color property is used for setting the foreground color of an element's text content.
color property can be used in conjunction with the
background-color property to set the foreground and background colors respectively.
color property is used for text content, but its value is also applied to other properties, such as borders, if a color hasn't been specified for those.
- The color data type allows for many different ways of specifying a color. For example, you can use the hex value,
rgba()functional notation, a named color, a keyword such as
transparent, or any of the other choices available.
In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:
- Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
- Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
- This value acts as either
initial, depending on whether the property is inherited or not. In other words, it sets all properties to their parent value if they are inheritable or to their initial value if not inheritable.
- Initial Value
- Depends on the user agent. For example, your browser sets its own default colors for different elements.
- Applies To
- All elements
- Yes (see example)
color: red; color: #ff0000; color: rgb(255,0,0); color: rgb(100%,0%,0%); color: rgba(255,0,0,1); color: hsl(0, 100%, 50%); color: hsv(0, 100%, 100%);
These all achieve the same result. See CSS color for a list of color codes, charts, color converters, and more.
- CSS Color Module Level 3 (W3C Recommendation 07 June 2011)
- CSS Level 2.1 (W3C Recommendation 07 June 2011)
- CSS Level 1 (W3C Recommendation 17 Dec 1996)