hi Exception ctermfg=white ctermbg=blue
Now, I just needed to define the things I wanted highlighted as Exception*. Thus, the newly added
" flow control highlighting syn keyword perlStatementCtlExit return die croak confess last next redo syn keyword perlStatementWarn warn carp cluck hi link perlStatementCtlExit Exception hi link perlStatementWarn Statement " and i'm tired of everything being yellow hi link perlStatementStorage Define
The last line isn't related to the above, but it recolors my/local/our in Preprocessor Blue instead of Statement Yellow. They do, after all, affect the state of the compiler at parse time.
* This means that I'm going to open a non-Perl file sometime and weird things will have Exception highlighting. Nobody notices the subtle differences when it's all Statement colored by default.