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Retro groove color scheme for Vim

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gruvbox is heavily inspired by badwolf, jellybeans and solarized.

Designed as a bright theme with pastel 'retro groove' colors and light/dark mode switching in the way of solarized. The main focus when developing gruvbox is to keep colors easily distinguishable, contrast enough and still pleasant for the eyes.


  1. Read this first
  2. Typeface from gallery is Fantasque Sans Mono
  3. Typeface from screenshots below is Fira Mono


Refer Gallery for more syntax-specific screenshots.

Dark mode

Screenshot Dark

Light mode

Screenshot Light

Airline theme

Screenshot Airline


Dark mode

Palette Dark

Light mode

Palette Light

Contrast options

Refer wiki section for contrast configuration and other options.

Contrast Options


Please check wiki for installation details, terminal-specific setup, troubleshooting, configuration options and others.



See gruvbox-contrib repo for contributions, ports and extras.


  • Filetype syntax highlighting (R, TeX, Swift, Erlang)
  • Plugin support (Tagbar, VimPlug)


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