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๐ŸฆŒ Soothing pastel theme for VSCode & Azure Data Studio

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Catppuccin for VSCode


๐ŸŒป Latte
๐Ÿชด Frappรฉ
๐ŸŒบ Macchiato
๐ŸŒฟ Mocha


Preferred method of installation

Install the extension from a Marketplace:

Manual method for installation

Download the VSIX from the latest GitHub release. Open the Command Palette and select "Extensions: Install from VSIX...", then open the file you just downloaded.

Using the JSON files

If you need to use the JSON files for libraries like Shiki, the theme files are published to NPM as @catppuccin/vscode.

Nix (Home-Manager) users


If you would like to change the theme configuration, the theme expects to have a mutable directory to write its JSON files into. This means that you will have to either:

  • Install this extension in a non-declarative way so that the extension has permissions to write files.
    This means fully excluding nixpkgs.vscode-extensions.catppuccin.catppuccin-vsc from your configuration; Just using programs.vscode.mutableExtensionsDir = true; will NOT WORK.
  • Use the flake.nix to build it with your VSCode configuration, using overrides.
    This is a declarative way to compile the theme with your preferred options. Please refer to the example below for a sample configuration.
โ„๏ธ Nix Configuration
  # in your inputs:
  inputs.catppuccin-vsc.url = "*.tar.gz";

  # add the overlay:
  nixpkgs.overlays = [inputs.catppuccin-vsc.overlays.default];
  # the package will be available as
  # - pkgs.catppuccin-vsc
  # - pkgs.vscode-extensions.catppuccin.catppuccin-vsc

  # in your home-manager options:
  programs.vscode.extensions = [
    # all the theme options will be available as overrides, these are defaults:
    (pkgs.catppuccin-vsc.override {
      accent = "mauve";
      boldKeywords = true;
      italicComments = true;
      italicKeywords = true;
      extraBordersEnabled = false;
      workbenchMode = "default";
      bracketMode = "rainbow";
      colorOverrides = {};
      customUIColors = {};


[!Note] We also have a Catppuccin Icon Pack!

VSCode settings

The following settings inside your settings.json are recommended for this plugin:

  // we try to make semantic highlighting look good
  "editor.semanticHighlighting.enabled": true,
  // prevent VSCode from modifying the terminal colors
  "terminal.integrated.minimumContrastRatio": 1,
  // make the window's titlebar use the workbench colors
  "window.titleBarStyle": "custom",

  // applicable if you use Go, this is an opt-in flag!
  "gopls": {
    "ui.semanticTokens": true,

Catppuccin settings

Catppuccin for VSCode can be customized to your liking. If you like the Catppuccin colors but feel that they are a bit too bright for working at night, customization got you covered!

  // use Mocha as the base
  "workbench.colorTheme": "Catppuccin Mocha",
  // pink as the accent color
  "catppuccin.accentColor": "pink",
  // make Mocha specifically very dark
  // (this preserves other flavors!)
  "catppuccin.colorOverrides": {
    "mocha": {
      "base": "#000000",
      "mantle": "#010101",
      "crust": "#020202",
  // use your accent (pink) on the statusBar as well
  "catppuccin.customUIColors": {
    "mocha": {
      "statusBar.foreground": "accent",
๐Ÿ“ธ Preview oldeppuccin-pink-accent

To see all available options, open your settings and look for Extensions > Catppuccin.

Custom accent color


You can choose any color as your "accent" color. mauve is our default, but you can add more personality by using your favorite!

Disable italics & bold fonts

You can toggle whether to use

  • italics for keywords: catppuccin.italicKeywords
  • italics for comments: catppuccin.italicComments
  • bold for keywords: catppuccin.boldKeywords

Flat appearance


By default, Catppuccin for VSCode uses three shades of our base color for the workbench. For example, in Mocha:

  • base: #1e1e2e - the editor background
  • mantle: #181825 - the sidebar
  • crust: #11111b - the activity bar, status bar, and title bar
๐Ÿ“ธ Preview default-mocha

If you'd like a more flat look, you can change it to flat! This only uses base and mantle, reducing it to 2 shades:

  • base: #1e1e2e - the editor background
  • mantle: #181825 - the sidebar, the activity bar, status bar, and title bar
๐Ÿ“ธ Preview flat-mocha

For absolute minimalism, you can go with minimal; a single shade for the whole workbench.

  • This only uses base (#1e1e2e)
๐Ÿ“ธ Preview minimal-mocha

Paired Brackets


By default, we use red, peach, yellow, green, blue, and mauve for matching bracket pairs. You can change that option if you want different colors:

  • rainbow is our default setting, using the colors described above.
  • dimmed uses the same rainbow colors, but muted by 20%.
  • monochromatic only uses grayish colors, from subtext1 to surface2.
  • neovim uses the same colors that nvim-ts-rainbow uses in our Neovim port.

Override palette colors


Colors can be overwritten in the JSON user settings, like so:

  // ...your other settings...
  "catppuccin.colorOverrides": {
    // make text red red all flavors
    "all": {
      "text": "#ff0000",
    // make Mocha "OLEDppuccin" - use black editor background
    "mocha": {
      "base": "#000000",
      "mantle": "#010101",
      "crust": "#020202",

Use palette colors on workbench elements (UI)


If you want to customize where certain palette colors appear, you can change it like so:

  "catppuccin.customUIColors": {
    // make the breadcrumb "text" on "overlay0" for all flavors
    "all": {
      "breadcrumb.background": "overlay0",
      "breadcrumb.foreground": "text",
    // but for mocha, use "crust" on your currently selected accent.
    "mocha": {
      // "accent" selects your current accent color.
      "breadcrumb.background": "accent",
      "breadcrumb.foreground": "crust",
      // you can use opacity, by specifying it after a space
      // "rosewater 0.5" would mean 50% opacity, here it's 20%
      "minimap.background": "rosewater 0.2",

You can find all the available keys here.

[!Note] This respects your color overrides.

Extension Support

Catppuccin for VSCode also themes the following extensions:


If you have any questions regarding this port, feel free to open an issue or ask in our Discord, where we have a dedicated forum for support.


  1. Clone and open this repository in VSCode.
  2. Launch a new instance from "Run and Debug". This will spawn a new instance, which will have the current build of the theme available.
  3. Make modifications to the JSON files in ./themes to see the changes immediately.
  4. To preserve changes, they have to be edited in ./src/theme/*.ts, since the theme builds the JSON files from there.

๐Ÿ’ Thanks to

Current maintainers


Previous maintainer(s)


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