The new color theme and mentions color are too contrasting with the dark mode tones in Discord. The moment I see the new color my eyes begin to hurt, and mentions being pure white is like a flashlight in a darkroom on my eyes.
The new font is inconsistent, and frankly isn't needed, and just makes things more confusing to process for a lot of people, myself included to a degree.
In Light Mode the same problems come from the new color, and a lot of other features are hard to separate from the white background. (Like the server list, code block messages etc), and the mentions being the old color just merges with the white, making it hard to see.
I did some research (https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/) and found the new color doesn't pass WCAG tests when put against the dark mode colors, the worst being the message area color as seen in this screenshot.
When I changed the same new color to a lighter, more saturated tone (much like the old color really), there were much better results and it was easier on my eyes, and I believe it should be considered for use/reuse.
Discord has gotten a bit disorienting for both me and many others since this update, and while I understand businesses need to change and keep appealing to new people, this update has had the opposite effect on long time users, and no doubt will push potential new users away from the platform that may have disabilities.
I hope that the legit complaints from both me and others will be considered and a new change to fix this will come soon.
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