If you're looking for a new theme to change up your code editor in the new year, I'm here to help! Check out a variety of stylish themes with unique color palettes—from sleek to snazzy to vibrant and everything in between—to see what works best for you. I've even included a few interesting icon packs to customize VS Code even more.
I've organized these VS Code themes into the following sections:
To install a theme in VS Code, simply visit the marketplace and select the theme you would like to download. To switch between installed themes, open the command palette with
CMD/CTRL + SHIFT + P and type
Preferences: Color Theme. You can then browse through your themes in the menu.
Discover new trending themes for VS Code that are growing in popularity.
4. Tokyo Night
7. Aurora X
9. Glass UI
10. A Touch of Lilac
11. FireFly Pro
14. Signed Dark Pro
15. Ariake Dark
16. Snazzy Light
19. Blueberry Dark
Do you prefer to work in the dark? Discover some of the best dark themes for VS Code.
You can also install all of these dark themes by installing our Best Dark Themes Pack.
21. One Dark Pro
22. Dracula Official
25. One Monokai
26. Night Owl
29. Horizon Theme
Want something lighter for you code editor? Check out these stylish light themes.
You can also install all of these light themes by installing our Best Light Themes Pack.
31. Atom One Light
32. Bluloco Light
35. NetBeans Light
36. Quiet Light
37. Hop Light
39. GitHub Light
40. GitHub Plus
Tired of monochromatic themes and dull color palettes? Add some color to your editor with these colorful themes.
You can also install all of these colorful themes by installing our Best Colorful Themes Pack.
41. Shades of Purple
43. Code Blue
50. Soft Era
VS Code also lets you customize the icons in your editor. New icons will appear in the VS Code Side Bar to help you visualize different files and folders. You can install icon packs as you would other themes.
To change the icons in your editor, open the command palette with
CMD/CTRL + SHIFT + P and enter the command
Preferences: File Icon Theme. You can then browse your installed icon themes from the menu and preview them in real time.
54. City Lights
55. Keen Neutral
Looking for even more themes? Try searching the VS Code marketplace and sorting by
Themes. Developers have created more than 2,500 themes that you can pick from to customize VS Code.
Want to create your own VS Code theme? Learn how to create an extension, customize VS Code's color palette, and push your project to the VS Code marketplace in our tutorial: Launch a product in the VS Code Marketplace in 30 minutes or less.
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