As the title said. Some of you might use a light theme, what are some good one you’re recommended?
I’m using doom-one-light, but I dim the background a bit to #ecf0f1
Works practically everywhere these days.
There’s a nice gallery for light Emacs themes here: https://pawelbx.github.io/emacs-theme-gallery/ (my goto light theme is whiteboard as its the first one I stumbled upon and is also preinstalled).
On Vim, I liked using the light version of Gruvbox https://github.com/morhetz/gruvbox. Tried solarized light but it didn’t stick with me - felt like there wasn’t enough contrast IMO.
I’ve been using Gruvbox for over 3 years now. Wish the author would find some time for it, and/or add a maintainer or two. ^^
Started out with Molokai, and then Solarized. Any Solarized users should give Gruvbox a look.
I wrote purp because I wanted an Emacs theme that highlighted only a few, well-chosen elements instead of highlighting everything. Because there are only a few colors, it wasn’t hard to make a light variant. I don’t recommend using it, but it’s my daily driver.
I still need to clean-up everything and push it to melpa, but I’ve been working an a collection of “mostly colorless themes” built upon this principle. It’s a total coincidence, but today I have defined a light theme.
That one looks great and simple, do you happen to have a public repository for them? I’d love to dig some elegant colors.
I have taken the time to clean-up the repo, so you can find my collection of mostly colorless themes on sr.ht now.
Thank you very much, I really appreaciate it.
oh nice, I liked the idea of only highlight some selected elements. Also, I think it’s a good idea for a theme to set everything to plain and expose a function for user to match their own keywords (not sure if themes are able to expose functions or not)
I use solarized light for xterm and vscode.
I’ve taken to customizing grayscale-light from the emacs base16 repo. I wanted a light theme with minimal colours, and it has proven to be a good base to build upon (you get updates with support for new modes/faces “for free”). It ends up looking like this.
In Emacs, I use the built-in Leuven theme. It has excellent support for org-mode.
I don’t think Leuven is built-in; it’s on melpa. But I was going to agree that it’s probably the best (most complete and consistent) light theme for emacs.
Not sure why, but recently I realize the default emacs theme is pretty good.
If the title ends in a ?, it probably wants an ask tag. :)
is it a light theme 😆
Haha well I use it with set backdround=light
I used this for a while:
I like twilight-bright a lot; it’s nice and clean and I like that it highlights the backgrounds of things instead of just changing the text color, which I usually find hard-to-recognize in dark-on-light themes.
I’ve settled on soft-morning on emacs https://github.com/mswift42/soft-morning-theme
Not sure it exists for other editors.
Base16 vim themes/terminal themes are my favorite. I do change them from time to time.
For working in Sublime Text, I started with ayu, then removed most of the colors, increased contrast for comments (still think what I wrote back then, however the comment about day/night difference is also interesting!).
So now my theme is mostly: highest contrast for comments, less contrast for code, and green color for strings and other special characters (e.g., math mode in LaTeX).
In the terminal I’m still using gruvbox-dark, since I’m still figuring out this whole truecolor thing.
I use a stripped down variant of eink that leaves the background up to the terminal. Designed for light backgrounds.