Fall’s here, and you’re looking damn fine in those leggings and flannel shirts. But don’t you think your IDE theme is a little last season? If your code is looking sadder than your bank account after your 4th pumpkin spice latte of the day, then this is the list for you.
1. “Autumn” for Sublime
This one’s a no-brainer. I mean, it’s literally named “Autumn”. The best thing about this package is - and you’re going to want to hold onto your Uggs for this one - it comes with TWELVE themes. There’s three background colors, and four color schemes each. That’s like, a theme for each week of the season.
2. “Dark Autumn Frost” for VS Code
This one’s good for anyone who’s looking for a fall theme, but doesn’t want to lose Visual Studio’s signature blue. If you’re a VS fangirl like me, blue is probably what your eyes scan for when you’re looking at conditions and variable declarations. The only thing I don’t like about this theme is how bright some of the colors are, but customizing it should be pretty simple.
3. “autumn-highlighter-syntax” for Atom
The screenshots on the package page weren’t loading, so I had to take my own. Yes, that’s embedded C. Yes, I’m miserable. Thanks for asking.
Anyway, this theme is based off One Dark with an autumn touch. It’s diverse in its color palette, while still maintaining a look that screams “why are there so many fucking leaves in my driveway?”. This one’s probably my favorite - I’d be using it if I didn’t swear by VS Code.
4. “Ra Autumn” for VS Code
Here’s a light theme for all you psychopaths out there. This one advertises itself as being “the best theme for your eye care”. You can interpret that in whichever way you want.
The syntax highlighting itself is fairly pleasant - the green, yellow and orange flow well together and are definitely reminiscent of autumn leaves. I’d like to say more about this theme, but that yellow on white is definitely starting to burn. Ow.
5. “Gruvbox” for XCode
This one’s kinda fall looking, I guess. I’d try it out, but I refuse to install XCode. There’s only so far I’m willing to go for you all.
Credit goes to @thalidanoel for this article idea. Thanks, Thalida!