Please use grey like the stylish theme instead of dark blue

+1. I much prefer the GitHub Dark theme from Stylish over the new dark theme. I am currently using both at the same time, since GitHub’s theme changes the label colors, and Stylish overrides everything else.


A post was merged into an existing topic: Dark mode theme with less contrast

The new dark mode’s tones really nice, however the blueish tones make quite hard to see anything on GitHub.

There’s an unnofficial plugin I’ve been using for quite some time, and I know a lot more people out there also used it before dark mode being a thing here, it uses the classic “darcula” theme palette, and makes GitHub look a lot more eye-friendly without making contrast suffer.

Here are two images for anyone who wish to compare both themes.

Without plugin
With plugin


Blue light interferes with circadian rhythms.

This is why f.lux and even Microsoft Windows 10’s "night time" red light filters exist.


Also Nightshift of macos, blue light is harmful to human health. Why do giants like Github and Twitter use dark blue theme? this is a matter of conspiracy theory.

Use Night Shift on your Mac

Night Shift automatically shifts the colors of your display to the warmer end of the color spectrum after dark.

Studies have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep. Night Shift uses your computer’s clock and geolocation to determine when it’s sunset in your location. It then automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum. In the morning it returns the display to its regular settings.


I prefer the darcula theme pattern as well since I find color tinted dark modes harder to read. I know that some people find tinted themes easier to read, so having two different choices for dark mode could be better.

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In addition, it’s not just about personal taste. Blue backgrounds distort the color perception. that’s why designers use 50% gray as a background. Imagine a discussion about the colors of a software icon on Github. The color perception of transparent images will be different.

I was waiting for a dark theme on github. I turned it on, but my eyes decided to go away with this dark blue color and neon highlights.
I hope, the team will give us an opportunity to choose between some other default colors, or give an access to customisation for setting colors like we use in our IDEs.

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Or pure black would be even better

Ya. The dark Blue theme puts so much contrast, I feel like playing Cyberpunk

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Grey with a light tint toward red or amber for easier on eyes than a blue?

Something similar to the default VSCode dark theme would be amazing. I believe the stylish theme mentioned in the OP is very similar, but not exactly the same.

Just make this theme official and you’re done =)


:-1: Atom One Dark theme is not grayscale. this is only low contrast blue.

Thanks everyone for continuing to share the great suggestions and feedback! We are listening and look forward to sharing new themes with you that we are working on in the near future :pray:

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eee a small idea - maybe just being able to change accent color? not background but just to choose if accents’d be yellow or blue. or making custom themes (visible also to other users).

omg. i know!
making custom CSS (with disabled some things to avoid scripting on site =p)+ making it on repo with user’s “bio” (this one which is same named as user)
and if you want i can make documentation for things working with that or one file which’d contain all possibilities :wink:

To be honest I like the dark blue

I’d say that instead of making stylish grey, it would be nice if they allowed us to set HEX primary color value for things that are covered in shades of blue color :slight_smile:

that is such a good idea

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@gaknoll i sent you link to this repo with CSS - if you want you can check it :wink: (and sorry that as collab but its private repo, i just made it for you to show how it’d look like, use if you want, but i didnt finished )

+1. grey theme 's less harsh

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