Theme in MaterialApp not working in widgets Flutter

Issue

This is my code, I have the theme defined clearly as shown below.
But, the color of the container in the home is still coming up to be blue in Chrome browser.

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter Spotify UI',
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      themeMode: ThemeMode.dark,
      darkTheme: ThemeData(
        brightness: Brightness.dark,
        appBarTheme: const AppBarTheme(backgroundColor: Colors.black),
        scaffoldBackgroundColor: const Color(0xFF121212),
        backgroundColor: const Color(0xFF121212),
        primaryColor: Colors.black,
        accentColor: const Color(0xFF1DB954),
        iconTheme: const IconThemeData().copyWith(color: Colors.white),
        fontFamily: 'Montserrat',
        textTheme: TextTheme(
          headline2: const TextStyle(
            color: Colors.white,
            fontSize: 32.0,
            fontWeight: FontWeight.bold,
          ),
          headline4: TextStyle(
            fontSize: 12.0,
            color: Colors.grey[300],
            fontWeight: FontWeight.w500,
            letterSpacing: 2.0,
          ),
          bodyText1: TextStyle(
            color: Colors.grey[300],
            fontSize: 14.0,
            fontWeight: FontWeight.w600,
            letterSpacing: 1.0,
          ),
          bodyText2: TextStyle(
            color: Colors.grey[300],
            letterSpacing: 1.0,
          ),
        ),
      ),
      home: Column(
        children: [
          Expanded(
            child: Container(
              color: Theme.of(context).primaryColor,
            ),
          )
        ],
      ),
    );
  }
}

Solution

This is because the color of your Container widget is taken from context, which is an argument of the build method of MyApp.

MaterialApp has a theme, but MyApp doesn’t have a theme. So when you use the context of MyApp to get the primary color, that context doesn’t have any theme yet and you get the default primary color.

Instead, what you can do is:

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter Spotify UI',
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      themeMode: ThemeMode.dark,
      darkTheme: ThemeData(
        // ...
      ),
      home: MyWidget(),
    );
  }
}

class MyWidget extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Column(
      children: [
        Expanded(
          child: Container(
            color: Theme.of(context).primaryColor,
          ),
        )
      ],
    );
  }
}

Answered By – Giorgio

Answer Checked By – Pedro (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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