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An arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant tmux color theme.

Designed for a fluent and clear workflow.
Based on the Nord color palette.

Getting started


NOTE: Nord tmux is a 16 colorspace theme and must be used with the associated terminal emulator theme in order to work properly!
Make sure to install one of the currently supported terminal themes listed below before installing Nord tmux.

Nord GNOME Terminal
Nord Guake
Nord Hyper
Nord iTerm2
Nord Konsole
Nord Mintty
Nord PuTTY
Nord Terminator
Nord Tilix
Nord Termite
Nord XFCE Terminal
Nord Xresources

tmux Plugin Manager

The recommended method to install Nord tmux is via tpm.

Add Nord tmux to your ~/.tmux.conf

set -g @plugin 'arcticicestudio/nord-tmux'

and press the default key binding prefix + I to fetch- and install the plugin.


Clone the repository

git clone ~/.tmux/themes/nord-tmux

and source the downloaded theme by adding it to the bottom of your ~/.tmux.conf.

run-shell "~/.tmux/themes/nord-tmux/nord.tmux"

Reload your ~/.tmux.conf file to source- and activate the theme.

tmux source-file `~/.tmux.conf`


Optimized styles for command bar- and widgets

Fits to many terminal applications based on Nord


Disable status content

By default, this theme provides status bar content (including the powerline-styled background arrows).

The status content can be disabled by setting the @nord_tmux_show_status_content to 0:

set -g @nord_tmux_show_status_content "0"

No patched fonts

The default status content makes use of patched fonts which can be disabled by setting the @nord_tmux_no_patched_font variable to 1:

set -g @nord_tmux_no_patched_font "1"

Plugin Support


Supports the prefix- and copy-mode status indicator.



Please report issues/bugs, feature requests and suggestions for improvements to the issue tracker.

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