PHPStorm is the application I’m working in most of the time. So I want it to be as pretty as it can be. Right out the box PHPStorm contains two bat shit ugly themes: the default white one and the slightly better Darcula.
Fortunately for all PHPStorm users out there long time Laravel community member Dayle Rees showed us the way to the light! A few years ago he created an abundance of colour schemes that are a pleasure to the eye. You can view all the schemes on the demo page.
More recently Dayle created a new colour scheme called Material Peacock. This is what it looks like:
Very nice! Almost everywhere I open up PHPStorm people ask what that theme is, so I’m certainly not the only one who digs it. At this year’s PHP UK Conference a PHPStorm-engineer from Jetbrains said it was the most beautiful theme he ever saw in his own product.