This week I had to set up a bunch of things for work. Since I spend a lot of time on the command line, I wanted to make it look comfortable. At first, I went with the default of black text on a white background, but soon enough I got tired of that. It’s more comfortable to look at a darker background. So I played around a bit and tried switching things around, but it never looked just right.
I need to get things to a state where I’m comfortable using them, but I want to refrain from customizing things too much, because it’s too much of a distration. It’s better to use things as they are out-of-the-box, or maybe install a little plugin, but I don’t really want to have to manually tweak things.
Instead of tweaking the default colors, I decided to install the solarized colorscheme that I had used before on some machines. But even that didn’t look quite right. Not wanting to spend too much time on this, I went out and googled for some colorschemes, and almost immediately I found vimcolors, which is so awesome because you can see all schemes in action.
It didn’t take me long to find the colorscheme that I liked, because to me it stood out with a very crafty and balanced palette, and some nice earthy colors that are so easy on the eyes. So I went ahead and checked out srcery.
It is a package with theme files not just for vim but also for Terminal.app, tmux, and a bunch of other apps. Easy to install, and they work together great.
I can highly recommend this theme to anyone. It’s very easy on the eyes, and I think I will be using it for the forseeable future. But if you don’t happen to like it, vimcolors is an awesome project where you can just casually browse around and discover new colorschemes that you may like.