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Phoenix Theme

Dark & Light custom UI themes with colors variations for Sublime Text 2

Design & Colors

Light Theme

Phoenix Light Theme

Light Blue

Phoenix Light Blue Theme

Dark Theme

Phoenix Dark Theme

Dark Green

Phoenix Dark Green Theme

Dark Blue

Phoenix Dark Blue Theme

Dark Red

Phoenix Dark Red Theme

Dark Pink

Phoenix Dark Pink Theme

Dark Orange

Phoenix Dark Orange Theme

Dark Yellow

Phoenix Dark Yellow Theme


  • Improve colors of tab-close/tab-highlight button on selected tabs
  • Add more alternate colors for Light Theme (green, red, orange)


Phoenix theme is designed to work with the latest development build of Sublime Text 2.

Using Sublime Package Control

If you are using Will Bond's excellent Sublime Package Control, you can easily install Phoenix Theme via the Package Control: Install Package menu item. The Phoenix Theme package is listed as Theme - Phoenix in the packages list.

Using Git

Alternatively, if you are a git user, you can install the theme and keep up to date by cloning the repo directly into your Packages directory in the Sublime Text 2 application settings area.

You can locate your Sublime Text 2 Packages directory by using the menu item Preferences -> Browse Packages....

While inside the Packages directory, clone the theme repository using the command below:

git clone "Theme - Phoenix"

Download Manually

  • Download the files using the GitHub .zip download option
  • Unzip the files and rename the folder to Theme - Phoenix
  • Copy the folder to your Sublime Text 2 Packages directory

Activating the theme

To configure Sublime Text 2 to use the theme:

  • Open your User Settings Preferences file Sublime Text 2 -> Preferences -> Settings - User
  • Add (or update) your theme entry to be "theme": "Phoenix Light.sublime-theme" or "theme": "Phoenix Dark.sublime-theme"

Example User Settings

    "theme": "Phoenix Dark.sublime-theme"

Alternate Colors

Phoenix Theme ships with 6 alternate color styles. To configure you favorite color:

  • Open your User Settings Preferences file Sublime Text 2 -> Preferences -> Settings - User
  • Add (or update) the phoenix_color_* entry

Light theme : blue - Dark Theme : red, green, blue, orange, yellow and pink

Example for Blue variant

"phoenix_color_blue": true

Custom settings

Hightlight text label on selected tab

You can hightlight or not the text label (filename) of the selected tab :

"phoenix_highlight_current_tab": true    

Phoenix Dark Highlight Current Tab

Blur selected tab color

Enable this setting to bring out the background color on the selected tab :

"phoenix_blur_current_tab": true

Phoenix Dark Blur Current Tab


Phoenix Dark Combined Current Tab

Solid selected tabs

Enable this setting to get solid background color on the selected tab :

"phoenix_solid_current_tab": true

Phoenix Dark Solid Current Tab

Colorize opened folders on Dark Theme

Enable this setting to colorize opened folder icons on sidebar, when using Dark Theme with color variation.

"phoenix_color_expanded_folder": true

Simply choose the height of your tabs!

Prefer small tabs? No problem, there is a custom setting for this!

"phoenix_tabs_small": true

For now, five height are available : small, medium, normal (by default), large, and xlarge

Automatic width tabs

You want your tabs with automatic width? there is a custom setting for this!

"phoenix_tabs_auto_width": true

Custom Color Scheme

Phoenix Theme provide two slightly modified color scheme to magnify the interface.

Clouds Midnight

Original theme : ( Phoenix Dark Clouds Midnight

Tomorrow Night

Original theme : ( Phoenix Dark Tomorrow Night

Retina Resolution UI

Phoenix Theme has been designed to take advantage of retina resolution (high-dpi) displays. Phoenix Theme support retina displays.

Theme Customisation

Sublime Text 2 provides an elegant way to tweak existing themes without having to duplicate or maintain a separate copy of the original theme. If there are aspects of Soda Theme that you would like to adjust, take a look at the theme customisation wiki page.


Based on Soda Theme by Ian Hill (

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