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A dark color scheme for Vim/Neovim based off the Material Pale Night color scheme. Much of the work is based on the lovely onedark.vim color scheme.


Using vim-plug (modify this to work with your Vim package manager of choice):

Plug 'drewtempelmeyer/palenight.vim'


In your wonderfully organized Vim (~/.vimrc) or Neovim (.config/nvim/init.vim) configuration, place the following two lines:

set background=dark
colorscheme palenight

To configure lightline, add the following line:

let g:lightline = { 'colorscheme': 'palenight' }

To configure airline, add the following line:

let g:airline_theme = "palenight"

True Colors

To provide the best user experience possible, I recommend enabling true colors. To experience the blissfulness of your editor's true colors, place this in your .vimrc or ~/.config/nvim/init.vim file:

if (has("nvim"))
  "For Neovim 0.1.3 and 0.1.4 < >

"For Neovim > 0.1.5 and Vim > patch 7.4.1799 < >
"Based on Vim patch 7.4.1770 (`guicolors` option) < >
" < >
if (has("termguicolors"))
  set termguicolors


Italics are a fantastic way to improve the appearance of your code. Italics will do what they can, but, as they say, "you can't polish a 💩." (Although MythBusters busted this). Digressing here, so place this into your config:

" Italics for my favorite color scheme
let g:palenight_terminal_italics=1

Overriding Colors

Overriding palenight's colors are supported through setting the g:palenight_color_overrides variable. See palenight.vim for a list of colors that may be overriden. You must provide gui, cterm, and cterm16 values for each.

Example: Overriding the background color to pure black

let g:palenight_color_overrides = {
\    'black': { 'gui': '#000000', "cterm": "0", "cterm16": "0" },


The lovely people that have contributed to palenight.vim