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Top 5 Themes for Visual Studio Code

kasuken profile image Emanuele Bartolesi Updated on ・1 min read

My editor choice is Visual Studio Code since the first beta release.
I like personalize everything in my editor and Visual Studio Code is perfect in this way.

Here I will show my Top 5 favourite Visual Studio Code theme.

Night Owl

One of the best theme for Visual Studio Code (and others editor!!!).
This is my current theme for work.

Winter is Coming

Developed by John Papa from Microsoft, I love it.

Shades of Purple

Well documented and professional theme. Awesome!


Many color themes!!! Try it!


My second favourite theme, after Night Owl.
This is the best to relax your eyes after a long working day.


Power Mode

It's not a real theme, but I like this effect when I have a presentation or a demo with customer. :)

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Ever since @aspittel posted this article I've been a Fairy Floss convert. The only change I've made is making the highlight background color Deep Pink so that it pops out better to my eye.


ah wow.
Interesting article.
I missed it.


I use Night Owl.
It's really nice.

Before Night Owl was a theme I used Cobalt 2 when it got ported to VSCode from Sublime text.



I personally fell in love with Atom's One Dark theme, which is why the first thing I did upon switching to VS Code was to install the One Dark Pro extension. I don't see myself changing themes any time soon (or ever).


yes, also Atom is one of the best theme!


I just love how friendly and bubbly it looks.


Hey Hello, Experts !!!

I would like to have a reviewer (many?) for my color theme because I only did the TypeScript/Javascript Syntax ... (the CSS should be improved) I am not good at Ruby, Python the C families (C# & C/C++) and all the other languages I am not sure to exist ...

Reach me on Twitter @Luxcium

You can look into it on GitHub: "Pop N' Lock Theme by Luxcium ✨"

The Theme is available in the VS Code market place

Give me your impressions and please send me screen captures of your favorite language with my theme... (don't do like I did below... don't do a screen capture of something confidential ...)

TypeScript example

You probably want to see a screen capture of the Theme and syntax ... there you go:

I am working on something ultra confidential its something super sensitive with the credential data and stuff ... Don't show that to anyone ...



Night Owl is really awesome. Which font you are using with night owl?


What font is used in Noctis theme?


I'm a big Cobalt2 fan. I've seen a lot of people advocating for Shades of Purple lately. I'll have to try out some of these to see if they work better for me (dethrowning Cobalt2).


BTW what font are used on the Night Owl template?


Rainglow here..also love material ocean and noctis


Thank you so much. which font are you using in the attached theme , just curious to know.