Emacs is a class of cross-platform and customizable text editors written by Richard Stallman written in 1976. Emacs project is developed under GNU and written in C and Emacs Lisp.
Many types of Emacs exist but the most common ones are XEmacs and GNU Emacs.
To get you inspired while using Emacs while writing texts, source codes or HTML codes, we have Emacs themes.
Emacs themes provide different modes and features for syntax highlighting, text colors, icon colors and more to make coding easy on your eyes and easy to read. Let’s see some of the best Emacs themes that might inspire you to code more.
Zenburn for Emacs is one of the Emacs themes ported directly from the Zenburn theme for Vim created by Jani Nurminen. It is one of the best low contrast themes available out there and it is pretty easy on the eyes.
Solarized for Emacs was again ported from the solarized theme for Vim developed by Ethan Schoonover. It was only tested on Emacs 24 but expected to work well with Emacs 23 too.
Spacemacs theme is a light and dark theme for Emacs that supports both GUI and terminal.
Color-theme-sanityinc-tomorrow is a set of Emacs color themes based on Kempson’s ‘Tomorrow’ themes.
Monokai for Emacs is a port of Text mate 2 themes designed with beautiful functionality in mind by Wimer Hazenberg.
Gruvbox Emacs themes’ main focus is to keep colors distinguishable and contrast enough but still remain easy and pleasant to the eyes.
Cyberpunk is a direct port of the overtone/emacs-live theme with mode-specific customization.
Ample theme for Emacs provides dark, light and flat versions of themes
Moe theme is a customizable and colorful theme for Emacs.
Alect themes are configurable custom themes for GNU Emacs. It provides low contrast but still colorful enough.
The afternoon is a dark color theme with a deep blue background.
Flatland Emacs is a port of the flatland theme that supports sublime text and it was developed by Pixels lab.
Gruber Darker is a color theme for Emacs created by Jason Blevins. It was adapted for de-theme and extended by Alexey Kupertov
Clue is made up of cool colors with flecks of light, gold, cream, and orange to break the monotony of yellow/gold rainbow
Soothe theme is a colorful but muted theme designed for Emacs 24 and later. It has a dark background with light text.
And that is my list of 15 best Emacs themes for XEmacs and GNU Emacs, to ensure you get inspired to code you need pleasant themes that are easy on the eyes. If you have a better suggestion, feel free to second in the comments section.
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