To use any of these Notepad++ colour schemes, download the XML file and move it to your Notepad++ themes folder (typically
C:\Program Files\Notepad++\Themes or
C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\Themes). Restart Notepad++ if it is running, then from the settings menu select style configuration. You can select themes from the drop down list.
Notepad++ colour schemes By Tim Trott
Here are a few colour schemes that I have created over the years for use with Notepad++. If there is any particular colour scheme you would like to see, drop me a line in the comments section below!
If you want a dark, high contrast and bright colour scheme, look no further than our Neon theme. You can't get much more Neon than this!Techmantium_Neon.xml (88.4 kB)
Nautical but Nice
A dark blue pastel Notepad++ colour scheme based on colours of the sea using large fonts to create an eye-pleasing theme.Techmantium_NauticalButNice.xml (88.4 kB)
A high contrast Notepad++ theme using white, blues and pinks which makes a surprisingly easy to ready dark theme.Techmantium_Girly.xml (88.4 kB)
Notepad++ colour schemes from the Internet
And here is a list of great Notepad++ colour schemes from elsewhere on the internet.
This theme is based on the default layout of Notepad++. Only a select few basic colors are used which are consistent between file types. This is different to most themes which use a unique color for *everything* into one overwhelming rainbow of code. It's easy to comprehend code layout at-a-glance.Notepad__.icls__2.xml (32.8 kB) Authors Site
Notepad++ Visual Studio 2015 Dark Theme
Solarized Light Themes
Solarized is a sixteen colour palette (eight monotones, eight accent colours) designed for use with terminal and GUI applications. Solarized reduces brightness contrast but, unlike many low contrast colour schemes, it retains contrasting hues for syntax highlighting readability.Solarized-Light.xml (86.9 kB) Authors Site
Solarized Dark Themes
Solarized is a sixteen colour palette (eight monotones, eight accent colours) designed for use with terminal and GUI applications. Solarized reduces brightness contrast but, unlike many low contrast colour schemes, it retains contrasting hues for syntax highlighting readability.Solarized-Dark.xml (87.5 kB) Authors Site
Bespin theme for Notepad++
A bright theme with pastel colours and sensible syntax highlighting. The download contains about 12 different themes all based on similar shades.Authors Site
Material Theme (Dark) for Notepad++
Slush & Poppies
Nord Notepad++ Theme
These Notepad++ themes have disappeared. If anyone has the files I can host here or link to updated sites.
Notepad++ Visual Studio Light Theme
A simple theme for notepad++ to match Visual Studio colours. It's not exactly the same as the default but it's fairly close.Authors Site
Eclipse color scheme for Notepad++
A colour scheme which mimics the Eclipse IDE scheme as far as possibly.Authors Site
Another dark colour scheme from the blog of ChrisMar035 which is clear and easy to read.Authors Site