colorful, muted theme for Emacs 24, dark background with light text.
Simply setup Emacs to use MELPA and install Soothe like this:
M-x package-install <RET> soothe-theme
Now you can then use
M-x load-theme <RET> soothe or use
M-x helm-themes and select soothe, to enable soothe-theme.
To have Soothe always enabled when you start Emacs, add the following to the end of your