Gaia theme

Gaia is a low-to-medium contrast theme that delivers an earthly, neutral and relaxing feel. 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

2d2e2f
3d3e3f
786c4d
94ae9f

Light base

ebeddf
dbddcf
7b8d9d
5B6c4a

Accent values

a67336
a9880b
7c8e2d
6c9cba
bd9198
ad9f4d
5d9d7c
8a8db7

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

Vim themes

All Prot16 themes (including Gaia) 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 gaia_light

" or the dark variant
colorscheme gaia_dark

Atom packages

Light variant

Dark variant

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

Terminal emulators

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

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

2d2e2f
a67336
7c8e2d
ad9f4d
6c9cba
bd9198
5d9d7c
dbddcf
3d3e3f
a9880b
5B6c4a
786c4d
7b8d9d
8a8db7
94ae9f
ebeddf

Terminal Base values (light theme)
Background: ebeddf
Foreground: 5B6c4a
Cursor: 5B6c4a
Bold colour: 5B6c4a

Terminal Base values (dark theme)
Background: 2d2e2f
Foreground: 94ae9f
Cursor: 94ae9f
Bold colour: 94ae9f

Palette specs

# Palette variables and values

dbg=2d2e2f # Dark background
dhl=3d3e3f # Dark background highlight
dt2=786c4d # Dark background secondary text
dt1=94ae9f # Dark background primary text

lbg=ebeddf # Light background
lhl=dbddcf # Light background highlight
lt2=7b8d9d # Light background secondary text
lt1=5B6c4a # Light background primary text

red=a67336 # Red variant
ora=a9880b # Orange variant
yel=ad9f4d # Yellow variant
gre=7c8e2d # Green variant

cya=5d9d7c # Cyan variant
blu=6c9cba # Blue variant
vio=8a8db7 # Violet variant
mag=bd9198 # 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: