Zenburn for Emacs is a direct port of the popular Zenburn theme for vim, developed by Jani Nurminen. It's my personal belief (and that of its many users I presume) that it's one of the best low contrast color themes out there and that it is exceptionally easy on the eyes.
This theme uses the new built-in theming support available starting with Emacs 24.
zenburn-theme.el to the directory
~/.emacs.d/themes/. Add this to your
(add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/.emacs.d/themes/")
Now you can load the theme with the interactive function
load-theme like this:
M-x load-theme RET zenburn
You can install
zenburn with the following command:
M-x package-install zenburn-theme
To load it automatically on Emacs startup add this to your init file:
(load-theme 'zenburn t)
Zenburn for Emacs is already bundled into
Emacs Prelude. If you're a
Prelude user - you're probably already using Zenburn, since it's
Prelude's default color theme. You can load Zenburn at any time by
M-x load-theme zenburn.
Ugly colors in the terminal Emacs version
If your Emacs looks considerably uglier in a terminal (compared to the
GUI version) try adding this to your
.zshrc) file and start Emacs again.
Bugs & Improvements
Please, report any problems that you find on the projects integrated issue tracker. If you've added some improvements and you want them included upstream don't hesitate to send me a patch or even better - a GitHub pull request. These contributors have done so.