Orionis theme

Orionis is a low-to-medium contrast colour scheme inspired by the Orion constellation. 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

1F2A2D 2F3A3D 5F6A6D 8F9A9D

Light base

EFF1F3 DFE1E3 8F9193 5F6163

Accent values

974F6C 9D7427 5B935B 4D8AB3

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

Vim themes

All Prot16 themes (including Orionis) 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 orionis_light

" or the dark variant
colorscheme orionis_dark

Atom packages

Orionis light available at

Atom GitHub Or run the command apm install orionis-syntax

Orionis dark available at

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

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

1F2A2D 974F6C 5B935B 9A8F0C 4D8AB3 AD6E8F 52A6AD DFE1E3 2F3A3D 9D7427 5F6163 5F6A6D 8F9193 7E7EAD 8F9A9D EFF1F3

Terminal Base values (light theme)
Background: EFF1F3
Foreground: 5F6163
Cursor: 5F6163
Bold colour: 5F6163

Terminal Base values (dark theme)
Background: 1F2A2D
Foreground: 8F9A9D
Cursor: 8F9A9D
Bold colour: 8F9A9D

Palette specs

# Palette variables and values

dbg=1F2A2D # Dark background
dhl=2F3A3D # Dark background highlight
dt2=5F6A6D # Dark background secondary text
dt1=8F9A9D # Dark background primary text

lbg=EFF1F3 # Light background
lhl=DFE1E3 # Light background highlight
lt2=8F9193 # Light background secondary text
lt1=5F6163 # Light background primary text

red=974F6C # Red variant
ora=9D7427 # Orange variant
yel=9A8F0C # Yellow variant
gre=5B935B # Green variant

cya=52A6AD # Cyan variant
blu=4D8AB3 # Blue variant
vio=7E7EAD # Violet variant
mag=AD6E8F # 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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