Cool VS-Code Themes for Developers

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Visual Studio Code is one of the most popular IDEs used by developers. It's features include support for debugging, integrated Git and GitHub, intelligent code completion (Intellisense), syntax highlighting and others, making it one of easiest code editors to use.

To further enhance your experience while using VS Code, here are a couple of themes you can try.

- Night Owl

Night Owl theme screenshot My personal favorite 🤗. This theme, made specially for those prefer to code at night, was created by Sarah Drasner.
I love it because it goes easy on the eyes especially when coding in low-light circumstances like at night or in a really dark environment. It also has good contrast to improve reading comprehension.
Get it here.

- Winter Is Coming

Winter is Coming Light Created by John Papa, this theme is available in 3 variants: Dark Blue Theme, Dark Black Theme, and Light Theme. If you enjoyed watching GOT, or you just love cool, icy themes, this is a good choice.
Get it here.

- Shades of Purple

Shades of Purple screenshot This cool theme with bold shades of purple is very pleasing to look at, and is also easy on the eyes. It also has really good contrast between the colors so the text appears clearly. It is one of the most popular and top-rated themes in the marketplace. It was created by Ahmad Awais.
Get it here

- Dracula

Dracula Theme screenshot This very cool dark theme was created by Zen Rocha, and has a very interesting origin story.
It is currently being maintained by Derek Sifford. Get it here.

- One Dark Pro

One Dark Pro screenshot One of the most installed themes in the Visual Studio Marketplace, this dark theme was created by Atom.
Get it here

What's your favorite VS-Code theme? Let me know in the comments 👇 😊

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Danny Steenman's photo

SynthWave '84 is my absolute favorite!

synthwave

Divine Orji's photo

wow... this theme is looking really good... lemme check it out

Umair Hafeez's photo

After using dark themes for 4 years, I've recently switched to GitHub Light for a change. It's been good so far but if I have to choose between dark themes, I'll choose between Atom One Dark, Monokai Pro and SynthWave '84 🙂

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Umair Hafeez's photo

Divine Philip I do work at night but I always keep the room lights on, so it doesn't make a difference for me 🙂

Corey O'Donnell's photo

I flip between Night Owl, Dracula, and SynthWave '84. I haven't figured out what one is my exact favorite, but I am leaning towards SynthWave.

I do not use the glow effect when Synthwave

Night Owl is supposed to be for nighttime coding but I feel like the blue is too harsh.

Divine Orji's photo

Yeah I used to feel that way about Night Owl too, but I've gotten used to it. A lot of people seem to really like Synthwave. Time to check it out 😀

Nicolás Parada's photo

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I love the dark theme of White from Arthur White. I only do a couple of tweaks to add a little more contrast:

{
    "editor.tokenColorCustomizations": {
        "[White]": {
            "comments": "#6b7a88"
        },
        "[White Night]": {
            "comments": "#a8a8b1"
        }
    },
    "workbench.colorCustomizations": {
        "[White]": {
            "tab.inactiveForeground": "#6b7a88",
            "sideBarTitle.foreground": "#6b7a88"
        },
        "[White Night]": {
            "tab.inactiveForeground": "#a8a8b1",
            "sideBarTitle.foreground": "#a8a8b1",
            "editorLineNumber.activeForeground": "#a8a8b1",
            "editorLineNumber.foreground": "#747481"
        }
    }
}
Nicolás Parada's photo

Tho, I normally disable the activity and status bars. I left them there for the screenshot, otherwerwise it doesn't look like vscode at all.

Divine Orji's photo

very cool! If I use this, it'd make me feel like I'm coding in my terminal... I love it

Matteo Galdi's photo

You can try Palenight Theme by Olaolu Olawuyi, very cool

Divine Orji's photo

Thanks man. I'll check it too

Chris Bongers's photo

Nice, Night Owl was my favourite 🦉, recently switched to Dracula 🧛‍♂️

Divine Orji's photo

🙌Dracula is a good choice.

OSMAN SEMIR's photo

One atom is one of my favourites, but I am an all time Monokai lover. I am currently using One Monokai pro.