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Announcing "10% Too Dull for My Tastes" Sublime Text Color Scheme

Announcing "10% Too Dull for My Tastes" Sublime Text Color Scheme

Code Project

I was recently bored and messing around with Sublime Text 3 to see if there were any new cool things, major updates, themes and color schemes, or plugin packages that I haven't heard about lately to compete with all the Visual Studio awesome hype these days.

I came across some really neat new (and old) themes / color schemes out there. I found one I never heard of that I absolutely loved:

  • Behave: A theme that makes you happy like cats on the internet, and Morgan Freeman's sexy voice.

I can't believe I've never heard of that before - I absolutely love it. Ended up modifying everything based on this. Just making it more dull and boring (personal preference).

This isn't supposed to be some big thing. Just a quick and fun little project to release. Thanks for checking it out.


I ended up modifying the Behave theme a bit for my own tastes. It's now:

  • 90% Perfection!
  • 10% Dull!
  • 100% Awesome!

So in all seriousness:

  • Light, attractive colors for the eye
  • Simplicity
  • Italic or Cursive font depending on what you use

This won't be for everyone, but so far I've been using it and and really enjoy it. Might as well share it to the world.

Thought Process

This just isn't my own personal preference thing. I tried to be methodical about how the colors are selected. Everything is supposed to have a "light" tone to it and related items are all shades of each other. For example, brackets are bright, variables are less bright, and then their strings are least bright. In a somewhat cascading fashion.

What does it looks like?

Here's some examples of it in action!

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HTML with Brackets (Vue.js)

PHP (Laravel)

HTML / PHP (WordPress)



What's up with the name?

This was made pretty quickly, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

It's named after the first feedback I received for it. Which is honestly only 90% fair...

Seriously though, I hope someone out there enjoys it as much as I do. And, definitely, please feel free to send Pull Requests to improve.

How to Download

  1. Install Sublime Text 3

Package Control

Open the Command Palette (cmd + shift + p) and search:

  • 10% Too Dull for My Tastes Color Scheme


Download (or clone) to your Sublime Text's package folder. On Mac located here:

# Replace bigmac with whatever your user name is
/Users/bigmac/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Packages

Cursive Monospace Fonts

You need a cursive font library installed on your machine. Your options are:

The font used for the code is "Operator Mono" and requires a license.

Super solid alternatives are: The official Material Design monospace font "Roboto Mono" or "Fira Code".

Whatever you choose, you can add this to your user settings.

"font_face": "Operator Mono",
"font_size": 17,

Improved Settings

To each its own here, but here are my current Sublime Text settings. Mainly check out the theme, color_scheme, font_options, and indent_guide_options.

    "theme": "ayu-mirage.sublime-theme",
    "color_scheme": "Packages/spocky-scotch/scotchy.tmTheme",

    "always_show_minimap_viewport": true,
    "bold_folder_labels": false,
    "detect_indentation": false,
    "dictionary": "Packages/Language - English/en_US.dic",

    "font_face": "Operator Mono",
    "font_size": 17,
    "highlight_line": true,
    "overlay_scroll_bars": "enabled",
    "scroll_past_end": true,
    "show_definitions": false,
    "spell_check": true,
    "tab_size": 4,
    "translate_tabs_to_spaces": true,
    "trim_trailing_white_space_on_save": true,
    "word_wrap": false

Pull Requests Updates

Please send.


Again, all the hardwork was done by the Behave creator. This is a simple lazy fork of it where I:

    • Picked new colors
  • Modified a few things
  • Added italic support

Give him all credit for the original theme work. Hope you guys like this one! It's free for all. Thanks!

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