How to automatically add dark mode to your site in 3 lines

A super quick and easy way of instantly adding a dark mode to your website.

Posted by Natalie de Weerd on October 17, 2021 · 1 min read
@media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) {
    * {filter:invert(1);}

The result won’t be perfect (in fact, it’ll probably look downright awful), but it gives you a great starting point to then pull out individual colours and rebuild the CSS how you want!

The @media (prefers-color-scheme:dark){ ... } is all you need to automatically trigger dark mode styling on your site if the user has set their browser to dark mode.

This is how I created the new dark mode on my blog. Started with the filter:invert(1); trick, picked out the colours manually in the inspector that worked, and slowly tweaked the rest.