Org Colour Themes
A popular way of customizing Emacs colours is to use the color-theme package (see color-theme emacswiki page.)
Here is a list of color themes that are aware of Org: You can see screen shots of these themes here. Once you have installed a theme it is easy to tweak its appearance by editing the theme's lisp file.
Some of these themes are available in Worg in the color-themes directory, whilst others are linked either to the author's site, or to Github.
There is a page with screenshots of each of the themes here.
color-theme-zenburn.el (maintained by Daniel Brockman)
color-theme-colorful-obsolescence.el (Scott Jaderholm)
Links to Scott's themes all point directly to his site.
color-theme-wombat.el (Scott Jaderholm)
color-theme-active.el (Scott Jaderholm)
color-theme-leuven.el (Fabrice Niessen)
color-theme-zenburn.el (Daniel Brockman Adrian C., Bastien Guerry)
color-theme-tangotango.el (Julien Barnier)
color-theme-folio.el color-theme-folio.el (David O'Toole)
color-theme-zenash.el (maintained by Yavuz Arkun)
A modified version of zenburn. Link to the Github repository.
color-theme-dark-emacs.el (maintained by Suvayu Ali)
Based on theme made by the emacswiki user, ZWZ. The original theme can be found here. Suvayu has also made some org-mode font modifications outside of the colour theme, which can be obtained here. Suvayu's init.el gives more information on how to use his customizations.
NB: This theme is not maintained anymore, and won't work with the
trunk version of Emacs 24.1. Emacs 24.1 removes support for the
deprecated 3rd argument form for
face-spec-set. This breaks the
color-theme package in general; so instead of waiting for it to be
dark-emacs is now available as an Emacs 24 custom theme. The
latest version can be found here.
cyberpunk-theme.el (Nick Van Horn)
Cyberpunk color theme for the emacs 24+ built-in color theme support known loosely as deftheme. The theme is mostly a direct port of the overtone/emacs-live theme of the same name (designed originally for the color-theme package). Many mode-specific customizations, particularly with respect to org-mode, have also been added.
Installing Org Colour Themes.
First make sure that you have the Emacs color-theme package installed. Copy the lisp files for the themes into a directory in your Emacs load path.
If you want to be able to easily cycle between different colour schemes, you need something like the following in your .emacs:
(require 'color-theme) (setq color-theme-is-global t) (color-theme-initialize) (load "color-theme-colorful-obsolescence") (load "color-theme-zenburn") (load "color-theme-tangotango") (load "color-theme-railscast") (load "color-theme-leuven") (load "color-theme-folio") (load "color-theme-zenash") (load "color-theme-manoj") (setq my-color-themes (list 'color-theme-tangotango 'color-theme-colorful-obsolescence 'color-theme-zenburn 'color-theme-leuven 'color-theme-folio 'color-theme-manoj 'color-theme-zenash 'color-theme-railscast )) (defun my-theme-set-default () ; Set the first row (interactive) (setq theme-current my-color-themes) (funcall (car theme-current))) (defun my-describe-theme () ; Show the current theme (interactive) (message "%s" (car theme-current))) ; Set the next theme (fixed by Chris Webber - tanks) (defun my-theme-cycle () (interactive) (setq theme-current (cdr theme-current)) (if (null theme-current) (setq theme-current my-color-themes)) (funcall (car theme-current)) (message "%S" (car theme-current))) (setq theme-current my-color-themes) (setq color-theme-is-global nil) ; Initialization (my-theme-set-default) (global-set-key [f4] 'my-theme-cycle)
Now you can cycle through the installed themes using the F4 key.