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Solarized Colorscheme for Mutt

Developed by Ethan Schoonover es@ethanschoonover.com

See the homepage for the Solarized colorscheme for versions for Vim, popular terminal emulators and other applications.

If you have come across this colorscheme via the mutt-only repository on github, see the link above to the Solarized homepage or visit the github repository for Solarized.

Installation

  1. Move the mutt-colors-solarized directory into the same location as your muttrc. Alternately, you can copy just the version of the colorscheme you will be using (see below for details).

  2. Source the colorscheme in your muttrc. Only one of the following, depending on the light or dark background you wish to use, and whether you want to use the native 16 colors of your terminal emulator or the approximatation provided by the 256 color values. See note below for recommendations.

    source $MAILCONF/mutt-colors-solarized/mutt-colors-solarized-dark-16.muttrc source $MAILCONF/mutt-colors-solarized/mutt-colors-solarized-light-16.muttrc source $MAILCONF/mutt-colors-solarized/mutt-colors-solarized-dark-256.muttrc source $MAILCONF/mutt-colors-solarized/mutt-colors-solarized-light-256.muttrc

Note: You can safely ignore the compile colors script and the template file.
They are used only for creating the actual colorscheme files. If you want to modify the colorscheme or colors, you can use the compile script and template to do so.

Which Variation?

See the Solarized homepage for screenshots which will help you select either the light or dark background.

A thornier question is whether to use the 16 color version or the 256 color version. I have spent a great deal of time refining this colorscheme and for the most accurate experience I recommend that you set your terminal emulator to use the Solarized colorvalues with the 16 color mutt colorschemes in this distribution. Terminal colorschemes/values are available at the homepage linked to above.

The 256 color versions provide an approximate experience of the colorscheme in most regards, though the carefully selected monotones are crudely replaced by neutral tones.

The Values

L*a*b values are canonical (White D65, Reference D50), other values are matched in sRGB space.

SOLARIZED HEX     16/8 TERMCOL  XTERM/HEX   L*A*B      sRGB        HSB
--------- ------- ---- -------  ----------- ---------- ----------- -----------
base03    #002b36  8/4 brblack  234 #1c1c1c 15 -12 -12   0  43  54 193 100  21
base02    #073642  0/4 black    235 #262626 20 -12 -12   7  54  66 192  90  26
base01    #586e75 10/7 brgreen  240 #4e4e4e 45 -07 -07  88 110 117 194  25  46
base00    #657b83 11/7 bryellow 241 #585858 50 -07 -07 101 123 131 195  23  51
base0     #839496 12/6 brblue   244 #808080 60 -06 -03 131 148 150 186  13  59
base1     #93a1a1 14/4 brcyan   245 #8a8a8a 65 -05 -02 147 161 161 180   9  63
base2     #eee8d5  7/7 white    254 #d7d7af 92 -00  10 238 232 213  44  11  93
base3     #fdf6e3 15/7 brwhite  230 #ffffd7 97  00  10 253 246 227  44  10  99
yellow    #b58900  3/3 yellow   136 #af8700 60  10  65 181 137   0  45 100  71
orange    #cb4b16  9/3 brred    166 #d75f00 50  50  55 203  75  22  18  89  80
red       #dc322f  1/1 red      160 #d70000 50  65  45 220  50  47   1  79  86
magenta   #d33682  5/5 magenta  125 #af005f 50  65 -05 211  54 130 331  74  83
violet    #6c71c4 13/5 brmagenta 61 #5f5faf 50  15 -45 108 113 196 237  45  77
blue      #268bd2  4/4 blue      33 #0087ff 55 -10 -45  38 139 210 205  82  82
cyan      #2aa198  6/6 cyan      37 #00afaf 60 -35 -05  42 161 152 175  74  63
green     #859900  2/2 green     64 #5f8700 60 -20  65 133 153   0  68 100  60

License

Copyright (c) 2011 Ethan Schoonover

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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