Emacs' theming community is by no means large, but that has never taken away from the diversity nor the quality of their themes.
Nimbus, or more formally
nimbus-theme, is a theme authored by Marcin
Swieczkowski and originally inspired by Ample. I would like to take
you on a brief visual journey - to highlight the aesthetics of this
theme and display it in all of its glory.
I know, it's beautiful.
I'm neither an expert in color nor in visual design, but these colors are captivating to me. Something about the aesthetic screams: "Psst – hey buddy… Come get some some work done, your text editor misses you".
I don't have a personal preference for the level of contrast a theme chooses to adopt throughout its colors – I just mostly go by "feel". Themes, in my opinion, have to be intuitively beautiful and that's exactly how I feel about Nimbus.
You know, I could look at this all day long… and even more so at night!
In case you were wondering, ERC looks magnificent with Nimbus.
If you like what you see, head over to the project's repository - it'll tell you how you can install and enable the theme on your own machine.