mdogadailo / nord-visual-studio-code

An arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant Visual Studio Code theme.

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An arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant Visual Studio Code theme.

Designed for a fluent and clear workflow.
Based on the Nord color palette.

Icons provided by Material Icon Theme.
Font: Source Code Pro 20px

Getting started


VS Code Extension Marketplace

Launch Quick Open

Paste the following command and press Enter:

ext install arcticicestudio.nord-visual-studio-code

Packaged VSIX Extension

Download the latest nord-visual-studio-code-0.5.0.vsix file from the GitHub repository and install it from the command line

code --install-extension nord-visual-studio-code-0.5.0.vsix

or from within VS Code by launching Quick Open and running the Install from VSIX... command.

From Source

Continuous integration builds are running at Travis-CI and Circle CI.

GitHub Repository Clone

Change to your .vscode/extensions VS Code extensions directory. Depending on your platform it is located in the following folders:

  • Linux ~/.vscode/extensions
  • macOs ~/.vscode/extensions
  • Windows %USERPROFILE%\.vscode\extensions

Clone the Nord repository as nord-visual-studio-code:

git clone arcticicestudio.nord-visual-studio-code
VSIX Package Extension Build

The VSIX package extension file can be build from source using the vsce publishing tool by running

vsce package

from the command line.


Launch Quick Open,

run the Preferences: Color Theme command and select Nord from the drop-down menu.

The color theme drop-down can alternatively be opened via File (Code on macOS) > Preferences > Color Theme.



Non-obtrusive cursor line and search marker.

Colors of selected code can still be easily recognized.


Fully supported Workbench styles.

Activity Bar Badges


Status Bar

Panels and terminal colors

Debug panel

Debug status panel

Editor Widgets (Search)



Side Bar Views (Debug)

Peek View

Diff Editor

Peek View


Active selection

Inactive selection

Active selection with keyboard navigation marker

Active- and inactive selection with hover marker

Active Indent Guide


This theme contains optimized styles to achieve a consistent and uniform coloring across languages.
Detailed descriptions for supported languages can be found in the project wiki.


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

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An arctic, north-bluish clean and elegant Visual Studio Code theme.

License:MIT License


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