Vim comes bundled with various colorschemes. And you can use any of these colorschemes to be set for your day to day work or to create new colorschemes. But before that you must find where are the definitions for the colorschmes
Let’s take a look in the following directory
$ ls /usr/share/vim addons registry vim72 vimcurrent vimfiles vimrc vimrc.tiny
You can see a directory called vim72. Depending on the version of vim installed, the directory will have different name. If version 6.4 is installed, you will see the directory vim64.
Let’s now see its contents
$ ls /usr/share/vim/vim72 colors doc ftplugin indent lang
What is important for us is the directory colors
The available color schemes can be seen in the directory colors.
$ ls /usr/share/vim/vim72/colors blue.vim default.vim desert.vim evening.vim morning.vim pablo.vim README.txt shine.vim torte.vim darkblue.vim delek.vim elflord.vim koehler.vim murphy.vim peachpuff.vim ron.vim slate.vim zellner.vim
You can set a colorscheme after entering vim
This will set it to the colorscheme darkblue