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/

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    Apparently it's on the roadmap, but there's no release date announced yet.
    – Laurel
    Commented Jun 10, 2023 at 10:34

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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. Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 14:40
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    @PaulD.Waite: No problem - I have to say that StyleBot is pretty slick. Commented Apr 18, 2011 at 16:19
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    It seems they have removed support for this. :(
    – Kazark
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 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. Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 12:45
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    I feel back in 1666 now, a website I am forced to use everyday that burns my eyes :(
    – Gulzar
    Commented Sep 14, 2022 at 13:37

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

  • I just wish there were a version of this that didn't trash all the syntax highlighting (removing the distracting wood-textured background was easy enough).
    – Doktor J
    Commented Sep 16, 2022 at 16:48
  • What?! Hell no! Commented May 30, 2023 at 15:38

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