💜 A dark colorscheme for space-vim that supports GUI and terminal
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Space-vim-dark colorscheme is derived from spacemacs-dark-theme.


Follow your favourite plugin manager's instruction, e.g., vim-plug:

Plug 'liuchengxu/space-vim-dark'


  • If you want to enable italics in terminal:

    1. check if the current terminal is able to display italics correctly: echo -e "\e[3mfoo\e[23m"]]", if the output is foo , the terminal (-emulator) supports italics.

    2. If the terminal supports italics, put hi Comment cterm=italic after colorshcme command in your vimrc.

      colorscheme space-vim-dark
      hi Comment cterm=italic
  • If you want to make the background transparent, override the related items in your vimrc:

    colorscheme space-vim-dark
    hi Normal     ctermbg=NONE guibg=NONE
    hi LineNr     ctermbg=NONE guibg=NONE
    hi SignColumn ctermbg=NONE guibg=NONE


  • If you prefer the grey comment:

    colorscheme space-vim-dark
    hi Comment guifg=#5C6370 ctermfg=59


GUI or Terminal with true colors enabled

screenshot (Terminal with set termguicolors)

Cterm (256 colors)


Change background color


"   Range:   233 (darkest) ~ 238 (lightest)
"   Default: 235
let g:space_vim_dark_background = 234
color space-vim-dark


  • Thanks to the great effort of @axvr . Now we have the Xresources port of space-vim-dark theme.

To use this colour scheme for X based applications (e.g. Xterm, URxvt, etc.):

  1. Copy all lines from this file which are not comments (comments are lines which begin with a !) into your ~/.Xresources file.
  2. Reload your configuration file with: xrdb ~/.Xresources.