Theme not changing text color


I installed the atom-monokai theme and selected it as the syntax theme.

I was expecting the text to look like this:

However, it’s still all grey (the default).

Do I need to edit the styles.less file to change the actual text color? If so, are there templates that I can copy to make the text look like it does in the monokai theme preview?

Thanks for the help.


Syntax themes colorize the syntax of various languages. Most of them do not colorize “plain text” beyond the default. So have you tried opening a JavaScript file? (The file in the screenshot is JavaScript.)

Also, there is this other topic talking about the atom-monokai package and it appears to have some problems currently: