VS Code: How To Change Color Theme

Updated: September 1, 2023 By: A Goodman Post a comment

This concise and straight-to-the-point article shows you how to change your VS Code’s color theme.

1. Launch VS Code and:

  • If you’re using macOS, go to Code > Settings > Theme > Color Theme (or hit Command + K then Command + T).
  • If you’re using Windows, go to File > Preferences > Theme > Color Theme (or press Ctrl + K then Ctrl + T).

2. Select the theme you like from the list:

The change will be reflected immediately (if you see nothing happening, reload or restart your VS Code).

For example, this is how my VS Code looks like when I select the Solarized Light theme:

That’s it. Further reading:

You can also check out our Visual Studio Code topic page for more tips and tricks to improve your producibility and coding experience.

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