Overgrowth theme

Overgrowth is a medium-to-high contrast theme inspired by tropical vegetation. 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

233F34 334F44 637F74 93AFA4

Light base

E6E5D2 D6D5C2 A6A592 767562

Accent values

CA6A4A BB7628 4BA212 359FCA
BB6E8A A8950D 15B59B 8A6EBB

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

Vim themes

All Prot16 themes (including Overgrowth) 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 overgrowth_light

" or the dark variant
colorscheme overgrowth_dark

Atom packages

Overgrowth light available at

Atom GitHub Or run the command apm install overgrowth-syntax

Overgrowth dark available at

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

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

233F34 CA6A4A 4BA212 A8950D 359FCA BB6E8A 15B59B D6D5C2 334F44 BB7628 767562 637F74 A6A592 8A6EBB 93AFA4 E6E5D2

Terminal Base values (light theme)
Background: E6E5D2
Foreground: 767562
Cursor: 767562
Bold colour: 767562

Terminal Base values (dark theme)
Background: 233F34
Foreground: 93AFA4
Cursor: 93AFA4
Bold colour: 93AFA4

Palette specs

# Palette variables and values

dbg=233F34 # Dark background
dhl=334F44 # Dark background highlight
dt2=637F74 # Dark background secondary text
dt1=93AFA4 # Dark background primary text

lbg=E6E5D2 # Light background
lhl=D6D5C2 # Light background highlight
lt2=A6A592 # Light background secondary text
lt1=767562 # Light background primary text

red=CA6A4A # Red variant
ora=BB7628 # Orange variant
yel=A8950D # Yellow variant
gre=4BA212 # Green variant

cya=15B59B # Cyan variant
blu=359FCA # Blue variant
vio=8A6EBB # Violet variant
mag=BB6E8A # 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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