Light, pleasant theme optimised for long writing/coding sessions (WCAG AA compliant).
Tempus Fugit Palette
- █ 0 = #4d595f = black
- █ 1 = #c61a14 = red
- █ 2 = #357200 = green
- █ 3 = #825e00 = yellow
- █ 4 = #1666b0 = blue
- █ 5 = #a83884 = magenta
- █ 6 = #007072 = cyan
- █ 7 = #f2ebe9 = white
- █ 8 = #7b6471 = bright black
- █ 9 = #bd401a = bright red
- █ 10 = #447720 = bright green
- █ 11 = #985d00 = bright yellow
- █ 12 = #485ddf = bright blue
- █ 13 = #a438c0 = bright magenta
- █ 14 = #00786a = bright cyan
- █ 15 = #fff5f3 = bright white
Background: █ #fff5f3
Background-alt: █ #f2ebe9
Foreground: █ #4d595f
Foreground-alt: █ #7b6471
Cursor: █ #4d595f
About the Tempus Themes project
Tempus is a collection of themes for Vim, text editors, and terminal emulators that are compliant at the very least with the WCAG AA accessibility standard for colour contrast. The contrast between foreground and background values is >= 4.50:1 or >= 7.00:1. The idea is to provide consistent colour palettes, while preserving legibility.
Tempus themes repositories
Each repo has instructions on how to use the themes for the application of your choice.
- Tempus themes Generator
- Tempus themes main repo (general)
- Tempus themes GTK3 Source View
- Tempus themes Kitty
- Tempus themes Konsole (KDE terminal)
- Tempus themes st (simple terminal)
- Tempus themes Tilix
- Tempus themes Rxvt-Unicode (URxvt)
- Tempus themes Vim plugin
- Tempus themes Xfce4 terminal
- Tempus themes Xterm
Tempus themes are available for Arch Linux and derivatives, via the AUR. Packages correspond to the following application software:
- GTK3 Source View (Gedit, Pluma, Xed, Mouspad…)
- GTK4 Source View (GNOME Builder)
- Xfce4 terminal
Special thanks to maintainer yochananmarqos! Last reviewed on 2019-10-29.
The project revolves around the Tempus themes generator. This is the tool that contains the colour scheme specs and the application templates. See its CONTRIBUTING.md.
GNU General Public License Version 3.
The project is maintained with a set of helper scripts and utilities that streamline the deployment and maintenance of the git repos. Those interested can refer to the tempus-themes-utils repository.
The screenshot on this page is an ad hoc demo within my custom
bspwm desktop session. The Tempus Themes are a core part of it. See my dotfiles.