How to add Hidden “Darker” Dark Mode on macOS Sierra and High Sierra

MacOS Mojave has a hidden darker dark theme which has slightly greater contrast. Some of the users might be using it without having the knowledge about it which can be easily changed to the slightly lighter version. It is easy to activate the darker version of the dark theme too.

Change MacOS Colors

How to enable Darker Dark Mode on MacOS

It has been found that using the Accent colors in MacOS will also affect the Dark mode, especially if you choose the grey scale or graphite option as the color accent. This will turn your dark mode to even darker.

In this article, we will help you get it for your MacOS

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select “System Preferences”
  2. Go to the “General” in the Preferences panel
  • If you have not yet activated the dark theme, select the “Dark theme”
  1. Select the “Gray” from the “Accent colors”
  2. Now you’ll able to see the darker version of the dark mode having a little great contrast.

macOS Color Settings

NOTE: Some of the MacOS Mojave versions do not have the darker dark mode, therefore doing the procedure won’t affect the theme of their systems.

Some of the old Mac book users might want to have a dark theme for their systems. We have good news for you as can also have the dark theme on the older version of the system (Sierra or High Sierra)

Here’s how to activate the dark theme on Sierra/High Sierra

How to Activate Dark Mode on Sierra/High Sierra

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select “System Preferences”
  2. Go to the “General” in the Preferences panel
  • At the top, you’ll find a “Preference” drop down.
  1. From the drop-down menu, select the graphite color instead of blue.
  2. Click on “Use Dark menu bar and Dock” (right below it)
  3. macOS Dark Mode

Enjoy the dark theme!


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