First off, I feel I may be nit-picking. I enjoy the UI of brave with the address bar more centered and fading out, and the tabs below. It makes it a more calm experience. I also like the Brave icon functioning as the shields menu.
But I can’t help but feel that the tabs are a bit… rough/sharp.
In this shot it works well, the tab seems to belong to the page. The rest more or less fades away though there are some softer lines and slight contrasts.
Here it seems to stand out a bit. It doesn’t quite match anything and is just a sharp block of white.
Here I feel it’s even less a whole. The lighter grey of the address bar, the darker grey of the tab bar, the orange of the active tab and then the colours of the page.
I’m a relatively new user of Brave so I’ve only known this interface. But I’ve seen some screenshots of previous iterations, and somehow they seemed easier on the eyes. There was a bit space around the tabs and the slight rounding made it more soft, less contrasting.
The current design is no doubt more space efficient, but perhaps there is some sort of compromise? I’m not visual designer, I just wanted to offer my 2c.