Solarized 8

Ⅰ. 插件描述

Optimized Solarized colorschemes. Best served with true-color terminals!

Ⅱ. 基本信息

创建日期:  2016-05-15
使用用户:  490
Github星:  551
插件作者:  Lifepillar

Ⅲ. 安装方法


Plugin 'lifepillar/solarized-8'
… 然后在Vim中运行以下命令:
:source %

对于Vundle版本 < 0.10.2,请用上面的Bundle替换Plugin。


NeoBundle 'lifepillar/solarized-8'
… 然后在Vim中运行以下命令:
:source %


Plug 'lifepillar/solarized-8'
… 然后在Vim中运行以下命令:
:source %


cd ~/.vim/bundle
git clone

Ⅳ. 文档说明

# Solarized 8: True Colors

Solarized 8 Flat DarkSolarized 8 Flat Light

This is yet another Solarized theme for Vim. It places itself half way between
the original Solarized
and the Flattened variant. It
removes only some of the bullshit. The color palette is exactly the same as
in Solarized, although some highlight groups are defined slightly
differently (for instance, I have tried to avoid red on blue).

The main reason for the existence of this project is that the original Solarized
theme does not define guifg and guibg in terminal Vim, making it unsuitable
for versions of Vim supporting true-color (i.e., 24-bit color) terminals.
Instead, this color scheme works out of the box everywhere. For the best
experience, you need:

Solarized 8 also works in any GUI version of Vim: no configuration is necessary.*

* VimR users must set
termguicolors before loading the color scheme.

But, my terminal has only 256 colors!

For terminals not supporting true colors, Solarized 8 will fall back to use an
approximate palette based on xterm's 256 colors, which looks more or less like

Dark 256 color paletteLight 256 color palette

(Yeah, it looks like a different color scheme: Solarized palette is far away
from xterm colors!)

If you do not like this approximation, to get exact colors with such terminals
you have two possibilities:

  1. Modify some of your terminal colors in the range 16–255 to match Solarized

    1. For this purpose, you may run scripts/; no setting is
    2. in Vim. Note, however, that this is not supported by all terminals

(e.g., in macOS's this approach does not work: the script has no

  1. Set your terminal's 16 ANSI colors (the colors in the range 0–15) to the
    Solarized palette and set t_Co=16 in Vim (or let g:solarized_use16=1). Be

aware that, if you force the usage of your terminal colors, but your terminal
is not configured with the Solarized palette, your colors will be completely

Finally, if your terminal does not support true colors, you must not set

What if I happen to work on vt100 or similar?

In the past, Solarized 8 used to complain when your terminal did not support
enough colors. But the current version will gracefully degrade to a (beautiful!)
black&white color scheme:

Solarized 8 B&W variantSolarized 8 B&W variant


If your Vim supports packages (echo has('packages') prints 1), I strongly
recommend that you use them. Just clone this repo inside pack/*/opt, e.g.:

git clone \

Otherwise, use your favourite installation method.

There are actually four optimized* color schemes:

  • solarized8_high: high-contrast variant (screenshow below, first column);
  • solarized8: the default Solarized theme (screenshot below, second column);
  • solarized8_low: low-contrast variant (screenshow below, third column);
  • solarized8_flat: “flat” variant (screenshow below, fourth column).

The “flat” variant does not exist in the original Solarized. It differs
mainly in how the status line, split bars and tab bar look like:

To use a Solarized 8 color scheme, set the background (dark or light) then
load the variant you want, e.g.:

set background=dark
colorscheme solarized8

To switch the background from dark to light or vice versa, just set background

If you use Vim packages, there is no need to packadd solarized8. Keep your
runtimepath clean!

* Below is the result of a benchmark I have made using Vim 8.1.1450
and iTerm 2 v3.2.6 on a MacBook Pro Early 2015 with macOS 10.14.5. To make the
comparison meaningful, g:solarized_extra_hi_groups was set to 1: Solarized
8 should load a bit faster if you do not enable additional syntax items. Note
that Solarized 8 is optimized for what are believed to be the most common use
cases, i.e., GUI, true-color terminals and 256-color terminals.

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The following options are inherited from Solarized:

  • g:solarized_visibility: one of "normal" (default), "low", "high";
  • g:solarized_diffmode: one of "normal" (default), "low", "high";
  • g:solarized_termtrans: make terminal background transparent if set to 1
    (default: 0).

The following options were not available in the original Solarized:

  • g:solarized_statusline: one of "normal" (default), "low" or "flat";
  • g:solarized_italics: set to 0 to suppress italics (default is 1).
  • g:solarized_old_cursor_style: set to 1 if you want to use the original
    Solarized's cursor style (default: 0). By default, the cursor is orange/red

in light themes, and blue in dark themes (but please note that your terminal
may override the cursor's color).

  • g:solarized_use16: set to 1 to force using your 16 ANSI terminal colors.
  • g:solarized_extra_hi_groups: set to 1 to enable Solarized
    filetype-specific syntax highlighting groups (default is 0). Please be aware

that there is a long standing issue
with syntax items defined in color schemes.

All these options may be used with any Solarized 8 variant.


**Hey, I do not get the right colors when running Vim inside tmux or in my
favourite true-color enabled terminal!**

Try putting this in your .vimrc:

let &t_8f = "\<Esc>[38;2;%lu;%lu;%lum"
let &t_8b = "\<Esc>[48;2;%lu;%lu;%lum"

See :h xterm-true-color for the details.


Do you want to hack the theme? Install
Colortemplate, edit the
templates/*.colortemplate files, then rebuild the color schemes.

If you extend or improve Solarized 8, please consider submitting a pull request!