I would like to find a MYSQL Client program which can be config as FULLY DARK THEME. Many of them can not be dark theme in displaying result in grid.

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    The MySQL Workbench theme is nice? Just for kicks, why do you want thjis? The MySQL CLI client using a terminal window might get a retro effect - green screen/Star Trek (early series).
    – Vérace
    Oct 23, 2017 at 5:42
  • in MySQL Workbench, I can adjust the editor's color in code_editor.xml but the grid window is keep in white background . which is only can be set by MS Windows. My eye are suffer from it. (T_T) Oct 23, 2017 at 7:27
  • Sympathies, but skins/themes on clients are not a big priority here :-(. All I can suggest is to download a number of them and trybthem to see if they'll do what you want! Can you turn down the brightness on your physical screen?
    – Vérace
    Oct 23, 2017 at 8:03
  • Try visql ;) Nov 24, 2017 at 20:00
  • DBeaver is my favorite client tool and it has a dark theme.
    – SQLRaptor
    Aug 3, 2019 at 0:16

3 Answers 3


HeidiSQL has some nice dark themes.

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DBForge Studio has exactly what you are looking for.

Once installed, go to Tools -> Skin -> Visual Studio 2013 Dark. Everything will be dark (The database tree view, the query windows, the table results, etc).


Sequel Ace has a dark theme as well. While not as nice looking as the HeidiSQL, Sequel Ace works on MAC. (Adding this here, as it came up in my search for Sequel Ace dark mode, and the newer version now shows Settings vs Preferences.)

To turn on dark mode:

  • Sequel Ace (tool bar) -> Settings -> General -> Appearance
    • toggle to dark

Query Editor has it's own settings

  • Sequel Ace (tool bar) -> Settings
    • click Query Editor tab: has customizable settings for text, background, etc.
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