Earlier this week I discovered Solarized, "a sixteen color palette […] designed for use with terminal and gui applications".
- Solarized code snippet
I wanted an even intensity, but didn't allow myself to deviate from Ethan's prescribed colours. I'm happy with the result: the soft highlighting makes the code easier to understand without being a distraction. Only regular expression literals leap forward, but these tend to occur infrequently.
* Blue escape sequences within red regular expression literals are too striking for my liking!