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    A north-bluish, dark color palette.

    Created for the clean- and minimal flat design pattern to achieve a optimal focus and readability for code syntax highlighting and UI. It consists of a total of sixteen, carefully selected, dimmed pastel colors for a eye-comfortable, but yet colorful ambiance.

    The color palette it divided into four named components to represent the different color effects.

    Northem Palette Overview

    Northem colors are numbered from northem0 to northem15 where each component contains a different amount of colors:

    1. Dark Water northem0 - northem3
    2. Light Wind northem4 - northem6
    3. Ice northem7 - northem10
    4. Rainbow northem11 - northem15

    This naming convention allows an uncomplicated use for terminals and preserves the compatibility to similar projects like base16.


    To show a list of all available Gulp tasks run gulp or gulp help.


    The CSS specification supports the usage of primitive value types to define custom properties which can be used to create e.g. color variables.
    Northem provides the template-css.scss template file to compile a northem.css stylesheet.

    The generated file contains all Northem color variables prefixed with -- inside the :root pseudo-class.
    The :root pseudo-class represents an element that is the root of the document.
    This is always the HTML (<html>) element which allows to use the Northem color variables for the whole document.

    The northem.css stylesheet can be compiled via Gulp:

    npm install
    gulp compile-css-template


    Copy the northem.scss file into your project and import it in your Sass files:

    @import "northem";

    The .scss file extension is optional.


    Northem Sass sources are documented using the SassDoc documentation syntax which can be compiled to a HTML documentation via Gulp:

    npm install
    gulp sassdoc

    The Sassdoc theme can be changed by editing the .sassdocrc configuration file.


    Copy the northem.less file into your project and import it in your LESSCSS files:

    @import "northem";

    Information about how the @import statement handles imports with different file extensions can be found in the official LESSCSS documentation.


    Northem LESSCSS sources are documented using the KSS documentation syntax.
    Information about the generation of a styleguide can be found in the official KSS documentation.

    Color Swatches

    Northem is available in various native formats:

    • .aco Adobe Photoshop Palette
    • .ase Adobe Swatch Exchange
    • .gpa Gpick Palette
    • .gpl GIMP/Inkscape/CinePaint/Krita Palette
    • .mtl Alias/WaveFront Material

    A list of detailed information about each file format can be found here.


    Northem Atom Syntax
    Northem Atom UI
    Northem Eclipse Syntax
    Northem IntelliJ IDEA Syntax
    Northem Java
    Northem Notepad++
    Northem Terminix
    Northem Vim



    Please report issues/bugs, feature requests and suggestions for improvements to the issue tracker.

    Copyright © 2016 Arctic Ice Studio


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