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

The ef-maris-light and ef-maris-dark themes are now part of the development version of the ef-themes package. Like the “Elea” variants I published in the previous version, these themes have a more pronounced background colour, making the foregrounds appear less saturated in comparison to other themes in the collection. They are, nevertheless, highly legible.

The “Maris” themes establish an acquatic style, with predominantly blue, cyan, and teal colours. Though users will still find more variety, in contexts where that is necessary.

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-maris-light theme sample

ef-maris-light theme git sample

ef-maris-light theme mail sample

ef-maris-light theme org sample


ef-maris-dark theme sample

ef-maris-dark theme git sample

ef-maris-dark theme mail sample

ef-maris-dark theme org sample

Coming in version 1.3.0 (next stable release)

Both themes are basically done. I may still refine them, though the overall impression they give shall remain as-is.

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).