This is my go-to color palette for code syntax highlighting. I love the colors so much that I decided to rotate through 7 of them for each day of the week on this site as an experiment.
I’ll try it out for a bit and see what sticks. I tried it out for a bit, but have since redesigned, I think the orange and blue were my favorites though.
Try it out, they’ve got theme packages for just about any code editor that’s worth using. Can’t decide between the dark and light background? I couldn’t either, so I use dark in sublime text 2, and light in terminal.