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README.md

Selenized color palette

Selenized is a color theme for terminals and text editors, carefully designed using professional-grade CIE Lab* color space for maximum readability and great eye comfort.

Design principles

  • make the contrast just right: strong but not tiring to the eyes
  • adjust lightness of all colors for uniform readability
  • select colors in a way that boosts code comprehension
  • make it as beautiful and visually pleasing as possible

Read more about the design here.

Installation

Ready-to-use config files are available for the following terminals:

If your terminal is not listed here, you can always manually copy hex values into its preferences. Please consider sending me a pull request with the resulting configuration so that I can add it to officially supported terminals :-)

Palette variants

Selenized dark

Selenized dark screenshot

Like Solarized dark, but better.

Selenized black

Selenized black screenshot

Oldschool black-and-white look with a littel more contrast.

Selenized light

Selenized light screenshot

A warm sepia variant, corresponding to Solarized light.

Selenized white

Selenized white screenshot

Unlike many dark-on-white palettes, yellow color is readable here.

What about Solarized?

There is a popular color palette named Solarized. I really liked the design principles behind Solarized, but it has a couple issues, which Selenized solves.

By the way, the name is derived from the greek word "selene", which means the moon (as opposed to the sun in Solarized).

Known issues

Some command-line programs need reconfiguration to look good with Selenized, because they make assumptions about the colors configured in terminal (see this issue for details):

Contributing and development

See CONTRIBUTING.md.

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