Oliveira theme

Oliveira is a medium contrast colour scheme that draws inspiration from olives and olive trees. 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

252922 353932 757972 959992

Light base

F1F3EB E1E3DB 91938B 51534B

Accent values

A64E3C A35C35 5CA15A 4A8DAC
A95F85 A59520 5CAA9A 7C85B7

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

Vim themes

All Prot16 themes (including Oliveira) 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 oliveira_light

" or the dark variant
colorscheme oliveira_dark

Atom packages

Oliveira light available at

Atom GitHub Or run the command apm install oliveira-syntax

Oliveira dark available at

Atom GitHub Or run the command apm install oliveira-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 Oliveira, the following terminal emulators are supported thus far:

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

252922 A64E3C 5CA15A A59520 4A8DAC A95F85 5CAA9A E1E3DB 353932 A35C35 51534B 757972 91938B 7C85B7 959992 F1F3EB

Terminal Base values (light theme)
Background: F1F3EB
Foreground: 51534B
Cursor: 51534B
Bold colour: 51534B

Terminal Base values (dark theme)
Background: 252922
Foreground: 959992
Cursor: 959992
Bold colour: 959992

Palette specs

# Palette variables and values

dbg=252922 # Dark background
dhl=353932 # Dark background highlight
dt2=757972 # Dark background secondary text
dt1=959992 # Dark background primary text

lbg=F1F3EB # Light background
lhl=E1E3DB # Light background highlight
lt2=91938B # Light background secondary text
lt1=51534B # Light background primary text

red=A64E3C # Red variant
ora=A35C35 # Orange variant
yel=A59520 # Yellow variant
gre=5CA15A # Green variant

cya=5CAA9A # Cyan variant
blu=4A8DAC # Blue variant
vio=7C85B7 # Violet variant
mag=A95F85 # 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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