Squirrelsong Light Theme for JetBrains

Also works in all JetBrains IDEs: IntelliJ IDEA, RubyMine, WebStorm, PhpStorm, PyCharm.

Squirrelsong Light theme for JetBrains


  1. Copy the .icls file into colors subfolder of your IDE settings folder (e.g., ~/Library/Preferences/PhpStorm2017.3/colors) — you may need to create it.
  2. Restart your IDE.
  3. Go to PreferencesEditorColors & Fonts.
  4. Choose “Squirrelsong” from the Scheme dropdown menu.


#How to disable color gradient on main toolbar

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Appearance & BehaviorAppearance.
  3. Uncheck Use project colors in the main toolbar.

Squirrelsong themes are low-contrast color schemes with great readability for web developers and non-distracting UI themes for many apps. It’s also available for:

Alfred, Bear, Brave, CotEditor, Google Chrome, IntelliJ IDEA, iTerm2, JetBrains, Marta File Manager, Microsoft Edge, Midnight Commander, Neovim, Nimble Commander, PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, Slack, Sublime Text, Telegram, Terminal.app, Vim, Visual Studio Code, Vivaldi, Warp, WebStorm, WezTerm

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