Relaxed Theme for Windows Terminal

Relaxed Theme for Windows Terminal

Posted May 25, 2021


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Much like how I’ve set up Relaxed Theme for Royal TS and for Cmder, I’ve started using Windows Terminal in Windows instead of Cmder, so I wanted to figure out how to make my own theme for WSL so it looks how I like it.

After downloading Windows Terminal, you can edit your settings JSON file by going to settings (hotkey of CTRL + ,) and clicking the “Open JSON file” in the bottom left.

After you have this open, you can drop in the following section to create a theme named “Relaxed.”

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        {
            "background": "#353A44",
            "black": "#353A44",
            "blue": "#6A8799",
            "brightBlack": "#7F7F7F",
            "brightBlue": "#9AC1DA",
            "brightCyan": "#E3EEFF",
            "brightGreen": "#C9DA8B",
            "brightPurple": "#E9A5D3",
            "brightRed": "#DB7E7B",
            "brightWhite": "#DB7E7B",
            "brightYellow": "#F3E7A5",
            "cursorColor": "#D9D9D9",
            "cyan": "#C9DFFF",
            "foreground": "#D9D9D9",
            "green": "#909D63",
            "name": "Relaxed",
            "purple": "#B06698",
            "red": "#BC5653",
            "selectionBackground": "#FFFFFF",
            "white": "#F7F7F7",
            "yellow": "#EBDA7A"
        },

Mine is in the middle of my config file, but if you put it at the end of the file, be sure to remove the trailing comma after the curly brace or your Windows Terminal will throw a fit

You should have something that looks like this after pasting:

JSON file after adding theme

After dropping this in your config, go back to the settings window in Windows Terminal, and select the terminal you’d like to apply the theme to from the “Profiles” section in the left navigation, and head to the Appearance tab. From there, you should now have an option in the dropdown section for Relaxed.

Windows Terminal theme options

That’s it! Now you can enjoy the Relaxed theme in any of the supported Windows Terminal…terminals!