I want to install PhpStorm color scheme from XML.
Official PhpStorm's IDE website says

To install a theme, download the corresponging xml file, copy to ~/Library/Preferences/RubyMine10/colors/ (Mac OS X) or C:\Users\%username%.RubyMine10\config\colors\ (Windows) and restart RubyMine. Then go to IDE Settings | Editor | Colors and select your theme.

However, nothing is said about Ubuntu. I tried to find anything similar to "Library" folder inside of PhpStorm folder but failed. How can I install the theme?


For Ubuntu you need to download the theme XML file and copy it to folder


In my case it is ~/.WebIde50/config/colors

  • Restart phpstorm

  • Select the new theme by navigating to

    Settings->Editor->Colors & Fonts

Hope this helps

  • that folder does not exist in my case – Timo Huovinen Jul 31 '15 at 9:57
  • simply create one if you have windows copy the settings and import in the ubuntu does solve my problem doing that – ujwal dhakal Sep 29 '15 at 12:13
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    This doesn't seem to work on PHPStorm10 on MacOS – Webnet Nov 19 '15 at 23:23

For PhpStorm2016.1 and .2, the location now is:


I was looking for this for long time and I hope it will help someone.

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