You have to like the look of your terminal if you’re going to be in it all day. Vim comes with quite a few color schemes. To see them:
tab. You will see a list of available color schemes.
I am a color scheme fanatic, but I eventually settled on two color schemes that I like the most.
Solarized is a low contrast color scheme that’s really easy on your eyes. It’s one of the most popular color schemes for Vim, and for good reason. It has a blue-green background that might seem odd at first, but becomes really pleasant once you spend some time with it.
Molokai has a dark background and vibrant colors. It’s my second favorite after Solarized.
To install a new color scheme just grab the
.vim file that represents it and save it to
Some other popular color schemes are Railscasts, Badwolf, Vividchalk, Codeschool, and Pyte.