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Awesome Themes for Visual Studio Code

Suhail Kakar
💻 A Developer from Afghanistan who loves to code and contribute to Opensource | Software Developer @ Nordstone UK | 📚 #React, #Node, #Python, #ReactNative
Originally published at blog.suhailkakar.com ・Updated on ・2 min read

Visual Studio Code is by far one of the most popular code editors for web, mobile, and hardware developers. More than 2,600,000 people use VS Code every month, up by over 160% in the last year.

Here are three awesome VS Code themes you can start using today.

1. Shades of Purple

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A professional theme with hand-picked & bold shades of purple for your VS Code editor and terminal. One of the excellent most downloaded and top rated VS Code Themes on the marketplace.

Installation

  • Open the extensions sidebar on Visual Studio Code
  • Search for Shades of Purple Theme
  • Click Install to install it.
  • Click Reload to reload your editor.
  • Code/File > Preferences > Color Theme > Shades of Purple.

2. One Dark Pro

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Atom’s iconic One Dark theme, and one of the most installed themes for VS Code! One Dark Pro is based on Atom’s default One Dark theme, and is one of the most downloaded themes for VS Code.

Installation

  • Open the extensions sidebar on Visual Studio Code
  • Search for One Dark Pro
  • Click Install to install it.
  • Click Reload to reload your editor.
  • Code/File > Preferences > Color Theme > One Dark Pro.

3. Dracula

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Dracula is a color scheme and UI theme tailored for programming. Made for terminal emulators, code editors, and syntax highlighters. Designed to be aesthetically pleasing while keeping you focused.

Installation

  • Open the extensions sidebar on Visual Studio Code
  • Search for Dracula
  • Click Install to install it.
  • Click Reload to reload your editor.
  • Code/File > Preferences > Color Theme > Dracula.

If you know and use another awesome theme that developers would like, please share it in the comment box :)

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Chittoji Murali Sree Krishna

These are good, but I use gruvbox color scheme, it impressed me a lot

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Suhail Kakar Author

Gruvbox is also looking good :)

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Gulajava Ministudio

Thank you for reference of awesome themes for VS Code.
You can try Mayukai Theme for VS Code too, with balanced color, and easy on eyes background color.

Mayukai Theme

And here some demo about this theme
Demo1
ADemo2

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Chris Greening

Gotta love Dracula ❤️

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Duy Anh Ngac

My favorite is a Noctis collection of light & dark themes.

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Christoph Fricke

Do you have a source for the VSCode usage numbers and grows statistics? Would be kinda interesting.

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