Chage text selection color in Sublime Text

I bounce back and forth between Sublime Text and Atom. Apropos of nothing, I realized that my color scheme's text selection color was only barely doing it's job. Take a look:

barely visible text selection in sublime text due to poor text seletion color choice

Terrible. Here's what I settled on to replace it:

improved text selection in sublime text with a more distinct selection color

It provides much needed contrast, but not an eye-scorching amount.

Here's how I made the change (on a mac):

  1. Figure out which color scheme is selected by opening preferences (⌘ + ,) and note the path for color_scheme. For me that was Packages/User/SublimeLinter/Monokai Phoenix (SL).tmTheme.
  2. Go to ~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/<your_theme>.
  3. Open the .tmTheme file in an editor.
  4. Find the <key>selection</key> line. In the line below that one, change the hex code to the desired color.
  5. Save the .tmTheme file and Sublime will pick up the change.