Wynn sat down with Ethan Schoonover, creator of Solarized to talk about the science and design behind the wildly popular color scheme as well as his love for Arch Linux.

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  • Ethan Schoonover is a freelance designer, creator of Solarized.
  • Solarized is a sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and gui applications.
  • Vimscript can be intimidating for noobs.
  • The Solarized palette aims to maximize sixteen colors, providing contrast on both dark and light backgrounds Solarized color scheme
  • Ethan works in the CIELAB:

A Lab color space is a color-opponent space with dimension L for lightness and a and b for the color-opponent dimensions, based on nonlinearly compressed CIE XYZ color space coordinates.

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