"Sharp" is the word you're looking for. If you antialias a font at that size, it becomes too blurry to read.>>7619579
The rest of the internet uses white/white-adjacent/bright backgrounds. My gtk theme uses a white background. Dark blue is reserved for urxvt, my tabs, and my wm (bar, menu, popups.)
Darkasmysoul styles are impractical: they really struggle to integrate *anything* that uses bright colors, especially the browser. I think it's a much better approach to work the contrast into a style rather than fight against it. I'd rather have a flexible, consistently dichromatic style than a strict monochromatic style that falls apart when you so much as make a google search.