Rainbow parentheses for neovim using treesitter

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This plugin is no longer maintained.

I'm archiving the GitHub repo and closing the sourcehut issue tracker. Feel free to fork

#🌈 nvim-ts-rainbow 🌈

Rainbow parentheses for neovim using tree-sitter. This is a module for nvim-treesitter, not a standalone plugin. It requires and is configured via nvim-treesitter

Should work with any language supported by nvim-treesitter. If any language is missing, please open an issue/PR.

Only neovim nightly is targeted.


The queries might be out of date at any time, keeping up with them for languages I don't use is not feasible. If you get errors like invalid node at position xxx, try removing this plugin first before opening an issue in nvim-treesitter. If it fixes the problem, open an issue/PR here.

#Installation and setup

Install and set up nvim-treesitter according to their documentation. Install this plugin, then add a rainbow section in the call to require("nvim-treesitter.configs").setup():

require("nvim-treesitter.configs").setup {
  highlight = {
      -- ...
  -- ...
  rainbow = {
    enable = true,
    -- disable = { "jsx", "cpp" }, list of languages you want to disable the plugin for
    extended_mode = true, -- Also highlight non-bracket delimiters like html tags, boolean or table: lang -> boolean
    max_file_lines = nil, -- Do not enable for files with more than n lines, int
    -- colors = {}, -- table of hex strings
    -- termcolors = {} -- table of colour name strings

If you want to enable it only for some filetypes and disable it for everything else, see https://github.com/p00f/nvim-ts-rainbow/issues/30#issuecomment-850991264


To change the colours you can set them in the setup:

  rainbow = {
    -- Setting colors
    colors = {
      -- Colors here
    -- Term colors
    termcolors = {
      -- Term colors here

If you want to override some colours (you can only change colours 1 through 7 this way), you can do it in your init.vim: (thanks @delphinus !). You can also use this while writing a colorscheme

hi rainbowcol1 guifg=#123456


  • Java

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The screenshots below use a different colorscheme

  • Fennel:

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  • C++:

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  • Latex (with tag begin-end matching)

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Huge thanks to @vigoux, @theHamsta, @sogaiu, @bfredl and @sunjon and @steelsojka for all their help