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Awesome Open Source

An arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant Xcode theme.

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

Getting started

Visit the official website to learn all about the features, how to install and activate the theme, the color set for the asset catalog and more from the official documentations.

Quick Start

Nord Xcode can be installed by downloading the latest Nord.xccolortheme file from the GitHub repository and place it into the ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes directory.

mkdir -p ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes
curl -o ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes/Nord.xccolortheme

For more details see the official installation & activation guide.

Latest Development State

To always use the latest development state of Nord Xcode, clone the repository and create a symbolic link of the Nord.xccolortheme file to ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes/Nord.xccolortheme afterwards:

git clone
ln -sr "$PWD/src/Nord.xccolortheme" "$HOME/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes/Nord.xccolortheme"


To activate and use Nord Xcode as your default color theme…

  1. …open File > Preferences
  2. …switch to the Fonts & Colors tab
  3. …select Nord from the list


Beautiful code to keep focused.

The color scheme supports all syntax types available in Xcode.

Nord as color set.

All Nord colors right at your hand — Use the asset catalog color set in the Interface Builder and programmatically.

Build beautiful UI elements with Nord.

Create UI elements in the Xcode Interface Builder using Nord colors.


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 © 2017-present Arctic Ice Studio and Sven Greb

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