Dark colour schemes remain very popular in the developer arena, however, there are many developers who prefer light colour schemes. Here is a collection of both, and also a few low contract options which are in between light and dark.
Simply download a setting file and install it using the guide below.
How To Install Themes for Visual Studio
- Start Visual Studio
- Go to Tools -> Import and Export Settings... -> Import selected environment settings
- [Choose whether you want to backup existing settings]
- Click Browse and select the .vssettings file
- Click Finish
Now to download Visual Studio colour schemes...
Son of Obsidian
Son of Obsidian is a theme based on the classic TextMate theme Obsidian.son-of-obsidian_vs2015.zip (1.52 kB)
WekeRoad Ink is based on the Vibrant Ink theme for TextMate, with a few additional settings to take advantage the expanded syntax settings in VS2010.wekeroad-ink_vs2015.zip (1.6 kB)
Selenitic theme was born out of a desire for a muted, eye-friendly scheme for all-day coding. Its title, "Selenitic", comes from an age in the computer game Myst, also home to many subdued, relaxing colours.selenitic_vs2015.zip (1.37 kB)
Solarized Dark is a set of Visual Studio colour schemes based on the original Solarized theme for vim. This theme comes in light and dark versions (dark shown).solarized.zip (6.03 kB)
Coda is a Visual Studio colour scheme based on the Coda text editor for the Mac (specifically based on the JSP-HTML language elements)coda_vs2015.zip (1.41 kB)
Bootstrap is a Visual Studio colour theme based on the Twitter Bootstrap colour palette.bootstrap_vs2015.zip (1.46 kB)
IR Black is a port of the famous IR_Black TextMate theme.ir-black_vs2015.zip (1.43 kB)
Brackets + Miku
Brackets + Miku is a subtle dark theme with bright colours and is easy on the eye.brackets-miku_vs2015.zip (1.57 kB)
VS Code Monokai Like
Monokai Like is a colour scheme designed with beautiful functionality in mind. Carefully selected shades of colours are the foundation of an uncompromising, non-distractive user interface.vs-code-monokai-like_vs2015.zip (1.62 kB)
Delphi theme for Visual Studio is based on the original Borland Delphi colour scheme.delphi_vs2015.zip (1.42 kB)