Light and dark theme for spacemacs that supports GUI and terminal
Emacs Lisp

README.md

Spacemacs-theme

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spacemacs-theme

Spacemacs theme is an Emacs color theme that started as a theme for spacemacs. The theme comes with dark and light variants and it should work well with 256 color terminals.

Screenshots

spacemacs-theme-preview

Highlights

The theme has good support for org mode.

spacemacs-theme-org

Installation

You can install it from MELPA by:

M-x package-install RET spacemacs-theme

Supported modes

Some of the supported modes are:

  • company
  • ein
  • erc
  • gnus
  • helm
  • ido
  • info
  • magit
  • neotree
  • org
  • and others :) more are coming!

Customizations

The theme has some options that can be tweaked via M-x customize:

  • spacemacs-theme-comment-bg:

This toggles a background color for the comment lines.

  • spacemacs-theme-org-agenda-height:

This toggles the use of varying org agenda heights.

  • spacemacs-theme-org-height:

This toggles the use of varying org headings heights.

  • spacemacs-theme-org-highlight:

This toggles highlighting of org headings.

  • spacemacs-theme-custom-colors:

This allows for specifying a list of custom colors to override spacemacs theme colors. More details in the next section.

Override theme's colors

The theme can be customized by overriding one of the theme local variables by setting a list in the spacemacs-theme-custom-colors variable. Here's a list of all the local variables and roles:

var role
act1 One of mode-line's active colors.
act2 The other active color of mode-line.
base The basic color of normal text.
base-dim A dimmer version of the normal text color.
bg1 The background color.
bg2 A darker background color. Used to highlight current line.
bg3 Yet another darker shade of the background color.
bg4 The darkest background color.
border A border line color. Used in mode-line borders.
cblk A code block color. Used in org's code blocks.
cblk-bg The background color of a code block.
cblk-ln A code block header line.
cblk-ln-bg The background of a code block header line.
cursor The cursor/point color.
const A constant.
comment A comment.
comment-bg The background color of a comment. To disable this, customize spacemacs-theme-comment-bg.
comp A complementary color.
err errors.
func functions.
head1 Level 1 of a heading. Used in org's headings.
head1-bg The background of level 2 headings. To disable this, customize spacemacs-theme-org-highlight.
head2 Level 2 headings.
head2-bg Level 2 headings background.
head3 Level 3 headings.
head3-bg Level 3 headings background.
head4 Level 4 headings.
head4-bg Level 4 headings background.
highlight A highlighted area.
highlight-dim A dimmer highlighted area.
keyword A keyword or a builtin color.
lnum Line numbers.
mat A matched color. Used in matching parens, brackets and tags.
meta A meta line. Used in org's meta line.
str A string.
suc To indicate success. Opposite of error.
ttip Tooltip color.
ttip-sl Tooltip selection color.
ttip-bg Tooltip background color.
type A type color.
var A variable color.
war A warning color.

There is also explicit colors variables that can be customized:

  • aqua
  • aqua-bg
  • green
  • green-bg
  • green-bg-s
  • cyan
  • red
  • red-bg
  • red-bg-s
  • blue
  • blue-bg
  • violet
  • yellow
  • yellow-bg

The green and red colors have two background versions. The green-bg and red-bg are normal light background colors. The green-bg-s and red-bg-s are a stronger version and are used in ediff and places were text is added or deleted.

Here are some screenshots of the various variables:

spacemacs-theme-guide-generic

spacemacs-theme-guide-org

spacemacs-theme-guide-extra

If you are using spacemacs, you can put this snippet in your dotspacemacs/user-init to override these colors:

  (custom-set-variables '(spacemacs-theme-custom-colors
                          '((act1 . "#ff0000")
                            (act2 . "#0000ff")
                            (base . "#ffffff"))))

This will override act1, act1 and base to use the specified colors.

Like the theme and want to use it in other places?

Then check out this project base16-builder.