After spending way too long using a plain black and white color scheme in Terminal and being unimpressed with the theme options under Terminal > Preferences… Settings Tab, I decided to do a little bit of searching to remedy the situation.

I ran across Todd Werth’s IR_Black Terminal theme, which seemed to be very easy on the eyes. Actually, at the time of this writing, Todd Werth’s theme is the only theme I’ve found.

Steps for setting a theme for Mac OS X Terminal

  1. Download and install SIMBL
  2. Download and install TerminalColors Bundle
  3. Download and install Todd Werth’s IR_Black theme

*Note:* This article assumes you know your way around Mac OS X, can install programs, and are comfortable manipulate files. Should you need extra help, please contact me or post a comment below and I’ll go into finer detail.