I am struggling finding a clear answer on disabling or overriding the color settings for the nano editor.
By default color syntax highlighting is enabled on my system. Clicking ALT+Y disables this, which is exactly what I want my default to be.
To disable syntax highlighting write following lines into ~/.nanorc
set quiet syntax "disabled" "."
The first line prevent error reporing. The second line defines a new color syntax.
You can also define a single syntax containing your favorite color in your ~/.nanorc
syntax "disabled" "." color brightgreen,black "."
I hope this helps.