When you open a new tab in the latest Canary build of the browser, it will pick a color scheme based on the wallpaper on the screen. Changing the new tab wallpaper automatically adjusts the color scheme of the browser's address bar and interface was spotted by U/Leopeva64-2.

The feature allows theme color to be set based on background image color when background image is changed in New Tab Page, and is available on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

We turned on the "Customize Chrome Color Extraction" feature in version 110 of Chrome's Canary build to see if it worked for us. It seemed to work best with more colorful wallpaper, whereas darker background made the interface muddy, not much of an improvement over its default color scheme. The automatic color theming option didn't work when we uploaded our own image, but we were able to get it to work with the own wallpaper. This is not clear if it is a bug or a design.

Chrome in a pink theme.

The chrome browser has a pink theme. Jon Porter is the creator of the Screenshot.

Chrome in a desert orange theme.

The chrome browser has a desert orange theme. Jon Porter is the creator of the Screenshot.

Material You adjusts the operating system's color scheme based on what it sees in your home screen wallpaper. The theming option was added in this year's Android 13 update as well as in last year's version of the operating system. This is the first time that a similar feature has been rolled out on a non-google operating system.

It isn't enabled by default. If you would like to try it out, you need to enable the chrome flag. Once it is turned on, open a new Chrome tab, click the pen icon on the bottom right of the new tab window, and choose a new wallpaper to see the color scheme reflected in the interface. The color scheme stays the same as you browse the web after selecting a wallpaper.

We don't expect the feature to get a widespread release since it's currently an opt-in feature on the Canary build.