For the last ten years I have used the color
#E3BF70#fddc8e (hex) as my terminal background color. It’s a darkish amber color that is very easy on the eyes. I’m recording it here because every year or so I have to set up a new system and always have to eyeball the settings till I get something close to what I am used to.
Update: 26 Jan 2009 Here’s my .Xdefaults file for my xterm under X11 on OS X.
XTerm*background: #fddc8e XTerm*foreground: black XTerm*faceName: monaco XTerm*faceSize: 10 XTerm*saveLines: 10000 XTerm*scrollBar: true XTerm*rightScrollBar: true XTerm*jumpScroll: true XTerm*geometry:100x40+0+0