Spacevim doesn't have colors in Terminator (Ubuntu 16.10), but it does have colors in other terminals apps, such as Gnome Terminal, or XTerm:
One at the top is Terminator, and Gnome Terminal on the bottom.
They're both using ZSH with ohmyzsh addons. I've added
export TERM="xterm-256color" to my .zshrc and it does report the same amount of colors as the other terminal apps:
$ tput colors 256
I've tried using the system color schemes as well using custom, changing the colorscheme in Spacevim - but nothing happened. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Update: update to Ubuntu 17.04 solved the problem