Installation & Activation

Get up and running with a few commands

This is a living document which means it is work in progress, not completed yet and can change at any time while the project is still in development major version zero 0.y.z!


Nord Xcode can be installed by downloading the latest Nord.xccolortheme file from the GitHub repository and place it into the ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes directory.

mkdir -p ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes
curl -o ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes/Nord.xccolortheme

Latest Development State

To always use the latest development state of Nord Xcode, clone the repository and create a symbolic link of the Nord.xccolortheme file to ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes/Nord.xccolortheme afterwards:

git clone
ln -sr "$PWD/src/Nord.xccolortheme" "$HOME/Library/Developer/Xcode/UserData/FontAndColorThemes/Nord.xccolortheme"
Screenshot showing the GitHub repository web UI to download the project repository
The GitHub repository web UI to download the project repository.


To activate and use Nord Xcode as your default color theme…

  1. …open File > Preferences
  2. …switch to the Fonts & Colors tab
  3. …select Nord from the list
Screenshot showing the Xcode preference to activate the Nord color theme
The Xcode preferences to activate the Nord color theme.