Bionis theme

Bionis is a high contrast colour scheme, hinting towards the blue-purple side of the spectrum. It comes in light and dark variants, while using a single 16-colour palette.

Packages or ports of it are available for Vim and Atom, as well as the Xfce4, RXVT-Unicode (urxvt), and XTERM terminal emulators.

Palette

Dark base

251A27
352A37
857A87
B5AAB7

Light base

FBF8FD
EBE8ED
9B989D
4B484D

Accent values

C25A5B
CB6832
4DA35C
5A7ACD
C25783
BA8A00
439B9B
AA6BC5

Base values from left to right: background, background highlight, secondary text, primary text.

Vim themes

All Prot16 themes (including Bionis) are bundled together as a plugin for Vim. To install them, use your favourite plugin manager. With vim-plug:

Plug 'protesilaos/prot16-vim'

Then specify your choice in .vimrc. Use either the light or dark variant:

" the light variant
colorscheme bionis_light

" or the dark variant
colorscheme bionis_dark

Atom packages

Light variant

Dark variant

  • Atom (or run apm install bionis-dark-syntax)
  • GitHub

Terminal emulators

For Bionis, the following terminal emulators are supported thus far:

Below are the specs to copy-paste into a terminal that is not supported yet.

251A27
C25A5B
4DA35C
BA8A00
5A7ACD
C25783
439B9B
EBE8ED
352A37
CB6832
4B484D
857A87
9B989D
AA6BC5
B5AAB7
FBF8FD

Terminal Base values (light theme)
Background: FBF8FD
Foreground: 4B484D
Cursor: 4B484D
Bold colour: 4B484D

Terminal Base values (dark theme)
Background: 251A27
Foreground: B5AAB7
Cursor: B5AAB7
Bold colour: B5AAB7

Palette specs

# Palette variables and values

dbg=251A27 # Dark background
dhl=352A37 # Dark background highlight
dt2=857A87 # Dark background secondary text
dt1=B5AAB7 # Dark background primary text

lbg=FBF8FD # Light background
lhl=EBE8ED # Light background highlight
lt2=9B989D # Light background secondary text
lt1=4B484D # Light background primary text

red=C25A5B # Red variant
ora=CB6832 # Orange variant
yel=BA8A00 # Yellow variant
gre=4DA35C # Green variant

cya=439B9B # Cyan variant
blu=5A7ACD # Blue variant
vio=AA6BC5 # Violet variant
mag=C25783 # Magenta variant
# Terminal colour codes
# corresponding to the palette
# followed by termcol description

dbg=0      # black
red=1      # red
gre=2      # green
yel=3      # yellow
blu=4      # blue
mag=5      # magenta
cya=6      # cyan
lhl=7      # white
dhl=8      # brblack
ora=9      # brred
lt1=10     # brgreen
dt2=11     # bryellow
lt2=12     # brblue
vio=13     # brmagenta
dt1=14     # brcyan
lbg=15     # brwhite

Related projects

Note that this theme is part of the wider Prot16 collection. The Prot16 git repo includes all files (except the Atom packages) for each and every item.

Wish to contribute? Work can be done to port the themes to other applications. The program that handles the process is the Prot16 Generator (a bash script to build themes on demand or to work with other scripts in automating the process).

Application-specific Prot16 repositories: