RStudio is a popular and insanely good IDE for R. Like many R users, I have been using it almost from the beginning. However, its standard editor themes were never quite to my taste and I was switching between them on a regular basis, never being truly happy. Luckily, custom themes were added in 2018.

I quickly started to build a RStudio version of the Nord theme which is extremely popular for VS Code.

Soon, I noticed that there were other R users who also build and publish themes. I started a repository to collect user-generated RStudio themes. I regularly search for new themes and try to keep it updated as the most complete collection of user-made RStudio themes. At the moment, it contains 200+ custom themes that were created by other R users. Since early 2021, the repository is also set up as a pseudo-package with a function for installing the themes at bulk - so you can easily try them out yourself.

If you developed your own theme and would like others to see it, please create a Pull Request or contact me - I’m happy to add it to the list.

The list below shows the themes in the collection, including links to the Github repositories where they can be downloaded. You can also find the same data here on Github.

  1. 49th Parallel (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a dark theme as a tribute to a Vancouver coffee shop
  2. a11y-dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  3. a11y-light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme): from the rsthemes package
  4. Alice (theme repo, direct link to theme): similar to the Kiss theme
  5. An Old Hope (theme repo, direct link to theme): inspired by a galaxy far far away
  6. Apprentice (theme repo, direct link to theme): based on the Apprentice color scheme for vim
  7. Ariake Dark (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): Full RStudio IDE port of Ryosuke Goto's Ariake Dark theme
  8. Asher Theme (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a dark theme emulating the style of Visual Studio
  9. ayu-dark (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): part of an ayu-ish theme collection by graiffgarcia (which is a port of the Ayu sublime theme)
  10. Ayu-light-owl (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): Ayu-light modified by the color scheme from Light Owl
  11. ayu dark (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): part of the Ayu theme collection by David Gibson (which is a port of the Ayu sublime theme)
  12. Ayu Light (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): part of the Ayu theme collection by David Gibson (which is a port of the Ayu sublime theme)
  13. ayu mirage (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): part of the Ayu theme collection by David Gibson (which is a port of the Ayu sublime theme)
  14. Barbie Theme Dark (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  15. Barbie Theme Light 1 (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  16. Barbie Theme Light 2 (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  17. base16 3024 {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  18. base16 Apathy {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  19. base16 Ashes {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  20. base16 Atelier Cave {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  21. base16 Atelier Dune {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  22. base16 Atelier Estuary {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  23. base16 Atelier Forest {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  24. base16 Atelier Heath {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  25. base16 Atelier Lakeside {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  26. base16 Atelier Plateau {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  27. base16 Atelier Savanna {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  28. base16 Atelier Seaside {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  29. base16 Atelier Sulphurpool {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  30. base16 Bespin {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  31. base16 Brewer {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  32. base16 Bright {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  33. base16 Chalk {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  34. base16 Codeschool {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  35. base16 Cupcake {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  36. base16 Darktooth {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  37. base16 Default Dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  38. base16 Default Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  39. base16 Dracula {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  40. base16 Eighties {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  41. Base16 Eighties Dark (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  42. base16 Embers {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  43. base16 Flat {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  44. base16 Google Dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  45. base16 Google Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  46. base16 Grayscale Dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  47. base16 Grayscale Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  48. base16 Green Screen {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  49. base16 Gruvbox dark, hard {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  50. base16 Gruvbox dark, medium {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  51. base16 Gruvbox dark, pale {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  52. base16 Gruvbox dark, soft {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  53. base16 Gruvbox light, hard {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  54. base16 Gruvbox light, medium {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  55. base16 Gruvbox light, soft {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  56. base16 Harmonic16 Dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  57. base16 Harmonic16 Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  58. base16 Hopscotch {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  59. base16 IR Black {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  60. base16 IR Isotope {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  61. base16 London Tube {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  62. base16 Macintosh {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  63. base16 Marrakesh {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  64. base16 Materia {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  65. base16 Mexico Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  66. base16 Mocha {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  67. base16 Monokai {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  68. base16 Nord {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  69. base16 Ocean {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  70. base16 OceanicNext {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  71. base16 OneDark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  72. base16 Paraiso {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  73. base16 PhD {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  74. base16 Pico {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  75. base16 Pop {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  76. base16 Railscasts {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  77. base16 Rebecca {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  78. base16 Seti UI {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  79. base16 Shapeshifter {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  80. base16 Solar Flare {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  81. base16 Solarized Dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  82. base16 Solarized Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  83. base16 Spacemacs {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  84. base16 Spacemacs {rsthemes}, modified version (theme repo, direct link to theme): modified version of the theme from the rsthemes package
  85. base16 Summerfruit Dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  86. base16 Summerfruit Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  87. base16 Tomorrow {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  88. base16 Tomorrow Night {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  89. base16 Twilight {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  90. base16 Unikitty Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  91. base16 Woodland {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  92. Behave (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  93. Bluebell / JTheme (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of the JTheme package
  94. BreezeDark (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a theme matching the Breeze theme in KDE Plasma
  95. BreezeDefault (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a theme matching the Breeze theme in KDE Plasma
  96. CobaltFlag (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  97. colornew (theme repo, direct link to theme): based on the Monokai palette with comment colors like Stata
  98. Custom (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  99. Custom One Dark Pro (theme repo, direct link to theme): inspired by the One Dark theme from Atom
  100. Darkula (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  101. DarkulaAdwaita (theme repo, direct link to theme): dark theme plus Qt style sheet
  102. Dracula (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot)
  103. Driven Snow (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a light bare-bones custom theme
  104. Dutch Delight (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a repository that is meant as a private theme collection
  105. Engineering Pad (theme repo, direct link to theme): a theme inspired by the creator's favorite engineering pad
  106. Espresso (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  107. EvangelionUnit01 (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): modeled after one of the mechas in the manga Neon Genesis Evangelion
  108. Eye Salvation - Dark (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  109. Fairyfloss {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  110. Fairyfloss Dark (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): based on the fairlyfloss theme but a bit less candy and pastel - more a late evening dream
  111. Fairyfloss Dark 2020 (theme repo, direct link to theme): darker remix version of the Fairyfloss Dark theme
  112. Flat White {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme): from the rsthemes package
  113. Fringe (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a dark mint theme for RStudio
  114. gamelad (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a theme limited to the greens of the original Nintendo Game Boy
  115. GitHub {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme): from the rsthemes package
  116. Github Dark (theme repo, direct link to theme): A Total IDE build of the GitHub Dark theme for RStudio
  117. Grubber (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a dark theme with red, green, orange and turqoise highlights
  118. Grubbermine (theme repo, direct link to theme): from a small personal collection of themes
  119. gruboxr (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  120. gruvbox2 (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a small theme collection
  121. gruvbox3 (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a small theme collection
  122. gruvboxr (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a theme based on the gruvbox color scheme for vim
  123. Hacker Green (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): green font on black (without real syntax highlighting)
  124. Happy Fall Y'All (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of the theme repository by EFTitus
  125. Horizon Dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  126. Horizon Synthwave {custom-rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): I needed a dark Rstudio theme that didn't look like an early 2000s application but like my code to really glow.
  127. IceWorld - Night (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  128. Ital Night Owl (theme repo, direct link to theme): an adaptation of the Night Owl VS Code Theme
  129. KindOfDark / OneHalfLight (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  130. KindOfGruvbox / gruvbox (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  131. Kiss (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): based on a warm theme for Visual Studio Code
  132. Kosmosepralle (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): dark theme with colourful accents
  133. Limelight (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  134. Material (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): port of the Visual Studio Code Material theme in five variants
  135. Material-Theme-Darker (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  136. Material Darker (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): port of the Visual Studio Code Material theme in five variants
  137. Material Lighter (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): port of the Material theme in five variants
  138. Material MM (theme repo, direct link to theme): a modified version of the Material theme
  139. Material Ocean (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): port of the Visual Studio Code Material theme in five variants
  140. Material Oceanic Next (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  141. Material Palenight (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): port of the Visual Studio Code Material theme in five variants
  142. Material Theme Darker (theme repo, direct link to theme): darker version of RStudio's Material theme
  143. matrix_glow (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a custom theme in the style of the film Matrix (including some glow effects)
  144. mayukai-mirage-darker (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): part of an ayu-ish theme collection by graiffgarcia (which is a port of the Ayu sublime theme)
  145. Mojave Dark (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): dark styles across the entire IDE, not just the editor
  146. Monokai Pro (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  147. Monokai_Mod (theme repo, direct link to theme): adapted from the standard Monokai theme in RStudio
  148. MusicForProg / Monokai Datashat Edit (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  149. Mxblsdl (theme repo, direct link to theme): variation on the material theme for RStudio
  150. My Theme (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): mixing pastel and strong colors
  151. Necklace Contrast (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot)
  152. NHL Light (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a collection of themes with color schemes based on the NHL themes. all in a light setting. currently only works on Mac
  153. Night Owl (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): an adaptation of the Night Owl VS Code Theme
  154. Night Owl {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  155. Noctis (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  156. Noctis Greener (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  157. Noctis Minimus (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  158. Nord-RStudio (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): an arctic, north-bluish theme
  159. Nord (edavidaja) (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): an arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant RStudio theme, based on the Sublime Text implementation
  160. Nord (lusignan) (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): port of the Visual Studio Code Nord theme
  161. Nord (WIP) (theme repo, direct link to theme): port of the Nord theme, work-in-progress according to the author
  162. Nord One (theme repo, direct link to theme): a combination of Nord and (Atom's) One Dark theme
  163. Nord Polar Night (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): based on the Nord Polar Night palette
  164. Nord Polar Night Aurora {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  165. Nord Snow Storm {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme): from the rsthemes package
  166. Northern Lights (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  167. Oceanic - Eighties (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a cool dark mode theme
  168. Oceanic Plus {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  169. One Dark (jealcalat) (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  170. One Dark (rileytwo) (theme repo, direct link to theme): port of the Atom One Dark theme
  171. One Dark (tkrabel) (theme repo, direct link to theme): port of the Atom One Dark theme
  172. One Dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  173. One Dark Darker (theme repo, direct link to theme): even darker version of the Atom One Dark theme
  174. One Dark Pro (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): adapted from Mojave Dark - a total IDE based on Atom One Dark
  175. One Dark Tomorrow (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  176. One Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme): from the rsthemes package
  177. One Monokai (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): based on the rscodeio theme
  178. OneHalfLight (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  179. Outrun (Arcade) (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a theme inspired by the 1986 arcade racing game, based on the chaos editor theme
  180. Outrun (Electric) (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): an Outrun-inspired editor theme which is based on the VS Code Outrun Electric theme
  181. Panda Syntax (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  182. PaperColor3 (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a small theme collection
  183. Pebble-dark (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a dark theme based on Merbivore
  184. Pebble-grey (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a dark monochrome theme with bright comments
  185. Pebble-safe (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a light theme with colourblind-friendly colours from the RColorBrewer package
  186. Pebble-Safe Dark (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a colourblind-safe theme based on Pebble. coming in a dark and a light variant
  187. Pebble-Safe Light (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a colourblind-safe theme based on Pebble. coming in a dark and a light variant
  188. Poolside {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a virtual vacation where the sun never sets
  189. Prelude (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): dark theme with light purple accents
  190. Qwick_Ambiance (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): remix of the Ambiance theme
  191. rscodeio (anthonynorth) (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): inspired by Visual Studio Code, the full package also modifies other RStudio interface elements
  192. rscodeio (jealcalat) (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  193. Solarized Dark {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): from the rsthemes package
  194. Solarized Light {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme): from the rsthemes package
  195. Synthwave (theme repo, direct link to theme): https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/64669432/116753267-1c3a2e00-aa07-11eb-9723-8c1eae395a9a.png
  196. Synthwave85 (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): dark theme with a light glow effect, an interpretation of Synthwave84 for RStudio
  197. SynthwaveBlack (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): based on the Synthwave85 theme, but with a pure black background and adjusted colors
  198. Textmate (high contrast comments) (theme repo, direct link to theme): a version of the default Textmate theme with higher contrast comments
  199. Today (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  200. Today_CUSTOM_MADE (theme repo, direct link to theme)
  201. Tomorrow IDLE (theme repo, direct link to theme): from devnich's theme collection
  202. Tomorrow Night Bright (rscodeio) (theme repo, direct link to theme): version of the Tomorrow Night theme
  203. Umi (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): using various shades of green for syntax highlighting
  204. vaporwave (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): rewind back in time with the funk of k-mart mix tapes. This macintosh plus inspired theme will put the elevator jazz back in your step.
  205. Vibrant Ink SB 2 (theme repo, direct link to theme): based on the built-in Vibrant Ink theme
  206. Viridis (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): based on the viridis color palette
  207. Visual Studio Dark (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  208. VSC Dark Adwaita (theme repo, direct link to theme): dark theme resembling VS Code
  209. VSCode Theme (theme repo, direct link to theme): customized RStudio theme to resemble VS Code
  210. VScodeTheme (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): inspired by VS Code's Dark+ theme, based on RStudio's built-in Tomorrow Night theme
  211. Wombat (theme repo, direct link to theme): part of a collection of modified tmthemes
  212. Yule RStudio (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): a holiday theme for RStudio
  213. Yule RStudio (Reduced Motion) {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme): from the rsthemes package
  214. Yule RStudio {rsthemes} (theme repo, direct link to theme): from the rsthemes package
  215. Zinogre (theme repo, direct link to theme, link to screenshot): modeled after a monster in the video game Monster Hunt