IntelliJ IDEA Dark Color Scheme for Java, Scala, Ruby, XML and more
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BlueForest is a dark color-scheme for IntelliJ IDEA 10.x and 11.x.

Currently BlueForest provides matching colors for these languages/file types:

  • Actionscript
  • Bash (the BashSupport plugin)
  • Buildout Config files
  • Clojure
  • CoffeeScript
  • CSS
  • Django/Jinja2 Templates
  • Erb
  • Groovy
  • GQL
  • Haml
  • HTML
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • JSP
  • JPA/EJB/Hibernate QL
  • LESS
  • Locale files
  • Lua
  • Mako
  • Markdown (the idea-markdown plugin)
  • MXML
  • PHP
  • Properties
  • Python
  • RegExp
  • ReST
  • Ruby
  • Scala
  • SQL
  • Velocity
  • XML
  • Yaml

A screenshot for BlueForest colors for Scala is available here


Copy the BlueForest.xml file into the /colors directory underneath your IDEA installation folder. If you are on OSX you can also clone this git repository into a directory of your choice and use the script to install BlueForest and the script to copy back changes you made in IDEA.

After you have installed the color scheme restart IDEA and select BlueForest in Preferences/Editor/Colors&Fonts.


Creative Commons License
BlueForest by mathias[at]decodified[dot]com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.