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Color schemes for hackers
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Base16 provides carefully chosen syntax highlighting and a default set of sixteen colors suitable for a wide range of applications.
Base16 is both a color scheme and a template. To roll your own see base16-builder.


To preview the various base16 themes visit - Preview page courtesy of tybenz.

Base16 Default Base16's default color scheme.


Check out the individual repositories for screenshots of Base16 in action.


Please submit any issues and/or pull requests to the appropriate repository. No pull requests shall be merged into this repository.

Template Maintainers

  • chriskempson - Base 16 Builder, Vim, Shell, iTerm2, TextMate, OSX Color Palette, Xresources, Mou, XFCE4 Terminal, Gimp Palette, Gnome Terminal
  • neil477 - Emacs
  • robloach - Geany
  • geoffstokes - Windows Command Prompt, MinTTY

Projects using Base16

  • c-Tiles16 Colorscheming with Variables
  • Spacegray A set of custom UI themes for Sublime Text 2/3
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