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Linh Truong Cong Hong
Linh Truong Cong Hong

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What is your favorite Vim color schemes?

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Vim is my favorite text editor. There are tons of color schemes for this famous editor that you can find on and

My beloved color scheme is "kolor" ( I love it not only because of its simple mix of low contrast colors but also because that color scheme is dedicated to the Ugandan children, a very meaningful and respectful activity of Vim community.

How about you? What is your favorite Vim color scheme?

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Michael Kohl • Edited on

I often code without syntax highlighting, so I'm partial to vacme:

A Vim colorscheme based on plan9 and the Acme editor. In keeping with Acme, it doesn't do syntax highlighting (almost). Instead, colors are only used to define vim's interface. Bold and italics are used sparingly.

I do have some custom definitions to add some more bolds and italics.

However, this is still a work in progress, so in the meantime I still regularly use Lucius (the LightHighContrast variety). I do have a function for toggling to dark though:

colorscheme lucius

function! ToggleBackground()
  if (&background == 'light')
    echo "background -> dark"
    echo "background -> light"

nnoremap <silent> <leader>tb :call ToggleBackground()<CR>
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I also occasionally use VSCode as neovim frontend through vscode-neovim (NOT a vim emulation but really using nvim's msgpack RPC), where I use a customized version of acme-theme.

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Hanky Janky

I've tried many and I just like dracula the best. It also has themes for tmux, etc

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Molokai, Hyper, and Onedark are quite nice.

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Lewis Sparlin
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Lewis Sparlin

Sorry, that's for the terminal in general, here's vim spaceduck

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