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Most Popular Themes for Visual Studio 2015+

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Spruce up your Visual Studio IDE with this collection of popular light and dark colour schemes.

Dark colour schemes remain very popular in the developer arena, however, there are many developers who prefer light colour schemes. Here is a collection of both, and also a few low contract options which are in between light and dark.

Simply download a setting file and install it using the guide below.

How To Install Themes for Visual Studio

  1. Start Visual Studio
  2. Go to Tools -> Import and Export Settings... -> Import selected environment settings
  3. [Choose whether you want to backup existing settings]
  4. Click Browse and select the .vssettings file
  5. Click Finish

Now to download Visual Studio colour schemes...

Son of Obsidian

Son of Obsidian Visual Studio Theme
Son of Obsidian Visual Studio Theme

Son of Obsidian is a theme based on the classic TextMate theme Obsidian.

WekeRoad Ink

WekeRoad Ink Colour Theme
WekeRoad Ink Colour Theme

WekeRoad Ink is based on the Vibrant Ink theme for TextMate, with a few additional settings to take advantage the expanded syntax settings in VS2010.

Selenitic

Selenitic Visual Studio Theme
Selenitic Visual Studio Theme

Selenitic theme was born out of a desire for a muted, eye-friendly scheme for all-day coding. Its title, "Selenitic", comes from an age in the computer game Myst, also home to many subdued, relaxing colours.

Solarized Dark

Solarized Dark Visual Studio Theme
Solarized Dark Visual Studio Theme

Solarized Dark is a set of Visual Studio colour schemes based on the original Solarized theme for vim. This theme comes in light and dark versions (dark shown).

Coda

Coda Theme for Visual Studio
Coda Theme for Visual Studio

Coda is a Visual Studio colour scheme based on the Coda text editor for the Mac (specifically based on the JSP-HTML language elements)

Bootstrap

Bootstrap Visual Studio Theme
Bootstrap Visual Studio Theme

Bootstrap is a Visual Studio colour theme based on the Twitter Bootstrap colour palette.

IR Black

IR Black Visual Studio Theme
IR Black Visual Studio Theme

IR Black is a port of the famous IR_Black TextMate theme.

Brackets + Miku

Brackets + Miku Theme VS2015+
Brackets + Miku Theme VS2015+

Brackets + Miku is a subtle dark theme with bright colours and is easy on the eye.

VS Code Monokai Like

VS Theme Monokai Like
VS Theme Monokai Like

Monokai Like is a colour scheme designed with beautiful functionality in mind. Carefully selected shades of colours are the foundation of an uncompromising, non-distractive user interface.

Delphi

Visual Studio Delphi Theme
Visual Studio Delphi Theme

Delphi theme for Visual Studio is based on the original Borland Delphi colour scheme.

Last updated on: Saturday 25th August 2018

 

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