I’ve been using Bitbucket for a while now, and I find it a bit jarring going between working on my code, where I use a light-on-dark colour scheme, and Bitbucket’s bright white pages.

Does Bitbucket have an option to set the entire site to a darker colour scheme?

Eight years later: or, alternatively, any support for dark mode. See also https://charlesrt.uk/blog/the-dark-web-rises/


You can change the theme used by following these steps:

  • Log in to BitBucket
  • Navigate to a Repository
  • Click the Admin tab
  • In the top right hand pane select Appearance Settings
  • Choose your highlight style from the drop down (you can preview the new style on the right hand side)
  • Click Save Settings

Themes without a white background are:

  • Grey
    • Friendly
    • Manni
  • Black
    • Fruity
    • Native
  • Beige
    • Perldoc


I don't believe there is way to change the overall theme for BitBucket within their settings but you could use StyleBot (a Google Chrome plugin) to change the CSS. StyleBot instantly changes the CSS and persists your changes for future visits.

  • Aha — yeah, that looks great for code on Bitbucket. I actually meant the colour scheme of the entire Bitbucket site, as opposed to just the code. – Paul D. Waite Apr 18 '11 at 14:40
  • @PaulD.Waite: I have updated my answer. Thanks – codingbadger Apr 18 '11 at 15:45
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    @PaulD.Waite: No problem - I have to say that StyleBot is pretty slick. – codingbadger Apr 18 '11 at 16:19
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    It seems they have removed support for this. :( – Kazark Oct 29 '18 at 13:54
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    @Kazark: boo, although maybe they'll add support for operating-system-level dark mode to their default design/theme. – Paul D. Waite Feb 6 '19 at 12:45

I highly recommend you use StyleBot along with this css https://gist.github.com/peterk87/8463882

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