New Vim colour scheme – vylight

If you like this colour scheme, check out vydark, the dark background version.

I have recently started playing with Objective-C and Cocoa. One of the first things that I did was to tell Xcode to use MacVim as my default code editor. In the past, I have mostly been using Vim colour schemes with dark backgrounds.

However, I now wanted a colour scheme with a light background. Something that would fit in well within the Xcode environment and OS X in general. It had to be subtle and easy on the eyes. I looked around, and couldn’t find one that I liked. So I made my own. I’m calling it vylight.

Here’s a screenshot showing syntax highlighting for Objective-C. Search strings are highlighted in light yellow. Selected text is in light blue to fit in with aqua. TODOs and FIXMEs are highlighted in light green in comments.

Text highlighting in vylight

This is what omni completion looks like:

Text highlighting in vylight

Syntax highlighting in PHP:

Text highlighting in vylight

And JavaScript:

Text highlighting in vylight

Installing vylight

  1. Download the latest version of vylight.vim from
  2. Copy the file to your ~/.vim/colors/ directory
  3. In Vim, do :colorscheme vylight
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