Cobalt3 Theme for iTerm2 and ZSH Shell

Cobalt3 Theme is a purple theme for iTerm2 and ZSH Shell with Cobalt2 like syntax.

I love purple, because purple can be genius.


cobalt3.itermcolors is for anyone who uses iTerm2 and wants the colours. The cobalt3.zsh-theme is the prompt layout for zsh users. They work well together! You will need to install the patched powerline font as well.

Step-by-step Installation

  1. Drop the cobalt3.zsh-theme file in to the ~/.oh-my-zsh/themes/ directory.
  2. Open up your ZSH preferences at ~/.zshrc and change the theme variable to ZSH_THEME="cobalt3".
  3. In iTerm2 access the Preferences pane on the Profiles tab.
  4. Under the Colors tab import the cobalt3.itermcolors file via the Load Presets drop-down.
  5. Under the Text tab change the font for each type (Regular and Non-ASCII) to ‘Inconsolata for Powerline‘. (Refer to the powerline-fonts repo for help on font installation.)
  6. Refresh ZSH by typing source ~/.zshrc on the command line.


Cobalt3 is licensed under GPLv2.0.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

Thank you Wes Bos and all other contributors for all your efforts. Added my own flavor to Cobalt2.

Ahmad Awais

I am a Full Stack WordPress Developer, WP Core Contributor, Front-end Fanatic , a Designer by night, and an accidental writer. I love to create optimized but advanced workflows to produce professionally built Open Source software.

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