I’m finally happy with my terminal colours

Fri 05 October 2007

It’s been seven years since I’ve had a set of terminal colours that I’ve liked, but I think I’ve finally worked out the colour scheme I used to have back then. Here’s what I’m using now:

Palette element Colour Description
Text #A4CC28 Lime
Background #283328 Sea green
Black 1 #000000
Black 2 #555555
Red 1 #AA0000 Slightly desaturated crimson
Red 2 #FF5555 Erm, pink…
Green 1 #555555
Green 2 #62C462
Yellow 1 #BF6000 Orange brown
Yellow 2 #FFBF00 Orange yellow
Blue 1 #005FBF Dark sky blue
Blue 2 #9BAEC2 Light sky blue, with a dash of grey
Magenta 1 #AA00AA
Magenta 2 #FF55FF
Cyan 1 #008080
Cyan 2 #66CCCC
White 1 #808080
White 2 #FFFFFF

Here’s what it looks like. The screen shot is of Vim with the koehler colour scheme running in a terminal displaying some of the templating code in AFK:

What my terminal looks like