Reference

Terminal Colors

for Editing Text Against Dark Background

In order to optimize text for editing against a dark background, use these colors. Colors were selected to balance three things: (1) readable against black, (2) different from each other, (3) similar to "standard" ANSI colors so they are familiar.

ANSI RGB Value Color Color Value RGB ANSI
0 / Black   0   0   0 #000000     #555555  85  85  85 Bold Black / 8
1 / Red 255   0   0 #FF0000     #FFAAAA 255 170 170 Bold Red / 9
2 / Green   0 225   0 #00E100     #AAFFAA 170 255 170 Bold Green / 10
3 / Yellow 255 190   3 #FFBE03     #FFFFAA 255 255 170 Bold Yellow / 11
4 / Blue 106 106 255 #6A6AFF     #AAAAFF 170 170 255 Bold Blue / 12
5 / Magenta 255   0 255 #FF00FF     #FFAAFF 255 170 255 Bold Magenta / 13
6 / Cyan   0 255 255 #00FFFF     #AAFFFF 170 255 255 Bold Cyan / 14
7 / White 170 170 170 #AAAAAA     #FFFFFF 255 255 255 Bold White / 15