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Deus was created out of sheer rage caused by all of the bad Solarized/Gruvbox clones. I was tired of them. I needed something original, something new. So if you are like me, and I believe many of you are...

I present you deus


GVIM: alt-text



GVIM + Pylint + Syntastic:


Airline theme img

Terminal (Neo)vim


NERDTree img


Manual: place deus.vim in your vimfiles/colors folder and add this line to your .vimrc colors deus


Use a package manager like Pathogen, Vundle, or Vim-plug just to name a few:


cd ~/.vim/

mkdir bundle

cd bundle

git clone

In your terminal


add the following lines to your .vimrc:

call plug#begin('~/.vim/bundle/')
Plug 'ajmwagar/vim-deus'
cal  plug#end()

Don't forget to run:


Language Syntax Support:

  • Lua
  • Go
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • C#
  • JSON
  • Markdown
  • Haskell
  • Scala
  • Elixir
  • Java
  • MoonScript
  • Objective C
  • C Languages
  • CoffeeScript
  • Ruby
  • Rust
  • Python
  • Clojure
  • XML
  • Any many more... (try vim-polyglot for syntax packs)

Bold = really nice looking (They all look good but these are my personal favorites.)

Plugin support

  • Airline :AirlineTheme deus
  • coc.nvim (popup-windows & error colors)
  • Ctrlp
  • FZF
  • NerdTREE
  • Syntastic (and most linters)
  • Deoplete
  • YCM (YouCompleteMe)
  • Tabbar
  • Vim-easy-motion
  • Sneak
  • Rainbow-Parentheses


Color Hex Use
foreground #eaeaea foreground
background #2c323b background
white #ffffff white
black #000000 black
red #d54e53 red
green #98c379 green
yellow #e5c07b yellow
teal #83a598 teal
purple #c678dd purple
bright-teal #70c0ba bright teal
gray #666666 gray
bright-red #ec3e45 bright red
bright-green #90c966 bright green
bright-yellow #edbf69 bright yellow
bright-blue #2bcec2 bright blue
bright-purple #c858e9 bright purple


When using terminal-vim and vim-deus the colors can get messed up.

To fix this add the following snippet to your ~/.vimrc:

set t_Co=256

set termguicolors

let &t_8f = "\<Esc>[38;2;%lu;%lu;%lum"

let &t_8b = "\<Esc>[48;2;%lu;%lu;%lum"

set background=dark " Setting dark mode

colorscheme deus

let g:deus_termcolors=256


Instructions on how to enable TrueColor for Tmux can be found here.


If you use vim in a terminal that supports italics, set the environment variable TERM_ITALICS to TRUE to enable with vim-deus.

Thank You

I took a lot of inspiration from two great colorschemes, Onedark and Gruvbox. I want to thank their creators for making such great color schemes. So thank you!

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