The dark mode is already used in many fancy applications. Many operating systems, browsers and chat services offer it. Davanti has also chosen the dark background for CORAX SaaS wms. We don’t just like it; there are also some other advantages which we’d like to share.
The Advantages of the Dark Mode
Easy on your eyes
Watching a bright, white screen with a blue glow, all day long, causes dry and sore eyes for many people. A dark background with light numbers and letters gives peace to the eyes; it is less stressful.
Dark mode displays can extend the life of your device’s battery. For example, Google has confirmed that using dark mode on OLED screens will extend battery life. With a brightness of 50%, the dark mode interface in the YouTube app saves about 15% screen energy compared to a flat white background. With a screen brightness of 100%, the dark interface saves as much as 60% of the screen energy. OLED screens are mainly used by Android devices, although Apple has recently been catching up.
We think the dark mode looks super nice. While most products go for the familiar white look, dark mode offers more depth to graphic content such as charts and dashboards. Colors just seem to appear better on dark backgrounds. The table of contrast levels and performance of different color combinations emphasizes an interesting fact: the black part of the table is the only one that offers good contrast for almost all colors.
Levels of constrast and the effects of various colour combinations