Color schemes

If you do not like the default Terminal theme, you may want to change the colors that are used for the text and background. You can use colors from your theme, select one of the presets or use a custom scheme.

Use colors from your system theme

To use colors from the system theme:

  1. Select Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Colors.

  2. Check Use colors from system theme. The changes will be applied automatically.

Built-in schemes

You can choose one of the built-in color schemes: Black on light yellow, Black on white, Gray on black, Green on black, White on black, Solarized light, Solarized dark. To set any of the built-in schemes:

  1. Select Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Colors.

  2. Make sure that Use colors from system theme is unchecked. Choose the desired color scheme from Built-in schemes. Color scheme choices are applied automatically.

    Applications can choose to use a color from the palette rather than the specified bold color.

Custom color scheme

You can use custom colors for the text and background in Terminal:

  1. Select Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Colors.

  2. Make sure that Use colors from system theme is unchecked. Select Custom from the Built-in schemes drop-down list.

  3. Click on the color sample next to the component you would like to change.

  4. Choose your desired color from the color sample and click Select.

    If you wish to select a color from the color picker, click on +. You can chose the desired color in the following ways:

    • Input the hexadecimal color code in the input box.

    • Drag the slider on the left to adjust the colors and click on the desired color in the color selection area.

    Your changes will be saved automatically.

You may also alter a color when you have chosen a built-in scheme by clicking on the color sample block. Once changed, your selection in the built-in scheme menu will change to Custom.