Visual Studio Code is Microsoft’s source code editor that comes with support for multiple programming languages. It’s open-source, free and cross-platform plus you can use it in all major operating systems.

But one of the most significant appeals of Visual Studio Code is versatility, and with the help of built-in settings, plugins and themes, you can customise any aspect of your code editor from design to functionality. Today’s post features 15 themes to use in 2019.

1. Noctis


Noctis is a collection of light & dark themes with a well balanced blend of warm and cold medium contrast colours. The theme is designed to be easy on the eyes thus reducing the eye strain and give semantic meaning to theme’s colours

2. Slack Theme for Visual Studio Code

Slack Theme For Visual Studio Code

Colour scheme inspired by the Slack default themes.

3. Eva Theme

Eva Theme

Eva Theme is a colourful and semantic colouring code theme meet Visual Studio Code. There are four styles in it: Dark, Dark Bold, Light, Light Bold. The Bold styles make keywords and function names thicker.

4. Dainty

Dainty For Visual Studio Code

Dainty is a colour theme generator with support for Visual Studio Code. It comes with default presets Dainty Dark and Dainty Light as well as popular colour themes as its presets. Dainty keeps most of the token colours of the original themes, but the workbench and UI elements such as selections and shadows are rebuilt for a sleek and minimal appearance.

5. Greenery


Greenery is a dark based theme for people who wish they were in a forest, but still want to read their code.

6. Rainglow


Rainglow is a collection of colours themes for a number of different editors and platforms. This repository consists of 320+ syntax and UI themes for Visual Studio Code.

7. Synthwave

Synthwave 84 Vs Code Theme

This colour scheme is influenced by the music and the cover artwork of modern Synthwave bands like FM-84, Timecop 1983 and The Midnight.

8. New Moon

New Moon

New Moon is the optimized dark theme for web development. It has been meticulously designed to be easy on the eyes and intuitive. It’s pleasant for long coding hours in any language, and particularly well suited for HTML, CSS, SCSS/LESS, PHP (WordPress), and JavaScript (React, Vue).

9. Base2Tone

Base2tone Themes For Vs Code

Base2Tone is thirteen duotone colour schemes which by now are implemented in themes for many applications using templates which can work with the Base16-Builder CLI tool1.

10. Shades of Purple

Shade of Purple theme for visual code studio

A professional theme with hand-picked & bold shades of purple to go along with your VSCode. Reviewed by several designers and 75+ theme versions released to keep it updated. One of the top rated best VSCode themes on VS Code Marketplace.

11. Henna

Henna Color Theme

Henna is a colour theme inspired by my green-eyed redhead girl. The colors are carefully selected with legibility and people with dyslexia in mind to create an accessible theme for Visual Studio Code.

12. Snazzy Light

Snazzy Light

Snazzy Light is a vivid light colour theme. It’s colours are based on Sindre Sorhus’ hyper-snazzy, adapted to a light background. Besides looking decent, the main goal of this theme is to show clear and distinct colours under bright ambient light conditions. This makes it suitable e.g. for train commute with intense sunlight.

13. Grueling Hare

Grueling Hare Themes

Grueling Hare is a set of light and dark themes with emphasis on steel with burnt orange accents. It is inspired by the astronaut suits in the Lost in Space reboot TV series. Code is styled intentionally (mostly) bichromatic to make it easier to focus when writing/reading.

14. Popping and Locking Theme

Popping And Locking Theme

This theme is designed to have vivid colors to capture youre attension yet be easy on the eyes. Originally based on the color theme VS Dark+, Gruvbox Dark and One Dark but has changed a lot since. It is designed for web languages (HTML, CSS, JS and more).

15. Universe


A dark theme designed with consistent syntax highlighting, accessible text contrast and distract-free user interface that let you focus on the code. Supports for CSS, Elixir, GraphQL, HTML (Pug), Javascript (Angular, React, Vue.js), JSON, Markdown, Typescript and YAML.


15 Awesome Visual Studio Code Themes To Use