You're not really using solarized.
It looks like you have the 16-color solarize theme selected in vim but your color pallet is still the default. You have two options:
- Use the 256-color emulated pallet (see the README on how to do this).
- Set your terminal colors to solarized colors.
If you're using
gnome-terminal there's a color pallet setting utility bundled with Solarized. Execute it then restart your terminal.
If you're using something motif based (xterm, aterm, rxvt, etc) you'll need to set this in your
~/.Xdefaults file (an example of which can be found here.
If you're using Mac OS X Terminal.app you either need to set the colors by hand (using the included Solarized pallet helps) or use the 256-color emulated pallet.