If you look closely there is a background on the text that is different than the frame background.
Does anybody know why this happens? According to the manual (if I read it correctly) it says that they should be the same. I've tried changing the default-face but to no avail.
The theme is the moe-theme.
Dotfiles are at https://github.com/zackp30/dotfiles/blob/master/home/.emacs.d/config.org if somebody who is brave enough to try and debug them...
This also happened with the material theme.
So, after trying the suggestions answered, I recompiled Emacs using
--with-x-toolkit=lucid and the problem disappeared, so it appears to be a problem with Gtk, is there any solution for this? I found this out via the #emacs channel @ freenode. The OS is openSUSE 13.2.
Disregard the previous edit; when using Emacs as it is (as in, not as a daemon) it's fine and has the right colors), but when I am using it as a daemon it has the issue displayed previously. Very very weird...
Gah! Forgot about the fact that I reproduced it in an X11 window, with
emacs -Q without using the daemon. I'll be submitting an Emacs bug.