A lot of my colleagues work in quite large companies and have created some very robust and large Design Systems, however, they always say that they haven't quite determined the Dark Theme color equivalents of their Light Mode or Base colors.
Is there a basic theory to how to convert colors to a dark mode theme? So far I have heard that desaturating the base color helps or increasing the lightness.
Personally I have all my base Design System colors in Light Mode written out as Hex and HSB (Hue, Saturation, Brightness) values. I'm wondering how to manipulate those values to create a dark mode equivalent.
I wish there was a rule or something like, "Decrease Saturation by 10-20 points + Decrease Brightness by 10 points".
I’m interested in the Hue Colors not grays. I also use a dark gray background base not pure black.
Has anyone had experience successfully creating a dark mode from a light mode palette with a set of rules other than just using their eye?