to 75%.

  • onedark.vim

    A dark Vim/Neovim color scheme inspired by Atom's One Dark syntax theme.

    I forked onedark.vim and made a few changes to it: https://github.com/arjunmahishi/onedark.vim

  • onedark.vim

    This is a fork of the onedark.vim repo. Contains minor color changes. (by arjunmahishi)

    I forked onedark.vim and made a few changes to it: https://github.com/arjunmahishi/onedark.vim

  • onedark.nvim

    Atom's iconic One Dark theme for Neovim, written in Lua (by ful1e5)

    I'm using https://github.com/ful1e5/onedark.nvim couple of months now and I quite like it. Very pleasing to the eyes. I'm also very found of the utilities in it that are analogous to the tokyonight colorscheme. Best thing to come out of atom imo.

  • acme-colors

    acme colors for vim

    Switched lately to https://github.com/plan9-for-vimspace/acme-colors and I really like it.

  • neovim-purple

    A shade of purple colorscheme with treesitter and lsp support buid in lua for neovim

    I made my own theme based on shades of purple written in lua I call it neovim purple 🤗: https://github.com/yeddaif/neovim-purple

  • gruvbox.nvim

    Lua port of the most famous vim colorscheme

    There is https://github.com/ellisonleao/gruvbox.nvim

  • vim

    🧛🏻‍♂️ Dark theme for Vim (by dracula)

    Dracula, a dark theme

  • vim-one

    Adaptation of one-light and one-dark colorschemes for Vim

    I’ve been using this light theme:https://github.com/rakr/vim-one

  • emacs-theme-gruvbox

    Gruvbox is a retro groove color scheme for Emacs. Port of the Vim version.

    and https://github.com/morhetz/gruvbox as a dark theme

  • tokyodark.nvim

    A clean dark theme written in lua for neovim.

    Found https://github.com/tiagovla/tokyodark.nvim 2 months ago.... haven't changed since then

  • toast.vim

    🍞 Toast! A colorful, medium-contrast color scheme with full Vim and Neovim support and automatic light and dark variants. Easy to read without frying your retinae.

    https://github.com/jsit/toast.vim at daylight and https://github.com/lifepillar/vim-solarized8 at night. Of course, i made some little adjusts for my necessary. They are the only ones that my eyes feel comfortable when working constantly for a long time :)))

  • vim-solarized8

    Optimized Solarized colorschemes. Best served with true-color terminals!

    https://github.com/jsit/toast.vim at daylight and https://github.com/lifepillar/vim-solarized8 at night. Of course, i made some little adjusts for my necessary. They are the only ones that my eyes feel comfortable when working constantly for a long time :)))

  • forest-night

    🌲 Comfortable & Pleasant Color Scheme for Vim

  • srcery-vim

    Dark colorscheme for gvim and vim

    I really like srcery for its contrasting colors and have just created a srcery-inspired colorscheme for neovim here. Try it!

  • nvim-srcerite

    A colorscheme for Neovim inspired by Srcery.

    I really like srcery for its contrasting colors and have just created a srcery-inspired colorscheme for neovim here. Try it!

  • monokai.nvim

    Monokai theme for Neovim written in Lua.

    I use monokai (https://github.com/tanvirtin/monokai.nvim) with a few adjustments, of course.

  • Zenburn

    Zenburn is a low-contrast color scheme for Vim. (by davidklsn)

    Love Zenburn! Been using a modified version of since a few month back. https://github.com/davidklsn/Zenburn

  • rigel

    🌌 Colorscheme for vim, terminal, vscode and slack - based on the star Rigel ✨.

    rigel for dark background

  • vscode.nvim

    Neovim/Vim color scheme inspired by Dark+ and Light+ theme in Visual Studio Code

  • nightfox.nvim

    🦊A highly customizable theme for vim and neovim with support for lsp, treesitter and a variety of plugins.

    Recently switched to https://github.com/EdenEast/nightfox.nvim

  • awesome-vim-colorschemes

    Collection of awesome color schemes for Neo/vim, merged for quick use.

    tender You can see other good theme on https://github.com/rafi/awesome-vim-colorschemes

  • vim-gotham

    Code never sleeps in Gotham City. 🌃

    I've been using https://github.com/whatyouhide/vim-gotham for about 2 years. It just feels good to my eyes.

  • tokyonight.nvim

    🏙 A clean, dark Neovim theme written in Lua, with support for lsp, treesitter and lots of plugins. Includes additional themes for Kitty, Alacritty, iTerm and Fish. (by ourigen)

    tokyonight colors everywhere for about 1 year https://github.com/ourigen/tokyonight.nvim

  • parchment

    A light editor theme for Vim and Emacs, inspired by Acme and Leuven (by ajgrf)

    The similar is https://github.com/ajgrf/parchment but acme is even more spartan.

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