Emacs: introduction to the ef-themes “Elea” variants

The ef-elea-light and ef-elea-dark themes are now part of the development version of the ef-themes package. Both are special among the Ef themes in that they use more pronounced background colours combined with subdued foregrounds.

The new themes take their name from the Greek word for “olive”. Their effective colours are based on those of olive trees: a common sight across the Mediterranean region.

Sample pictures are shown below. Also check the entire set: https://protesilaos.com/emacs/ef-themes-pictures. Click to enlarge the image for best results.


ef-elea-light theme sample

ef-elea-light theme git sample

ef-elea-light theme mail sample

ef-elea-light theme org sample


ef-elea-dark theme sample

ef-elea-dark theme git sample

ef-elea-dark theme mail sample

ef-elea-dark theme org sample

Coming in version 1.2.0 (next stable release)

Both themes are essentially complete. I may still tweak them a little bit, though nothing that would refashion them.

The ef-themes are a collection of light and dark themes for GNU Emacs whose goal is to provide colorful (“pretty”) yet legible options for users who want something with a bit more flair than the modus-themes (also designed by me).