A color theme for the tmux terminal multiplexer using Ethan Schoonover’s Solarized color scheme
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Solarize color theme tmux configuration

A tmux solarized theme using Ethan Schoonover’s Solarized color scheme.



These config snippets for the terminal multiplexer tmux should be added to your ~/.tmux.conf configuration file. This means you have to append the content of e.g. tmuxcolors-256.conf to the end of your own config e.g. by using this oneliner (backup you config first!!):

cat tmuxcolors-256.conf >> ~/.tmux.conf

In most cases, you have to force tmux to assume the terminal supports 256 colours. For this, start tmux as tmux -2.

This color scheme is tested with tmux >= 1.5. tmux 1.1 is reported as not working.

Installation with Tmux Plugin Manager

Add plugin to the list of TPM plugins in .tmux.conf:

set -g @plugin 'seebi/tmux-colors-solarized'

Hit prefix + I to fetch the plugin and source it. The plugin should now be working.

4 themes are provided so you can pick and choose via .tmux.conf option:

  • set -g @colors-solarized '256' (the default)
  • set -g @colors-solarized 'dark'
  • set -g @colors-solarized 'light'
  • set -g @colors-solarized 'base16'


Here is a screenshot of a tmux session captured from a gnome-terminal using the dz-version of the awesome Inconsolata font.


And another one showing different dircolors from the neighboring dircolors-solarized repository.