I haven't been able to apply any color scheme to iTerm2.
It looks like that the Basic Colors are applied, but the ANSI Colors are not (as shown in Preferences>Profiles>Colors).
Using Mac OSX 10.7.2. Any help?
I've been having the same issue and this is what seems to have solved it:
In your .bash_profile set CLICOLOR before setting TERM:
save bash file and source:
Then, in your iTerm2 Preferences > Terminal > Report Terminal Type, set to either xterm-256color or xterm
Close iTerm2, restart it and type ls. That did the trick for me.
this is a really old question, but make sure your Preferences->Colors->Minimum contrast setting is not at the max... if it is and you've done what is suggested above, slide it to a lower setting and you should see the colors appear.
I had the same problem and found a solution: