This answer is really brutal on the eyes however I think it's key to have filenames and commands with that kind of formatting.
Maybe perhaps toning it down a bit? Similar in shade to the blockquote perhaps? Example:
ouchy ouch commands hurt eyes
softer nicey nicey commands not so much.
Note: I am only talking about the background grey color, we should (for obvious reasons) keep the monospaced font for the code and commands.