Where can I download IntelliJ IDEA 10 Color Schemes?

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asked Dec 11, 2010 by aaron-greenlee

I am an Eclipse user mainly and I find I must have a dark color scheme similar to the one I shared on my blog some months ago.

I can not seem to find a dark color scheme as I search Google.

Where can I download IntelliJ IDEA 10 Color Schemes? I am evaluating mainly for HTML/JavaScript.

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answered Dec 11, 2010 by cody-gray

If you're just looking for a dark color scheme for IntelliJ IDEA, this is the first link I get in a Google search:

Dark Pastels theme for IntelliJ IDEA Dark Pastels theme for IntelliJ IDEA

Of course, you can tweak either of these two schemes to your satisfaction. Don't feel like you have to stick to the fonts and the colors that the original authors have chosen. We programmers don't get nearly enough change to try our hand at interior decorating to pass up this opportunity.

Is there any reason these won't work in the version you have? As best I can tell, you can simply import any theme that you want.

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answered Dec 8, 2011 by luis-r

This is just a suggestion, but what I like to do while I'm coding sometimes is to Invert the colors of my Screen. On a Mac it's Ctrl-Cmd-Alt->8 and it inverts the colors.

Haven't personally tried these in Idea10, but it worked on Idea9. http://devnet.jetbrains.net/docs/DOC-1154

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answered Dec 11, 2011 by steven

Blue forrest makes for a very good dark theme, because it has appealing blues with yellows and greens mixed in. Highly recommended.


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answered Dec 14, 2011 by johan-kaving

The Solarized color theme (both light and dark versions) for IntelliJ IDEA is available here.

Solarized color theme for IntelliJ IDEA

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answered Dec 18, 2011 by lzap

Please note there are two very nice color schemes by default in IDEA 10.

The one that is included is named Railcasts. It is included with the Ruby plugin (free official plugin, install via plugin manager).

Railcasts IDEA 10 color scheme

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answered Jan 6, 2012 by igor-azarny

Dark scheme for
idea 10 - https://dl.dropbox.com/u/26657232/dark_uptown.xml
idea 11 - https://dl.dropbox.com/u/26657232/dark_uptown_11.xml
Here you can find out how it looks.

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answered Jan 21, 2012 by michael

Here is a theme I created which was inspired by GitHub's embedded source view. I love how elegant their color scheme is, but lately I prefer a darker theme. This is theme is only for Java. Sorry. Download it here: GitHubInspiredDark.xml

Inspired by GitHub

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answered Jan 15, 2013 by thatmiddleway

I made some improvements to the Darcula theme so it's a bit more usable for rubyists. You can find the repo and installation instructions Here.

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answered Dec 8, 2013 by yarg

Since it is hard to find good themes for IntelliJ IDEA, I've created this site: http://color-themes.com/ where there is a large collection of themes. There are 270 themes for now and the site is growing.

Screenshot of the site

P.S.: Help me and other people — do not forget to upvote when you download themes from this site!

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answered Dec 23, 2014 by darek-kay

I love the Monokai Theme (known from Sublime Text):

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