A 256-color / 24-bit Vim color scheme, with preference for contrast over hues.
It works for me, just publishing it in case someone has similar taste and wants to use it.
A generated screenshot on vimcolors may be more up to date.
Copy the files to the appropriate directories in
~/.vim/, use vim's native
pack, or use a plugin manager like
Plug 'davidosomething/vim-colors-meh' colorscheme meh
Enable the pandoc syntax if you want special pandoc colors. It requires a full
plugin install, so ensure the
plugin/ dir is part of your runtime.
let g:meh_pandoc_enabled = 1
Some design choices
- The background is not fully black, and Normal text is not fully white to be easier on the eyes.
- Comments are greyed-out and italicized
- Returns are orange for easy scanning when you use early-return pattern
this, and constants stand out
- Strings are in blue since that is the color people most likely ignore
- Text is slightly brown, and everything else is a contrasted
- As best as possible, the base Vim highlight groups and colorscheme specific groups are the only things that are actually assigned colors. Syntax specific highlight groups are links to those colors.
hicommand is called directly instead of using Vim variables and functions to call it dynamically. It makes things harder to manage, but it loads much faster. I may consider statically compiling it in the future.
- I customize colors for the plugins I use or used in the past only. Feel free to fork if you want to add more.
- Support for vim-pandoc is provided via an autoload function that is called on demand by the provided plugin to properly override the built-in pandoc colors.
- Some other plugins are also customized, such as Neomake, showmarks, and vim-signature, but I might not be using those plugins at the moment so support may be limited.