A subtle colorscheme for Vim. You can preview the color palette here.
I've always appreciated color schemes, but felt that they often add more visual clutter than I needed (using more than a few colors distracts my eye and makes the file look more like a box of crayons).
I wanted a color scheme that would be minimal, look good at all times of the day, and work well with f.lux at night.
Colibri is a genus of hummingbird, which inspired the base colors for this scheme (long story short, I sampled these colors from a photograph of a hummingbird for a web UI project that I never ended up finishing).
- Different colors should be used minimally as a way of visual cues. Use similar handpicked shades to introduce subtle contrast.
- Regular text should complement the background; pure white or pure black overpower and should be used sparingly to draw attention.
- Start minimal, tweak often, introduce colors as needed.
I use the complement green for constants to introduce some contrast, especially for elixir/ruby symbols (I think it could be a bit subtler, but that's the best complement green I found after 10-20 iterations).
I was using/working on this color scheme for a while from my dotfiles repository, you can see a fuller commit history here.
" vim-plug Plug 'archseer/colibri.vim' " NeoBundle NeoBundle 'archseer/colibri.vim' " Vundle Plugin 'archseer/colibri.vim'
If you don't use a plugin manager just copy the content of vim/colors/ to ~/.vim/colors.
When you have the plugin installed, you can set it in your vimrc:
For 24 Bit Terminals
set termguicolors set background=dark colorscheme colibri
set background=dark colorscheme colibri
There is some support for a 256 color version, but the colors are much cruder. There is an experimental light version of the scheme,
set background=light to test it out. Feel free to report your feedback at https://github.com/archSeer/colibri.vim/issues/2 .
Contributors are welcome! There's still a lot of room for improvement, so any suggestions or patches are appreciated.
Logo: Hummingbird by Lane F. Kinkade from the Noun Project.
MIT © 2017 Blaž Hrastnik, see the license.