Best VSCode themes you must try

Visual Studio Code is free, open-source, and runs everywhere. Visual Studio Code is very popular so there are many themes available in vs code marketplace. Therefore I have listed out the best vscode themes that you must try.

Why choose proper theme?

Themes give a new special look for the editor. Choosing the proper theme creates a pleasant environment and also increases productivity. It’s best to choose a light theme in daylight while a dark theme in the nighttime.

Installing VS Code themes:

VS Code has already installed some themes. You can install them by going through the following path from options in the top menu bar:

  1. File > Preferences > Color Theme
  2. File > Preferences > File Icon Theme

You can see themes in the dropdown box, click on the one you like and it will be set as the theme for VS Code.

You can also install themes by searching them from the extension panel and installing them.

Best VSCode Themes:

Winter is Coming
Night Owl
Monokai Pro

1. Winter is Coming

This theme is created by John Papa. In this theme, multiple themes are present so you choose the one you like. Following themes are present in Winter is Coming theme:

  • Winter is Coming (Dark Blue)
  • Winter is Coming (Dark Blue – No Italics)
  • Winter is Coming (Light)
  • Winter is Coming (Light – No Italics)
  • Winter is Coming (Dark Black)
  • Winter is Coming (Dark Black – No Italics)

From these themes, you can choose a theme according to daylight conditions i.e light or dark. From the above themes, Winter is Coming (Dark Black) and Winter is Coming (Dark Black – No Italics) are the best as a dark mode.

2. Night Owl

This theme is created is by sarah drasner. This theme is designed perfectly for night owls who like to code in the night theme. Following themes are present in the Night Owl theme:

  • Night Owl
  • Night Owl (No Italics)
  • Night Owl Light
  • Night Owl Light (No Italics)


3. Rainglow

This theme is created by Dayle Rees. Rainglow has multiple color themes for a number of different editors and platforms. Rainglow theme repository has 320+ syntax and UI themes for Visual Studio Code. You will definitely like a theme from this Rainglow theme pack.

4. Monokai Pro

This theme is created by monokai. This theme is particularly designed for the non-distractive user interface. The main goal of the Monokai Pro theme is to let you focus on your code. This theme contains both color and icon themes. This theme is definitely worth a look.

5. Noctis

This theme is created by Liviu Schera. Noctis theme pack has both light and dark themes with a well-balanced blend of warm and cold colors. This theme pack includes themes like Noctis Lux, Noctis Hibernus, Noctis Lilac, Noctis, Noctis Azureus, Noctis Bordo, Noctis Obscuro, Noctis Sereno, Noctis Uva, Noctis Viola, and Noctis Minimus.

Your Thoughts?

As the above themes are a pack with multiple themes, you will definitely like one of these themes. Out of the above best VSCode themes which are the ones you liked? What are other interesting themes you know? You can tell me through the comment section.


  1. If you like to check out themes from the VS Code marketplace, you can check them from here:
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