I see what you’re saying, and I’m not sure why that happens.
But it also looks like if you just use the ‘Classic’ (not GTK) theme, and still set Brave colors to ‘Dark’ as you have there, Dark Mode works and looks pretty good. Does that not work for you?
FWIW, using GTK+ in Chromium on the same system doesn’t look quite as ugly as Brave does with the same settings, but in that case the menus/etc. are also still in ‘light’ mode, so whatever is behind this issue is likely coming from upstream Chromium.
Thank you. Yes you are correct, it will use a full dark theme with “classic” theming. I suppose I am nitpicking, but I don’t like how it looks. It has sharp window edges, brings back the minimize and maximize buttons, and the dark theme colors and shades don’t even match the system dark theme. It uses black where black isn’t used and the greys are different shade and tint.
Also thanks for checking on Chromium to confirm. Do you know if there is a bug reporting forum or tool for Chromium to report this? Or do you think it is something the Brave team will ever address independently?