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Base16 Vim

See the Base16 repository for more information.
This theme was built with Base16 Builder.

Supports graphical Vim and console Vim.

Base16 Vim

Terminal Themes

For terminal Vim (non-gui) please ensure you are using a base16 terminal theme.


To use the dark theme ensure set background=dark is present in your ~/.vimrc file. Otherwise Vim will use the light variation by default.

Add colorscheme base16-default to your ~/.vimrc.


Add the following to your ~/.vimrc file and run BundleInstall in Vim.

Bundle 'chriskempson/base16-vim'


cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone


cd ~/.vim/colors
git clone git:// base16
cp base16/colors/*.vim .

256 colorspace

If using a Base16 terminal theme designed to keep the 16 ANSI colors intact (a "256" variation) and have sucessfully modified your 256 colorspace with base16-shell you'll need to add the following to your ~/.vimrc before the colorsheme declaration.

let base16colorspace=256  " Access colors present in 256 colorspace

This will cause vim to access the colours in the modified 256 colorpsace. Please do not enable this simply because you have a 256 color terminal as this will cause colors to be displayed incorrectly.

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