Tint is a library for terminal string styling extended upon Dart's String type.


// tint.dart
import 'package:tint/tint.dart';

void main() {
  print('underlined blue text on white background'

The snippet will produce an underlined blue text on a white background once you run it inside a terminal.

The example at example/main.dart file contains examples for all APIs. Try running it and you'll get something this.


Install the latest version of tint as a dependency as shown in pub.dev.

API Documentation

For reference, all of the available APIs will be used as an example in the example/main.dart file.

Foreground Colors

  • black
  • red
  • green
  • yellow
  • blue
  • magenta
  • cyan
  • white
  • brightBlack or gray or grey
  • brightRed
  • brightGreen
  • brightYellow
  • brightBlue
  • brightMagenta
  • brightCyan
  • brightWhite

Background Colors

  • onBlack
  • onRed
  • onGreen
  • onYellow
  • onBlue
  • onMagenta
  • onCyan
  • onWhite
  • onBrightBlack or onGray or onGrey
  • onBrightRed
  • onBrightGreen
  • onBrightYellow
  • onBrightBlue
  • onBrightMagenta
  • onBrightCyan
  • onBrightWhite


  • bold
  • dim
  • italic
  • underline
  • blink
  • inverse
  • strikethrough

Dynamic Colors

  • rgb({int r, int g, int b})
  • onRgb({int r, int g, int b})


  • reset (reset the color using ANSI code)
  • strip (remove all ANSI codes)


Tint is an alternative to,


Node's chalk is the library that inspired tint the most but the naming of the APIs such as onMagenta instead of bgMagenta and certain aspects of the library are mostly influenced by the console crate from Rust. The ansicolor and ansi_styles packages also provide the same functionality but with a different delivery for the usage. But I personally find extension methods syntactically more fun to use.


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