Solarized Colorscheme for IntelliJ IDEA
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Latest commit 51cfce6 Aug 16, 2016 @jkaving Move comment colors to "Language Defaults"
The comments colors for "Language Defaults" are updated
and some language specific settings are removed so that they
are inherited from the defaults instead.

In order to distinguish line comments from errors the color
of line comments is set to orange (cb4b16).

Fixes #127

README.md

Solarized Colorscheme for IntelliJ IDEA

Original Solarized color scheme developed by Ethan Schoonover es@ethanschoonover.com

Adapted for IntelliJ IDEA by:
Adam Vandenberg flangy@gmail.com
Johan Kaving johan@kaving.se

Visit the Solarized homepage

See the Solarized homepage for screenshots, details and color scheme versions for Vim, Mutt, popular terminal emulators and other applications. These versions can also be found in the main Solarized repository on GitHub.

Unfortunately the IntelliJ subtree in the main repository has not been updated and is out-of-sync with this repository.

For IntelliJ this IntelliJ-only repository is therefore recommended over the main repository.

Status

These color scheme files are primarily tested with the latest version of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition. They might work with other versions of IntelliJ IDEA as well as other JetBrains tools (e.g. PhpStorm and PyCharm).

This table lists the languages (and other sections under Preferences | Editor | Colors & Fonts) for which the syntax highlighting has been adapted to the Solarized color scheme:

Language/Section Supported Note
ActionScript Yes
Android Logcat Yes
Apache Config Yes
BEMHTML Yes
Bash Yes (BashSupport 1.1beta14 or later)
Buildout config Yes
C No
C++ No
CMD Yes
CSS Yes
Clojure Templates Yes
CoffeeScript Yes
Custom Templates Yes
Dart Yes
Debugger Yes
Diff Yes
Django/Jinja2 Template Yes
ERB Yes
Erlang Yes
File Status Yes
General Yes
Gherkin (Cucumber) Yes
Google Go Yes
GQL Yes
Groovy Yes
HAML Yes
HTML Yes
Haskell Yes
JFlex Yes
Jade Yes
Java Yes
JavaScript Yes
JSP Yes
Jodd props file Yes
Kotlin Yes
LESS Yes
Localization file Yes
Lua Yes
Mako Template Yes
Markdown Yes
Objective-C Yes
PHP Yes
Properties Yes
Python Yes
ReST file Yes
RegExp Yes
Ruby Yes
SASS Yes
SQL Yes
Scala Yes
Tea Yes
Twig Yes
XML Yes
XPath Yes
YAML Yes

Installation

Option 1: Install using "Import Settings..."

  1. Go to File | Import Settings... and specify the intellij-colors-solarized directory or the settings.jar file. Click OK in the dialog that appears.

  2. Restart IntelliJ IDEA

  3. Go to Preferences | Editor | Colors & Fonts and select one of the new color themes.

Option 2: Manual installation

  1. Copy Solarized Dark.icls and Solarized Light.icls to your IntelliJ IDEA preferences color directory. The directory varies, depending on which JetBrains IDE you are using.

    The colors directory may need to be created.

    It is typically in:

    Mac OS X

    Linux

    Windows

  2. Restart IntelliJ IDEA

  3. Go to Preferences | Editor | Colors & Fonts and select one of the new color themes.

Darcula

Depending on the Look and Feel that you use the background color for editor tabs will be different. The default L&F has a light gray background, while the Darcula L&F has a dark background.

It is hard to find colors that work equally well on both light and dark backgrounds, and therefore the settings.jar file contains Darcula versions of the color schemes.
The only difference from the regular versions is the file status colors and the Darcula schemes are automatically generated by the buildjar.sh script.

Note About Fonts

Unfortunately, font settings are included in the color settings files. You should probably modify these in Preferences | Editor | Colors & Fonts | Font after adding the color schemes to your IntelliJ IDEA installation.

Note About Committing Changes

If you want to commit updates to the ICLS color scheme files, make sure to run the buildjar.sh script before committing to generate an updated settings.jar file as well. The script has been tested on OS X, on other operating systems you're on your own.