Glacier Black is a sleek and colorful dark theme for Visual Studio Code inspired by the Sublime Text theme Glacier by Joey Figaro.
Glacier has been a personal favorite color scheme for a long time. I'm grateful to Daniel Imms and Kal for porting it from Sublime Text. However, their versions do not skin the whole interface, which led to me creating my own. Glacier Black also uses Glacier's newer color palette.
To install the Glacier Black theme in Visual Studio Code, follow these steps:
- Click the Extensions button in Visual Studio Code.
- Search for
- Click Install.
- If the theme picker doesn't come up, open the Command Palette (Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+P) and search for
- Click Glacier Black on the popup menu.
Visual Studio Code Settings
To customize your Visual Studio Code experience, you can apply these settings. Open the Command Palette (Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+P) and search for
Open User Settings (JSON). Then, paste the following settings into the JSON file. These settings include both theme-specific options and some of my personal preferences for VS Code's behavior. Please note that the
editor.fontLigatures setting is specific to using the Fira Code font.
"editor.fontFamily": "FiraCode Nerd Font, Fira Code, Consolas, Menlo, Monaco, Courier New, monospace",
"editor.fontLigatures": "'cv02', 'ss01', 'zero', 'ss03', 'cv18', 'cv29', 'cv30', 'ss09'"
"terminal.integrated.fontFamily": "FiraCode Nerd Font, Fira Code, Consolas, Menlo, Monaco, Courier New, monospace",
"workbench.colorTheme": "Glacier Black",
"workbench.preferredDarkColorTheme": "Glacier Black",
"workbench.preferredLightColorTheme": "Monokai Light",
For the best experience with Glacier Black, I recommend using the Nerd Font version of Fira Code. Nerd Fonts include a variety of extra glyphs that can be useful for developers.
For daytime use and a similar feel, I recommend the Monokai Light theme.
Thanks for checking out Glacier Black! Feel free to customize these settings to suit your preferences. Enjoy coding!
Beyond those mentioned above, I'd like to thank Sarah Drasner for her excellent Night Owl theme and code samples, which were a tremendous help in creating Glacier Black.