Skip to content
Dark color variant of very plain IntelliJ IDEA color scheme that highlights navigation and errors instead of syntax
Branch: master
Clone or download

Latest commit

Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.


Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.

Spartan color scheme

A very plain color scheme for IntelliJ IDEA focusing on highlighting structure and errors. All code is of uniform color, only strings and comments have a distinguishing color. Enhanced navigation and error highlighting.

Spartan color scheme screenshot

For light color scheme, check out Spartan Light in Github.


  • IDE's error highlighting capabilities should be given highest visual priority
  • String contents aren't generally validated so they need extra care
  • Comments should exist for a reason, and therefore catch your eye


Save .icls file in disk. Import it in IntelliJ IDEA:

Preferences -> Color Scheme -> Cog icon -> Import Scheme -> IntelliJ IDEA color scheme (.icls) or settings (.jar)

You can’t perform that action at this time.