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An opinionated pack of modern color-themes
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DOOM Themes is an opinionated UI plugin and pack of themes extracted from my emacs.d, inspired by some of my favorite color themes.

See the screenshots.

Table of Contents


  • Color themes:
  • Included features:
    • (doom-themes-visual-bell-config): flash the mode-line when the Emacs bell rings (i.e. an error occurs).

    • (doom-themes-neotree-config): a neotree theme that takes after Atom's file drawer, and is simpler than the built in icon theme in neotree (screenshot, more details).

      This requires all-the-icons' fonts to be installed: M-x all-the-icons-install-fonts

    • (doom-themes-treemacs-config): two treemacs icon themes, one that takes after Atom's, and a second more colorful implementation (WIP).

    • (doom-themes-org-config): corrects and improves some of org-mode's native fontification.

      • Re-set org-todo' & org-headline-done' faces to make them respect underlying faces (i.e. don't override the :height or :background of underlying faces).
      • Make statistic cookies respect underlying faces.
      • Fontify item bullets (make them stand out)
      • Fontify item checkboxes (and when they're marked done), like TODOs that are marked done.
      • Fontify dividers/separators (5+ dashes)
      • Fontify #hashtags and @at-tags, for personal convenience; see doom-org-special-tags to disable this.
  • Resources that may interest you:


M-x package-install RET doom-themes

A comprehensive configuration example:

(require 'doom-themes)

;; Global settings (defaults)
(setq doom-themes-enable-bold t    ; if nil, bold is universally disabled
      doom-themes-enable-italic t) ; if nil, italics is universally disabled

;; Load the theme (doom-one, doom-molokai, etc); keep in mind that each theme
;; may have their own settings.
(load-theme 'doom-one t)

;; Enable flashing mode-line on errors

;; Enable custom neotree theme (all-the-icons must be installed!)
;; or for treemacs users
(setq doom-themes-treemacs-theme "doom-colors") ; use the colorful treemacs theme

;; Corrects (and improves) org-mode's native fontification.

The wiki contains details for customizing the neotree theme.

Common Issues

  • If you use nlinum or linum in org-mode, the larger headline sizes in some themes could bleed into the line numbers.

    Fix this by setting :height explicitly for your line number plugins, after you've loaded the theme. e.g.

    (let ((height (face-attribute 'default :height)))
      ;; for all linum/nlinum users
      (set-face-attribute 'linum nil :height height)
      ;; only for `linum-relative' users:
      (set-face-attribute 'linum-relative-current-face nil :height height)
      ;; only for `nlinum-relative' users:
      (set-face-attribute 'nlinum-relative-current-face nil :height height))


I welcome contributions of any kind, be they pull requests, bug reports or elisp pointers. Additional theme and plugin support requests are welcome too.

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