After 120k words, I became a little annoyed with the default colours of Scrivener, the Dark theme was a little too clinical and i wanted a little more. I tried a few themes from various placed around google and none of them took with me. I eventually loaded the one I hated the least and tried to live with it. An hour later I had butchered it into something far more ‘me.’
The theme is essentially neutral dark, but non-black interface elements with a nice contract between deep blues and dark pinks in the text windows. I changed the spelling underline to a bright pink so it can be seen easier on crappy old laptops with bad colour contrast (works on mine better than red)
I spend most of my non writing time in scrivener looking at word counts and chapter breakdowns in the outliner view, so I paid special attention to make sure it was clear and easy to read.
Both the principal editor and composition mode have nice star field texture/images on the fixed-width portions. I think it looks nicer than the standard desktop transparency or the solid colour. I have included these in the zip file too.
Once you have the zip file, unpack it and from scrivener select – Windows > themes > import theme. You can then select the image backdrops from the settings menu as “fixed width texture” selections.
Please note this theme will only work on the Windows version of Scrivener 3. If you want a Mac version please buy me an M1 macbook air and a copy of Scrivener for Mac and I will be happy to make it for you (16gb of RAM please, I’m a multi-tasker)