Easy Dark Mode for React Leaflet with CSS

Easy Dark Mode for React Leaflet with CSS

This is a super fast CSS trick to create a dark mode for React Leaflet.

This works by implementing a filter that inverts the image colours and makes some adjustments to the contrast, hue, brightness etc.

The filter is only applied when @media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) is true, so it will follow your OS/browser settings automatically.

Add the following CSS into your application:

:root {
    --leaflet-tile-filter: brightness(0.6) invert(1) contrast(3) hue-rotate(200deg) saturate(0.3) brightness(0.7);

@media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) {
    .leaflet-tile {
        filter: var(--leaflet-tile-filter, none);

    .leaflet-container {
        background: #303030;

Inspired by this GitHub Gist https://gist.github.com/BrendonKoz/b1df234fe3ee388b402cd8e98f7eedbd

Discovered when setting up my "tzdata viewer" app at https://tz.jamie.holdings/