vydark – a Comfortable Vim Colour Scheme for Everyday Use

I’ve made the yang to vylight’s ying, and I’m calling it vydark. My goal was to create a dark-background colour scheme that’s comfortable for use over extended coding sessions.

vydark preview

Installing vydark

  1. Download vyldark.vim from vim.org
  2. Copy the file to your ~/.vim/colors/ directory
  3. In Vim, do :colorscheme vydark

vydark is meant for use with a GUI version of Vim.

See also: vylight, the light background version of this colour scheme.

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  1. #1 • Eddy Young said on January 6 2011:

    Thanks for this colour-scheme. I have been using the light version for a long time. I like both of them, and I expect to switch from one to the other depending on mood.

    One comment, if I may, the text-width marker line is tad too pale onthe dark variation.


  2. #2 • Shane said on January 6 2011:

    Hey Eddy, thanks for the feedback. I’ll bump up the contrast on the text-width marker.

  3. #3 • Shane said on January 7 2011:

    I’ve uploaded a new version of the colour scheme at http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3309

    Changes are:

    Bumped up contrast for text width column marker.
    Customised colour for squiggly lines used to underline misspelt words when the spell checker is turned on.