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An arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant Vim color theme.

Designed for a fluent and clear workflow based on the Nord color palette.

Build for Vim's terminal- and GUI mode with true colors with support for many third-party syntax and UI plugins including bundled themes for lightline.vim and vim-airline.

Getting Started

Visit the official website to learn all about the syntax highlighting features, details and elements of UI and editor elements, the various theme configurations and the support for many plugins.

Learn about the installation and activation, how to configure and customize the theme from the official documentations.

Quick Start

Thanks to existing plugin/runtimepath managers for Vim, Nord Vim can be installed for all platforms and the various variants/forks of Vim in a uniform way within a few lines of codes. The recommended manager is vim-plug, but any other manager like pathogen or Vundle can also be used.

To automatically download and activate Nord Vim, follow the install instructions for vim-plug and

  1. add Plug 'arcticicestudio/nord-vim' to your vimrc within vim-plug's plugin loading function
  2. run the :PlugInstall command in Vim
  3. activate the theme by adding colorscheme nord to the vimrc or change it on-the-fly by running :colorscheme nord

See the Nord Vim's documentation for more installation options and how to set it up manually.


A unified UI and editor syntax element design provides a clutter-free and fluidly merging appearance.

Small details with unobtrusive styles for popular and common code editor features like search result marker and brace matching designed to get out of your way with a visually attractive appearance.

Support for a wide range of programming languages from bundled plugins up to many popular syntax and UI third-party plugins.


Nord is an open source project and we love to receive contributions from the community!

There are many ways to contribute, from writing- and improving documentation and tutorials, reporting bugs, submitting enhancement suggestions that can be added to Nord by submitting pull requests.

Please take a moment to read Nord's full contributing guide to learn about the development process, the project's used styleguides, branch organization and versioning model.

The guide also includes information about minimal, complete, and verifiable examples and other ways to contribute to the project like improving existing issues and giving feedback on issues and pull requests.

Copyright © 2016-present Arctic Ice Studio and Sven Greb

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