VS Code: Dark Terminal on a Light Theme

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I’m a weirdo: on my IDEs I prefer a light theme, having used light themed IDEs since time immemorial (still miss using Visual Studio regularly). But I prefer white on black for my terminal emulators, as I have used that since time immemorial and a black on white terminal window doesn’t feel like a serious thing.

So here’s what I added to my settings.json to get the best of both worlds (light theme turned on):

  "workbench.colorCustomizations": {
    "terminal.foreground": "#ffffff",
    "terminal.background": "#303030"

Simple enough!

Update: This site has a panoply of copy-pastable terminal themes.