How to get the Monokai Color theme in Android Studio (and IntelliJ)

If you are tired of the boring default look of Android Studio (and IntelliJ which it is based on), you can do like me, and switch to the better looking Monokai theme from Sublime Text 2.

The ugly default theme:


I have already covered how to get the Monokai theme in Eclipse, and even how to get Monokai in Chrome developer tools!

Downloading and importing the theme

Download the theme as a zip file from the github repository, unzip it, and install it to Android Studio by going to File -> import settings -> and select the Monokai-Sublime.jar file you downloaded.

After the import, you will have to restart Android Studio.

theme import

Changing the theme

Change the Android Studio IDE Theme to a dark one; “Darcula”.
This will make the IDE itself darker, which will fit nicely with the Monokai Colors and Fonts theme, which is for code only.
Go to File -> Settings and search for “Theme”, select “Darcula”


It should now look like this:


Changing the color and font theme

Applying the Monokai “Colors & fonts” scheme you just installed:

Go to File -> Settings -> Editor -> Colors & Fonts and select the Monokai-Sublime theme.
Then Restart Android studio.

The end result:

I think this dark theme is much easier on the eyes, and better to look at.

darcula with monokai

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