10 Best JavaScript Dark Mode Solutions (2022 Update)

by jQueryScript,

As of 2020, you may have found that most operating systems (like iOS and Windows), mobile apps (like Facebook, Twitter), and even some websites have implemented Dark Mode.

What Is Dark Mode?

Dark Mode (also known as Dark Theme or Dark Appearance) is a popular design concept widely used in modern OS and App design.

It typically provides a switch that allows users to quickly toggle between Dark Mode and Light Theme according to their preferences or the current time.

Benefits Of Dark Mode:

As a developer, deploying dark mode on your website or web app has at least 3 benefits:

  • Save energy consumption on devices, as the screen demands more power when the background is white.
  • Reduce or prevent eyestrain when you stare at screens at nignt.
  • Provide users with more color scheme options.

The Best Dark Mode Solution:

In this blog post, you will find the 10 best JavaScript solutions that help developers quickly and easily implement Dark Mode on theire websites, blogs, or web applications. Have fun.

Originally Published July 2020, updated Mar 11 2022

1. Dark Mode For Bootstrap - Dark Mode Switch

A JavaScript plugin uses Bootstrap switches component to create a switch button which allows the user to toggle between Dark Mode and Light Mode on your webpage.

Dark Mode For Bootstrap - Dark Mode Switch

[Demo] [Download]


2. Dark Mode Switcher For Bootstrap 4

A tiny JavaScript & CSS implementation of the trending dark mode theme for Bootstrap 4 framework.

Dark Mode Switcher For Bootstrap 4

[Demo] [Download]


3. Dark Mode Switcher For Bootstrap 5

An experimental dark mode (dark theme) switcher for Bootstrap 5 that allows the visitor to toggle between dark/light themes and saves the user’s preferences in local storage.

Dark Mode Switcher For Bootstrap 5

[Demo] [Download]


4. Dark Mode Toggle With jQuery And Local Storage

Yet another dark mode toggle that enables the visitor to toggle between Dark Mode and Light Mode with a smooth color transition effect.

Dark Mode Toggle With jQuery And Local Storage

[Demo] [Download]


5. Automatic Dark & Light Theme Switcher For Bootstrap 4

A customizable Bootstrap dark theme that makes it easy to bring Dark Mode to your Bootstrap based web projects.

Automatic Dark & Light Theme Switcher For Bootstrap 4

[Demo] [Download]


6. Automatic Dark Mode Switcher – darkmode.js

A smart dark mode switcher that automatically switches between dark theme of light theme of your page based on the user’s local time and system scheme.

Automatic Dark Mode Switcher – darkmode.js

[Demo] [Download]


7. Add Dark Mode To Webpage Using CSS mix-blend-mode – Darkmode.js

An easy-to-use JavaScript Dark Mode library which turns your webpage to dark (night) mode. Highly customizable and cookies enabled.

Add Dark Mode To Webpage Using CSS mix-blend-mode – Darkmode.js

[Demo] [Download]


8. Minimal Dark Mode Switch Button In JavaScript

A minimal dark mode switch button that can be used to enable dark mode on your website.

Minimal Dark Mode Switch Button In JavaScript

[Demo] [Download]


9. Toggle Between Dark/Light Modes Using CSS Variables – dark-theme

A really simple dark mode library that enables a switcher to toggle between dark and light modes on the web application.

Toggle Between Dark/Light Modes Uisng CSS Variables – dark-theme

[Demo] [Download]


10. Minimal Dark Mode Toggler With CSS Variables – darken.js

A lightweight (2.5kb minified) JavaScript library that makes it easier to enable Dark Mode on your page using CSS variables.

Minimal Dark Mode Toggler With CSS Variables – darken.js

[Demo] [Download]


More Resources:

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to implement Dark Mode on the web & mobile? See jQuery Dark Mode and JavaScript Dark Mode sections for more details.

A WordPress User? You can find the 5 Best Dark Mode Plugins For WordPress JavaScript Dark Mode.