Playa theme

Playa is a low-contrast colour scheme that conveys a feeling of summer and seaside. 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

234154 335f64 868265 93b9b4

Light base

faf1e0 eae1d0 7c949d 5a7160

Accent values

ca6e6a cb8d6a 7db97a 65afcd
cb7e9a ccb45d 4dc4b7 aa85cb

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

Vim themes

All Prot16 themes (including Playa) 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 playa_light

" or the dark variant
colorscheme playa_dark

Atom packages

Playa light available at

Atom GitHub Or run the command apm install playa-syntax

Playa dark available at

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

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

234154 ca6e6a 7db97a ccb45d 65afcd cb7e9a 4dc4b7 eae1d0 335f64 cb8d6a 5a7160 868265 7c949d aa85cb 93b9b4 faf1e0

Terminal Base values (light theme)
Background: faf1e0
Foreground: 5a7160
Cursor: 5a7160
Bold colour: 5a7160

Terminal Base values (dark theme)
Background: 234154
Foreground: 93b9b4
Cursor: 93b9b4
Bold colour: 93b9b4

Palette specs

# Palette variables and values

dbg=234154 # Dark background
dhl=335f64 # Dark background highlight
dt2=868265 # Dark background secondary text
dt1=93b9b4 # Dark background primary text

lbg=faf1e0 # Light background
lhl=eae1d0 # Light background highlight
lt2=7c949d # Light background secondary text
lt1=5a7160 # Light background primary text

red=ca6e6a # Red variant
ora=cb8d6a # Orange variant
yel=ccb45d # Yellow variant
gre=7db97a # Green variant

cya=4dc4b7 # Cyan variant
blu=65afcd # Blue variant
vio=aa85cb # Violet variant
mag=cb7e9a # 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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