Blau theme

Blau is a medium contrast theme inspired by the colours of FC Barcelona. 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.


Dark base

28282F 38383F 68686F 98989F

Light base


Accent values

A43D56 BB651B 3BA67A 2F7CB1
A5657A BB8B11 2F95A5 5E6FB5

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

Vim themes

All Prot16 themes (including Blau) are available 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 blau_light

" or the dark variant
colorscheme blau_dark

Atom packages

Blau light available at

Atom GitHub Or run the command apm install blau-syntax

Blau dark available at

Atom GitHub Or run the command apm install blau-dark-syntax

Atom and Vim colour mapping




Primary: Class names, variables, functions, etc.
Secondary: Measurement units, strings, support functions, etc.
Tertiary: Cursor, support classes, etc.

Terminal emulators

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

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

28282F A43D56 3BA67A BB8B11 2F7CB1 A5657A 2F95A5 CFCCCE 38383F BB651B 4F4C4E 68686F 7F7C7E 5E6FB5 98989F DFDCDE

Terminal Base values (light theme)
Background: DFDCDE
Foreground: 4F4C4E
Cursor: 4F4C4E
Bold colour: 4F4C4E

Terminal Base values (dark theme)
Background: 28282F
Foreground: 98989F
Cursor: 98989F
Bold colour: 98989F

Palette specs

# Palette variables and values

dbg=28282F # Dark background
dhl=38383F # Dark background highlight
dt2=68686F # Dark background secondary text
dt1=98989F # Dark background primary text

lbg=DFDCDE # Light background
lhl=CFCCCE # Light background highlight
lt2=7F7C7E # Light background secondary text
lt1=4F4C4E # Light background primary text

red=A43D56 # Red variant
ora=BB651B # Orange variant
yel=BB8B11 # Yellow variant
gre=3BA67A # Green variant

cya=2F95A5 # Cyan variant
blu=2F7CB1 # Blue variant
vio=5E6FB5 # Violet variant
mag=A5657A # 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:

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