Solarized Theme


When using a tool or anything for a really long time, one has to really like how it looks like. I use the terminal, vim and tmux a lot. So I had to look for a theme that would be easy on my eyes. A quick internet search revealed solarized, which I then went on to set up. I have never looked back since then.

Xfce4 terminal setup

Go to Preferences>Colors

Then change the terminal colors to "solarized-dark"

Vim setup

I use vundle as my plugin manager in vim. So setting up solarized was as easy as adding the following line:

Plugin 'altercation/vim-colors-solarized'

And then running:


After these I added the following lines to my .vimrc:

syntax enable
set background=dark
colorscheme solarized

And vim looked great. More configuration settings can be found here: solarized-github-page

Tmux setup

I use the tmux plugin manager (tpm-link). So to setup solarized on tmux, it's as simple as:

set -g @plugin 'seebi/tmux-colors-solarized'

Then I run prefix + I , whicn in my case it Ctrl+b and then I press I.

This will download and install the tmux solarized theme.

After this I add the following line to my tmux config:

set -g @colors-solarized 'dark'

For more information of tmux solarized config, check here: tmux-solarized