Inspired by use-dark-mode. And after being frustrated by it’s shortcomings, @rbnd/react-dark-mode was created.

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How it works

This package will take care of switching between light, dark and system preference. It will also get rid of the annoying flash between dark-light mode you get when opening a webpage.


TODO: Add example app and codebase.


$ npm i @rbnd/react-dark-mode


1. Add provider to the root of your app

import { DarkModeProvider } from "@rbnd/react-dark-mode"

const App = () => {

  // ...

  return (
      {/* Your other components */}

2. Change modes

import { useDarkMode } from "@rbnd/react-dark-mode"

const Settings = () => {
  const { mode, setMode } = useDarkMode()

  return (
      onClick={() => setMode("dark")}
      active={mode === "dark"}>

3. Implement styles

Class name will be applied to the html element.

.light-mode {
  color-scheme: light;
  background-color: white;
  color: black;
.dark-mode {
  /* Don't forget the color-scheme css attribute. This will avoid light scrollbars in dark mode. */
  color-scheme: dark;
  background-color: black;
  color: white;

4. Get rid of the flash

Copy the noflash.min.js from node_modules/@rbnd/react-dark-mode/src/noflash.min.js to your public folder and add it as a script to your <head>.

    <!-- ... -->
    <script src="/noflash.min.js"></script>

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