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Best VSCode Themes acc. Reddit 2021

Lukasz Adam
Creator of Free Illustrations (Open Source). https://lukaszadam.com/illustrations
Updated on ・4 min read

No matter if back-end or front-end, VSCode is one of the most used coding editors, especially in 2021.

However, since it's one of the most used applications for every programmer, I bet you love to frequently change your VSCode themes.

Visual Studio Code offers a great variety of options to completely adapt it to your favourite visual theme. What I did to find some hidden gem themes, is to ask Reddit.

I've already used Reddit successfully to find the best WordPress hosting provider, so I thought it might a good idea to look for VSCode themes.

You'll know some of them, but far more important is, you'll have a new favourite VSCode theme after reading this.

BTW, if you like the cover image, you can download this illustration on my free illustrations page.


Best VSCode Themes 2021 acc. Reddit

1. Plastic

We start with a pretty classic one called Plastic. I've found this while reading through the VSCode Subreddit.

VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number one

It's an MIT licensed theme by Will Stone. The colors are not too saturated so you can focus all day long on your programming skills.

2. After Dark

VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 2

Next is a theme for all you night birds, called After Dark. It uses nice bright colors with a dark background, perfect for your night coding session. I really enjoy this one.

3. Iceberg

VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 3

Another tip I've found on the VSCode Subreddit, is Iceberg. Didn't know this theme before. It's a bluish theme with a dark and a light mode option. Really cool.

4. Gloom

Next one is special. It's called Gloom and the colors are pretty rare and unique.

VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 4

I love the really bright green and red in conjunction with the subtle bluish color.

5. Panda

Panda is next on the list. This one doesn't use bright colors as before, but it's really subtle and perfect for longer coding session.

VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 5

6. Rouge

Alright, next on is my favourite. I'm working with this theme since July 2021 and I love it.

VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 6

It's a red-bluish theme with subtle colors and a perfect combination of green and yellow for the code itself.

7. Cobalt2

Next is a theme by Wes Bos. Wes teaches programming on the web, especially JavaScript. While watching him, a lot of people loved his VSCode theme.

So, he made it public and now you can download it for free.

VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 7

8. Synthwave'84

For all the Synthwave lovers, a special Synthwave theme for VSCode.

VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 8

What I have realised is that, programmers tend to love Synthwave. So it's only logical to use it as a theme for your favourite code editor.

9. Night Owl

Now that we had so many dark themes, let's check out a light one. One theme that get's mentioned a lot on Reddit is Night Owl.

Even it's supposed to be a dark theme, it has a great light version:

best VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 9

A total recommendation by Reddit. However, no worries if you're like me and only into dark mode. Night Owl offers a dark version as well.

best vscode themes 2021 reddit - night owl

10. Material Darker

Material Darker is another favourite Reddit theme.

best VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 10

It's a high contrast theme. I quite like it.

11. City Lights

Alright, to Reddit's last one.

best VScode Theme 2021 Reddit suggestion number 10

It's a really subtle and special theme, good for the eyes and there is not too much contrast.

That's it. Let me know your favourite VSCode theme in the comments.

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